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The Defender is back! Land Rover recently released a new Defender, sort of! This is called the Defender Works V8. It is built as a limited edition that celebrates the Land Rover brand’s 70th anniversary and aims to recapture the market taken by the Defender customisers.

This is a limited edition run of 150 units based on selected low mileage used Defenders from 2012 to date.  It’s an interesting move to see that the factory decided to “restomode” used vehicles to build these.

According to Land Rover, the idea emerged in 2014 when LR was approaching the end of the Defender production. LR recognised the gap in the market and had designed this model much earlier. The decision to reveal the Works V8 is a bit tactical. The company wishes to keep the Defender brand alive, whilst Mercedes-Benz recently introduced the second-generation G-Wagon.

This is an extraordinary Defender Works V8. A V8 produces 400 [...]

Alfa Romeo SUV

Alfa Romeo’s first SUV, Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the first SUV from Alfa Romeo that promises to be the fastest SUV available on the market until the Lamborghini Urus becomes available.

We are interested in the Stelvio Quadrifoglio in that it produces 510 bhp from a 2.9-lt bi-turbo V6 engine with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. It reaches 62mph in 3.9-sec and has a top speed of 177mph! The weight distribution is 50:50 and the Quadrifoglio weighs 1.8-tonne.

This power unit is derived from the Ferrari California T, with only two cylinders being removed. That’s how this Alfa Romeo SUV finds such power.

Stelvio is a driver-focused car and with the interior architecture from the Giulia. The driver-focused controls and the 8.8-inch infotainment clearly show the resemblance.

With the Quadrifoglio spec, you will find leather seats, LED headlights, carbon ceramic brakes, driving assistance systems (autonomous braking, [...]

 

At the recent Detroit Motor Show, Dodge revealed the latest RAM. This time Dodge has removed 102 kg, and have introduced an eTorque mild-hybrid system and 14-inch front brakes. The weight loss is achieved by the use of high-strength steel in the frame and the body. We are quite familiar with the use of high-strength steel in the case of European cars, but now the Americans are following this trend.

As the SUVs have been morphing into. the new MPVs, pickups are becoming the new SUVs, and we can clearly see this with the RAM’s recent improvements, from engine technology to driving assistance systems.

Starting with the bonnet, the RAM houses a 5.7-lt V8 Hemi that generates 395-HP and 555 Nm of torque. As the V8 Hemi is a petrol engine, we can’t get the high levels of torque as we can with a diesel engine. However, the new mild-hybrid system adds 176 Nm [...]

 

The new Aston Martin Vantage has now been revealed. It was first introduced in 2005 to compete with the Porsche 911. Despite its best efforts, Vantage never managed to be the perfect substitute for the Porsche 911. However, the Vantage created its own fans! It also reintroduced V8 engines to the range where for many years V12s were standard engine configuration in Astons.

Being an entry level Aston Martin has never been a problem for the Vantage. It has had the Aston Martin DNA since the beginning, with an aggressive engine with unique exhaust notes and the iconic Aston Martin handling. Unlike other entry level sports car, the Vantage offered a proper Aston Martin experience. The addition of the V12 motor produced one of the most satisfying Aston’s to drive in years.

Now Aston Martin has revealed the brand-new Vantage. This time, Aston Martin created the Vantage without the Ford. Instead, we see a Mercedes-AMG 4-lt [...]

Lincoln VehiclesThe Lincoln Motor Company (most commonly known simply as Lincoln) is a division of the Ford Motor Company that markets luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. The product line includes sedans, crossovers, sport utility vehicles, and versions for limousine/livery use and are marketed primarily in North America and China. Clive Sutton has been a leading American car dealer and custom car workshop in the UK for over 25 years. We offer a range of RHD conversions for new American cars. Find out more about our American Cars For Sale.

Top Gear Reviewed Our CS800 Ford Mustang - front image of the muscle car

“Look through the windscreen or savour the noise of its violent sports exhaust and it’s a wild ride, one to have your heart rattling the inside of your ribcage.” See what else BBC Top Gear magazine had to say about the CS800 Mustang when the team took it for a spin last month.

In crafting the CS800, we focused on delivering the optimum balance between stability and comfort, employing a unique three-way adjustable suspension setup that is more compliant than the CS700. The exterior modifications include a deep carbon-fibre front splitter and side skirts, prominent ‘Super Snake’ bonnet, a carbon-fibre bootlid with integrated flip-up spoiler, and a sculpted carbon-fibre rear valance that houses the large exhaust tips.

Of course, the 5.0-litre V8 has [...]

Shelby.eu is the new international distribution and manufacturing operation set up with EU assembly of Shelby American tuned vehicles. We are delighted to be appointed as UK distributor of these new EU Shelby vehicles. All Shelby American -tuned vehicles supplied to the UK market come with a 3year 50,000 Km warranty on the complete vehicle including Shelby components. Satellite navigation and radio frequencies are also fully upgraded to pan EU specification . UK customers can choose between Left and Right Hand Drive models. We continue to offer US imports of Ford production Shelby models including the GT350 and GT350R Shelby American, Inc. Shelby American, a division of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI.PK), is the premier independent performance car company in the United States. Committed to delivering cars and products that provide an unparalleled driving experience, the company has been at the forefront of automotive innovation since it was established in 1962. The company was founded by Carroll Shelby, one of America's greatest race car drivers. He dominated sports car racing success in the mid-1950s, twice being named Sports Illustrated's "Driver of the Year." His crowning achievement as a driver came in 1959, wh [...]

GMC

GMC (General Motors Truck Company) is an American cars manufacturer General Motors that primarily focus on trucks and utility vehicles. GMC sells pickup and commercial trucks, buses, vans, military vehicles, and sport utility vehicles marketed worldwide by General Motors. Clive Sutton has been a leading American car dealer and custom car workshop in the UK for over 25 years. We offer a range of RHD conversions for new American cars. Find out more about our American cars for sale.
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