Much like their fast Ford adversaries, it appears that quick Vauxhalls have suffered an equally drastic decline in numbers over recent years. Cars that once seemed to feature on every other street corner or car park are now notable only by their scarcity, either tucked away in collections, for sale at ludicrously inflated prices or sacrificed to scrappage schemes. Their … [Read more...] about Vauxhall Astra GSI: Spotted
It's not a very PH-y car, the A35, is it? In fact, it came as something of a surprise to hear they'd put it back into production. After all, you'd think its safety standards would prohibit such a thing these days. Even so, it's hard to see quite how it earned its place in the pages of PH; a top speed of 72mph and a 0-60mph time of 30.1 seconds hardly mean 'speed matters'. Mind … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG A35: PH Trade-Off!
We don't have long to wait before one of the hottest arrivals of 2019, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, appears in all its naturally-aspirated flat-six glory. Its 4.0-litre motor may well be treated to a light spot of Stuttgart detuning, but it's still predicted to offer 420hp and rev to around 8,000rpm, while the car around it gets put on the Porsche Slim Fast diet. The numbers to … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (997): Spotted
While there's an argument to say that every Lamborghini is important, the Aventador SVJ has to rank as really rather significant in the Sant'Agata hierarchy. Because, if we're honest, there can still be a bit of snobbery about Lambos as driver's cars; loud, dramatic and fast, certainly, but often dismissed by enthusiasts as talking the talk better than they walk the walk - even … [Read more...] about Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: UK Drive
Capital letters are very useful. Without them, it would be hard to start a new sentence, to feel good about yourself when writing down your name, or to shout at somebody on Twitter. MINI used capitals to distinguish itself from the old 1959 Mini when its new version was launched, to much global ooo-ing and aah-ing, in 2000. Not all of the noises were done with a smiley face, … [Read more...] about Shed of the Week: Mini Cooper S