According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the February new car market fell by -2.9% with 79,594 cars registered. Battery and plug-in hybrids continue to increase with 4,566 cars being registered. . “Another month of decline for the new car market is especially concerning at a time when fleet [...]
Alfa Romeo have pulled out all the stops with this the new Giulia GTA and GTAm. This new model is based on the Giulia Quadrifoglio. It is powered by a more powerful version of the 2.9-litre V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine which now produces 540 Hp. The Alfa Romeo engineers worked with Sauber Engineering to produce [...]
Last night I attended the launch of the all-new Morgan Plus Four. Here are some highlights and stats about the new car. It is based on the new aluminium CX-Generation platform. Power comes from a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged BMW TwinPower petrol engine, (first ever four-cylinder turbocharged engine in a Morgan). The 2.0 litre engine [...]
At the 1980 Geneva International Motor Show the Audi UR Quattro was a sensation. I am sure if this years’s Geneva Motor Show was not cancelled then Audi would‘ve been paying some sort of a tribute to the car that changed everything. I too had planned to be doing either a blog or a quick [...]
This is something that I think is a real eye opener. Retro Car magazine has done some research and discovered that some 1980’s & 1990s cars (using their words) are “in almost terminal decline” according to the latest data from the DVLA. There are currently only 49 Lada Rivas left and 89 Alfa Romeo 146s. [...]
Order books are now open for the new Land Rover Defender 90. Prices start from £40,290 for the 90 and £45,240 for the 110. The commercial version (seen here below) will be available later this year with prices starting around £35,000 + vat in the UK.
Gloucestershire Constabulary has just taken delivery of 75 electric Nissan vehicles. Gloucestershire Constabulary have estimated that they could be saving around £136,000 a year in fuel and maintenance. 66 are LEAFs and 9 are e-NV200s. “The purchase of these new vehicles is a huge step forward for the Constabulary to reduce its carbon and pollution, [...]
Are you thinking of buying a used sport coupe car? Well how about the BMW Z4 Si Coupe? (which I think is destined to be a future classic car). I also think that now is the time to pick one up at a reasonable price before used prices start to rise. So here is why [...]
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I don't think I will ever grow tried of the engine and exhaust sounds of retro rally cars!!