When I was a kid, which wasn’t that long ago, the top speed of cars was important. That’s how we ranked them and that’s how we established whether they were quick or not. A 200 kph car was quick, a 250 kph car was an event, a 300 kph car was incredible. The way engines … More The perfect urban car: McLaren 570 spider review
I devoted a great amount of time to the Speedtail in Geneva. I kept going back to the McLaren stand to get some nice shots, to get all the best angles and to get the lighting right. It was tricky because the car was covered in people all the time. I walked in the PalExpo … More I fell in love with the McLaren Speedtail
Widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, if not the greatest of all, there’s not a lot that hasn’t been said about Senna. So I’m just taking five minutes of your time to celebrate what would’ve been his 59th birthday and to share a picture of the McLaren Senna, … More Senna 59 _ Ayrton & Mclaren
Good news! A convertible version of the McLaren 720S is going to be made. It has a 4-litre bi-turbo V8 developing 720 CV (709 hp) and 770Nm. That’s good enough for a top speed of 212 mph (341 kph). 0-60 is done in 2,9 seconds and 0-200 kph (124 mph) is dealt with in 7,9 … More McLaren 720S Spider_
Just back from the Geneva Motor Show and, well, you gotta start somewhere so let’s start big. With McLaren. McLaren introduced the Senna. The Senna is essentially a track hypercar. It has a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 capable of 800PS and 800Nm, which translates into an astonishing power-to-weight ratio of 668PS-per-tonne (659bhp). Nought to 124mph (0-200km/h) is … More Flabbergasted Events → Geneva 2018 Pt.1 w/McLaren
A few years ago (2014), the partnership between Mercedes and McLaren that gloriously produced the Mercedes SLR McLaren came to an end. There have been mixed results. On the racetrack, Mercedes definitely stepped it up a notch in F1, as you all know, whereas McLaren is still struggling (chiefly because of the Honda engine). When … More Reviewed: McLaren 570S Spider & 720S
I don’t need to write this. I’m probably wasting time and words. One word, two words, three words wasted. One second, two seconds, three seconds wasted. It’s tricky. It’s a tricky, shifty, slimy situation. Let’s begin with what I say to you, you don’t need to know because you know already. Whatever else I may … More Flabbergasted Events → Parco Valentino 2017: Green Lantern and Giovanni.
By now you’ve probably heard of Cars & Coffee, if you haven’t, well, summing it all up is a pretty straightforward job. It’s about supercars. 300+ supercars, unique one-offs and some amazing classic metal (including the wonderful Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato) reached the rather spectacular Parco Giardino Sigurtà. The vibe is electric, though that’s probably … More Flabbergasted Events → C & C Brescia
Hello and give a warm welcome back to Renault. You see, while everyone was busy, righteously so, talking about Mercedes, the under-performing Ferrari cars, Verstappen and Alonso with McLaren; Renault, unnoticed and discreetly, made their comeback to F1. Which is good news. Founded in 1899 in France and based in Boulogne-Billancourt, Renault can boast of … More Flabbergasted Drive → Renault Talisman: Renault F1 and Monaco.
Here we go, at it again. What with the Top Marques and the F Pace road test (coming soon for you) I kind of lost sight of the F1 Championship. But we pick up the action from where we left it. With Ricciardo’s new teammate Verstappen who’s replaced Kvyat. Hamilton back from Barbados (and back … More F1 2016 – Spain GP