The Hidden Homages in the Ferrari F8 Tributo

The 488 GTB’s successor is finally here: it’s a bit of a stunner and it’s called the Ferrari F8 Tributo. Well, I say “finally”, but really it seems like just yesterday we were all gawping at the press photos of the 488. However, with McLaren and Lamborghini breathing down Ferrari’s neck with the likes of…

French Insanity: The Clio V6

Photo by Mikey Snelgar, @mikeysnelgar on Instagram

As the new millennium was approaching, Renault had managed to keep track of their marbles for almost 13 years. The bonkers, mid-engined, homologation special known as the Turbo 2 had ended production in 1986 and les boffins at Renault began misplacing their marbles and were itching to produce a spiritual successor, which would emerge in…

Forward thinking at Prodrive

Making your way through the revolving door and into the laboratory-clean reception area to be greeted by Colin McRae’s 1995 Championship winning Impreza, and an Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3, you can only be in one place; Prodrive’s headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire. This team of geniuses, founded by former Aston Martin chairman David Richards CBE,…

Cool me down with some fresh air

​ For many Porsche enthusiasts, a “real” Porsche has to be air-cooled and it is not negotiable. ​The air-cooled units have been favoured for multiple reasons, but mainly for their hairy and involving character that you cannot find with the newer water-cooled designs. For vintage motorbike riders, or car drivers familiar with this type of…

“Why must art be static?” – AC

The BMW Art Car project started from the simplest and most elegant idea of using a race car as an artist canvas for their creation. Art aficionados appreciated the novelty and ambition of the project and critics received it rather positively worldwide. In 1975, French auctioneer and racing driver Hervé Poulain started the project by…

From coachbuilding to everything…

For any automotive enthusiast, the name Pininfarina is no stranger and generally correlates with quality work. He can be considered the godfather of car design because of the brand’s massive worldwide presence and that the name even rings a bell to non-car people. Battista “Pinin” Farina started working in his brother’s body shop since the…