Recaro

25 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
WITH the looming prospect of speed-capping and ultra-low emission zones creeping their way across the country, we should now, more than ever, appreciate car firms like Renault who continue to feed our very British passion for proper hot hatches. But the French are not alone. Honda, Hyundai and VW have pushed out some belters lately – Civic Type R, i30N and Golf GTI TCR – meaning any rival contender must be leaner than an Instagram influencer and just as good-looking. The Megane RS 300 Trophy is not exactly a looker Enter Renault’s latest and fastest effort yet. While the Megane RS 300 Trophy, left, enthusiastically delivers on the need for speed – eking 300hp from the 1.8-litre turbo – and rocks a ride firm enough to bother your osteopath, a looker it is not. Not from any angle that I’ve found anyway – and I have looked at it a lot. Hamstrung by the fussy aesthetics of the standard Megane, Renault racing division’s visual mods will struggle to lure new fans to the RenaultSport brand. But in truth, this won’t matter much to those who know, those who are buying this £31,000 road rocket for what it’s made for – track-day bragging rights and/or Sunday supermarket car park shenanigans. With a feisty mix of four-wheel steering – yes, the rear ones turn too – and limited slip differential, the Trophy feels feverishly eager when compared to its conventionally steered rivals. Those who are buying this £31,000 road rocket for what it’s made for will not mind about its looks Once you get used to it, that is very rewarding. It is only a fraction faster than the “regular” Megane RS on paper but the Trophy feels and sounds faster with its louder, more aggressive exhaust system. Inside, the Megane’s familiarly uninspiring cabin is mercifully dominated by a pair of extra low-slung, Alcantara-covered Recaro bucket seats. But they are a £1,500 cost option, as is the Bose sound system at a further £800. Ultimately, the Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy is an exceptional and unique drive. But the Civic Type R is faster, more striking –  and cheaper too. That said, RenaultSport’s most interesting, but not finest, offering to date still shares today’s hot hatch podium. The Trophy feels feverishly eager when compared to its conventionally steered rivals The Alcantara-covered Recaro bucket seats are a £1500 cost option [boxout headline=”Key Facts: “] RENAULT MEGANE RS 300 TROPHY Price: £31,835 Engine: 1.8-litre turbo petrol Power: 300hp, 400Nm 0-62mph: 5.7secs Top speed: 162mph Economy: 34mpg CO2: 183g/km [/boxout]   Classics put into future I’VE been undecided about the ­merits of converting classics to run on electricity, like Harry and Meghan’s Jaguar E-Type wedding car. Does it detract from a vintage car? Take the “heart” out of it? British engineering firm Swind’s fully restored and converted Mini does 120 miles to a charge Well, I’ve driven two just recently, an Aston Martin DB6 Volante MkII and a Swind E Classic (an electric Mini to you, me, and everyone else other than BMW’s lawyers), for ­DrivingElectric’s YouTube channel. Only 38 of the original Astons still exist, and they’re worth millions. Now Aston Martin Works has ­created an electric motor roughly the same size and weight as the original 4-litre petrol engine which fits without altering the car’s structure. You can swap the petrol engine for a guilt-free and tax-free electric motor, and then swap it back for the petrol without affecting the car’s originality or provenance – provided you’ve got £200k to spare each time. Meanwhile, British engineering firm Swind’s fully restored and converted Mini does 120 miles to a charge. This is less about preserving a classic and more about making one of the best city cars more appropriate for modern cities. Sadly, the Swind electric Mini is £79k, so this is hardly a realistic alternative to budget electric cars Where the Aston was serene (yet slow, in its current early state of development), the Swind E Classic was all ready to be chucked around Swindon and the surrounding ­countryside. And it is a natty, bombastic little thing, so much fun, yet also brilliant around town, and cool in a way that no modern car could be. Sadly, the Swind electric Mini is £79k, so this is hardly a realistic alternative to budget electric cars, but for the engineering involved you can see why it’s priced like that. More to the point, I now get why electric classics are “a thing”. Not only are they fun and characterful despite the change of innards, they have also been future-proofed. And as anyone who loves cars knows, the worst thing is seeing evocative old classics relegated to static displays. Electric motors will keep more on the road, so I’m all for it. [boxout headline=”No Entry”] ACCORDING to a poll, 62 per cent of drivers can’t identify a No Entry sign. They probably can, they’re just too busy texting. [/boxout] Micro electric IF you survived childhood wearing Gola trainers and faded hand-me-downs, you’re probably strong enough to drive one of these and not care about people pointing and laughing at you. This car can reach a top speed of 48mph [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN MOTORS” posts_category=”1474″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] This dinky, all-electric two-seater – called Me for micro electric – fits in half a parking space and recharges via a normal three-pin plug. It is built by London firm Siticars.com. Top speed: 48mph. Range: 93 miles. Battery: 10kWh. Features: Bluetooth, power steering. Price: £11,499. Actually, I quite like it. [boxout headline=”Random fact” featured-image=”4022629″]The Ford Mustang logo gallops to the left because a mustang is a wild horse, rather than a trained American racehorse that always appears to be running to the right when viewed from the outside of the track.[/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”5761900148001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Top Gear stars stunned as £50,000 Renault sports car burst into flames “]
25 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
WITH the looming prospect of speed-capping and ultra-low emission zones creeping their way across the country, we should now, more than ever, appreciate car firms like Renault who continue to feed our very British passion for proper hot hatches. But the French are not alone. Honda, Hyundai and VW have pushed out some belters lately – Civic Type R, i30N and Golf GTI TCR – meaning any rival contender must be leaner than an Instagram influencer and just as good-looking. The Megane RS 300 Trophy is not exactly a looker Enter Renault’s latest and fastest effort yet. While the Megane RS 300 Trophy, left, enthusiastically delivers on the need for speed – eking 300hp from the 1.8-litre turbo – and rocks a ride firm enough to bother your osteopath, a looker it is not. Not from any angle that I’ve found anyway – and I have looked at it a lot. Hamstrung by the fussy aesthetics of the standard Megane, Renault racing division’s visual mods will struggle to lure new fans to the RenaultSport brand. But in truth, this won’t matter much to those who know, those who are buying this £31,000 road rocket for what it’s made for – track-day bragging rights and/or Sunday supermarket car park shenanigans. With a feisty mix of four-wheel steering – yes, the rear ones turn too – and limited slip differential, the Trophy feels feverishly eager when compared to its conventionally steered rivals. Those who are buying this £31,000 road rocket for what it’s made for will not mind about its looks Once you get used to it, that is very rewarding. It is only a fraction faster than the “regular” Megane RS on paper but the Trophy feels and sounds faster with its louder, more aggressive exhaust system. Inside, the Megane’s familiarly uninspiring cabin is mercifully dominated by a pair of extra low-slung, Alcantara-covered Recaro bucket seats. But they are a £1,500 cost option, as is the Bose sound system at a further £800. Ultimately, the Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy is an exceptional and unique drive. But the Civic Type R is faster, more striking –  and cheaper too. That said, RenaultSport’s most interesting, but not finest, offering to date still shares today’s hot hatch podium. The Trophy feels feverishly eager when compared to its conventionally steered rivals The Alcantara-covered Recaro bucket seats are a £1500 cost option [boxout headline=”Key Facts: “] RENAULT MEGANE RS 300 TROPHY Price: £31,835 Engine: 1.8-litre turbo petrol Power: 300hp, 400Nm 0-62mph: 5.7secs Top speed: 162mph Economy: 34mpg CO2: 183g/km [/boxout]   Classics put into future I’VE been undecided about the ­merits of converting classics to run on electricity, like Harry and Meghan’s Jaguar E-Type wedding car. Does it detract from a vintage car? Take the “heart” out of it? British engineering firm Swind’s fully restored and converted Mini does 120 miles to a charge Well, I’ve driven two just recently, an Aston Martin DB6 Volante MkII and a Swind E Classic (an electric Mini to you, me, and everyone else other than BMW’s lawyers), for ­DrivingElectric’s YouTube channel. Only 38 of the original Astons still exist, and they’re worth millions. Now Aston Martin Works has ­created an electric motor roughly the same size and weight as the original 4-litre petrol engine which fits without altering the car’s structure. You can swap the petrol engine for a guilt-free and tax-free electric motor, and then swap it back for the petrol without affecting the car’s originality or provenance – provided you’ve got £200k to spare each time. Meanwhile, British engineering firm Swind’s fully restored and converted Mini does 120 miles to a charge. This is less about preserving a classic and more about making one of the best city cars more appropriate for modern cities. Sadly, the Swind electric Mini is £79k, so this is hardly a realistic alternative to budget electric cars Where the Aston was serene (yet slow, in its current early state of development), the Swind E Classic was all ready to be chucked around Swindon and the surrounding ­countryside. And it is a natty, bombastic little thing, so much fun, yet also brilliant around town, and cool in a way that no modern car could be. Sadly, the Swind electric Mini is £79k, so this is hardly a realistic alternative to budget electric cars, but for the engineering involved you can see why it’s priced like that. More to the point, I now get why electric classics are “a thing”. Not only are they fun and characterful despite the change of innards, they have also been future-proofed. And as anyone who loves cars knows, the worst thing is seeing evocative old classics relegated to static displays. Electric motors will keep more on the road, so I’m all for it. [boxout headline=”No Entry”] ACCORDING to a poll, 62 per cent of drivers can’t identify a No Entry sign. They probably can, they’re just too busy texting. [/boxout] Micro electric IF you survived childhood wearing Gola trainers and faded hand-me-downs, you’re probably strong enough to drive one of these and not care about people pointing and laughing at you. This car can reach a top speed of 48mph [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN MOTORS” posts_category=”1590″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] This dinky, all-electric two-seater – called Me for micro electric – fits in half a parking space and recharges via a normal three-pin plug. It is built by London firm Siticars.com. Top speed: 48mph. Range: 93 miles. Battery: 10kWh. Features: Bluetooth, power steering. Price: £11,499. Actually, I quite like it. [boxout headline=”Random fact” featured-image=”4163709″]The Ford Mustang logo gallops to the left because a mustang is a wild horse, rather than a trained American racehorse that always appears to be running to the right when viewed from the outside of the track.[/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”5761900148001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Top Gear stars stunned as £50,000 Renault sports car burst into flames “]
25 Apr 19
The Sun
WITH the looming prospect of speed-capping and ultra-low emission zones creeping their way across the country, we should now, more than ever, appreciate car firms like Renault who continue to feed our very British passion for proper hot hatches. But the French are not alone. Honda, Hyundai and VW have pushed out some belters lately – Civic Type R, i30N and Golf GTI TCR – meaning any rival contender must be leaner than an Instagram influencer and just as good-looking. The Megane RS 300 Trophy is not exactly a looker Enter Renault’s latest and fastest effort yet. While the Megane RS 300 Trophy, left, enthusiastically delivers on the need for speed – eking 300hp from the 1.8-litre turbo – and rocks a ride firm enough to bother your osteopath, a looker it is not. Not from any angle that I’ve found anyway – and I have looked at it a lot. Hamstrung by the fussy aesthetics of the standard Megane, Renault racing division’s visual mods will struggle to lure new fans to the RenaultSport brand. But in truth, this won’t matter much to those who know, those who are buying this £31,000 road rocket for what it’s made for – track-day bragging rights and/or Sunday supermarket car park shenanigans. With a feisty mix of four-wheel steering – yes, the rear ones turn too – and limited slip differential, the Trophy feels feverishly eager when compared to its conventionally steered rivals. Those who are buying this £31,000 road rocket for what it’s made for will not mind about its looks Once you get used to it, that is very rewarding. It is only a fraction faster than the “regular” Megane RS on paper but the Trophy feels and sounds faster with its louder, more aggressive exhaust system. Inside, the Megane’s familiarly uninspiring cabin is mercifully dominated by a pair of extra low-slung, Alcantara-covered Recaro bucket seats. But they are a £1,500 cost option, as is the Bose sound system at a further £800. Ultimately, the Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy is an exceptional and unique drive. But the Civic Type R is faster, more striking –  and cheaper too. That said, RenaultSport’s most interesting, but not finest, offering to date still shares today’s hot hatch podium. The Trophy feels feverishly eager when compared to its conventionally steered rivals The Alcantara-covered Recaro bucket seats are a £1500 cost option [boxout headline=”Key Facts: “] RENAULT MEGANE RS 300 TROPHY Price: £31,835 Engine: 1.8-litre turbo petrol Power: 300hp, 400Nm 0-62mph: 5.7secs Top speed: 162mph Economy: 34mpg CO2: 183g/km [/boxout]   Classics put into future I’VE been undecided about the ­merits of converting classics to run on electricity, like Harry and Meghan’s Jaguar E-Type wedding car. Does it detract from a vintage car? Take the “heart” out of it? British engineering firm Swind’s fully restored and converted Mini does 120 miles to a charge Well, I’ve driven two just recently, an Aston Martin DB6 Volante MkII and a Swind E Classic (an electric Mini to you, me, and everyone else other than BMW’s lawyers), for ­DrivingElectric’s YouTube channel. Only 38 of the original Astons still exist, and they’re worth millions. Now Aston Martin Works has ­created an electric motor roughly the same size and weight as the original 4-litre petrol engine which fits without altering the car’s structure. You can swap the petrol engine for a guilt-free and tax-free electric motor, and then swap it back for the petrol without affecting the car’s originality or provenance – provided you’ve got £200k to spare each time. Meanwhile, British engineering firm Swind’s fully restored and converted Mini does 120 miles to a charge. This is less about preserving a classic and more about making one of the best city cars more appropriate for modern cities. Sadly, the Swind electric Mini is £79k, so this is hardly a realistic alternative to budget electric cars Where the Aston was serene (yet slow, in its current early state of development), the Swind E Classic was all ready to be chucked around Swindon and the surrounding ­countryside. And it is a natty, bombastic little thing, so much fun, yet also brilliant around town, and cool in a way that no modern car could be. Sadly, the Swind electric Mini is £79k, so this is hardly a realistic alternative to budget electric cars, but for the engineering involved you can see why it’s priced like that. More to the point, I now get why electric classics are “a thing”. Not only are they fun and characterful despite the change of innards, they have also been future-proofed. And as anyone who loves cars knows, the worst thing is seeing evocative old classics relegated to static displays. Electric motors will keep more on the road, so I’m all for it. [boxout headline=”No Entry”] ACCORDING to a poll, 62 per cent of drivers can’t identify a No Entry sign. They probably can, they’re just too busy texting. [/boxout] Micro electric IF you survived childhood wearing Gola trainers and faded hand-me-downs, you’re probably strong enough to drive one of these and not care about people pointing and laughing at you. This car can reach a top speed of 48mph [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN MOTORS” posts_category=”9670″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] This dinky, all-electric two-seater – called Me for micro electric – fits in half a parking space and recharges via a normal three-pin plug. It is built by London firm Siticars.com. Top speed: 48mph. Range: 93 miles. Battery: 10kWh. Features: Bluetooth, power steering. Price: £11,499. Actually, I quite like it. [boxout headline=”Random fact” featured-image=”8933960″]The Ford Mustang logo gallops to the left because a mustang is a wild horse, rather than a trained American racehorse that always appears to be running to the right when viewed from the outside of the track.[/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”5761900148001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Top Gear stars stunned as £50,000 Renault sports car burst into flames “]
24 Apr 19
https://mercedes-benz-worldzz.blogspot.com/

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Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2020 370Z Coupe and 370Z NISMO, which are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

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22 Apr 19
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20 Apr 19
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04 Mar 19
Autokennel

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18 Apr 19
TechGenYZ

The new Nismo of Nissan will give much to talk about, as it has been conceived in the most implacable testing field for any vehicle, namely the race track. Throughout the years, the Nissan GT-R has been adjusted, and its appearance evolved in order to provide better performance and a fresher image. That is why the Japanese firm has […]

08 Mar 19
Autokennel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Narrow Body Tribute All Steel Body by Esposito Original Tangerine Color 2.7L MFI RS Specification Engine [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Stock #1044 VIN# 91101xxxxx** ENG# 655xxxx** Original ENG# 610xxxx** Original Numbers Matching Engine Included 31,500 Miles on Odometer (believed to be 131,500 total miles) 8,000 Miles on Restoration/Build Tangerine (23) on Black Leatherette with Corduroy Inserts 5-Speed […]

08 Mar 19
Autokennel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Narrow Body Tribute All Steel Body by Esposito Original Tangerine Color 2.7L MFI RS Specification Engine [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Stock #1044 VIN# 91101xxxxx** ENG# 655xxxx** Original ENG# 610xxxx** Original Numbers Matching Engine Included 31,500 Miles on Odometer (believed to be 131,500 total miles) 8,000 Miles on Restoration/Build Tangerine (23) on Black Leatherette with Corduroy Inserts 5-Speed […]