Tag Archives: sports cars

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

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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

Ford Mustang, American cars, GT, sports cars, new cars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

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

Jaguar F-Type, F-Pace, sports cars, green cars, Jaguar, DriveWrite, Automotive blog, motoring blog, car blog

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

Porsche, Cayman, 718, sports car, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, car, blog

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

McLaren, 650S, Super Series, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, cars

New McLaren Super Series At Geneva

Back in November I had the opportunity to drive the McLaren 650S in Spider form (HERE). It was, as you might expect, a superb example of automotive prowess and a great experience. Not content to rest on their supercar laurels, for McLaren Automotive a new era will begin this March with the launch of the second generation of its Super Series at the Geneva International Motor Show. Continue reading

Aston Martin, Vanquish S, sports cars, supercars, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring, car, blog

New Aston Martin Vanquish S: We Can But Dream

Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new Vanquish S. With sharper styling, greater potency and increased athleticism define this latest evolution of an illustrious model line that originated from Aston Martin’s legendary works in Newport Pagnell and has proudly served as standard bearer for the marque’s sporting and stylistic values since 2001. Continue reading

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Age No Barrier To Driving Fun

Thrill-seeker Mr Lennart Ribring is looking to join the ton-up club – of drivers aged 100 and over – after buying a new 5.0L V8 Ford Mustang. Looking for a “little fun in life”, the 97-year-old says the 412bhp fastback, capable of 155mph and 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds, is “the real thing”. Continue reading

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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