Category: The time is now

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Aston Martin Vantage – The Time is Now

To buy an Aston Martin, you have to be living the life of a Premiership footballer, right? There is simply no way mere mortals such as ourselves could ever live the Aston life, surely? Well, as it happens, that’s not true. If you shop around, you could have an Aston Martin sat on your driveway […]

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Audi TT – The Time Is Now

Some cars are just cars. By that, we mean they fulfill the dictionary definition of the word ‘car’ and that’s it. Some cars, on the other hand, are icons. Be that of power, handling or in the case of the Audi TT, design. These machines rise higher than the rest of the automotive landscape, earning […]

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R129 Mercedes-Benz SL – The Time is Now

There is nothing finer than jumping behind the wheel, dropping the roof and hitting the open road. Yes, many of us live in wet, old Britain, but even so, there are occasional sunny days during which we can enjoy the wind in our hair. It’s an elevated style of driving, a new way of getting […]

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Porsche 911 (996) Pre-Facelift – The Time is Now

The supercar is something we associate with beach-side properties, the rich and famous and of course, mad stacks of cash, as the kids say. And these associations don’t generally go away once a supercar gets older. A Ferrari or Lamborghini from the ‘90s still easily bonds with the aforementioned imagery. They are cars that us […]

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The Ford Puma – The Time is Now

There is something utterly joyful about slipping behind the wheel of a car that is unexpectedly brilliant. For many motoring journalists back in the late ‘90s, that sense of joy was in abundance. It was a given that the Ford Puma would be good, because Ford is, after all, brilliant at making hot hatches. However, […]

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Jaguar XJR – The Time is Now

Fast saloon cars are cool. That’s just a fact. Look through the pages of automotive history and the fast saloon has been there, snapping at the heels of say ‘proper’ sports cars. A hot saloon shows that just because you’re wearing a suit, it doesn’t mean you can’t sprint the 100m.  These fast saloons, as […]

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BMW E39 5 Series – The Time Is Now

Some things in life are certain, like for example, the fact that a good BMW has the potential to become a classic. Admittedly that might be a bit hard to imagine with the company’s hideous, big-grilled contemporary offerings. But turn the clock back to the cars of old, and you can be certain that classic […]

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The Mk3 Volkswagen Golf GTi – The Time is Now

The Mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTi was something of a legend, given that it kick-started the whole hot hatch revolution. The Mk2 Golf GTi was a little fatter, but it still held onto the essence that made the Mk1 so special, and as such, it was still a true GTi. Then the Mk3 happened, and despite […]

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The BMW E38 7 Series – The Time is Now

The Germans have always been at the top of the pecking order when it comes to making executive saloons. Audi has the A8, Mercedes-Benz has the S Class and BMW has the 7 Series. The German ‘big three’ don’t tend to worry about offerings from other brands, instead choosing to fight it out between themselves […]

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Ford Focus ST170 – The Time is Now

Hot hatches are always and will always be popular. That said, the ongoing popularity of hot hatches as a whole isn’t a linear affair. Some are instant hits, others take a few years to find their feet and with it, find a following. A case in point would be the car we’re looking at here, […]