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Nissan GT-R, Sandicliffe, new cars, sports cars, supercars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

A Look at the New 2017 Nissan GT-R Against the Original

There are not many supercars that are as highly revered as the Nissan GT-R. It is for this reason that there is a great deal of buzz surrounding the new 2017 version, which is the biggest update that the GT-R has seen since originally being unveiled back in 2007. This 2007 version is legendary for its staggering power and performance, as well as its sporty charm. So, what does the 2017 version bring to the table and is it worth getting excited about? Continue reading

FIAT 124 Spider, FIAT, new car, sports cars, Italian cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

FIAT 124 Spider – Old School & Better For It

Italian cars of the past had all the attributes of a practiced vamp: hugely desirable and ruinously expensive. Invariably, the design was gorgeous but the construction and electrics were often suspect and rust was an ever present spectre of impending brown doom and general owner misery. Continue reading

car journalists, press, motoring writers, car, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

The Way Car Journalists Were

Why writers & journalists have it easy today… In general, car manufacturers are very generous to motoring journalists and it is appreciated. Scribes and snappers are invited to events and launches, all, or at least most, expenses paid. Recently, I was asked to attend, with VIP status, a prestigious motor racing event, for example. Very nice. Certainly the work can be demanding at times but you can’t fault the arrangements. Continue reading

electric cars, EV, alternative fuels, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

Still Not Electrified By Electric Cars?

As time progresses, electric cars are going to become more and more ubiquitous on our roads. They present a much more environmentally friendly way to travel. And, once you have one, they’re usually cheaper to run. Not a lot of people are convinced by electric cars, though. From low temperatures hurting battery life to full-on explosions; there seem to be loads to be worried about. Continue reading

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4 Things No-One Tells You About Taking Up Motorcycling

Thinking of buying a bike and taking up motorcycling? A word from the wise, it’s not anything like you expect. In some ways, the thrill is greater – but there are a lot of hidden disadvantages too. So that you can thoroughly prepare yourself, here are the four things no biker will ever tell you. Continue reading

Van Monster, minivan, MPV, used vans, commercial vehicles, vans

The Sporting Minivan

If commercial vans are the arterial lifeblood of commerce then the minivan, or MPV, is the vehicle that keeps a family on the road. Roomy and comfortable, the minivan is not known for driving thrills but that does not have to be the case as this fun survey from Van Monster shows…. Continue reading

CarPrint, driving app, new app, car technology,

A Money Saving Driving App From CarPrint

Driving cleaner and greener is a worthwhile aim and, through eco-driving, money is saved too. Ever wondered how to monitor your driving to the benefit of all? Well, now you can thanks to CarPrint. This proven app takes the boredom out of driving and keeps you focused on the task at hand. Continue reading

Lords, peers, House of Lords, politics, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars, blog

Lords A’Leaping

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be paid £300 per day to sleep at work? I know I have. Sleeping during the day is something I am particularly good at so you would think that I would be a shoo-in when a vacancy in the House of Lords arose. Yet I have never been interviewed despite actively demonstrating my skills on a regular basis, often with a special-effect soundtrack. Continue reading