Podcast with Dervish Dervish [Cars, Helicopter Gunships & Spacecraft]

Podcast with an automotive, aeronautical and aerospace engineer

Check out my podcast with Dervish Dervish of Full Throttle with Dervish (link below) an automotive, aeronautical and aerospace engineer as we talk cars, helicopter gunships and spacecraft.

Continue reading “Podcast with Dervish Dervish [Cars, Helicopter Gunships & Spacecraft]”

Audi A3 40 TFSi e (PHEV) Sportback Review

The new Audi A3 is the best-looking it’s ever been, but does the Plug-In hybrid appeal?

This is the Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e – let me translate that for you: it’s the A3 hatchback with a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine producing 150bhp,though that’s not it’s only power unit. As the ‘e’ in the title signifies, this is a plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) which also packs an 85kW electric motor integrated into the six-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox producing 107bhp.

Continue reading “Audi A3 40 TFSi e (PHEV) Sportback Review”

Ford Ranger Raptor Review

The Ranger Raptor is the Ford Mustang of the pickup world, and I’ll prove it.

This is the Ford Ranger Raptor – I like to give it its full name wherever possible, because there is of course, The Raptor, (no, not the theropods from the Cretaceous Period) I mean the big bad Ford F-150-based monster pickup. That comes with a 450bhp, 3.5-litre V6, though not to the UK, it doesn’t.

Continue reading “Ford Ranger Raptor Review”

Lexus UX 250h Review

The baby Lexus SUV maintains luxury and quality, but is this the one to get?

Lexus has loyal customers, particularly in the SUV range. They appreciate the quality, comfort and high spec of the luxury range in the Toyota group. This is the baby SUV from Toyota’s luxury brand. The UX (Urban Explorer) shares its platform with the best-selling Corolla, Prius and most significantly the CH-R compact SUV. It has the same wheelbase as theCH-R, but is slightly longer and wider.

Continue reading “Lexus UX 250h Review”

Toyota Yaris Hybrid Review

Toyota’s little car has a grown-up feel

Toyota’s baby hatchback has been around for over two decades, and this latest model is the fourth-generation edition of the car. It went on sale last year. But if you do a search for the new 2020 Yaris online and you’ll find pages of links eulogising over the wanna-be rally car edition that is the GR Yaris.

Continue reading “Toyota Yaris Hybrid Review”

Top 10 Arguments while Learning to Drive [Enacted!]

I reenact the top bust-ups while learning to drive with my daughter Leena!

Lockdown has left learner drivers taking driving lessons with relatives, which can be fraught with friction! Here the top 10 arguments while learning to drive – which I’ve enacted with my daughter Leena Amani – based on research from Veygo.

Continue reading “Top 10 Arguments while Learning to Drive [Enacted!]”

ICE vs Electric Cars in 2021

Is it finally time for you to consider buying an electric car?

It’s the Big question in 2021 – ICE (internal combustion engine) vs Electric cars. Car buyers are confused. Should you bolt for an EV next or keep revving up petrol and diesel motors? Is the technology ready? The market place? The infrastructure? Are YOU ready?

Continue reading “ICE vs Electric Cars in 2021”

50 Years of the Lamborghini Countach [My First Supercar]

Reminiscing about my first Lamborghini Countach experience on 50th anniversary of the iconic supercar

In celebration of the 50 years anniversary of the debut of the Lamborghini Countach on this planet, I recount my first supercar experience from when I reviewed this 1983 Lamborghini LP5000S back in 1990 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as a fledgling car journalist.

Continue reading “50 Years of the Lamborghini Countach [My First Supercar]”