Audi RS4
Mar08

Audi RS4

The Audi RS4, like a lot of Audi’s lineup, is rumoured to be going electric very soon. We test out the facelifted petrol model whilst we still can. By Ginny Weeks. What is it?  The RS4 Avant is Audi’s small performance estate car. Offering all the practicalities of the regular A4 Avant estate, but with an extremely powerful engine and a sportier look, it’s aimed at driving enthusiasts with a family in tow. Smaller than the larger A6...

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Toyota GR Yaris
Jun11

Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota’s pocket rocket is truly in a league of its own writes Geraldine Herbert Why you will like it? It’s almost a disservice to refer to Toyota’s GR Yaris as a Yaris. To the casual eye, it may have the same instantly recognisable body shape but this is far more than a Yaris with some go-faster bits. Is it a looker? This is a Yaris crafted by Gazoo Racing, the motorsport arm of Toyota, only the door mirrors, the rear and side...

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Alpine A110 Legende
May25

Alpine A110 Legende

Alpine’s A110 is a joy to drive writes Geraldine Herbert Why you will like it? One of the great automotive secrets, the Alpine A110 is a two-seater sports car with a heritage that goes back to the Sixties. Alpine, a name synonymous with rally victories, was bought by Renault in 1973, and in 2017 a new modern interpretation debuted at the Geneva motor show. While it is not currently available to buy in Ireland we hope it’s only a...

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BMW M4 Competition Coupe
May19

BMW M4 Competition Coupe

Astounding performance and handling is the very least you expect from an M4 writes Geraldine Herbert Why you will like it? BMW’s new M4 promises to be more powerful, better to drive and more usable. Is it a looker? it’s not a car you will drive unnoticed, if the tune from the exhaust fails to alert passers-by the Sao Paulo Yellow launch colour works like a charm. What’s it like inside? The M4 is understated, high-tech and very well...

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Renault Mégane RS
Dec11

Renault Mégane RS

Renault’s potent RS is a very alluring hot hatch writes Suzanne Keane What is it? The Megane RS is the latest hot hatch to be unleashed by Renault Styling? With its Tangerine Orange paintwork, wider wings for extra air intake, F1 splitter and flared sills, the new Renault Megane RS certainly hasn’t been designed to blend into the crowd Under the Bonnet? The Megane RS is powered by a growling 1.8-litre petrol engine with 280bhp...

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Honda Civic Type R
Sep21

Honda Civic Type R

Suzanne Keane checks out the new Red Hot Honda Civic Type R  What is it? The new Type R Civic from Honda is officially the fastest front wheel drive hatchback as proven on the Nurburgring. Pushing 320bhp through the front wheels it has a top speed of 272kmph and will do 0-100kmph in just 5.8 seconds. This is the car that every girl (and boy) racer dreams of. Who is it aimed at? The Type R is aimed at real petrol heads. Other “hot...

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