News: FORD GT DELIVERIES BEGIN AS FORD PERFORMANCE BRINGS ULTIMATE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Unfortunately for MotorMartin the opportunity to own the all new Ford GT40 has probably already passed but that hasn’t stopped the top floor of MotorMartin Towers being excited to see that the first road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the line. An event that heralds the beginning of production of the long-awaited halo car from Ford Performance.  In this new, low-volume assembly facility at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario, Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development, and chief technical officer, marked today’s milestone by driving a Ford GT off the assembly line. “When we … Continue reading News: FORD GT DELIVERIES BEGIN AS FORD PERFORMANCE BRINGS ULTIMATE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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News: BRIGHTEN WINTER WITH THE NEW MAZDA MX-5 ARCTIC

There’s certainly no denying that Mazda‘s decision to take their evergreen MX-5 back to the spirit and feel of the original Mk1 was the right decision, a fact backed up by its remarkable success out on the forecourts across this green and pleasant land of ours and in the magazines and digital reviews published so far.  And now Mazda is hoping to build upon all of this positivity and for things to turn a little Arctic this winter with the launch of the latest special edition version of the award-winning MX-5 convertible. On sale from February, the new Mazda MX-5 … Continue reading News: BRIGHTEN WINTER WITH THE NEW MAZDA MX-5 ARCTIC

Toyota C-HR 1.2 litre Turbo 6-speed manual, 1.8 litre Hybrid e-CVT: Cool Waves

The Toyota C-HR has been causing quite a stir since launch with respect to the rather incredible styling that Toyota have seen fit to adorn their all new SUV with and in MotorMartin’s opinion, is absolutely stunning. All of which made it a simple enough decision to take up the kind offer from Charles Clark Toyota of Wolverhampton, tel:01902690044, to pop down to the Midlands to spend the day in two different versions of the C-HR, a 1.2 litre Turbo 6-speed manual followed by the much anticipated 1.8 litre Hybrid e-CVT.  The C-HR looks like nothing else on the forecourt … Continue reading Toyota C-HR 1.2 litre Turbo 6-speed manual, 1.8 litre Hybrid e-CVT: Cool Waves

News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE 959 PANIGALE SPECIAL EDITION

As regular readers will know, MotorMartin is now back in the saddle and thoroughly enjoying being on two wheels once more, after a break that went on for far too long. So any story regarding motorcycling, road or sport, is now directed toward the top of the pile on the top floor newsdesk here at MotorMartin Towers.  Therefore, when Ducati come calling with news regarding their latest Superbike information, it’s virtually impossible for MotorMartin to ignore. Especially with news that the 959 Panigale is an incredible addition to the Superbike family, sharing, as it does, the same innovative stylistic features … Continue reading News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE 959 PANIGALE SPECIAL EDITION

News: KIA TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW PICANTO

MotorMartin was fortunate recently to spend a week with Kia’s rather marvellous Picanto 1.0 litre SR7 Edition, a rather superb little City Car that received a positive review due to its do anything and go anywhere personality, which can be read about here as well as MotorMartin’s YouTube review which showed off the Kia’s attention to detail and excellent looks. So the following news, once safely arrived on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, was received with great excitement. After all, if Kia have managed to improve the looks and performance of the smallest car in their range then it’s … Continue reading News: KIA TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW PICANTO

News: KIA NIRO SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION BY A HYBRID VEHICLE

The Kia Niro is one of the cars that MotorMartin is looking forward to driving in 2017 as it looks great, includes some innovative thinking on the technology front and reports already suggest that it is great to drive as well. Combine all of that with a superb potential mpg and you have what could be, in MotorMartin’s opinion, a truly ‘real life’ motor car. So when Kia got in contact with the newsdesk, here at MotorMartin Towers, recently to discuss their impressive Niro, a palpable crackle of excitement could be felt. Arriving at New York City Hall in downtown … Continue reading News: KIA NIRO SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE FOR LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION BY A HYBRID VEHICLE

Alfa Romeo Spider 1966-2005: Staring At The Stars

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor There can’t be many of us out there that have not seen, or are completely unaware of the classic coming of age movie, the Graduate, released in 1967, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anna Bancroft. Perhaps though, for the petrol heads amongst us, even more memorable than Anna Bancroft slowly and sensually removing her stockings was the bright red Italian car that our hero, Dustin found himself driving, a 1966, Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider … Continue reading Alfa Romeo Spider 1966-2005: Staring At The Stars

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Glory Days

In part 1 of Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Love Is Easy, MotorMartin looked at the quite stunning styling that Volkswagen saw fit to adorn their latest Scirocco with and how, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the end result was a particular triumph for both old and new fans of that iconic Scirocco name, a fact highlighted in the short film below, kindly provided to MotorMartin by Volkswagen from their excellent YouTube channel, which shows the original holder of that iconic Scirocco name.  As previously discussed, MotorMartin was fortunate to chat with the ever lovely … Continue reading Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Glory Days

Toyota C-HR: A Space Boy Dream

Relaxing in the opulent, marble covered reception area of MotorMartin Towers last week was interrupted by a very interesting phone call from the impressive Charles Clark Toyota based down in Wolverhampton and who can be contacted on 01902690044 and I’m certainly glad that they did. On the table was an offer to drive the all new Toyota C-HR, an incredibly styled hatchback crossed with an SUV, and to give some feedback as to first thoughts and impressions. A job that MotorMartin was more than happy to do. All of which is how MotorMartin and the mysterious Mr S, found themselves … Continue reading Toyota C-HR: A Space Boy Dream