The Audi RS e-tron GT is Audi's new flagship EV and I spent a week with one to see what its true range was in real-wold driving. Plus I discuss fast-chargers and why EU7 engine regs will kill off ICE cars even quicker than the 2030 new car ban.
The Jaguar XJC V12 manual Coupe has gone through a transformation over the past 8 weeks and today I got to see the engine bay painted in the bespoke Aston Martin green for the first time. Painting Classic Cars have worked miracles repairing the rusty sections on the body and it's time for the first coats of primer to be applied.
I've sent my Rolls Royce Shadow 1 I bought off eBay for £4100 to Motorfix in Witney for a little bit of fettling as its extremities were looking decidedly tatty. I wasn't going to video the process but then I posted a photo of the work on Twitter and it went nuts. So here's a video on what's being done..
The Mercedes SLR McLaren was launched back in 2003 and now in 2021, MSO (McLaren Special Operations) have launched a revised version of this 208mph, carbon-fibre bodied GT. With more power, revised chassis new body colours and interiors, I decided to take in on a 1000-mile road-trip to the Lake District to find out what it was like to live with on a big trip.
The next Silverstone Auction is the Ferrari sale on Saturday 5th June and is being held in association with the Ferrari's Owner's Club GB at Sywell Park in Northamptonshire where FOC are holding their National Ferrari Owner's Day. I got the chance to do a quick preview video on the Ferraris coming up for sale in this auction.
The TVR Cerbera 4.5 Red Rose was the most powerful version TVR built, with a quoted 440bhp available from its bespoke 4.5litre V8. 0-100mph came up in just over 8 seconds, making it quicker than a Ferrari F40. But how does it compare to today's supercars? That's what I wanted to find out..
The Yamaha XTZ 750 Super Ténéré won Paris-Dakar a total of seven times and went on to be one of Yamaha's most loved bikes of the nineties. In this video, I explain what made it special and what it's like to ride off-road.
Silverstone Auctions May Sale takes place at Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LZ) on Saturday 22nd May and for the first time this year, you can attend the sale live! AUCTION SCHEDULE is 10am - Automobilia, 11am - Motorcycles, 2pm - Classic cars. Viewings are available from Wednesday 12th to Friday 21st May at Stoneleigh Park by prior appointment
The Jaguar XJC V12 manual's engine needed rebuilding so it was sent off to Jaguar specialist and well known racer https://www.tomlenthall.co.uk/ for a complete rebuild. We also discuss tuning the Jaguar V12 and Lister 7-litre conversions..
1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato 1600 restoration part 4 where even more of the bodywork is stripped out but, on the upside, the engine rebuild is well under way…
The Cagiva Elefant 900ie was a special edition endure bike built to celebrate Cagiva's win in the 1990 Paris Dakar desert endurance race. Production was limited to just 1000 units and it was one of the most expensive bikes on sale in the UK at the time, making them very rare today.
The Volkswagen Golf R Mk.8 has just been launched and with more power than ever and a trick new 4WD system, I was keen to see how it compares to my GR Yaris.
The Honda RD03 650 was the first of Honda's iconic Africa Twin series of Adventure bikes and Honda won the Paris Dakar Rally four times with it's competition cousin, the RX750. Here I give you a guided tour around both the regular RD03 and also the Marathon Edition, which was created by Honda France for private enthusiasts who also wanted to enter the Paris Dakar Rally on a Honda Africa Twin.
My Jaguar XJC V12 5-speed manual is undergoing full restoration and I need to decide on colour. After lots of research, I've settled on Minotaur Green, which is an Aston Martin Q division colour but when I saw an Aston painted in this colour, we decided to tweak the colour, as you'll find out in the video..
The Honda XL500R won Paris Dakar in 1982 and to celebrate, Honda created this limited run version of this iconic Enduro bike. In this video, I take it around my test route on the farm and explain what it's like to ride off road.
McLaren introduced the 720S in 2017 and they can now be bought for half the price they cost new secondhand. In this video I look at why they depreciated so quickly, how they drive and why I think they are now looking like very good value.
The BMW GS first arrived in the eighties and BMW thought the Paris Dakar race would be the perfect event to prove its toughness and reliability. They proved to be correct and the GS went on to win Dakar in 1981, 1983, 1984 and 1985.
To celebrate its 4 wins, BMW produced this special edition and 200 examples had their tank signed by their star rider Gaston Rahier, making them highly collectable today.
The 1966 step-nose Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce 1600 has always had the film-star looks but is it still a driver's car after all these years? Many thanks to The Hairpin Company for the loan of this fantastic example.
1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato 1600 restoration part 3 where we discover there's even more rust to be dealt with as more of the bodywork is stripped down.
The 2021 G80 M3 Competition boasts 510bhp and 650Nm, giving it serious performance but is it now more of an M5 replacement than a true M3 of old? Find out here..
The Yamaha XT500 was the bike that won the very first Paris Dakar race in 1979 and is the oldest bike in my Dakar collection. This is the first of six videos featuring the bikes in my Dakar collection.
The restoration on my Jaguar XJC V12 manual at Painting Classic Cars continues and with much of the bodywork having been removed, the next job was to extract the engine. Find out here if it all went according to plan..
The 2020 BMW M2 CS is the ultimate edition of the M2 Competition with lots of carbon parts to drop the weight down as much as possible and 450bhp, a jump of 50bhp over the regular M2 Competition. But all this comes at a price as it costs £23,000 more than the M2 Competition. Is it worth it? Find out here.
Silverstone Auctions 2021 Race Retro live online auction 2-day sale takes place on the Saturday 27th and 28th March and this week I got the chance to do a preview of all the cars in the sale.
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