Esteban Gutiérrez

Esteban Gutiérrez cleared to drive in Toronto

July 16, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

                  Esteban Gutiérrez cleared to drive in Toronto   Esteban Gutierrez was the second driver to reach F1 thanks to the backing of Escuderia Telmex, an initiative set up by the telecommunications company to promote local driving talent. Gutierrez took the place of Sergio Perez at Sauber for the 2013 season following Perez’s promotion to […]

Alpine A110 - Past vs Future-7

Alpine A110: Past Prestige vs Present Luxury

July 15, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

Alpine A110: Past Prestige vs Present Luxury   EVER SINCE JEAN REDELE’S curious little sports car company was wound down more than 20 years ago – for good, as far as anybody could tell – the Alpine name has faded from consciousness like tail lights slipping into the mist. The last A610 rolled off the Dieppe production line in 1995, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thrust SSC I SSC Program (gb) Specifications and Review

Thrust SSC I SSC Program (gb) Specifications and Review

May 17, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

       Thrust SSC I SSC Program (gb) Specifications and Review   At the time of writing, the Thrust SSC (SuperSonic Car) is the fastest land vehicle in the world. It has held the land speed record since October 1997, when it reached 763 mph (1,228 kph) in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. It was the first time […]

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Just Announced An Absurdly Low Base Price For Stelvio

May 10, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Italian-American marquee’s latest attempt to wedge a five figure check out of the wallets of drivers who enjoy style and Giorgio-backed grace, and for those anxiously twirling their fidget spinners, waiting to see how much it would cost to get one in the driveway, we have a bit of good news. FCA North America […]