Sharper More Planted Muscle car for track day enthusiasts
The original Mustang Mach 1 came out in 1969 as a performance package, with enhanced performance and suspension. That’s pretty much true of today’s version too, which you can identify from the more aggressive front lower end, the driving lamp housings in the grille and the bonnet stripe and highlighting around that and along the side profiles – sadly no shaker scoop – unlike the original.
David Richards CBE, chairman of Prodrive, tells us all about the Prodrive Hunter, freshly back from Bahrain. The Dakar Rally Raid car, turned into £1m plus road-legal all-terrain supercar is set to go into production later this year. And there’s more plans from Prodrive too. Find out all in this video. Follow #BCGEvents
Is this the true spiritual successor to the original Quattro?
Every car person will remember the original 1980s Audi ur-Quattro, something of a legend of road and rally stages. It made its name as a WRC champion having taken the world rallying championship by storm with its stunning all-wheel drive system, out-pacing just about every contender out there, until they followed suit and also developed cars capable of sending torque to all four wheels.
Interview with Matt Windle MD Group Lotus [2021 Concours of Elegance]
A walkaround and interview with Group Lotus MD Matt Windle of the brand new 2022 Lotus Emira at the 2021 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace yesterday. He explains the importance of this car, the future plans for Lotus, how he worked his way up to the top job from an apprentice and why Lotus is now finally in safe hands. Plus I get my first chance to sit in the Emira, see if I fit and explore the huge step up in interior comfort and quality. #BCGEvents #BCGLotusEmira
So what do I think of the ‘new’ Lamborghini Countach, which is actually just a limited edition final hurrah of the Aventador (or the Sian based on the Aventador). It’s cool, beautiful and will be better in every possible way than the iconic legendary original – a flawed but brilliant standard-bearer for the ultimate poster supercar. Will it detract from the myth of the original? Nah.
‘Cars in Space’ or ‘Dumb & Dumber on Wheels’ – pick your title, but whatever you do, DON’T miss it!
So last weekend I saw the latest instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise – Fast and Furious 9- Cars in Space. I don’t think it’s really called that, in fact I think it’s The Fast Saga, but it should be called Cars in Space. So have I just let slip a spoiler? Probably not if you’ve seen the trailer or if you’ve actually seen the movie of course.
But in any case – I’ll give you a big warning right now, this is one of those rare occasions I will tell you NOT to read on or watch the embedded video, if you haven’t seen the movie or even the trailer (which mostly tells you everything anyway), because there are going to be huge spoilers ahead. On the other hand if you have seen it, or just don’t care, then here’s what I thought of the newest car movie out, which you can actually see now that – Thank God – the cinemas are open again.
Taking a look at the all-new 2022 Lotus Emira that was revealed yesterday and will go on sale next Spring. It’s the last Lotus to not be electrified, is it then the last true Lotus? I look at the styling, the design, the platform, the interior, the spec, the engines, and speculate about what this means for Lotus, and ‘For The Drivers’.