It’s been an up and down year for Caterham. In March 2014, their Joint Venture with Renault came to an end, and with it…
The Kia GT4 Stinger is a two-door sports car powered by a tuned version of the company’s 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder (T-GDI) engine and delivering…
Alfa made its first mistake in today’s press release by describing the light-weight 4C as a ‘supercar’. I’m hoping that’s just a Freudian-slip rather…
F-Type was the name used for the critically acclaimed compact 2-seat concept shown by Jaguar in 2000. It was Jaguar’s answer to the Porsche Boxster and seemed the ideal route for the Coventry brand. But much to everyone’s disappointment, the concept was shelved.
The last time he started with a blank sheet of paper, Gordon Murray created the McLaren F1, so you might be expecting (or hoping) that the phrase ‘Gordon Murray designed sportscar’ would preface a clever new challenger to Ferrari’s 458 Italia. Unfortunately not, but don’t lose hope just yet, for this new Teewave AR.1 sportscar is certainly designed to be fun.
Well we weren’t expecting a Hybrid were we? Be honest, don’t get all smug on hindsight. We were so busy focusing on its looks, dynamics and price point that we paid too little attention to its powerplant, and despite its drop-dead gorgeous looks there’s far more to this new beauty than meets the eye.
This morning at the Autosport International Show Caterham revealed their first all-new model in over 20 years – the SP/300.R is a joint project between Caterham and Lola Cars that they describe as “..the perfect alchemy of British engineering superiority and rich motorsport heritage”.
I received a heads-up early last week when Steve Hindle, ex-Motorsport Manager for Westfield Sportscars, contacted me and mentioned Lola and Caterham were definitely getting together soon to produce something along the lines of Westfield’s XTR.
It is perhaps ironic that Caterham face a similar challenge to their erstwhile neighbours up the road at Lotus, as they look towards the future shape of their model range. Just like Lotus they have a loyal and fanatical customer base whom the company depends on for their current success, but the relationship can sometimes been a fragile one – some of the core enthusiasts have been around longer than the current management team and take it upon themselves to regularly remind them of their responsibilities to the marque.
If you’re around and about in the UK during the next few weeks, then you might possibly spot BMW’s 1 Series M Coupé on the roads near BMW’s Bracknell HQ. If not then stay tuned during the next few days for first glimpses of the undisguised new baby M-car, showing off its unique burnt orange paintwork regarding which Dr. Kay Segler, CEO of BMW M GmbH, stated last month “This paint will make history”.
BMW unveils an M Sport, DCT Z4 with 330 bhp – tantalisingly close to being a Z4 M successor.
Good news for west-midlands suppliers as Spkyer consolidates its supply and assembly operations.
New pictures of Toyota’s FT-86 Concept have been posted on the enthusiast forum ft86club.com.