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Month: September 2016

Brake Magazine Attend SMMT Test Day North

We were thrilled to attend SMMT’s Test Day North at York Racecourse this week, and as such, tested a number of different vehicles from several different marques. The UK automotive sector generates nearly £70 billion in turnover every year and productivity is at record levels, as demonstrated at York. A diverse range, on offer, was 60 different vehicles from 27 brands including luxury and saloon cars and off-road vehicles. The key cars that stood out for us, included the Maserati Ghibli, Ford Mustang, Lexus GS F, DS3 Performance and the Honda Civic Type R. The Maserati Ghibli, a 3.0-litre...

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THE NEW MERCEDES-AMG GT ROADSTER AND MERCEDES-AMG GT C ROADSTER: OPEN-TOP DRIVING PERFORMANCE AS A TWIN PACK

Affalterbach. Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family. Shortly after the world premiere of the AMG GT R, the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach is presenting two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports car. Alongside the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT C Roadster enhances the portfolio with a completely new model variant. With an output of 410 kW (557 hp) and peak torque of 680 Nm, the AMG GT C is the most powerful new Roadster variant and uses some of the technical refinements of the AMG GT R. These...

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Jaguar Classic is to develop a new tyre package for the classic XJ220 sports car

Jaguar Classic announces Pirelli partnership to deliver new tyre package for Jaguar XJ220 owners Pirelli P Zero tyres will be available for the XJ220 in spring 2017 Experience the performance and capability of a classic Jaguar or Land Rover on a frozen lake with Classic Ice Driving: www.jaguar.com/icedriving (Whitley, 09 September 2016) – Jaguar Classic is to develop a new tyre package for the classic XJ220 sports car. Engineered and created in partnership with Pirelli, the new tyre features a bespoke P Zero design that is perfectly suited to the unique characteristics of the XJ220, incorporating the latest tyre...

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2016 Kia Optima PHEV Review

With a 7-year warranty and unbelievable pricing, you really cant ask for much more. We were recently invited to the launch of Kia’s first ever Sports-wagon and PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) in Munich. Kia has been long developing their version of a plug-in hybrid. The PHEV will be Kia’s first Plug-in Hybrid vehicle and achieves up to 33 miles of all electric range with CO2 emissions of just 37g/km. ExteriorInteriorPerformanceTechnology The PHEV is pretty much an exact replica to the original Optima. The sleek design remains with some subtle design alterations to give it an environmentally friendly feel. For...

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