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McLaren GT and 720S, yes please

In Car Reviews, McLaren, Supercars by Kieran Bicknell

The answer is always yes when you get an invite to drive two McLaren supercars back-to-back at the legendary Millbrook testing facility  Now, I’m no stranger to high-performance cars, but both the 720S, with 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and the GT, with 3 seconds, completely blew any other cars I’ve driven out of the water in terms of sheer power, …

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Honda e Advance, “My, that’s cute!”

In Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars, Honda by Neil Lyndon

“Now you just stay there,” my wife affectionately admonished the new Honda e… I completely agreed. Never have I found a car more engaging and captivating. The Honda e is to fall in love with. A year that has brought a host of great cars came to a close with one of the best. I was smitten from the first …

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Winning EVs from BMW, the iX and i4

In BMW, Car Reviews, Electric, Electric cars by Tom Scanlan

Humans at BMW have put a certain amount of A.I. into their new iX and i4 EVs. A decent drive in rather lousy weather of forty-five miles through suburbs, villages and country roads and motorways in the iX SUV, followed by the same route in the handsome i4 coupe (loving the grey colour!) provided plenty of evidence to pronounce each …

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Mazda MX-5 RF, a sportscar to love

In Car Reviews, Mazda, Sports Cars by Neil Lyndon

I’m in love again. It’s a miracle. I felt certain it would never happen. I was convinced I was a goner. After an endless succession of humdrum SUVs and worthy-but-oh-so-dull electrics, I had forgotten the delirium of loving a car so much you would get up at dawn to take it out on empty roads with nowhere in particular to …

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The Ford Puma ST, mean, green and delightfully quick

In Car Reviews, Ford by Tom Scanlan

ST = Ford Performance = fun, fun, fun? …Almost! No, not some sort of exhaust-enhancer, but a deep extra load space in the boot that even has a drain hole for all the muddy wetness that you’ve washed off your hiking boots. Now THAT’s useful and cool! Now back to the real fun bit. The compact 3-cylinder 1.5-litre engine delivers …

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The 2021 Kia Stinger GT-S, hot and cool

In Car Reviews, Kia by Kieran Bicknell

As a young journalist, the Kia Stinger GT-S was ‘forbidden’ until I hit the minimum age restriction, such is the way with insurance and manufacturers. Nonetheless, I was excited to get behind the wheel of Kia’s ‘Q’ car, as it were. Hidden in plain sight, the Stinger racks up well against its rivals from the likes of Mercedes and BMW …

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Ford Kuga ST-line X Edition, a compact SUV

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

I couldn’t help but whistle aloud when I looked at the spec sheet for the new Ford Kuga ST-Line X Edition and saw the all-in price for the first time. Answer: emphatically yes. This Kuga is so loaded with good stuff and outstanding qualities that it stands in a class apart – as is made manifest straight away by the …

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Genesis GV80 luxury SUV, something different

In Car Reviews, Genesis by Maggie Barry

It was probably not how Genesis bosses planned to bring Europe’s attention to their new brand. Now Genesis has finally brought their cars to the UK, so we can now see for ourselves what this big, robust SUV is made of. Well, we know it’s safe – Tiger proved that – and the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety count …

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Maserati Ghibli Trofeo, an unmissable V8

In Car Reviews, Maserati, Speed, Supercars by Tom Scanlan

Where do the superlatives begin? Maserati owners are perhaps a different breed to other supercar people. I mean, why didn’t they buy a Ferrari, or Lamborghini or AMG Mercedes or McLaren, Porsche, or so on? Then refine it to a four-door saloon, in this case, Maserati’s Ghibli Trofeo. But comparisons, they say, are odious and so here, simply, are a …

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Lamborghini Urus, is it the Ultimate SUV?

In Car Reviews, Lamborghini, Speed, Supercars by Robin Roberts

Without a doubt, the Lamborghini Urus is the ultimate “boys toy.”  While Lamborghini’s ultra-low sports cars have long been associated with the brand, this is a significant step forward from the agricultural vehicles the company started building in 1948 before transitioning to sports cars to compete with Ferrari in the 1960s. Ferrari, ironically, is now working on an SUV of …