Hyundai i30N (Performance Pack)

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In 2013, Hyundai decided they needed a performance division to rival BMW’s Motorsport M division, Renault’s RenautSport RS division and Mercedes AMG arm.  They unveiled their ‘N’ logo alongside the 2014 WRC car and hired Alfred Biermann to eventually run the Hyundai High Performance Vehicle & Motorsport Division  (Yes, that Alfred Biermann who was involved […]

Kia Stinger GT (2018)

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Albert Biemann … but for those who haven’t, he has the pedigree of being a previous man-in-charge at BMW’s M division.  So he knows a thing or two about making slow cars go faster.  And be good to drive.  And all that. So when I read that Mr Biermann was […]

Mercedes CLS55 AMG

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Produced between 2004 and 2010, the CLS (codenamed C219) was Mercedes’ first foray into the fastback segment of the market.   Based on the E-Class (W211) range sold from 2002-2009, the CLS had less of everything for passengers (boot space, headroom and legroom) but was more expensive than the E-Class on which it was based … […]


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For most of the 1980s, MG was used as a badge to designate a high performance variant of a Rover car, in a manner similar to how Abarth was to FIAT.  However, all that came to an end in 1995 when the MG F went on sale.   History When the car was designed, the Rover […]