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 […]

Ford Kuga 2017

Ford Kuga 2017 Gets Updated Styling, New Tech And Improved Suspension

June 29, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

Ford Kuga 2017  Gets Updated Styling, New Tech And Improved Suspension   WITH MORE AND more people shifting from hatchback; to SUVs, it’s a good time for Ford to give its four-year-old Kuga a facelift. The only major mechanical change is the addition of a new 1.5-litre diesel engine to replace the old entry-level 138bhp 2.0-litre unit Available with front-wheel […]

Bentley Continental Supersports 2017

Bentley Continental Supersports 2017 Is Ready To Move Mountains

June 29, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

Bentley Continental Supersports 2017 Is Ready To Move Mountains   FOR THE FIRST century and a bit of the motorcar’s existence, it was an inalienable fact that the rate at which any given car could accelerate was determined, in part, by such things as load, surface conditions and incline, as well as more mechanical factors such as engine speed and […]

Mustang GT500 | Ford Specifications and Review

Mustang GT500 | Ford Specifications and Review

May 18, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

       Mustang GT500 | Ford Specifications and Review   The Mustang GT500 is such a great car that it would doubtless have been a success even without Hollywood icon Steve McQueen hammering one around the streets of San Francisco in the movie Bullitt. But the 1968 movie helped catapult the American muscle car into the minds of car […]

Hilux | Toyota Specifications and Review

Hilux | Toyota Specifications and Review

May 18, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

                Hilux | Toyota Specifications and Review   The Japanese pickup has become as much a symbol of the building trade as the paint-splattered radio and low-slung jeans. The Hilux we know today is a rugged muscular beast, as capable of lugging vast amounts of timber as it is of reaching the North […]

Gamine | Vignale Specifications and Review

Gamine | Vignale Specifications and Review

May 18, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

             Gamine | Vignale Specifications and Review   The Vignale Gamine looks like it should be in a toy shop, perhaps powered by a twelve-volt battery. Yet it is a car for grown-ups, despite its tiny proportions: the wheelbase is only 72 inches (184 cm) long. Vignale were a firm of Italian coachbuilders who collaborated […]

Cosmo | Mazda Specifications and Review

Cosmo | Mazda Specifications and Review

May 18, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

                Cosmo | Mazda Specifications and Review   Mazda had been building motorcycles and trucks since the 1930s but decided to branch out in the 1960s with a sports car. The Cosmo 11 OS was not like any other car before it: its styling was extraordinary, with slim lines and a very long […]

CLK GTR | Mercedes-AMG Specifications and Review

CLK GTR | Mercedes-AMG Specifications and Review

May 18, 2017 thewheelsofsteel 0

           CLK GTR | Mercedes-AMG Specifications and Review   When the International Touring Car Championship folded in 1996, Mercedes’ luxury-car subsidiary, AMG, was suddenly left without a showcase. A new one was soon found: the FIA GT Championship. The entry requirement for any car was that a minimum of twenty-five examples of that car should be […]