I will admit I am a little late jumping on the band wagon, but the BMW M135i is a superb car. A good friend has just bought one and I was able to have a short drive on one of my favourite roads.
The MINI John Cooper Works Challenge, premiered at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016, inspired by the latest MINI Challenge race car. It is limited to 100 units and available to order now from MINI centres across the UK, priced from £32,000.
The Porsche 718 Boxster S was announced at the start of 2016 with the news that two cylinders would be taken away. In the place of a 3.4 litre flat-six would sit a 2.5 litre turbocharged flat-four.
The Gen 2 991 Porsche 911 Carrera caused a little bit of a stir when it was announced in 2015. Both the Carrera and Carrera S models would have their engine capacities cut to 3 litres and become turbocharged. So the non 911 Turbo is now turbocharged. Die-hard Porsche fans winced and I must admit, I was uncertain – but why? Why don’t people trust the manufacturer who have been evolving their flagship model for over half a century? It’s as if they think they know better. This is why they’re wrong.
I fitted a set of Hankook Ventus Prime 2 tyres to the front axle of the Z3 last year and although they seemed decent enough, the real difference occurred when I matched the rear tyres last month.
For decades, Porsche and Aston Martin have been manufacturers that hold the pleasure of driving as a core value of building cars.
Shortly after the excitement began to settle surrounding the launch of the Porsche 911 R, Aston Martin have announced the launch of the V12 Vantage S, with a seven-speed manual gearbox. First deliveries are expected in late 2016.