Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Praise The Car Lords – Cool Wagons Are Back

The world of daily driver cars for us mere mortals can be a dreary place, a sea of gray eco-powered SUV’s where people merely exist rather than enjoy what they are driving. The wagon (or estate depending on which part of the world you’re from) has been a type of car that has been in a slight decline in...

The Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT – Re-Rendez-Vous

Long before YouTube and the GoPro were invented, one man decided to make a car film that had never been attempted before. The year was 1976, the man in question was Claude Lelouch, the renowned French film director. The film was C’était un Rendez-Vous, a highly illegal early morning high speed run through the streets of Paris at breakneck...

The Ford Kuga ST-line AWD – The One Car That Does It All – TCR Driven

Here in the UK, the trend in car buying has led to an explosion of medium sized SUV sales. Gone are the days when the reliable saloon or estate was enough for the everyman (or woman), now in 2017, nothing less than a slightly tall soft-roader will do for the average family. These things are literally everywhere, think models such...

The DS 3 Performance Black – Back In Black – TCR Driven

For those of you that are thinking “That’s a Citroen DS 3”. You’d be wrong, very wrong. DS is Citroen’s breakaway luxury/performance division and is now officially a car-maker in its own right. Clearly, the insanity still remains with this reincarnation of the hottest small Citroen (sorry DS) you can buy. The DS 3 Performance Black follows a long line...

This Is The New Top Gear You’ve Been Waiting For

The heavily revised relaunch of Top Gear didn’t sit well with fans when it launched in 2016. Too many presenters, the ginger one shouting a lot, underuse of the new star quality talent in the form of Harris and Reid and the fact that in places, it just wasn’t very good. Now after Ginger one has moved back to radio,...

Things You Just Don’t Do – The Volkswagen Phaeton

As a man (or woman as we believe in equality here) of a certain age and a certain moral standard, there are simply some things that you should never do. There are certain lines that should never be crossed and some taboo’s that should never be broken. One of these is coveting your significant other’s mother; you should also never...

The Power Of Ten – The BMW M5 E60

The BMW M5 E60 is an F1 inspired super saloon capable of 200mph, this huge speed is only possible if you can find enough road though. Cars like the V10 M5 are almost an extinct breed in 2017 with turbocharging becoming more widely used. The wailing soundtrack, the off the wall styling, the brutallity of it all. It is without...

The Toyota C-HR Gets Extreme

Toyota's special edition TRD cars are essentially ‘hotter’ and more capable race or off-road versions of some of the stock cars they make. In case you were unaware TRD stands for Toyota Racing Development, basically any humble model they get their hands on will be fettled and improved in every way from the stock machine. For the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon (13-15...

The Dodge Demon Is Coming, A Challenger SRT Hellcat With Added Evilness

When driving a 707bhp Dodge Challenger Hellcat, no one at the wheel has ever been heard to say "I don’t think it’s powerful enough, it could do with a bit more". Now, Dodge has you covered; The Dodge Demon is coming, no actual details have been revealed in the teaser aside from the name, just a brief glimpse of the...

2017: Cars To Be Excited For (And Some That Won’t Make It)

The New Year is upon us, 2017 is officially only a few days old and already you should be thinking about some of the great cars that will finally roll off the production lines and onto the roads. Unfortunately, some of these cars may not see the light of day in 2017 at all, which starts us off nicely with...