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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

Ford Mustang, hybrid, automotive blog, car, motoring blog, DriveWrite

May The Horse Be With You – The Best-Selling Ford Mustang

Very quickly the Ford Mustang has become the UK’s most popular high-performance sports coupé, topping the list ahead of competition from Porsche, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes. Figures for sports cars with 246bhp or more put the Mustang at the front of the pack from January to July 2016. Continue reading

Subaru BRZ, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Subaru BRZ – Thoughts On Driving Pleasure.

Over half a century ago the late and legendary Colin Chapman, when talking about performance in cars, said, “Simplify, then add lightness”. If around today he would no doubt be delighted by the Subaru BRZ. The BRZ was born from a desire to develop a sports car which was built only to the mantra of sheer driving pleasure. Thanks to this unwavering determination, Subaru have certainly achieved their aim. It’s a pocket rocket. Continue reading

Audi R8 Spyder, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Get Your Audi R8 Spyder Now

The German brand unveiled the new Audi R8 Spyder V10 at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March. Pre-sales are now starting across Europe. The base price in Germany is €179,000 (£150k). I have driven the Spyder version of the previous model and experienced the full wind-in-you-hair effect. More recently I drove the latest coupé version (here) and found that it was good. Very, very good. Continue reading

Nissan GT-R, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

The New Nissan GT-R for 2017

The Nissan GT-R is one of my favourite cars so I offer no apology for extolling the virtues of the new model at length here. Since its launch in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has been at the cutting edge of the premium sports car sector. It’s an uncompromising performance four-seater (sort of) for enthusiastic drivers, a car which completely embodies Nissan’s ‘Innovation that Excites’ motto. I drove the current model a while back and you can see that HERE. Continue reading

McLaren 570GT, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

UK Debut For McLaren 570GT

The new McLaren 570GT will make its UK debut at the revived London Motor Show, following the global reveal at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The latest model in the Sports Series will be joining the 650S Spider and the sold-out 675LT Spider as part of the McLaren London stand #L63 at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park. Continue reading

Ford Mustang, car blog, motoring blog, DriveWrite Automotive

Ford Mustang Sallies Forth In The UK

Do you see what I did there? Mustang? Sally? Fair enough; please yourselves. Just as I did in fact when I spent a day with this most iconic example of American Muscle courtesy of Ford UK. The legend of the Ford Mustang need not be repeated here except to say that this is the ‘pony’ car that British drivers have long lusted after, but unless they were prepared to import a left-hooker from the States could do no more than yearn hopelessly. T’was but a dream. Continue reading