Tag Archives: Turbo

The Hoonicorn returns

The Hoonicorn returns
The mighty Hoonicorn – the AWD V8 Mustang that Ken Block used in his Gymkhana 7 video – has returned. ...

FIRST DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz GLE

FIRST DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz GLE
For a while now Mercedes-Benz has lagged behind obvious rivals BMW and Audi in one key area — SUVs, particularly those in the fast-growing small and medium segments. But Mercedes are determined to fix that particular weak spot in the most German way possible — to jam as many different variants ...

FIRST DRIVE: Audi RS3

FIRST DRIVE: Audi RS3
When Mercedes-Benz decided to crash the AWD Hot Hatch party with its sensational small AMG offerings, it was always fairly certain that Audi wasn’t going to take things lying down. After all, Audi had been doing the grunt AWD Hot Hatch thing for quite ...

FIRST DRIVE: Jaguar XE

FIRST DRIVE: Jaguar XE
Once upon a time Jaguar made a mid-size car. It was called the X-Type and it was crap. It wasn’t crap because it was based on the Ford Mondeo – which it was – and neither was it crap because it was FWD – which it also was, although 4WD models were available ...

ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake

ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake
Quite how AMG manages to get a blistering 265kW out of a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine without it exploding into shrapnel after about ten minutes is staggering. How the also get it to be not only useable, but also relatively docile and tractable around town has, quite frankly, got us buggered. Needless to say, however, it is one of our favourite engines around ...

ROAD TEST: BMW 125i

ROAD TEST: BMW 125i
The BMW 1 Series has always been a fantastic little car. Okay, so the first generation was a bit crook looking, but facelifts (or “Life Cycle Impulses” in BMW-speak) and an all-new second generation car have taken care of the worst visual offences. But if you want a small five-door hatch with fantastic ...

Ford GT: Ready To Take On Ferrari!

It’s an XCAR double feature today! Okay, mainly because we forgot to post the Defender one last week, but, hey – more XCAR is always good! And this is a good one – more than 50 years after the Ford GT40 exploded onto the motorsport scene, Ford is returning to Le Mans with the all-new 2016 Ford GT! We have seen the road car and it is awesome…

PHOTO GALLERY: The Ford GT

We are at the Further With Ford trend conference in California and today we got a chance to get up close and personal with the incredible new Ford GT at the company’s Research and Innovation Centre in Palo Alto! We weren’t allowed inside the GT, but we did get a bunch of pics and even a quick video for you to enjoy!