Lexus RX500h F Sport Performance Hybrid Review

Driving Innovation: Lexus RX500h F Sport Performance Hybrid Review

What better way to test the Lexus RX500h F Sport than a trip to the fabulous Headland Hotel, a magnificent baroque 5-star folly perched on a cliff overlooking Fistral Beach down in Newquay, Cornwall?  And the Lexus RX500h was the perfect touring companion, luxury first-class travel all the way.

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:41
Porsche Taycan GTS Turismo Tour Review

Electrifying Elegance, Maximum Excitement: Porsche Taycan GTS Turismo Tour Review

The Porsche Taycan GTS Turismo is a four-door, four to five-seat electric estate that combines the best of both worlds, top-tier handling and space. A GTS label means it's going to be just a little bit special and sporty, but how good is the electric GTS really? 

We took it up to Bath, then along the Sussex coast for a little paragliding session. All to see how it fared on long journeys, and whether we could learn to stop worrying about range and love an electric Porsche, to paraphrase Dr Strangelove.

Fri, 02/02/2024 - 14:38
Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder

1000 Miles in a Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder Review

Is embarking on a 1000-mile journey in a Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder a rational decision? Perhaps not, but after the first 500 miles, you begin to understand how this machine behaves, and you seamlessly become one with it. A harmonious fusion of man and machine occurs, resulting in a driving experience that approaches perfection.

Wed, 11/08/2023 - 19:05
Audi Q8 Queens Cup Balloon Race 202

Audi Q8 Queens Cup Balloon Race 2023: A Fabulous Aeronautical Adventure

Audi, In a stroke of creative genius that amply demonstrates their spirit of adventure, sponsored the 2023 Queens Cup Balloon Race.

Definitely one of the most exciting and thrilling races I have ever covered. Imagine a fusion of rally car driving, classic yacht racing, Georgian airships and three-dimensional chess and you have a rough idea of the Queens Cup Balloon Race. Now throw in a massive sprinkling of great British eccentricity and a dash of those magnificent men in their flying machines and you're there.

Wed, 11/01/2023 - 22:34
Range Rover Évoque Hybrid P300e PHEV

Adventurous & Effortless Range Rover Évoque Hybrid P300e PHEV 2023 Review

We decided the best way to get the measure of the Range Rover Evoque Hybrid was to take it on a few adventures. First, we cruised down to Brighton Marina for a long jet ski safari with the amazing team at See our review of the superb Jet Skiing experience at Brighton Boating Lagoon Watersports.…

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 17:31
Abama Resort Tenerife

Abama Resort Tenerife: A Luxurious Haven for Discerning Travellers

Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands nestled off the African coast, is renowned for its rich and captivating history.

The story of Tenerife dates back to prehistoric times when the Guanche people, believed to have arrived around 200 BC, established their presence on the island. The island derives its name from Chief Tinerfe, who divided the land into nine areas for each of his nine children, which still exist today as the municipal areas of Tenerife: Taoro, Guimar, Abona, Anaga, Tequeste, Taraconte, Icode, Daute, and Adeje.

Fri, 07/07/2023 - 14:10
Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo Review

Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo Review 2023

When the Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo was delivered to my door, I was not quite sure what to make of it. So I parked my preconceptions and drove around as many different types of roads and areas of the English countryside to get to grips with this conundrum.

The Quattroporte Ferrari engine is, of course, its USP, a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with a whopping 580 bhp. Maximum output is at 6750 rpm, which delivers its best roar too. The 21-inch wheels and rear-wheel drive are firmly aimed at those that love driving. 

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 16:05
Jaguar F-Type R 75 5.0 Litre V8 AWD 575PS Review

Jaguar F-Type R 75 5.0 Litre V8 AWD 575PS Review

The Jaguar F-Type R 75 is a refined luxury two-seater sports tourer, but is it fast, comfortable and stylish enough for the £103 K price tag?  We took it gallivanting around Gloucestershire, staying at the Tewkesbury Hotel for a little golf and fine dining to find out.

The R 75 comes with the 5.0 litre supercharged V8 with 567 bhp powering from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) and an automatic ZF 8 speed gearbox. Its 4.47 metres long, 2 metres wide, weighs just under 1.8 tonnes and does around 26 mpg.

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 20:05
Wiesmann Project Thunderball

Wiesmann All Electric Convertible Sports Car Project Thunderball Launch At Wiesmann Factory

Wiesmann is launching the first all-electric convertible two-seater sports car, 'Project Thunderball', a bespoke luxury retro styled classic coachbuild on a modern powertrain.

I leapt on a plane to Düsseldorf for the inaugural launch at the Wiesmann factory in Dülmen. The factory itself is straddled by a giant gecko, 15 metres tall and over 110 metres long, the brand logo signifying that the car sticks to the road like a gecko sticks to walls.

Thu, 03/09/2023 - 14:18
A bottle of my own Micro Provenance expression from Bruichladdich.

Bruichladdich Whisky - The Innovator: McLaren 720S Scotland Tour

The drive to Bruichladdich on the isle of Islay is nothing short of beautiful. Twisty roads, stunning coastal views, and if you are lucky, fine weather. But I don’t recommend you drive, opt for a taxi instead from the town of Bowmore and enjoy what this exciting distillery has to offer - incredible whisky. 

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 11:54