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As self-confessed petrolheads we’re bound by unwritten rules stating that we need to have an unhealthy infatuation with Italian sports cars. It’s just one of those things; we’re totally aware that an Italian car built with passion and adoration rather than a German car built with maturity and rationality would be a ludicrous choice to make, yet one manufacturer in particular keeps defying the odds and producing cars that people revere; Alfa Romeo.
In the mid-nineties Ford fans were coming to terms with the announcement that the legendary Escort RS Cosworth would cease production, but were promised its replacement model, the Focus RS, would be something to behold.
BMW M cars are held in high regard with fans of the Bavarian based manufacturer, with many considering the E39 M5 as the greatest M Powered car of them all, but why all the hype?
The year is 1995, and Audi are about to shock the motoring world at the Frankfurt Motor Show with their new, futuristic concept car, the TT. This was something a little different from Audi, who were venturing into previously uncharted waters with the radical 2+2 coupe.
When Vauxhall proudly rolled out the VX220 at the Geneva Motor Show in early 2000, it was widely looked upon as a bit of an underdog.
Jaguar has been synonymous with luxury British motoring for the best part of a century, so when they announced they would be bringing out a new grand tourer to replace the aging XJS in the mid-nineties, the public were on tenterhooks to see what they’d come up with.
Renault has always had an affinity for producing hot hatches, and things have been no different with the Clio ever since the Williams version in the nineties.
It’s not often we come across cars that have been in production for over 60 years, in fact there really aren’t that many models that last over 30, but the Mercedes SL is one of the few.
Fast Fords have an enormous following, so when one caught our eye on the road recently we couldn’t resist taking a closer look