News: NEC CLASSIC EXPANDS TO CREATE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST GATHERING OF CLASSIC MOTORING CLUBS

With the #MotorMartinClassics 1999 Ford Cougar 2.5 V6 out and about on the highways and byways of West Yorkshire recently, interest is high with regard to the classic scene up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers. This has made the following announcement especially pertinent as the Ford deserves a drive out to a show… Read More News: NEC CLASSIC EXPANDS TO CREATE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST GATHERING OF CLASSIC MOTORING CLUBS

News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS ACHIEVES MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING

After discussions up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers regarding the importance of the Ford Focus to UK buyers it has been decided to publish the following news from Ford in full. Enjoy: The all-new Ford Focus has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP – one… Read More News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS ACHIEVES MAXIMUM FIVE-STAR SAFETY RATING

News: MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY SET FOR A WEEKEND OF CELEBRATIONS AT THRILL ON THE HILL TO HONOUR 50 YEARS OF THE PLUS 8

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Morgan Plus 8, Morgan Motor Company have confirmed to #MotorMartinClassics that they will play host to the UK’s largest gathering of Morgan cars at their annual Thrill on the Hill event, on 11th and 12th August. Morgan owners and fans will come together across the two days… Read More News: MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY SET FOR A WEEKEND OF CELEBRATIONS AT THRILL ON THE HILL TO HONOUR 50 YEARS OF THE PLUS 8

News: ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS TO CELEBRATE A HOMECOMING WITH ARRIVAL OF CULLINAN IN MANCHESTER

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have confirmed to MotorMartin that they will celebrate a return to their spiritual home in Manchester as they debut Cullinan, the Rolls-Royce of SUVs, just moments from the Midland Hotel in the city centre where The Hon. Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce first met in 1904 to establish Rolls-Royce. 114 years… Read More News: ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS TO CELEBRATE A HOMECOMING WITH ARRIVAL OF CULLINAN IN MANCHESTER

News: A HIGHLY INSTRUCTIVE WEEKEND

News has finally arrived on the #MotorMartinRacing regarding the recent fortunes of the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT where this weekend’s competitive action proved to be a big confidence booster for Craig Breen as he explored the limits on Rally Estonia’s ultra-fast stages before he heads for similar terrain in Finland at the end of… Read More News: A HIGHLY INSTRUCTIVE WEEKEND

News: FIRST DETAILS ANNOUNCED OF 2019 RM-Z250

Suzuki has shared the first details of its 2019 RM-Z250 with #MotorMartinMotorbikes recently with the new MX2 machine boasting a brand new chassis and heavily revised engine. Taking cues from the bigger RM-Z450 – which itself was new for 2018 – the 2019 RM-Z250 gets an all-new frame and swingarm, which further optimises rigidity and… Read More News: FIRST DETAILS ANNOUNCED OF 2019 RM-Z250

News: POLESTAR CHIEF TEST DRIVER BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERTISE TO NEW ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE CARS

“The ingredients for creating the best driving dynamics in a car are the same, whether it has an electric drivetrain or an internal combustion engine,” shared Joakim Rydholm, Chief Test Driver at Polestar with MotorMartin recently. “An immediate damper response from the suspension, direct and predictable feedback from steering inputs and consistent, powerful brakes are… Read More News: POLESTAR CHIEF TEST DRIVER BRINGS WEALTH OF EXPERTISE TO NEW ELECTRIC PERFORMANCE CARS

News: MASERATI INTRODUCES 350HP PETROL ENGINE IN THE UK FOR LEVANTE AND QUATTROPORTE

Maserati GB have explained to MotorMartin that in addition to the launch of the MY19 range, the luxury Levante SUV will now benefit from the introduction of the 350hp V6 petrol engine to its line-up. The engine will also now be available to order on the Quattroporte flagship saloon and joins the 350hp already available… Read More News: MASERATI INTRODUCES 350HP PETROL ENGINE IN THE UK FOR LEVANTE AND QUATTROPORTE

News: TAKING SHAPE: HEIDFELD TO JOIN AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA AS HYPERCAR DESIGNS REVEALED

If there’s a debate that keeps rearing it’s head over on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers it’s whether or not the world needs another luxury hypercar. And you know What? The answer is almost always a resounding yes. The argument has taken many prisoners but there’s one such beauty waiting in the wings, ready… Read More News: TAKING SHAPE: HEIDFELD TO JOIN AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA AS HYPERCAR DESIGNS REVEALED

Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker

And now we get to the Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0, a car that Kia expect to inject some youthful vim and vigour to their venerable city Car. Styling wise the ‘GT-Line’ is extremely successful from any angle you choose to mention. The newly highlighted and chrome surround front grille offers an aggressive new slant, as do… Read More Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker

News: LAND ROVER CELEBRATES 70 YEARS WITH LARGEST EVER PARADE OF VEHICLES ON GOODWOOD HILL

There was rather a collective sharp intake of breath from the #MotorMartinClassics desk just the other day when news arrived regarding some rather special Land Rovers, (aren’t they all?) In what should be of interest to the latent Land Rover owner in us all, a convoy of 70 rare and important Land Rovers stole the… Read More News: LAND ROVER CELEBRATES 70 YEARS WITH LARGEST EVER PARADE OF VEHICLES ON GOODWOOD HILL

News: JORGE LORENZO AND ANDREA DOVIZIOSO FINISH SIXTH AND SEVENTH IN THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AT THE SACHSENRING

With recent races coming thick and fast there’s not been time to pause for breath on the #MotorMartinRacing desk at the moment. And now our friends at #Ducati have shared with us the following information from the latest MotoGP. Jorge Lorenzo came home in sixth place in the German Grand Prix, which was held today… Read More News: JORGE LORENZO AND ANDREA DOVIZIOSO FINISH SIXTH AND SEVENTH IN THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AT THE SACHSENRING

News: 46G/KM, 141MPG AND 28 EV MILES WLTP: THE NEW MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV REMAINS A SOUND BUSINESS CHOICE

Last year’s annual trip to the beautiful isle of Anglesey was made even more agreeable by the transport used, the rather excellent 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. So it came as something of a shock to realise that Mitsubishi are already preparing for the U.K. release of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which goes on sale… Read More News: 46G/KM, 141MPG AND 28 EV MILES WLTP: THE NEW MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV REMAINS A SOUND BUSINESS CHOICE

Suzuki Baleno SZ5: All I have To Do Is Dream

DRIVE IT. BELIEVE IT. The Suzuki Baleno is the practical hatchback that’s a joy to drive. And so says Suzuki regarding their latest compact hatchback, the Baleno. If this is to be the case then Suzuki have a lot of hard work to do to match the more established vehicles from the usual suspects and… Read More Suzuki Baleno SZ5: All I have To Do Is Dream

News: INTRODUCING THE NEW DBS SUPERLEGGERA: TWO ILLUSTRIOUS NAMES; ONE MAGNIFICENT SUPER GT

We all know that MotorMartin champions the underdog, owning a fabulous MG GS sees to that but underlying all here at MotorMartin Towers is a love of motoring in all it’s shapes and forms. The following is posted in full direct from MotorMartin’s friends at Aston Martin. Thanks you lot. DBS Superleggera. A true thoroughbred… Read More News: INTRODUCING THE NEW DBS SUPERLEGGERA: TWO ILLUSTRIOUS NAMES; ONE MAGNIFICENT SUPER GT

News: THE LEGEND LIVES ON: ASTON MARTIN V600 REBORN

For those looking for their next supercar fix the time for waiting could soon be over. How so? News has arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn in the form of a customer commissioned limited run of all-new breathtakingly beautiful Aston Martin V12… Read More News: THE LEGEND LIVES ON: ASTON MARTIN V600 REBORN

News: CIVIC FOUR DOOR SALOON COMING TO UK MARKET

Happy days here at MotorMartin Towers as Honda UK has today announced the four door saloon version of the Civic is coming to the UK market. Built in Turkey, Honda UK have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Civic saloon will be available in both petrol and diesel powertrains and will be in dealer forecourts from… Read More News: CIVIC FOUR DOOR SALOON COMING TO UK MARKET

News: LAGONDA SET TO REVOLUTIONISE THE LUXURY SUV

It’s been explained to MotorMartin that after stealing the 2018 Geneva motor show with their remarkable ‘Vision Concept’, Lagonda has confirmed plans for its first production model: a radical, sector-defining zero-emission SUV. Scheduled to be unveiled in 2021, the Lagonda SUV will be the first luxury SUV exclusively driven by zero emission powertrain technologies and… Read More News: LAGONDA SET TO REVOLUTIONISE THE LUXURY SUV

News: ONE OF THE LAST-EVER FORD CAPRIS DRIVES INTO SANDOWN PARK FOR BARONS SALE

MotorMartin will always highlight the plight of Ford’s timeless Capri, in whatever form the story takes as it is, quite simply, MotorMartin’s all time favourite car. Indeed a happy few years with a white mark III 2.0 Laser in the late nineties will always be looked back upon with love and regret. Here then is… Read More News: ONE OF THE LAST-EVER FORD CAPRIS DRIVES INTO SANDOWN PARK FOR BARONS SALE

News: HONDA ENDURANCE RACING SETS SIGHTS ON 8 HOURS OF SLOVAKIA RING PODIUM

Fresh off the back of a second-place finish at the Le Mans 24 Heures Motos, the Honda Endurance Racing team arrived at the third round of the FIM Endurance World Championship in Slovakia last weekend (10-12 May), with the podium firmly in its sights. The 8-hour race took place place at the Slovakia Ring, situated… Read More News: HONDA ENDURANCE RACING SETS SIGHTS ON 8 HOURS OF SLOVAKIA RING PODIUM