Archive | June, 2013
Fiat Punto 0.9 TwinAir Turbo 85hp

Fiat Punto 0.9 TwinAir Turbo 85hp 5dr road test: Green – or not?

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Our Fiat Punto 0.9 TwinAir Turbo 85hp 5dr features Unplugged Green paintwork, but DAVID HOOPER reports on how green and economical it really is. MY first experience of Fiat’s acclaimed diminutive TwinAir engine coincided with a long motorway trip and I found it noisy, underpowered and not particularly economical. You […]

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Mark Webber’s F1 retirement overshadows British GP

THE news that Mark Webber is leaving the Red Bull F1 team and retiring from the sport at the end of the season will cast a shadow over this weekend’s British Grand Prix for many of his UK fans. The straight-talking Australian is a popular figure in the paddock and one who has earned the […]

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Loeb

Citroen to enter the world of track racing

AFTER seeming to be almost invincible in the world of rallying for decades, Citroen has announced its intention to enter the world of track racing. And it is heading its campaign with arguably the greatest rally driver the world has ever seen — Sebastian Loeb. The competition arm of the French manufacturer has dominated several […]

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Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 MultiAir 135 TCT road test report and review

Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 MultiAir 135 TCT road test: Fast and fun!

With its TCT twin-clutch transmission system, DAVID HOOPER’s road test and review of the Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 MultiAir 135 TCT proves the little Alfa MiTo is not only fast, it’s fun, too. I HAVE always been a fan of the Alfa Romeo MiTo. It’s friendly “face” with its oval headlights give the car a […]

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Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi 2 Luxe

Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi 2 road test: Great style on a budget

With styling to die for and a compelling package at prices you can’t ignore, DAVID HOOPER considers just how far Kia has come in the last few years. YOU only have to stand back and admire the Kia Optima to see just how far the Korean carmaker has come in the last few years. The […]

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Honda Hornet CB600F A

Review: Honda Hornet CB600FA road test proves naked streetfighters have lots to offer

ROAD TEST AND REVIEW: Honda Hornet CB600FA The Honda Hornet is hardly a new bike, but is now more refined than ever before and is available with some new colour schemes for this season. DAVID HOOPER finds out if this old favourite still has a sting in its tail. SPORTING this smart Pearl Cool White […]

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Toyota

Putting the toy into Toyota!

WHERE better to unveil a car that’s all about bringing the family together than a toy show? Toyota is presenting the Camatte57s, a sporty, open-top family-focused concept car, in the colourful surroundings of the Kids’ Life Zone at this week’s Tokyo Toy Show. Toyota’s new concept is about sharing ideas to build the ideal car, […]

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Renault

Renault reveals pricing of GT-Line hot hatch

FOR those who want the cool looks of the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC, Renault has revealed the pricing of its more affordable brother, the GT-Line 120 EDC. The new model, which sits between the French carmaker’s TC3 90 Dynamique S MediaNav and the 200hp Turbo EDC, will cost UK buyers £17,395. The GT-Line has […]

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