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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

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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

Jaguar XFR-S: The Price Of Power

A year ago or so I had the opportunity to drive the blisteringly fast hot, foetid petrolhead dream that is the Jaguar XJR-S. I was only allowed a half-hour with the car but subsequently didn’t shut up about it for the next six months, telling everyone who would listen – and indeed some who didn’t want to – that it was my total fave. Continue reading

First Look – The Dramatic Audi RS4 Avant

I make no apologies for repeating myself and the thought is not original to me but, in the motoring world – even in these over-regulated nanny-knows-best days – there is still no replacement for displacement. Today, as a case in point, we’re having a quick look at the rather astonishing 444bhp Audi RS4 powered by a normally-aspirated 4.2L FSI V8. It really doesn’t get much better than that. Continue reading

Down Under – Petrolheads Fight Back

aus1Now this is what I’m talking about. Down Under, in the Land of Thunder, Australian motor enthusiasts have had enough of being the whipping boys for all the swivel-eyed, do-gooding, health and safety, car-hating monomaniacs who for too long have, just as with UK motorists, done their level best to brow-beat the drivers of Oz into meek submission. Continue reading