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Sensational Driving In A Feisty Fiesta

How do you rate yourself as a driver? Above average? Watch this Ken Block video and ask yourself this question again…

Simply amazing!


Fabulously Creative Mini Commercial

Awesome video – makes you wonder how they did it! Watch!

A Mildly Excessive GTI

VW names it Golf GTI Excessive.
The name is dramatic sounding but the mods are anything but.
What do you get?
  • a wider track and 30mm wheelarches. each.
  • beefier 370 mm diameter brake discs (310 mm rear)
  • new 19-inch flow-formed BBS motorsport-derived alloy wheels
  • stiffer suspension springs and dampers
  • The 2.0-litre TSI engine is left unchanged – (this is what I mean – How can it be justifiably named excessive?)
  • a free-flowing exhaust system raises power from 210 PS to 214 PS torque rises from 206 to 211 lbs ft
  • a deep front splitter and a pair of revised airdams either side of the front grille
  • a new rear diffuser framed by a set of titanium-tipped exhaust pipes
  • a redesigned wing mounted above the rear window
  • redesigned bucket seats with integrated headrests


A Mini For A Song?

Means it’s cheap, right?

Almost free I suppose.

Just not this particular Mini.

A wallet-walloping £33,000 song

This, the JCW Championship 50, a special edition built to mark the 50th anniversary of John Cooper’s first F1 constructors’ title, is simply a Mini Cooper with very many added extras. topgear

It’s a 250-only limited edition and you can have any colour you fancy as long as it is Connaught Green.

The VW Polo BlueMotion Will Help Balance Your Budget


Cos a tankful of diesel can keep you going for 800km.

How does it do it?

  • The 1.2-litre TDI three-cylinder common rail diesel engine churns out 75 PS, and 133 lbs ft of torque from just 2,000 rpm.
  • Longer gearing through the five-speed manual gearbox.
  • Regenerative braking.
  • Automatic Start/Stop system.
  • 91 g/km of CO2
  • 80.7 mpg on the combined cycle.

£14,445 RRP for a 3door.

Why pay more for a hybrid?


The BMW Vision ED At The 2009 Frankfurt Show

Sensational looking BMW that does 75mpg.

Not very clever of them to call it ED!!!

ED stands for Efficient Dynamics and not for Electric Diesel.

specs :

  • full hybrid
  • 3 cylinder 1500cc turbodiesel connected to a pair of electric motors
  • 265 HP
  • 590 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5litre per 100km
  • 4.8s zero to 100kph
  • 250kph top speed

jalopnik and carsinaction

bmw v ed

2010 Golf R : Now Official

Well here it is – the new Golf R.

Not R20t and not R20.

Just Golf R.

golf r a1

This is what the Mk6 Golf GTI should have looked like. And a Golf R ought to be even more macho looking than this.

golf r pipes

But this is what you get .

specs :

  • 4motion four wheel drive
  • Turbocharged TSI 2 litre engine (same unit as Scirocco)
  • 270hp at 6000rpm (boost 1.2bar)
  • 350Nm torque at 2500 to 5000 rpm
  • 250kph top speed
  • Standstill to 100kph 5.5s (with DSG)
  • 25.4s to reach 1000m (R32 took 26.7s)
  • 8.5 liters of fuel per 100km (20% better than the R32)

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