I was out on the bike this morning in preparation for a few up coming events. It was a beautiful morning and there were plenty of cyclists out making for a great buzz. There were also a few guys with a different idea for the morning and they were hitting the tarmac a lot faster than us in some nice cars. On a small windy coastal road a stunning, brand new 2016 SL400 overtook us in a heartbeat, it’s V6 blaring past. We were ooggling it as it went past but then we hear a much more satisfying roar coming up behind us hot on the heels of the Merc. An 11 year old Aston Martin DB9 throttles past with the most beautiful sound coming from its 5.9L V12 engine.
Never mind the Merc now, even as an 11 year old car that Aston tearing by made my day. What a sound!
That’s the thing about Astons, they never fail to impress and they always have that covetable appeal whether the looks, the sound or just plain because it’s an Aston Martin.
Last month we were enthralled with the announcement of the DB11. Video Below the break.
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Did you know it has been 10 years since the Audi A5 hit the market? Ya, I didn’t either… well, it will be ten in 2017, but the new model is previewed already. It really doesn’t seem like we have had this car for a decade considering it still looks fresh and sprightly. There must be some great deals going on original 2007 models, albeit with a fair few miles on the clock.
We’ve been admiring A5’s for years and while the rest of the Audi lineup has been
enjoying refreshes and facelifts the A5 hasn’t really had anything. Some would say they were working Continue reading “2017 Audi A5”
The new version of Top Gear was met with plenty of trepidation and fear that it would take the masterpiece that Top Gear had been crafted into by the Clarkson, May and Hammond and run it into the ground.
If you saw episode 4 you saw the new Aston Martin Vulcan being hammered around by Chris Harris and it was amazing. The car is incredible, Chris certainly knows his stuff, and the cinematography in the Vulcan film was stunning and edgy. We were left wanting more action of the Vulcan so check out the video above. The New Top Gear has officially levelled up.
The first couple of episodes were judged and critiqued harshly and totally compared to the old format of the show. People didn’t like it. However now, 4 episodes in the aura has changed and the consensus is that Top Gear is good again! The new format is fresh, the new presenters are doing a good job, even Mr. Evans isn’t too annoying.
Now as we enjoy the next few episodes of Top Gear we also await the Grand Tour on Amazon . The only thought now though is that The GT will seem very dated and tired if it’s just the same larks the 3 lads were usually up to. Time will tell.
The last few months we’ve felt as though we’ve been missing an arm. Top Gear although revered by many was a genius creation of wit, excitement and overall brilliant entertainment. The ‘Fracas’ although typically Jeremy was not entertaining and brought an unfortunate end to a show loved by millions. Continue reading “At long last…”