Category Archives: Sports cars

WRC, Elfyn Evans, Rally, motorsport, Welsh rally, Sebastien Ogier, autos, DriveWrite Automotive, Wales Rally, motoring blog, car blog

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

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Ford Mustang V8 GT: Past Master.

It is dusk. The dark descends as, out of the gloom, emerges a slender figure. “That’s enormous”, said my wife, “also a bit flash”. Naturally, I expected this reaction and was ready for it. I started the car and the Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 grumbled into life; I switched on the lights and, jumping out, went around to the passenger side and opened the door to reveal – a puddle light shining a bright, white Mustang onto the road like a personal bat-signal. Job done. Sold to the lady! Continue reading

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Jaguar F-Type 4-Cylinder: A Sports Car Too Far?

DriveWriting as devil’s advocate about the new Jaguar F-Type…

Jaguar are on a roll these days. Car after car spill off the design board to delight waiting customers. With the splendid F-Pace, Jaguar have achieved the highest accolade as the big SUV is voted Car Of The Year. Well deserved hugs all round. Continue reading

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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

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In The Heart Of England With A Porsche 718 Cayman

In England rain is a tradition. We look to the skies and wonder what that bright orb is above our heads. Eventually we recall dim memories of something called the sun. Well, a couple of weeks ago a little sun entered my life in the form of the latest version of the legendary Porsche Cayman (launch reviewed here), now designated with the number 718 in memory of a long-ago racing car. Inevitably, the weather failed to play ball and was typically appalling. I therefore am obliged to apologise for the dirty state of the car in some of my images. Continue reading