Dan Trent writes: If you've seen the story about learning to drive the Lotus way you might be interested to see my video from the same event - see below.
I'm really keen to take the Clio on an airfield day to mess about with some of these braking techniques learned here on the Lotus day. The fact they disabled the ABS was a real bonus for me, what with the Clio lacking even this.
Tracks are great fun and much more satisfying than weaving around cones on a windswept runway somewhere but a large expanse of tarmac - one with no gravel traps - gives you a bit of leeway to experiment without the risk of something nasty happening.
Dan Trent writes: Ever wished you were still a kid?
cj hubbard writes:
Oooh, Dan’s a cheeky sod. Charming way to start the new year, that is. I won’t be forgetting this, let me tell you.
First though, a picture of my MX-5 on New Year’s Day.
Dan Trent writes: The last couple of weeks have been a real challenge for drivers.
Dan Trent writes: A tricky dilemma this weekend.
Richard Aucock writes: Porsche is in great health.
A hi-tech lab, that’s what – dedicated to analysing people, not cars.
Dan Trent writes: Hanging out trackside at the Jag launch unearthed plenty of amusing banter...
Richard Aucock writes: BMW’s EfficientDynamics is fiendishly clever. Has to be.
But one really, err, cool feature is ‘active cooling’. What’s the point in having a hole forcing cold air into the engine, when it’s already chilled enough, thank you? The engine actually has to work harder to offset this. Daft. Far better, then, to shut a flap when it’s not needed. Opening when a blast of air is needed, before closing again.
A significant horsepower boost and some restyling brings the Aston Rapide on leaps and bounds
Date 14 hrs ago, Duration 2:30, Views 354
Which of these endangered 1970s and 80s cars would you be saddest to see become extinct?
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- Austin Allegro
- Austin Maxi
- Austin Montego
- Austin Princess
- Hillman Avenger
- Morris Marina
- Morris Ital
- Vauxhall Viva