A month with the Subaru WRX STI

A month with the Subaru WRX STI

But they lacked an international identity. This was the beginning of the Japanese obsession in the eighties to get into any kind of international competition. It could be F1, where Honda had been participating for years, it could be Le Mans, or it could be rallying. Nissan […]

BMW 116d

BMW 116d

And although the engine wasn't a shot nor its behavior was that of a GTI, it was one of those cars with which one likes to flow through the curves at a lively pace, with a high cornering and with very good composure. Two years later, I've come across another BMW […]

Restoration of the only rolling example of the original

Restoration of the only rolling example of the original "Volkswagen".

According to Paul Schilperoord - Dutch designer as well as columnist, researcher and writer - the true origin of the Volkswagen is the Superior II model of the almost unknown Standard brand. He has started a funding campaign to restore the only remaining rolling […]

These are the 5 fastest front-wheel drive compacts at the Nürburgring

These are the 5 fastest front-wheel drive compacts at the Nürburgring

Nowadays, the most sporty front-wheel drive vehicles have elements such as self-locking differentials and complex electronics that allow a considerable increase in their performance. However, brands still have to deal with one of the biggest handicaps of front-wheel […]

Volkswagen summons Golf GTI fans at Jarama

Volkswagen summons Golf GTI fans at Jarama

Owners of a Golf GTI are welcome, regardless of generation. Reserved parking is available in the paddock, separated by generation. Owners of a Golf GTE (plug-in hybrid) or regular Golf are also welcome. GTD's aren't mentioned in the whole press release, because […]

Nissan 350Z is another victim of the crossover craze

Nissan 350Z is another victim of the crossover craze

The preparation is not exactly extreme, but it is very different from what is usually done to the 350Z. The suspension is raised, has a significant protection in the front, special off-road tires, additional lighting, rear spoiler, exhaust line, etc.. It has […]

BMW M4 GTS

BMW M4 GTS

This evolution of the well-known and much-loved M4 that we liked so much when we tested it gives a further twist to an excellent technical base. The result, summarized in a time, is that the new M4 GTS promises to be able to complete the lap of the Nordschleife […]

Volkswagen I.D., VAG's electric redemption

Volkswagen I.D., VAG's electric redemption

Unlike the e-Golf, the electric version of the compact, is not based on a conventional car, nor on a conventional platform to accommodate electric propulsion; it is based on a specific platform for electric cars, the MEB. That way the space is used to the maximum, […]

SEAT already has 9 possible names for its new SUV

SEAT already has 9 possible names for its new SUV

The nominated names are Abrera, Alborán, Arán, Aranda, Ávila, Donosti, Tarifa, Tarraco and Teide. These names bring together the richness and heritage of our toponymy, with Basque, Arabic, Roman, etc. roots. These names have fulfilled the following conditions: They […]

If you want safety, big car, right?

If you want safety, big car, right?

Easy, in the world of road safety there are not always absolute truths. One of those absolute truths, or what many people believe, is that you are always safer in a vehicle, and that the bigger the vehicle, the better. Perfect, let's all buy truck tractor units […]

And they say old cars are dangerous.

And they say old cars are dangerous.

If we pull the newspaper archive we will see that these headlines have absolutely nothing new, and the average age of the Spanish car fleet is already over 10 years old for some time: economic crisis they call it. The DGT is worried that the accident rate has been […]

The revolution in energy recovery systems

The revolution in energy recovery systems

The truth is that I could teach little to a number of gurus and scholars of this technology. After all, rail transport has had regenerative braking systems for many more years than we have in the automotive world, as well as having much more legal regulation in […]

Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition, a leap to the top of the segment

Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition, a leap to the top of the segment

Taking advantage of the pull that have the exclusive editions in this segment, the Japanese brand has decided to launch a limited edition of the new Micra, which has been presented at the recent Geneva Motor Show. It's a way of telling us that the Micra aspires […]

SEAT to base its profitability on its new SUVs

SEAT to base its profitability on its new SUVs

It has been hard, yes, but the key has been to get it right with the new Leon, and to focus resources where they were needed. SEAT had had good times at the beginning of the century, no doubt, but the crisis and the change in tastes and ages in the automotive sector […]

Sketch Car Design at the Barcelona show

Sketch Car Design at the Barcelona show

There, the public will be able to see live how a car is created with designers working in situ. SEAT, which collaborates in the exhibition, as it has its design and development centre in Martorell, near Barcelona, shows scale 1 models in clay that were used in […]

Bentley Bentayga Diesel, coming soon on your mirrors

Bentley Bentayga Diesel, coming soon on your mirrors

With a fuel consumption of "only" 7.9 l/100 km, it's the most economical in its class. Considering it weighs 2.4 tonnes in running order and with that power, it's ridiculous; a 170bhp Pathfinder 2.5 dCi gets that or more. Well, I stand corrected, it's 7.9 l/100 […]

More range for the BMW i3 thanks to a new battery pack

More range for the BMW i3 thanks to a new battery pack

This lithium-ion battery has the same usable capacity of 22 kWh gross and 18.8 kWh net, but its energy density is higher. Apparently, the actual range will increase from 160 kilometers to 200 kilometers. This increase will increase the car's range in real-world […]

The 7 Definitive Symptoms of Burnt Friction

The 7 Definitive Symptoms of Burnt Friction

What is the clutch of the car? The clutch is one of the most important parts of the car. Its task is to connect the flywheel to the crankshaft. Therefore, it acts as a separator between the engine and the wheels. In this way the engine can stay on and turn […]

How do you prefer your sports car, with manual or automatic transmission?

How do you prefer your sports car, with manual or automatic transmission?

Jaguar, which relies heavily on the US market (as does Porsche), realised that a significant proportion of the American sports car clientele preferred manual gearboxes. And if a model wants to have some sporting credentials, on the other side of the pond, it must […]

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