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…

SOLD | 2014 B8 Audi RS4

Price: SOLD Mileage: 55,500 miles Year: 2014 Exterior Colour: Misano Red Interior Colour: Black with Grey Headlining Documentation/Service: Full Service History Transmission: 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Gearbox Engine: 4.2 Litre Naturally-Aspirated V8 The B8 generation RS4 is the last of its kind. Being the final estate produced with a naturally aspirated V8 engine, and the only fast…

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…

Monday Money: The Maserati 4200 GT

These days, if you were to walk into a showroom looking for a new car, £15,000 is only enough to buy you a small supermini. However, thanks to depreciation you don’t have to spend all that dough on some dingy little tin can, instead you could buy something bigger, with more leather, and Italian. Something…

Monday Money: The Porsche 914

Photo from RM Sotheby's.

Never before had a manufacturer dared to make a car’s front and rear ends looked so similar, until in 1969 Porsche and Volkswagen teamed up to produce the delightfully symmetrical Porsche 914. However, by the looks of things, both companies seemed to think they were designing the front. Or back? Hard to tell, but that’s…

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…

Perfectly Ridiculous: The Lagonda

Retrofuturism is defined as ‘the use of a style or aesthetic considered futuristic in an earlier era’. The wedge-shaped Lagonda, festooned with touch-sensitive buttons and CRT screens instead of speedometers, perfectly fits this description. The two tonne, 5.2-metre long behemoth was, in many ways, ridiculous when it was released in 1976, but in others, it…

The Concorde for the Road: Alpina’s B10 Bi-Turbo

Described as “the best 4-door in the world” by Road & Track, the Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo was also the fastest saloon ever when it was unveiled in 1989. Priced at nearly twice the value of a standard E34 M5, it became the best selling model in Alpina’s history up until that point. However, despite its…

Alfa Romeo’s Monsters – Part 1

Photo by James Ward @thedriverdad on Insta.

Since its inception, Alfa Romeo has built up a back catalogue with more beautiful cars than perhaps any other car company in history. Stunners like the T33/2 Stradale Prototipo, Duetto Spider, and Disco Volante immediately spring to mind. However, there are a few cars that, visually at least, don’t line up with the pure works…