I saw my first new E Class Coupe today as it sat in queuing traffic outside the office on the 30mph dual carriageway. It's quite a handsome car and its darkened windows hid Racing's pet hate of the small quarterlight at the rear. What struck me was that the side profile looked remarkably like the A5 Sportsback but without the rear doors - it certainly looks long enough to take an extra couple of doors: it was one car ahead of an XF and it looked every bit as big. It is not a small coupe!
I think some manufacturers think a hybrid/PHEV/fuel cell vehicle has to look wilfully "futuristic". But in a "it looked great as a motor show concept but this is the closest we could manage" way. The Pious being probably the worst example.
Not as fast but pretty effective and a damn sight less thirsty.
One of these heading North on the A9 this afternoon. We were heading home, but it was in sight long enough to see it was in relatively good external condition, and was wafting along at a fair old lick too!
In Guildford on Saturday - an open-top McLaren. Sounded great but due to the traffic gridlock, it was slower than me down the Woking Road (over about half a mile), and I was walking! It did sound glorious though
... oh, and one of those new MG SUV things too, from the back..... didn't look too unusual from that view
Just in a car park and a grotty Clio parks up. I notice the clearly homemade roof rack bolted through the sheet metal with nuts and bolts rather than use the proper clamp on one at the strengthened rails. Hope he doesn't carry anything heavy!
Must be the car, as I drove mine like a twat, too. Obviously. I think mine was a subconscious effort to kill the thing because I hated it? I only did it on the open road, though, not down busy residential streets like this clown. Anyway, pot, kettle, black an' all that, I'd better shut up now!
I've been in Silicon Valley for the last few days and saw about 100 Teslas. They are everywhere there, and they were every model too. Also saw a BMW I8, a Mercedes G63 AMG and every kind of Porsche. Rarest sight was probably the Lotus Exige I parked beside the other night.
We had a lovely Neesahn Sentra as a rental. Actually not too bad as a white good, but certainly not something I'd consider owning.
We had a parade of Italian supercars pass through our village earlier. This included an F40, a red Diablo an Alfa 8C and McLaren 650S among the usual suspects (F430s, Gallardos etc). I was driving down to the hardware store at the time so didn't get to stop for pictures,