Category Archives: Sports cars

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If Cars Were Chillies

DriveWrite is unwell. Even as I type this I am on the sick couch and feeling poorly. I have A COLD and cars are the last thing on my mind. My wife has offered to bring me hot beverages, paracetamol, even my testicles (if she can find them, she says) and if I feel that bad I should try childbirth etc, etc. You know how it goes. Sympathy? It ain’t in the lexicon. Continue reading

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The World Rally Championship: Time For Monte Carlo

Last year the new generation of World Rally cars helped deliver, arguably, one of the best championships since the old Group B days; only without the tragedy. It also saw the steady rise to the top echelon of another British rally ace, Elfyn Evans, the son of the legendary Gwyndaf as rally fans will remember. Continue reading

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Introducing The Outstanding Steeda Mustang

Just when you thought that the latest Ford Mustang could not get any better, it does! There would be no point in this post otherwise. The good news is that Steeda, the world’s largest privately-owned Ford performance-based specialist, has unveiled its first turnkey (i.e. ‘Ready To Go’) V8 Mustang for the European Market. Derived from the regular 5.0 V8 model, the Q500 Enforcer, part of Steeda’s SSV range of tuned Fords, is a practical and usable sports car that offers noticeable improvements in performance, chassis design and styling over the standard Mustang. Continue reading

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Three Mazda Cars Outside Tetbury Gloucestershire

Near a small town nestling in the Cotswolds an event took place late last year that was to establish the brand Mazda firmly on my list that is headed, ‘Really Good Cars’. DriveWrite tried three, all with different niches in mind and they all stood tall. Continue reading

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Sporting Bodies Diminish The Sports They Represent

Especially with the outstanding coverage we get on the TV, a huge variety of sports are these days available to the public either to watch or to participate in. Sports are good. They promote health; we should all get involved one way or another. Continue reading

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Elfyn Evans: Cream Of The British WRC Crop

This year’s World Rally Championship has been one of the best for many years, the excitement harking back to the bad old days of the Group B cars, only considerably safer. Although the accidents are often as spectacular as those lethal 1980’s crashes, the latest cars have proved themselves capable of protecting the crew to the last chunk of metal. Continue reading

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Audi TT: Still Great But Is It Too Sophisticated?

First launched in 1998 to the appreciation of a drooling public, the Audi TT Coupé continues to offer driver appeal, even in the current third generation model nearly twenty years on. Also available in roadster form, this icon of automotive sports car design boasts across the whole range the expected performance, but is it starting to lose that sports car edge? Continue reading

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How Much Would James Bond Pay For His Car?

James Bond 007 has had a very impressive vehicular history – some might also say successful; however, he has gone through more high-end performance cars quicker than glamorous supermodels. As each film concludes, Bond’s car often looks a little worse for wear than it did when the film began. And whilst we know he won’t have to fit the bill for these top cars, it’s an interesting thought to think what would Bond’s car expense invoice actually look like? Continue reading

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Subaru BRZ – Revised & Improved But No Faster, Alas

The Japanese manufacturer stubbornly refuses to acknowledge the customer desire for more speed from the Subaru BRZ, at least in the UK, although this great little sports car has been revised for 2017. The original was great, this latest version is even better but the downside is there is no more power. This car requires the driver to exercise proper driving skills so if you want cheap thrills go back to the loud n’ brash hot hatch market. That would be a mistake however because this stylish car rewards the effort with a fine madness of its own. Continue reading

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The Demise Of Our Car Magazines

The other day a friend gifted me with two magazines dating from the 20th Century. One was a 1958 copy of The Motor, featuring the 1958 Motor Show from Earls Court; the other a 1972 copy of Motor that reported on that year’s Le Mans race when the motor racing world lost the great Jo Bonnier. Continue reading