Classic Reviews

Lotus Elise: The Ultimate Modern Lightweight Sports Car Classic?

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Lotus founder Colin Chapman was a bright fellow to say the least. His mantra of “simplify, and add lightness” when it came to making cars was revolutionary. In Colin’s mind, even washers on some of his Grand Prix cars were considered to be extra weight. However, after Chapman’s death in 1982, some argued Lotus’s move to sell upmarket luxury sports …

Alfa Romeo Giulia: The Underrated Italian Icon

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The first time I ever knew of the Alfa Romeo Giulia’s existence was while watching the original 1969 version of “The Italian Job” as a wee lad. While the stars of that now legendary crazy getaway through the streets, and rooftops of Turin, were three oh-so-British Mini Coopers, the Carabinieri in hot pursuit all helmed Military coloured Alfa Giulia’s. Most …

Trendsetter: The TVR Grantura 1800S

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By Ben Selby When most of us think of TVR, we tend to daydream and wax lyrical about the funky plastic bodied sports cars of the nineties, with mad interiors, out there styling, and the kind of face bending acceleration which could rearrange your fillings. Oh, and who could forget that kick arse multi coloured paint adorning many Cerberas, Griffiths …

Pint Sized Performance: Suzuki Cervo SC100 CXG

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We all love going fast, right? However, all that power and torque is often rendered useless when face with heavy traffic and questionable road surfaces. What really matters at then end of the day, well in this writer’s opinion anyway, is how the car makes you feel. Sure, plenty of vehicles will dazzle you with ludicrous power figures and the …

Jekkyl and Hyde: The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is a Certain Future Classic

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By Ben Selby Make no mistake, the Aston Martin DB11 is already a fine car. For loping across your native country with your significant other and a boot full of luggage, it is certainly one of the finest GT cars around. However, in this writer’s opinion, there have been a couple of issues with it. Firstly, the DB11 was rather …

Magnum Opus: Ferrari 308 GTSi Review

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People are loving the Eighties again. The music, style and popular culture has come full circle, and the same can be said for sports cars of the era. This means the band of extravagant low slung wedge shapes from exotic car makers, which became etched in our math books and plastered all over our bedroom walls, are on their comeback …

Fire and Fury: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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You could use any number of over-the-top action adjectives to describe the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. After 24 hours in our care, the ZL1, is quite simply the most powerful, tyre-shredding devourer of blacktop you can buy for under $200,000, and thanks to HSV dealerships like Blackwell’s Holden, it can be yours, in right hand drive. The ZL1, like the …