My French Love Affair

  The Clio V6 is one of the weirdest cars you’ll see on the road. It’s this tiny hatchback that’s been subjected to so much performance enhancement that it looks halfway between an LMP1 racer and a powerlifter with dwarfism. Contemporary road reviews, and even subsequent media, gave the impression that it had the attitude…

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…

The OG WRC Champ: Alpine’s A110

Photo by Filip Blank, @filipblank on insta, of @alpinekatowice 's lovely A110s.

Launched in 1961, the rear-engined, air-cooled, rear-wheel drive Alpine A110 shared many similarities with the iconic Porsche 911, which would be unveiled two years later. However, the A110 is by no means “just a French 911”, as this sexy little coupe would go on to become a legend in its own right. The A110 was…

The Supervillain Special: Jaguar’s XK120

Photo by Alex Penfold @alexpenfold for the Lorenz Collection @lorenzcollection

There’s something intrinsically sinister about a Jaguar. Whether this impression is born from Jaguar’s association with the infamous Kray Twins, whose ride of choice was a Jaguar MK X, or the mark’s long-standing role as the transport for Bond villains such as Le Chiffre and Mr Hinx; these cars perfectly evoke the svelte ferocity of…