It’s a question we often ask ourselves about models featuring a wide range of powerplants and specifications – which is best? Where is the…
It’s good to see Lotus back with a humorous press release – watch out for the closing credits at the end of this video…
When it comes to choosing a headline for a car as sexy as the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, it’s all too easy to fall back on those tired old clichés which associate top-down motoring with topless glamour models. Both are sexy right?
An open-air version of Aston’s most powerful Vantage will be available as a ‘limited edition’ in selected markets worldwide. The V12 Vantage Roadster is powered by Aston Martin’s 510bhp naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
When is an Elise not an Elise? When it’s an Exige with its roof removed. Kind of like an Elise, but not. If you see what I mean.
No? Well neither did we.
A very long time ago – before even I was born – Mercedes produced a model called the 300SL, also known as the Gullwing. ‘SL’ in those days stood for Sport Lightweight or Sport Leicht in German – which was more recently borrowed by BMW for the carbon-fibre clad M3 CSL (Coupe Sport Leicht).
The latest addition to the MINI range becomes the sixth variant to reach production (with at least two more in the pipeline), following closely behind the MINI Coupe which has received a mixed response from reviewers thus far.
Mercedes are offering some key additions to the SLS AMG’s suspension, to coincide with the introduction of the new Roadster at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The new optional ‘AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension with adaptive damping’ will be available as a 2320.50 Euro option (approx £2,000) on both Roadster and gull-wing Coupé.
MINI have taken the unusual step this morning of pre-launching its new Coupe in partially disguised form. Due to be available in Autumn 2011, the Coupe (and forthcoming Convertible) expand the MINI range to 6 models.
I must admit I’ve never been a fan of the gullwing doors on the SLS AMG, they add complexity where it really wasn’t needed and distract from the SLS AMG’s virtues as a driving machine. The New SLS AMG Roadster, that Mercedes officially revealed this morning, returns to a more purist design with the added bonus of releasing more of the AMG 6.3-litre V8’s wonderful sound for the enjoyment of its driver and passenger.
Like me, it probably hadn’t occurred to you that in order for Mercedes to create a roadster version of its popular SLS AMG, it would need to lose the gullwing doors. Okay, it sounds obvious now that I’ve said it, but it still seemed something of a surprise to hear Mercedes announcing as a revelation that the SLS AMG Roadster had proven to be stable even without the gullwings.
I have always considered the Renault Wind to be a car, intended primarily for female buyers who’d like something stylish, easy-to-park and manoeuvrable in towns and cities. That’s not intended as a slur on our female audience, some of whom (including Mrs D) would quite happily drive around in a 911 every day, but chic two-seaters such as the Renault Wind have proven popular with the fairer-sex and style is a large part of its appeal.