News: FAST FORDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE SEPTEMBER SALE

If there’s a marque to get tongues wagging over at MotorMartin Towers then it would have to be the blue oval, particularly from around 1989 onwards. Indeed, the MotorMartin Cougar 2.5 V6 is thoroughly enjoying its new life thrashing around on the highways and byways of West Yorkshire. News then that an incredible selection of fast Fords will be heading to auction at the September Sale, including a very special 2006 Ford GT, a restored 1972 Ford Escort RS1600 an incredibly rare 1986 Ford Sierra Cosworth Wolf RS500 and a 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4×4 with only 13,310 miles … Continue reading News: FAST FORDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE SEPTEMBER SALE

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News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY CONFIRMS THAT IT IS TO BUILD THE LFP – THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUV

There aren’t many out there on the roads today that sit quietly in their brand new SUV wondering what it would be like with a considerable upping of the power available but then again, most of us don’t work at Lister. With 670 bhp on tap, an estimated 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.5 seconds, and a 200 mph top speed, The Lister Motor Company’s new LFP is set to become the fastest SUV in the world. Excellent news. Lister have explained to MotorMartin that their new LFP will follow the overwhelming success of the rather cheeky LFT-666 coupe, … Continue reading News: THE LISTER MOTOR COMPANY CONFIRMS THAT IT IS TO BUILD THE LFP – THE WORLD’S FASTEST SUV

News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE TRIOPTIONS CUP RETURNS FOR 2019

For fans of those rather enigmatic, red, twin cylinder works of art, Ducati UK have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup will once again feature as part of the British Superbike Championship in 2019. For those that don’t know, Ducati have shared the following, enjoy: This one-make series featuring the 959 Panigale, has become an important and popular support series to the British Superbike championship. The enduring popularity of the Cup has never been more evident in the last two years with record entries. The championship has been admired within the paddock for its competitiveness and high … Continue reading News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE TRIOPTIONS CUP RETURNS FOR 2019

News: ASTON MARTIN WORKS HERITAGE SHOWROOM OPENS IN LONDON’S MAYFAIR

The following is revealed in full from Aston’s latest news shared with MotorMartin: enjoy. Aston Martin Works’ new Heritage satellite showroom in the heart of London’s Mayfair is now open for business. Situated with the Aston Martin Brand Experience Centre at No.8 Dover Street, the Works Heritage showroom is a convenient destination for customers interested in acquiring a heritage model or learning about the restoration services available at Aston Martin Works Service in Newport Pagnell. Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works, explained to MotorMartin that: “The expansion of our Heritage showroom activity into Central London enables us to engage … Continue reading News: ASTON MARTIN WORKS HERITAGE SHOWROOM OPENS IN LONDON’S MAYFAIR

News: MG INVESTS IN ITS DIGITAL STRATEGY

MG Motor UK have shared with MotorMartin recently that they have made further investments in their digital strategy by appointing Chris Richards as Digital & Social Media Manager, reaffirming the iconic car brand’s commitment to growth and digital best practice among its dealer network. Chris joins MG with extensive experience in the automotive industry, having worked for companies including McLaren Automotive and Fiat Chrysler, where he spent four and a half years in his roles as Digital Marketing Manager and Technical Database and CRM Manager. And with the launch of the New MG3, this appointment comes at an exciting time … Continue reading News: MG INVESTS IN ITS DIGITAL STRATEGY

News: KIA UNVEILS ALL-NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE CEED GT

We loved the previous Ceed GT over here at MotorMartin Towers as it was a great looking, fun and practical hot hatch that was as good at the everyday as it was on those occasions when you could explore more of the Kia’s abilities. So when news arrived of the new GT on the #MotorMartinCarNews desk earlier today, it just had to be put straight out there for all to enjoy. The all-new Kia Ceed GT will be making its public debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October, alongside the all-new ProCeed GT. Highlights shared by Kia with … Continue reading News: KIA UNVEILS ALL-NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE CEED GT

News: JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8 SETS NEW SPEED RECORD

Are you the sort of person that finds the standard Jaguar XE not quite special enough, the type of person that just wants that little bit extra? If so then your in for a very special treat as Jaguar’s supercar-rivalling XE SV Project 8 has confirmed its status as the world’s fastest four-door car by setting a new track record. Blimey. Stats shared by Jaguar with MotorMartin show that the 600PS, 200mph four-door road-legal sedan lapped the 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 1min 37.54sec – almost a second faster than the previous production sedan record – with racing driver … Continue reading News: JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8 SETS NEW SPEED RECORD

PEUGEOT 508 SW GT BlueHDi 180 AUTO: You Are For Real

It’s a popular misconception that an estate car tends to say something about the person driving it and gives strong clues as to their position within society. Traditionally, an estate car was driven by a salesman or a family man/woman with elder children, perhaps with long trips to and from university or college to contend with. What you wouldn’t be thinking would be any leanings towards buying such a car unless sales or long trips with luggage were soon to be uppermost in your mind. The thing is, in those times gone by, it was the coupé or the saloon … Continue reading PEUGEOT 508 SW GT BlueHDi 180 AUTO: You Are For Real

News: PUNISH SCHOOL RUN PARENTS PARKING ON PAVEMENTS, SURVEY REVEALS

I’m just going to put this one out there and test the waters as this piece will surely bring out those from both sides of the argument. (Especially from the lazy folk parking on yellow zig zag lines outside the school gates. Park further away, get out and walk.) A survey by the online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk has found that more than 1-in-10 respondents would like to slap a fine of up to £100 on pavement parkers and that some participants wanted even harsher punishments. Community service was backed by 2 per cent, three points on a driving licence was … Continue reading News: PUNISH SCHOOL RUN PARENTS PARKING ON PAVEMENTS, SURVEY REVEALS

News: THE DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AUTOTRADER BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARD

It’s been explained to MotorMartin recently that the rather incredible Ducati Panigale V4 S has scooped the Bike of the Year award in this year’s Auto Trader Best Bike Awards, congratulations. Auto Trader have commented to MotorMartin that, now in its fifth year, the awards are bigger than ever, with Ducati beating off more contenders than previous years. Before continuing to say that, The Ducati Panigale V4 S was the undeniable favourite with judges unanimously voting for the Ducati. The V4 also secured the title of ‘Best Sports Bike’.  Ducati was also nominated for best retro with the Scrambler 1100 and best middleweight with the Monster 821. Tim … Continue reading News: THE DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AUTOTRADER BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARD