News: JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8 IS WORLD’S FASTEST SALOON CAR, WITH RECORD NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE LAP

Jaguar have let it be known to MotorMartin recently that their SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of 7min 21.23sec, Jaguar say, is nearly 11 seconds quicker than the previous fastest sedan around the legendary 12.9-mile… Read More News: JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8 IS WORLD’S FASTEST SALOON CAR, WITH RECORD NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE LAP

News: ALL-NEW MAZDA MX-5 RF NAMED BEST SPORTS CAR AT THE 2017 CARBUYER BEST CAR AWARDS

Leading car review site Carbuyer.co.uk have shared with MotorMartin that they have named the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF Best Sports Car in their annual awards. On sale since March, the RF now accounts for 62 per cent of UK MX-5 sales and continues to win praise from customers and media alike. Mazda have explained to… Read More News: ALL-NEW MAZDA MX-5 RF NAMED BEST SPORTS CAR AT THE 2017 CARBUYER BEST CAR AWARDS

News: KIA PICANTO WINS MOST USER-FRIENDLY TECH AT CAR TECH AWARDS

It’s been brought to MotorMartin’s attention recently that the rather excellent Kia Picanto has picked up the accolade for Most User-Friendly Tech at the Car Tech Awards 2017. The Car Tech Awards are judged by a panel of experts from Carbuyer and Alphr, who test the best new car technology launched over the past 12… Read More News: KIA PICANTO WINS MOST USER-FRIENDLY TECH AT CAR TECH AWARDS

News: CARS BELONGING TO A GENERAL, A COMEDIAN AND A POLITICIAN GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS’ CHRISTMAS AUCTION

Clear the appointments in your diary and set the alarm as it’s just been confirmed to MotorMartin that classic cars belonging to personalities from the world of show business, politics and the military are going under the hammer at Coys’ True Greats auction on Tuesday 5th December at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. Excellent… Read More News: CARS BELONGING TO A GENERAL, A COMEDIAN AND A POLITICIAN GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS’ CHRISTMAS AUCTION

News: MINI CONVERTIBLE IS 2018 CARBUYER CONVERTIBLE OF THE YEAR

News has arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the UK’s top selling convertible has today received the ‘Best Convertible 2018’ award judged by industry experts at Carbuyer. The award was presented to MINI this morning at the Carbuyer Best Car Awards in London, with judges praising the car’s unique character, trademark… Read More News: MINI CONVERTIBLE IS 2018 CARBUYER CONVERTIBLE OF THE YEAR

News: DACIA DUSTER DOES THE DOUBLE AT CARBUYER AWARDS 2018

Dacia have shared with MotorMartin the news that their no-nonsense Duster has added two more awards to its ever-growing trophy cabinet, winning the ‘Best Cheap Car’ and ‘Best Winter Car’ categories at today’s Carbuyer Awards 2018, held at a ceremony in London. It’s the second consecutive year the Duster’s rugged and robust design has scooped… Read More News: DACIA DUSTER DOES THE DOUBLE AT CARBUYER AWARDS 2018

News: THE FERRARI MUSEUMS SET A HISTORICAL RECORD, WITH MORE THAN 500,000 VISITORS

Anyone at a bit of a loose end and finding that they need to fill a day or two shouldn’t forget Ferrari, especially as the popularity of the Ferrari Museums continues to grow, hitting a record of more than 500,000 visitors from the start of the year to November, an increase of 12% compared to… Read More News: THE FERRARI MUSEUMS SET A HISTORICAL RECORD, WITH MORE THAN 500,000 VISITORS

News: CIVIC TYPE R WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE CAR OF THE YEAR

News has just arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the Honda Civic Type R has triumphed in the coveted BBC TopGear magazine Car of the Year awards, taking a hat-trick of honours. Picking up the hot hatch of the year, international editors’ car of the year and then going on to… Read More News: CIVIC TYPE R WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE CAR OF THE YEAR

News: ELECTRIFIED: AUDI TO CELEBRATE FORMULA E PREMIERE

Following on from NEWS: AUDI DRIVER DI GRASSI EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW FORMULA E SEASON it really is time to start getting excited about the Formula E kicking off this weekend especially as Audi will be competing in motorsport as a factory team for the first time with a fully electric race car this weekend… Read More News: ELECTRIFIED: AUDI TO CELEBRATE FORMULA E PREMIERE

News: LEON CAMIER IMPRESSES ON DEBUT TEST WITH RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

The season has only just finished but already Honda’s WSBK squad are back testing so that they can start next season on the front foot. Leon Camier has therefore completed his first-ever test with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team at ‘Circuito de Jerez’ in southern Spain, in which he got to grips with… Read More News: LEON CAMIER IMPRESSES ON DEBUT TEST WITH RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

News: VOLKSWAGEN up! GTI IS NAMED BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘POCKET ROCKET OF THE YEAR’

Volkswagen have explained to MotorMartin recently that even before its official UK debut, set for early 2018, the forthcoming up! GTI is already a winner – scooping the charismatic title of ‘Pocket Rocket of the Year’ from BBC TopGear Magazine. Describing the soon-to-be-launched smallest member of the GTI family, the BBC TopGear Magazine experts shared… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN up! GTI IS NAMED BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘POCKET ROCKET OF THE YEAR’

News: AN INSIGHT INTO THE UNIQUE SYMPATHETIC RESTORATION OF THE ‘HOUSE FIND’ BENTLEY 4½ LITRE

William Medcalf Vintage Bentley have shared with MotorMartin that they are celebrating bringing one of the greatest Bentley treasures back to its original glory from the brink of extinction – the ‘House Find’ Bentley – after more than 1,800 hours of preservation work. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that in 2014, William Medcalf received an… Read More News: AN INSIGHT INTO THE UNIQUE SYMPATHETIC RESTORATION OF THE ‘HOUSE FIND’ BENTLEY 4½ LITRE

News: JAGUAR E-PACE NAMED TOP GEAR MAGAZINE CROSSOVER OF THE YEAR

So here we go with today’s award news and it’s come to the attention of MotorMartin that the all new Jaguar E-PACE has been awarded BBC Top Gear Magazine’s 2017 ‘Crossover of the Year’ in one of motoring’s toughest categories. The Crossover sector, Top Gear say, is the fastest growing and toughest sales market in… Read More News: JAGUAR E-PACE NAMED TOP GEAR MAGAZINE CROSSOVER OF THE YEAR

Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Sing To The Sky

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. Here we are, at the tale end of 2017, testing the latest iteration of the ever youthful Jimny, a SUV before we knew what an SUV actually was,… Read More Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Sing To The Sky

News: RENAULT WINS ELECTRIC VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AT GREENFLEET AWARDS 2017

There’s no doubt that something needs to be done regarding sustainable options for powering our personal vehicles in the future and some manufacturers are further ahead than others when it comes to offering ‘real life’ solutions. One such manufacturer is most definitely Renault, who have shared with MotorMartin recently that they have been awarded the… Read More News: RENAULT WINS ELECTRIC VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AT GREENFLEET AWARDS 2017

News: AUDI DRIVER DI GRASSI ABOUT THE NEW FORMULA E SEASON: “NUMBER ONE IS TREMENDOUS MOTIVATION”

For the first time, MotorMartin is intending to be following and reporting on the new season of Formula E, a series that is most definitely on the up with new manufacturers, tracks and drivers all getting involved as the season draws ever closer and one who’s season starts this upcoming weekend from Hong Kong. Exciting… Read More News: AUDI DRIVER DI GRASSI ABOUT THE NEW FORMULA E SEASON: “NUMBER ONE IS TREMENDOUS MOTIVATION”

News: VANTAGE GTE: THE BIRTH OF A CHAMPION

Aston Martin have shared with all us fans up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that they have recently released a specially-commissioned film, documenting the birth of the Vantage GTE, Aston Martin Racing’s brand-new challenger. Following the Vantage GTE from initial concept to launch, the nine-minute film above shows what it takes to build… Read More News: VANTAGE GTE: THE BIRTH OF A CHAMPION

News: NEW CONTINENTAL GT WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE ‘GT OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

Now we love a Bentley over here at MotorMartin Towers it’s that mix of elegance and brute force that just strikes the right chord after all and it would appear that MotorMartin isn’t the only one. The new Bentley Continental GT has been named ‘GT of the Year’ by BBC TopGear Magazine, in the publication’s… Read More News: NEW CONTINENTAL GT WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE ‘GT OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

News: LE COQ SPORTIF JOINS RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM

The following news arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers recently regarding Renault’s improving F1 team. Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing Managing Director: “I am very happy le coq sportif is joining Formula 1 with Renault Sport Formula One Team. The arrival of a new team kit supplier not only demonstrates the interest… Read More News: LE COQ SPORTIF JOINS RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM

News: INFINITI UNVEILS ALL-NEW QX50 AHEAD OF LA AUTO SHOW

Ahead of the full unveiling of the new QX50 at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week MotorMartin has been given a first look at the mid-size SUV with its revolutionary technologies and stand-out design, built on an entirely new platform. Enjoy. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the QX50 is the first production vehicle… Read More News: INFINITI UNVEILS ALL-NEW QX50 AHEAD OF LA AUTO SHOW