With the new C4, the French manufacturer has once again forgotten what it used to do best
Defending world champion Sebastien Loeb won the German Rally for a record eighth consecutive time yesterday to extend his lead in the standings to 58 points.
The CV was first conceived in the 1920s when Michelin conducted a study to develop the perfect 'people's car', although design did not begin until 1936. In 1939 the CV, designed by Pierre-Jules Boulanger, was ready to meet the world, and was due to be unveiled in October that year but the launch was cancelled when war broke out in Europe. The car, also known as the 'Deux Chevaux' was finally presented in 1948 at the Paris Motor Show and was a firm favourite for 42 years until production ceased on the 27 July 1990.
Despite the hype, you have to warm to the Audi A1
Citroën's range is becoming more and more complicated. Once, a C3 was a C3 was a C3, but now the third rung of the Citroën is getting crowded. The original C3, now renamed C3 First, is still there, as is the open-topped C3 Pluriel with its unusual demountable roof; these have now been joined by an all-new standard C3, while a similarly-sized up-market city car aimed at competing with the Mini, the DS3 will be launched shortly.
MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi displayed his passion for four wheels by finishing second in the Monza rally in Italy yesterday.
Sebastien Loeb clinched his sixth world rally title with victory in the final race of the season, the Rally of Great Britain.
The sun roof is dead – long live the Visiodrive!
Former Communities Secretary has car window smashed while on campaign trail
Jean Todt, the former team principal of Ferrari, formally announced his intention yesterday to stand for the role of FIA president which will be vacated by his close friend Max Mosley in October.
The Frenchman closes in on record fifth consecutive title and proves Finns ain't what they used to be
"I've got boobs, you know." Thus spake my front seat passenger as the Twingo crested another speedbump. She – I should make clear that it was a she, perhaps – made me only too conscious of the extreme effect that the "Cup" (no pun intended) chassis, as fitted to the sporty version of the Twingo, can have on even a well-supported bust. This is important. Somewhere along the line the manufacturers, or most of them, decided that, in order for a car to be taken seriously as a performance machine it had to be endowed with unforgiving, uncomfortable suspension.