Wales Rally GB (14-17 November) will move to North Wales in 2013, after agreeing an extended partnership with the Welsh Government. The announcement comes…
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday, after news of its development was revealed last week.
You may not be a fan of Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos, but there’s no doubting their popularity, with Gymkhana 3 having now clocked up more than 36 million views on YouTube and becoming the most watched automotive video of all time. Well Gymkhana FOUR completed filming last week and will be hitting the interweb next Tuesday 16th August.
Over the weekend Ken Block unveiled his new racecar in its final livery – the Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle (“H.F.H.V.”). Block described it as an “All new car, new livery, new awesome!”
In his announcement he also confirmed that his newest Ford Fiesta race car, also known by the nickname “the hybrid”, is designed as one car to do three tasks – gymkhana, stage rally and rally cross.
When we caught up with Ken Block in Pembrokeshire last month, we discovered first-hand what his Gymkhana FOUR racecar looked like, we even learned what it sounds like, but Ken remained tight-lipped over the exact details of its powerplant. All he would say is that it’s a ‘Hybrid’ and that it was just as much fun as his 700-bhp Gymkhana 3 Ford Fiesta.
Earlier today we brought you news about Ken Block’s latest plans for Gymkhana FOUR – most notably that he’ll be driving a ‘hybrid’ powered Ford. Ken is currently in the midst of testing for the shoot, therefore information on the exact configuration of this hybrid powerplant is still a closely guarded secret, so the next best thing would be some pictures, right? And how about some video as well?
We’ve got two videos to join this week’s feature comparing the SL63 AMG, 911 Targa 4S and Aston V8 Vantage Roadster. Part 1 features Chris Harris driving all three cars and and sharing his initial impressions.
In Part 2 Chris is joined by Richard Meaden and Jethro Bovingdon as they decide which is their favourite fresh-air sports car.
The best way to ruin a performance coupe? In the past the answer has always been to simply chop off its roof. Undeterred Aston, Mercedes and Porsche claim open air thrills and dynamic resolve aren’t mutually exclusive.
We take three fresh-air models from each of them and drive them through Wales. In December. Foolhardy you might think, but if they fail to appeal in this most scenic British principality, then what hope is there in the gridlocked cities where most of them will naturally reside.
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