This time out we’re in the new Suzuki Swift Sport and had a riot.
The Swift Sport has always been somewhat of a well respected underdog in the hot hatch market, but for this latest version they’ve changed the formula a bit – more tech and equipment, less weight and – perhaps most significantly – a turbo.
More power and torque and lighter weight means this new model is significantly faster, but has it lost any of the magic? Find out here with our 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport review. (Spoiler alert: no it hasn’t).
This week we’ve been with the guys at Slip and Grip Automotive trying our one of their rental Track Cars – a super cool little Citroen C2 VTS.
This little Citroen C2 VTS may only have 125bhp or so, but with some decent suspension components, sticky rubber and a completely stripped interior with bucket seats and harnesses, this is a purposeful little car that was great fun to chuck around Castle Combe Circuit.
We had a blast with Slip and Grip Automotive at their first track day of the year, and will upload a simple vlog of the day soon, so keep your eyes peeled.
If you want to rent this C2 for a day at Castle Combe or at one of their awesome Touge In The Valleys events on a Welsh tarmac rally stage, get in touch with Slip and Grip on Facebook or at their website – you won’t be disappointed!
This week we give you our 2018 MG ZS Review. The new budget crossover from the reborn MG brand, and (without giving too much away) we quite liked it!
The new 2018 MG ZS is a world apart from the old ZS sports saloon from the MG / Rover days. The new car is a budget crossover to appeal to family buyers who want to enter the crossover market on a tight budget.
We were impressed with the car’s general driveability and it’s fantastic value for money. It’s nothing to write home about in terms of performance or equipment, but it’s an attractive package priced very competitively.
We had a pretty bad week this week. Our worst nightmares were realised when we had a slight accident in the E46 330Cd we borrowed from our good friends at Slip and Grip Automotive.
Take a look at Jonny’s breakdown, and us trying desperately to get it fixed and back to it’s owner as quickly as possible.
Massive thanks and apologies to Ross at Slip and Grip Automotive for lending us the car and being so cool with us after the incident. Check out Slip and Grip for some awesome track days and events, and a great Facebook community.
Also we must thank James at Cotswold Vehicle Services for sorting the car out for us in record time – much appreciated as always.
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This week we’re bringing you a Ford Edge Vignale Review after we spent some time exploring it last month.
This is a new direction for Ford, bringing in its Vignale sub-brand to promote a more luxurious buying and ownership experience.
We were impressed with the look of the Edge with it’s new Vignale bumpers and wheels, and with the luxurious cabin and comprehensive spec list.
At £45,000, this car isn’t cheap but we felt that if you’re not bothered about the badge on the front of your car this is a real contender to its contemporaries from the more traditionally premium brands like Jaguar, BMW and Audi.
This week we’ve been driving the new Hybrid Mini Countryman (Countryman Cooper S E All4 PHEV to use its full moniker).
This is an interesting car – funky, fresh, a decent size, 4 wheel drive, hybrid, and it wears a Mini badge. Given its size this is perhaps a bit far fetched but we were impressed how it keeps with the overall MINI design language and style.
One thing that we did struggle with was how to actually start it – make no mistake this is a new, high-tech car and as two guys who spend most of their time in slightly older, simpler machines we did struggle to get it going. See the shameful footage below of us trying to figure it out: