Fast Fords have been with us practically since Henry invented the brand. Indeed in 1904, well before the iconic Model T which established the Blue Oval brand as a powerhouse of automotive manufacturing, the company had actually set a land speed record with an in-house design.
It seems incongruous in a business where pushing technological and engineering boundaries are a commonplace taken-for-granted thing, that certain cars can maintain their position at the head of the sales charts not so much for years, but for decades, without really being challenged even by a determined opposition.
The scene is ten minutes and 53 seconds long and starts at the confluence of Columbus and Chestnut in the Fisherman’s Wharf district of San Francisco and the car chase which follows has become one of the most revered in movie history, earning itself a rightful place in the pantheon of automotive cinematographic highlights.
Nissan has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it is considering a ban on certain used car imports from the UK. The Department of Finance confirmed that it is “examining options” in relation to the ban on old, dirty diesel imports.
MUCH like every other aspect of our lives, the whole distasteful and mind-warping Brexit conundrum impacted greatly on the motor industry, causing fear and uncertainly and prompting another year of falling new car sales and, for the trade, the increasingly worrying spectre of more than 100,000 used cars being imported from the UK.
Audi says the new Q3 boasts a bolder new body with a much sportier design concept than its predecessor. Styling features include narrow LED headlights which run inwards with a uniquely wedge-like shape for stylish illumination, while its side view epitomises the balance of the exterior design with perfectly symmetrical lighting from headlights to rear lights.
IT’S just a sneaking suspicion, but it would not at all shock me if — when he is finished his exhausting Christmas schedule — Santa and Mrs Claus strike out for their holidays from their North Pole lair, they would do so in a Volvo V60 D4 Inscription.