Category Archives: Luxury cars

Auction, car auctions, classic cars, used cars, Mecum, DriveWrite, Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

I’m From Texas Ma’am. We All Got Big Ones Down There (Quote: Johnny Finger)

Department of ‘Where ‘Murica Leads’ etc. Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will stage its sixth consecutive Mecum Houston collector-car auction April 6-8 at the NRG Arena. It’s a sale of an astonishing size that demonstrates how firmly the car culture is embedded in American society. Continue reading

Volvo V90, Swedish car, safety, automotive, Volvo, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog, new cars

The Volvo V90: The Cream In Your Coffee

In the UK, the classic Volvo estate was once a stalwart of countryside antiques emporiums whilst doubling as transport for Labrador dogs. Times change and now Volvo has changed with them courtesy of the latest V90. Designed to take on the premium German brands at their own prestige game, the big Volvo V90 has a subtle yet distinctive Swedish aesthetic with an interior that is both tasteful and cosseting. Continue reading

Audi, Vindis, WEC, sports cars, new cars

Audi: The Successful 18-Year Tenure In The WEC

The shock waves are still being felt in the motorsport world following Audi’s decision to end their campaign in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2016 season. At the time of the sensational announcement, Audi’s motorsport boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich stated: “After 18 years in prototype racing that were exceptionally successful for Audi, it’s obviously extremely hard to leave. Audi Sport Team Joest shaped the WEC during this period like no other team.” Continue reading

cars, performance cars, McLaren, new cars, suopercars, sports cars, fast cars

The Gazelle And The Bull

Why it’s nearly the end of the road for real performance cars in the UK:

Backstory

I recently spent the day enjoying not one but two astounding and brilliantly engineered cars. Last week was lived in the company of the Audi RS6 Performance (597bhp) with the added pleasure of an extended drive in the McLaren 650S Spider (641bhp). So, you might reasonably ask, why, you ungrateful git, are you grumbling about it? Continue reading

Jaguars, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

When Jaguars Go Driverless

Put away your string-backed driving gloves old boy, you’re not going to need them. Jaguar Land Rover plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years, to develop and test a wide range of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The first of these research cars will be driven on a new 41 mile test route on motorways and urban roads around Coventry and Solihull later this year. Continue reading

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Jaguar XJ R-Sport – An Effortless Way To Lose Your Licence

Previously I said goodbye to the current iteration of the Land Rover Discovery and felt sad at its passing. Demonstrating a shallower side to my nature however I bucked up enormously when I key-swapped the old Discovery for the nice new Ammonite Grey Jaguar XJ R-Sport SWB you see in the snaps. Well, you have to move on, don’t you? Continue reading