2017-Honda Civic Type R-7

Honda Civic Type R: How Much Has It Changed?

July 15, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

Honda Civic Type R: How Much Has It Changed?   WHITE PAINT, BLACK DETAILING, red logos and easily the wildest body addenda in the hot hatch market. No, you don’t need me to tell you this is the all-new Honda Civic Type R. And normally I’d leave it at that and let you make up your own mind on the […]

McLaren 720S 2017-4

McLaren 720S 2017: Will Be Down To Your Personal Taste

July 15, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

McLaren 720S 2017: Will Be Down To Your Personal Taste   Series is the core of McLaren’s DNA. It’s where the company started with the clumsily named MP4-12C and quickly learned that building supercars isn’t without its pitfalls – and that buyers in this sector, and the media, are a tough bunch to please. Claiming you’ve built a Ferrari rival […]

Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic

Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe At Its Best

July 4, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe At Its Best   LOOKS GOOD, DOESN’T IT? Mercedes went to great lengths trying to explain why its latest E-class is particularly easy on the eye (in brief: soft shoulder-lines, good proportions, a pillarless greenhouse) but, as with any art form, car design either works or it doesn’t. The E-class Coupe just might have the most […]

BMW i3 - Updated Luxury For A Perfect Ride

BMW i3 – Updated Luxury For A Perfect Ride

July 2, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

BMW i3 – Updated Luxury For A Perfect Ride   For the first time since it launched the i3 in 2014, BMW has revised its electric hatchback. It’s improved the city car’s performance and treated it to a new, more powerful battery, which has increased its range. Here we’re driving the Range Extender version of the i3, which has a […]

ASTON MARTIN DBX GENEVA PREVIEW

Aston Martin DBX Preview

July 2, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

Aston Martin DBX Preview   What it is:  The newest sign that the end is nigh? Also, “nigh”? In what other context would one use that word? What were we saying? Oh, right, DBX. Well, it’s part of Aston Martin’s plan for long-term survival. And we all know what that means these days: a crossover/SUV-type thingamabob. We saw it first […]

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADROFOGLIO PRESENTATION

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Is Ready For The City-Test

July 2, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Is Ready For The City-Test   Is there no limit to the tortures to which our testing would subject a car? Over the past few months we’ve hammered the Giulia Quadrifoglio till its tyres combusted, and – all in the name of rigorous enquiry, y’know – repeated the process at Alfa’s track, and Red Bull’s […]

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Preview

July 2, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Preview   What it is: The latest in a string of Italian blasphemies that should make the Pope blush and will undoubtedly be the best-selling Alfa Romeo in the U.S. Why it matters: If you work in an Alfa dealership, you’ve had ample time lately to perfect some sick drum licks with pencils and your desk. The Stelvio and […]

SEAT LEON CUPRA 300

Seat Leon Cupra 300 Is Cooler And More Efficient

July 2, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

Seat Leon Cupra 300 Is Cooler And More Efficient   THE CURRENT SEAT LEON Cupra began with either 261bhp or 276bhp, in models called ‘Cupra’ and ‘Cupra 280’ respectively. Then it moved to just one car at 286bhp – the Cupra 290. Now, well, go on, have a guess. As the name implies, it has 300 PS, or 296bhp. All […]

Porsche Cayman 2017

Find Out Porsche’s Sublime Cayman 2017 GT4

July 1, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

Find Out Porsche’s Sublime Cayman 2017 GT4 It chewed up and spat out Ferrari 488 GTB, but still we reckoned the Porsche Cayman GT4 lacked bite. The setting was a dimly lit hotel bar in the far north of Scotland, and as the eight judges cast their votes after a solid week of back-to-back testing in the Highlands, it soon […]