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Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Beautiful As You

There surely can’t be a car on the road today that warrants as much attention as a modern Rolls-Royce and the Phantom EWB even more so. At a shade under six metres in length and just over two metres wide, this Phantom has presence in abundance. Indeed, at first glance the Rolls appears almost ethereal, the low sun of an early Bradford morning allowing the swimming pool deep paintwork to shine and reflect the surrounding mediocrity. A rainbow amongst the clouds if you will. The Phantom has always been an aspirational car, one that you’d yearn for without really thinking … Continue reading Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Beautiful As You

PEUGEOT 508 SW GT BlueHDi 180 AUTO: Fable Of A Silver Moon

Peugeot have certainly gone to town with their 508 SW, a car that has already been replaced for late 2018 meaning that this model will be it’s own swan song. And what a job Peugeot have completed. Checkout how the well proportioned curved rear and tailgate fits the the side profile perfectly whilst displaying your good taste to those following. The 19” wheels adorning this handsome Sport wagon combine beautifully with subtly flared front and rear wheel arches and hint at abilities other than load lugging whilst the pearlescent pearl white paintwork suggests a level of sophistication that the Peugeot … Continue reading PEUGEOT 508 SW GT BlueHDi 180 AUTO: Fable Of A Silver Moon

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

Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Underneath The Radar.

The 308 GTi looks amazing, aside from the aluminium GTi door sill finishes, front wing and tailgate badges, there’s the large twin exhausts, black rear diffuser, a ride height lowered by 11mm, black radiator grille, sports front bumper skirts and a red lower bumper finisher. Looking at the GTi as a whole, it’s certainly a very impressive piece of hot hatch architecture. Climb inside and you’re in no doubt as to the origin of your car as up ahead you have Peugeot’s now iconic iCockpit with it’s new GTi twist. This includes vibrant red stitching which adorns the upholstery, door … Continue reading Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Underneath The Radar.

Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport THP 270: You’ve Got What It Takes

It’s not often that MotorMartin focuses on specifications as it’s how a car drives and feels that is surely most important, but with this particular Peugeot I’m sure you’ll understand: Cubic capacity: 1598cc Max Power (HP): 272 @ 6000rpm Max Torque (NM): 330 @ 1900rpm Length: 4253mm Width (incl Mirrors): 2041mm Height: 1446mm Wheelbase: 2617mm 0 – 62 mph: 6.0 seconds Maximum Speed: 155mph Kerb Weight: 1205Kg Gross Train: 1790Kg You’ve got to hand it to Peugeot, squeezing 272 bhp out of a 1.6 Litre 4 cylinder power plant is something very special especially when all that power doesn’t compromise … Continue reading Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport THP 270: You’ve Got What It Takes

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 BoosterJet SZ5: Geezers Need Excitement

At first glance you could be forgiven for not looking too closely at the Suzuki Baleno 1.0 as rather old fashioned beliefs regarding engine capacity are still bubbling under the surface for a lot of potential purchasers. That type of thinking in 2018 though is a mistake as engine and turbo technology has gradually improved offering power and torque aplenty from a much smaller capacities. Keep digging further and you don’t need to be an archaeologist to discover the hidden treasures just below the surface of this power-plant. A 1.0 Boosterjet engine doesn’t sound like much, especially when you realise … Continue reading Suzuki Baleno 1.0 BoosterJet SZ5: Geezers Need Excitement

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 the sports front and rear bumpers and side sills. There’s also the 16-inch alloy wheels, a sporting dual exhaust, privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate, bi-function projection headlamp units, front fog lights, LED daytime running lamps and rear lights whilst a chrome belt … Continue reading Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker