News: MG TOP PERFORMING CAR BRAND IN BRITAIN

MG Motor UK is the top performing British car brand in the UK, reporting a staggering 80 per cent increase (79.74) in November new car sales. Latest figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and shared with MotorMartin show that new car sales in Britain have fallen for the eighth consecutive… Read More News: MG TOP PERFORMING CAR BRAND IN BRITAIN

News: DISAPPOINTMENT FOR AUDI IN FORMULA E OPENER

After what appeared to be the most exciting pre-season ever in the short history of the new electrically powered World Championship, the turbulent Formula E season opener in Hong Kong ended in disappointment for Audi. On Sunday night, Daniel Abt was stripped of the victory he had deservedly clinched on track in the worldwide electric… Read More News: DISAPPOINTMENT FOR AUDI IN FORMULA E OPENER

News: RENAULT ZOE VOTED ‘BEST SMALL COMPANY CAR’ AT THE CARBUYER AWARDS 2018

It’s been explained to the news desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the game-changing range of the all-electric Renault ZOE has contributed to the stylish city car being voted the ‘Best Small Company Car’ at the Carbuyer Awards 2018, which were held recently at a ceremony in London. The award recognises… Read More News: RENAULT ZOE VOTED ‘BEST SMALL COMPANY CAR’ AT THE CARBUYER AWARDS 2018

News: POLESTAR CELEBRATES WINNING THE FIA WTCC WITH VOLVO S60 AND V60 POLESTAR PERFORMANCE WORLD CHAMPION EDITIONS

News has arrived up at #MotorMartinRacing that last week, Polestar Cyan Racing won the FIA World Touring Car Championship in a Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 race car, and the team’s Thed Björk secured the Driver’s Championship – the first Swede ever to win a motor racing world title. Polestar has today unveiled the Volvo S60… Read More News: POLESTAR CELEBRATES WINNING THE FIA WTCC WITH VOLVO S60 AND V60 POLESTAR PERFORMANCE WORLD CHAMPION EDITIONS

News: MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY LAUNCHES RACE-INSPIRED AERO GT

Morgan Motor Company has today announced to MotorMartin its most extreme roadgoing model to date; the race-inspired Aero GT. Using lessons learned from Morgan’s GT3 race victories, the Aero GT is based upon the lightweight aluminium Aero 8 but with an all-new hand-worked, aerodynamically honed body which reduces drag but significantly increases downforce. Conceived initially… Read More News: MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY LAUNCHES RACE-INSPIRED AERO GT

News: GKN STEPS ONTO THE FORMULA E GRID AT HONG KONG SEASON OPENER

It’s been shared with #MotorMartinRacing recently that GKN’s multi-year partnership with Panasonic Jaguar Racing has, at last, made its competitive debut last weekend (2 – 3 December), when the 2017-18 FIA Formula E championship began on the streets of Hong Kong. A drama-packed double-header saw the team perform strongly and consistently throughout. Nelson Piquet Jnr… Read More News: GKN STEPS ONTO THE FORMULA E GRID AT HONG KONG SEASON OPENER

News: STRONG DEMAND FOR ‘80S CLASSICS AT CCA DECEMBER SALE

Friends of MotorMartin, Classic Car Auctions (CCA), have successfully closed the curtains on a record-breaking year by hammering away a fantastic 80 per cent of the cars on offer at its December Sale this weekend, for a premium inclusive total of £1.8 million. The strong results, Classic Car Auctions say, bring to a conclusion the… Read More News: STRONG DEMAND FOR ‘80S CLASSICS AT CCA DECEMBER SALE

FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: Switch It On

An Italian convertible with elegant Pininfarina drawn lines, independent race inspired suspension and a luxurious, if slightly basic, wood and leather interior, plus an Aurelio Lampredi designed dual-overhead cam engine, a five speed manual transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, and lightweight Cromodora alloy wheels. A description of the latest FIAT roadster perhaps? Afraid not. The above… Read More FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: Switch It On

News: NEW FORD FIESTA CLAIMS CARBUYER AND TOPGEAR TITLES AS SALES RACE AHEAD

Ford UK have taken the time recently to explain to MotorMartin the following: As the all-new Ford Fiesta passes its 25,000th sale, Britain’s best-selling car has further underlined its popularity by carrying off coveted titles including Carbuyer’s Car of the Year, BBC TopGear magazine’s Supermini of the Year and Best Budget car at the Women’s… Read More News: NEW FORD FIESTA CLAIMS CARBUYER AND TOPGEAR TITLES AS SALES RACE AHEAD

News: PJ JACOBSEN GRADUATES TO WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TRIPLEM HONDA WSBK TEAM IN 2018

As the build up to the 2018 World Superbike Championship continues, the all new #MotorMartinRacing desk has become rather inundated with exciting team and testing news. Indeed Honda have sent confirmation that Patrick ‘PJ’ Jacobsen will race the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 for the TripleM Honda WSBK Team in the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship. After… Read More News: PJ JACOBSEN GRADUATES TO WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TRIPLEM HONDA WSBK TEAM IN 2018

News: MERCEDES-AMG E 63 S ESTATE WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘ESTATE CAR OF THE YEAR’

As regular readers will of course know, those of us up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers love an award, especially when it’s for such a deserving technological tour de force. News then that BBC Top Gear magazine has named the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Estate as its ‘Estate Car of the Year’,… Read More News: MERCEDES-AMG E 63 S ESTATE WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘ESTATE CAR OF THE YEAR’

News: MITSUBISHI L200 VOTED ‘BEST PICKUP’ IN CARBUYER AWARDS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

The rather excellent Mitsubishi L200 has successfully defended its title of ‘Best Pickup’ at the Carbuyer Awards 2018, winning the award for the second consecutive year at today’s presentation ceremony at the Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema in London. The awards’ judging panel voted the Mitsubishi L200 its winner after the iconic pickup impressed with its high… Read More News: MITSUBISHI L200 VOTED ‘BEST PICKUP’ IN CARBUYER AWARDS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

News: FORD FIESTA NAMED BRITAIN’S BEST CAR

Ford UK have explained to MotorMartin recently that their all new Fiesta has been named Carbuyer Car of the Year in the UK’s most user-focused new car Awards and that the latest version of Ford’s iconic small hatchback also scooped the Best Small Car award at a ceremony in London’s West End. Impressive work. Carbuyer… Read More News: FORD FIESTA NAMED BRITAIN’S BEST CAR

News: ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 3008 SUV DOES THE DOUBLE AND WINS BEST SUV AT CARBUYER BEST CAR AWARDS 2018

It gives MotorMartin great pleasure to announce that the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV has scooped the Best SUV award at the Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2018 for the second year in a row, as well as clinching first place in two other awards categories. The award winning all-new 3008 SUV impressed the judging panel which… Read More News: ALL-NEW PEUGEOT 3008 SUV DOES THE DOUBLE AND WINS BEST SUV AT CARBUYER BEST CAR AWARDS 2018

News: SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS REVS UP FOR RACE RETRO 2018

Specialist auction house and friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, have shared with the all new #MotorMartinClassics desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, that they are inviting quality consignments for their first sale of the New Year, taking place at Race Retro on 23rd to 25th February 2018 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.… Read More News: SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS REVS UP FOR RACE RETRO 2018

News: ELFYN EVANS STAYS WITH WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR 2018

The all new #MotorMartinRacing news department has just received the following FIA WRC: Fresh from his history-making victory on last month’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, comes confirmation that Welsh rally star Elfyn Evans will be promoted within the title winning M-Sport team for the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship. Ending weeks of speculation, the report… Read More News: ELFYN EVANS STAYS WITH WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR 2018

News: VOLVO WINS BIG AT CAR TECH AWARDS

Volvo have shared the following good news with the news desk up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers as they have again proved their technological leadership, winning four awards at the Car Tech Awards 2018. Volvo was named Car Technology Brand of the Year for the second year running, while the Volvo XC60… Read More News: VOLVO WINS BIG AT CAR TECH AWARDS

News: DOUBLE WIN FOR CITROËN AT THE CARBUYER BEST CARS AWARDS 2018

It’s been explained to MotorMartin recently that Citroën, whose designers and engineers are extremely adept at keeping the traditional Citroën virtues of old but marrying them with a thoroughly modern and fun range, has been honoured at the Carbuyer Best Cars Awards 2018, winning two headline accolades at a prestigious ceremony in central London. The… Read More News: DOUBLE WIN FOR CITROËN AT THE CARBUYER BEST CARS AWARDS 2018