Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP: U Got The Look

The Mitsubishi L200 Warrior was tested last year, a review that can be seen by clicking here and was a big hit up with praise being given for it’s go anywhere ability, rugged good looks and impressive specification. And then the opportunity to look at the L200 Barbarian SVP, the Warrior’s aggressively styled twin, arrived recently from Mitsubishi Motors UK which was surely too good an opportunity to turn down, especially as a closer look at the Barbarian SVP’s specifications showed some very exciting developments. The SVP, Mitsubishi say, has been specifically built from the ground up, giving it a … Continue reading Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP: U Got The Look

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News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

MINI have informed MotorMartin recently that with the world premiere of an extraordinary car at the New York International Auto Show (March 30 to April 8, 2018), MINI will once again demonstrate its appetite for purely electric driving with a new take on an icon. The classic Mini Electric, they say, combines the historic look of the world’s favorite small car with groundbreaking drive technology for tomorrow’s urban mobility. With this unique vehicle, MINI sends out a clear signal demonstrating its commitment to retaining the brand’s unmistakable character whilst embracing innovative zero local emission technology. The classic Mini Electric is the … Continue reading News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

The following news item landed on the #MotorMartinRacing desk just the other day and has been reproduced below in full for the benefit of MotorMartin’s readership. Enjoy: Series organiser, TOCA, has announced a capacity 32-car entry for the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at its annual Season Launch event at Donington Park yesterday (27 March). An unprecedented 17 race-winners headlines one of the strongest line-ups in the series’ illustrious 60-year history, as the best tin-top drivers in the country battle it out for the most coveted crown in UK motor sport. Four manufacturer-backed teams are joined by a … Continue reading News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

Rather unsurprisingly, the Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. Bringing glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar offers a unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity. Prof. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, shared with MotorMartin that: “The Range Rover Velar is an outstanding, superior SUV. Compelling modernity, eye-catching design, innovative Touch Pro Duo infotainment technology and a clear focus on sustainability ­– what a combination. This product speaks for itself.” “F-TYPE, … Continue reading News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

News: ROLLS-ROYCE TAKES BESPOKE TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH ‘WRAITH LUMINARY COLLECTION’

With MotorMartin’s love of all things Roll-Royce, it seems only fair to allow them to speak for themselves with regards to their new Wraith Luminary Collection so here goes. Just take in the details and imagine: Oxford English Dictionary definition Luminary: 1) A person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere. 2) A natural light-giving body, especially the sun or moon. In a bold expression of dynamic luxury, Rolls-Royce unveils the Wraith Luminary Collection. Inspired by those who lead where others follow, the Wraith Luminary Collection will light the way for the luxury trailblazer. In … Continue reading News: ROLLS-ROYCE TAKES BESPOKE TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH ‘WRAITH LUMINARY COLLECTION’

News: LEE JOHNSTON POSITIVE AFTER DEBUT TEST WITH HONDA RACING

Road Racing 2018 News has arrived on the desk of #MotorMartinRacing that the 2018 campaign started in earnest this week for the Honda Racing roads team as they embarked on their first pre-season test at Monteblanco in Spain, with its new rider line-up of Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston. Although not riding at the test, as he still continues his recovery, ‘Hutchy’ was present for all three days and worked with the team as Johnston got to grips with the Fireblade SP2. Unfortunately, plagued with intermittent weather over the three days, track time was limited and it wasn’t until the … Continue reading News: LEE JOHNSTON POSITIVE AFTER DEBUT TEST WITH HONDA RACING

News: FROM THE QUEEN TO WAYNE ROONEY: AUTO TRADER REVEALS HOW HAVING A FAMOUS OWNER CAN INCREASE THE PRICE BY UP TO 241%

Even though most people lack the stratospheric salaries of top footballers and entertainers, it’s still possible to get a taste of their luxury lifestyles, with many celebs choosing to list their cars for sale online. But how much does the kudos of having a celebrity owner add to the asking price? Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace for new and used cars, reveals ten of the most popular celebrity cars listed through its site and how much they were listed for, compared to their non-famous equivalents of the same make, model and year. Results show that a car … Continue reading News: FROM THE QUEEN TO WAYNE ROONEY: AUTO TRADER REVEALS HOW HAVING A FAMOUS OWNER CAN INCREASE THE PRICE BY UP TO 241%

News: COS YOU’RE WORTH IT – FAST FORD HEAVEN AT CCA SALE

The #MotorMartinClassics desk has been all of a fluster recently with the news that the next Classic Car Auctions (CCA) sale at the NEC will see twenty-one Fast Fords, ranging from Escorts to Capris to Fiestas to Sierras, go under the hammer. Highlights at the CCA Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale include a pair of highly collectible and exemplary 1987 Sierra RS Cosworths. A completely original 3-door example reading just 26,000 miles and a freshly restored ‘Concours condition’ are among the finest examples ever consigned by the auction house, estimated at £45,000 to £50,000 and £45,000 to … Continue reading News: COS YOU’RE WORTH IT – FAST FORD HEAVEN AT CCA SALE

News: MAZDA VISION COUPE WINS CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR

Unsurprisingly to all of us up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, the Mazda VISION COUPE has won “Concept Car of the Year” at the 11th-annual Car Design Night Geneva held on 6 March during Geneva Motor Show. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the panel of 18 judges who selected the VISION COUPE included several individuals currently serving as design directors at global automakers. It’s another honour for Mazda’s stunning concept, which was named “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” last month in Paris at the 2018 Festival Automobile International. “Following on the Paris award, we are … Continue reading News: MAZDA VISION COUPE WINS CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR

News: MAKING A SWIFT MOVE UP TO THE FINAL THREE

Suzuki is very pleased to announce that the Swift has made it to the top three in the world in the Urban category of the 2018 World Car of The Year. For those that are unsure as to how it all works, to qualify for the initial judging process, vehicles had to be less than four metres long, suitable in design for everyday use in an urban environment and also on sale across two Continents by the deadline of Spring 2018. At 3.84 metres in length, the Swift qualified and was shortlisted as a finalist in January of this year. … Continue reading News: MAKING A SWIFT MOVE UP TO THE FINAL THREE