LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE

This automobile has a 5 door hatchback type body styled by Giugiaro with a front located engine supplying power to all four wheels. Its engine is a turbocharged petrol, 2 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 212 bhp (215 PS/158 kW) of power at 5750 rpm, and maximum torque of 314 N·m (232 lb·ft/32 kgm) at 2500 rpm. A 5 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. The Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v weighs a stated 1340 kg at the kerb. The Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v is said to … Continue reading LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE

TALBOT LOTUS SUNBEAM

Created from a tepid family hatchback, the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus was a World Rally winner and an early hot hatch star Announce the following spec for a hot hatch today and I’d place a healthy wager that order books would be overflowing, briefcases stuffed with deposit cash would be walking into showrooms and internet forums would be white-hot: rear-wheel drive, 960kg, 150bhp, 0-60mph in 6.6sec and suspension developed by Lotus. Mouth-watering, isn’t it? Of course, great actors don’t necessarily make for a great film, but lob in some WRC wins and it gets harder and harder to resist.  Only 1184 … Continue reading TALBOT LOTUS SUNBEAM

THE MK1 GOLF

Despite popular belief, the Golf isn’t named after the game, an understandable mistake to make when you think of the Polo, but is in fact named after a wind, the word being German for the Gulf stream, the rest of the VW range at the time followed suit with Scirocco, Jetta and Passat all sharing the same naming convention. Another common misconception is that the Beetle is VW’s best selling model, again this is incorrect, with the Golf having achieved sales of over 25 million, by 2007, being the 3rd best selling car in the world. Officially introduced in May … Continue reading THE MK1 GOLF

LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR SVJ

Things to consider up front about the 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Jota LP770-4, known colloquially as the SVJ: The 6.5-liter V-12 makes 760 naturally aspirated horsepower and 531 lb of torque. This frenzied, astonishingly angry bull has all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, active aero, active aero vectoring, gooey Pirelli Trofeo R tires, and several square meters of carbon-fiber parts. Also, it was painted a stunning shade of matte green. Not sure that makes the SVJ quicker, but who knows? All the gory details of the SVJ are in our First Drive, but just know that the SVJ is the Nürburgring Nordschleife production car lap … Continue reading LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR SVJ

BMW M

A high-performance BMW 1 Series to rival the Mercedes-AMG A45 S and Audi RS3 looks unlikely according to BMW bosses Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 10:41 James Brodie The new BMW 1 Series looks unlikely to go after the likes of the upcoming, 415bhp Mercedes-AMG A45 S and the next-generation Audi RS3, which arrives in 2020. That’s according to BMW M product boss Carsten Pries, who hinted to Auto Express that the M brand needed to target creating performance cars with ‘global’ relevance and proven popular models. • Best hot hatchbacks to buy “If you look at the relevance of performance hatchbacks, they are not global things,” explained … Continue reading BMW M

MOTO GUZZI ELDORADO

The modern and luxurious heir to the unforgettable “850” that made its fortune in the States more than 40 years ago boasts new technical content and outfitting. Eldorado, with a strong and unique tradition, is the best example of the heritage range available from the Moto Guzzi brand.   Eldorado is a luxurious motorcycle on the cutting-edge of technology which, powered by the largest V Twin ever manufactured in Europe, is a perfect interpretation of the most genuine Guzzi spirit. Eldorado is a true flagship in the bike world, embodying a splendid tradition in an increasingly solid present. And it does … Continue reading MOTO GUZZI ELDORADO