The BMW M635 CSi was powered by the same M-Power straight six used in the BMW M1 and M5, giving it a top speed of 158mph. It was also a highly successful race car, winning several 24hr endurance races between 1983 and 1986 but what's it like to drive today…
Taking my 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 to the S.France on some of my favourite roads plus a visit to the Le Mans Circuit Museum along the way. Before we left, I also updated the P7 by fitting an Incore Infotainment unit to the car as I wanted to see how good these units actually are.
My Lamborghini Countach went up to Iain Tyrrell because the gearbox was making horrid noises but once the engine and gearbox had been removed, there were a few other problems to investigate too..
Porsche built 1580 examples of the Porsche 911 2.7RS back in 1972-1973 but only 200 of those were the lightweight versions and this is one of them. In this video I delve into the details to see why it's so highly regarded and how Porsche made it such a lightweight.
The Lancia Fulvia 1600 Zarato has been at Prestige Refinishing for 12 months now and all the repairs are now completed, so the next stage is paint but what colour is it going to be? Find out here!
After a year long restoration, my '1978 Jaguar XJC V12 manual is now fully run in and I can finally use all the power of the tweaked V12 engine! I think it's one of the best sounding, as well as best looking Jaguars of all time.
After the trip to Spain, my tweaked 'Sonderwunsch' Porsche 930 Turbo S was fully run in and once Jaz Porsche had completed its first service, I took it to Lichfield Motors where they put it on the dyno to see how powel it really produces.
I spent 5 days living with the new Lotus Emira V6 manual and what I was most keen to find out was the difference between the Tour and Sport chassis setup on the Emira. Lotus sent me both versions to drive back to back and in this video, I explain the key differences between them.
The 2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage is going to be the last V12 Vantage ever produced according to Aston, as the company moves towards an all-electric future. It costs £265,000 before extras, which is a £140,000 premium over the regular V8 Vantage. Is it worth it? Let's see..
Silverstone auctions 2022 Supercar Fest sale is happening on Saturday 28th May and I got the chance to have a look around the cars entered in this auction a couple of days before the auction starts. Here's my selection of some of the top cars entered in this sale.
The new 2022 Range Rover has just gone on sale and I spent a few days with one to see what it's like to live with and how it compares to our 2021 Range Rover. Here's what I found out..
65 riders entered Sandraiders 2022 to experience riding on 1500km of tracks used in the Paris-Dakar race during the eighties and nineties. I entered this year with a group of friends and in this video you get see what happens as we scramble through some of the greatest scenery Morocco has to offer.
The Ferrari SF90 packs a total of 1000ps from its twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors, giving it amazing performance but does it represent the future for all sportscars? Find out here..
My Lamborghini QV is at Tyrrell's Classic cars because the gearbox had started making horrible noises and there were a few more jobs that I wanted doing. In this video, we strip the gearbox and find out what the problem is..
The Porsche 930 makes for a great GT and I took my special turbo S version on a road trip to Spain to find some of the best and quietest roads in Europe. Here's my guide to where to find the best roads and where to stay.
The BMW i4 M50 is M-Division's first ever electric performance car but can it live up to the fantastic BMW M-Power legacy? Find out here..
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport on-road review. With 1500bhp and a chassis tuned for handling, rather than top-speed, what's it like to live with a Chiron Pur Sport over 1000km? Find out here..
The BMW M5 CS is a limited run, lightweight version of the M5 Competition that costs nearly 50% more than the regular M5 but is it worth paying the extra? Find out here..
BMW iX xD50M is BMW's top of the range electric family car with a huge 105kWh battery, a promised 360mile range, 4WD and a massive cabin. But this car costs nearly £116,000. Is it worth it? Find out here..
My Lamborghini Countach QV is at Iain Tyrrell Classics because the gearbox needs attention and the only way to see what's wrong is to remove both the engine & gearbox from the car. It's a big job and you've never seen an engine hoist as big as this one!
In this video I look at the different impacts on CO2 emission levels when driving a BMW i4 full electric car, a Range Rover P400e PHEV, or a classic car fueled by Coryton Sustainable fuel.
The Lancia Fulvia 1600 Zagato now has perfectly shaped new bodywork thanks to the amazing metalworking skills by Adrian and Sam at http://www.prestigerefinishing.co.uk/ who have created beautiful new body panels out of flat sheet using mainly hammers and an English Wheel.
Silverstone Auctions first sale of the year is on the 5th and 6th March at the RAF Museum in London and I got the chance to do a quick preview of the lots coming up for sale.
Porsche have just launched the GTS version of the 992 and after my mixed experience with the latest GT3, I'm keen to find out if the GTS actually makes for a better road car. This video reveals all..
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