News: SUBARU XV. 4X4 MAGAZINE’S CROSSOVER ESTATE OF THE YEAR

Subaru UK have shared with MotorMartin recently that their impressive is Subaru XV has been awarded 4×4 Magazine’s ‘Crossover Estate of the Year 2019’, a testimony, they say, to their on-going commitment to build cars that are incredibly safe, extremely … Continue reading News: SUBARU XV. 4X4 MAGAZINE’S CROSSOVER ESTATE OF THE YEAR

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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: VATANEN AND BURNS DRIVEN SUBARU RALLY CAR FOR AUCTION

Much as the FIA WRC is an exciting Championship with otherworldly driving skills on display, the new cars are just not as visually exciting as those Group A Cars from years gone by, a point effortlessly highlighted by the following story landing on the desk of #MotorMartinRacing recently. It’s been shared with MotorMartin that a formidable 1993 Subaru Legacy RS Group A rally car driven by Ari Vatanen and Richard Burns is one the first consignments for the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Competition Car Sale. The ex-Prodrive model – estimated at between £120,000 to £140,000 – is up for auction … Continue reading News: VATANEN AND BURNS DRIVEN SUBARU RALLY CAR FOR AUCTION

News: FAREWELL WRX STI: SWANSONG FINAL EDITION LAUNCHED

Subaru UK have confirmed the following with MotorMartin recently regarding their impressive WRX STI, stating proudly that it is the iconic Subaru model; the modern incarnation of yesteryear’s Impreza, conjuring images of special stage success and rallying legends pushing to the limit. All of which means that those of us lucky enough to be working up on the top floor of Motor Towers are very excited about the launch the WRX STI Final Edition, which, Subaru UK say is strictly limited to 150 models to say farewell to this brand icon and mark the end of this era of Subaru’s … Continue reading News: FAREWELL WRX STI: SWANSONG FINAL EDITION LAUNCHED

Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Devil Inside

The Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic is certainly a great looking car with excellent proportions cleverly disguising it’s utilitarian skill set. The Levorg’s styling is spot on with Subaru having created a distinctive and aggressive front end accentuated by the Levorg’s hexagonal grille and hood-scoop that not only looks fantastic but keeps the turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine’s intercooler constantly refreshed with cooling air.   With subtle chrome highlights leading the eye from the front fog lights, past the flared front wheel arches, good looking 18” alloy wheels and high waist and you have a classically styled muscular car that belies … Continue reading Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Devil Inside

Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Techno Fan

Subaru have long had a reputation for creating World beating rally cars and World Champions with cars such as the Impreza indelibly imprinted on the minds of fast car fans up and down the country. Indeed, the latest WRX STi which, due to the extraordinary service from Nathaniel Cars of Bridgend I was fortunate enough to drive last year, was simply stunning in it’s dedication to taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. After all, who would have thought that an AWD, four door saloon could need such a rear spoiler and would be producing around 296bhp? And you see plenty … Continue reading Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Techno Fan

News: BRZ MEANS BUSINESS FOR 2017

There are very few sports cars released recently that make you stop and stare, chin falling on the floor in amazement, as more and more manufacturers work within the constraints of their economically imposed ‘one world, one market’ approach to car design. The very nature of such an approach meaning that any design and engineering choices made, need to be such that they neither offend nor upset all of the manufacturers varied and very individual market places. Surely, a seemingly impossible task. And yet Subaru’s BRZ Sports Coupe was like a breath of fresh air upon release as Subaru made … Continue reading News: BRZ MEANS BUSINESS FOR 2017

Subaru WRX STI: Fine Time

MotorMartin has spoken before about the good folk down at Nathaniel Cars, Bridgend, a dealership that holds franchises for Subaru, Mitsubishi and MG whilst also offering a wide range of quality used cars on site. Pretty much something for everyone then. The pleasing thing for MotorMartin with regards to Nathaniel Cars, is the excellent customer service and knowledge on offer from the friendly staff as a quick call to 01656 20662277 will confirm. Indeed, it was a friendly call from Nathaniel Cars that allowed MotorMartin to play out some World Rally Championship fantasies recently in the Subaru WRX STI that you can … Continue reading Subaru WRX STI: Fine Time