New Cars

Jaguar F type R Convertible. One of those rare moments

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Jaguar F type R convertible. I’ve said it before but some days are better than others. BlackTopMedia recently had a particularly good day……..actually, the kind of day that you might only have a handful of in your entire life. The reason we had such a good day is that we got let loose in the […]

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Skoda Octavia VRS 4×4 Diesel video review

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Our friend and contributor Hannah, also know as @femalemechanic on twitter, has been out in the Skoda Octavia VRS 4×4 Diesel. We’ve had a brief go in the same car ourselves and think she’s pretty spot on with her appraisal! Have a look for yourself and tell us if you agree……

Electric Vehicles

Are electric vehicles the devils work?

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This is a difficult subject for BlackTopMedia. We have, up until now, always ignored EV’s (Electric Vehicles) and classed them as the devils work. We have generally considered them a marketing exercise and not remotely green once you factor in whole life costs and not just tailpipe emissions. With the continued growth and development of […]

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Automotive Industry make their position clear about the EU referendum!

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UK automotive industry delivers clear statement on Europe position days before key referendum. Leading British automotive manufacturers stress importance of remaining in Europe. Widespread concern that a “Brexit” could jeopardise current jobs and investment success. Overwhelming majority (77%) of SMMT member companies favour remaining in the EU.1 Monday 20 June, 2016 The UK motor industry […]

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The 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport – It’ll take your breath away

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The 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport I’ll be honest, the 208 is a fine looking car……..but……..it’s all a bit subtle. I haven’t driven a 208 GTi before, just a diesel, which was great. Perky handling, enough performance and I love the minimalist interior. The GTi is almost too understated and for that reason I’ve never […]

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You want an adrenaline rush? Civic Type R

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“Christ on a bike” I said to myself as I accelerated hard out on to Millbrooks alpine course in the Honda Civic Type R. For the previous couple of minutes I had been pottering around the access roads, admiring the interior of the 2016 Honda Civic Type R, and looking for road signs to point […]

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Does that car have outstanding finance?

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Back in the day, when I was in the motor trade, I sold a used Mercedes 190E to a guy, let’s call him Arthur. Arthur bought the car on finance and back then it was £7500. Everything went well. We proposed Arthur to the finance company, they did the relevant history and fraud checks and […]

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2015 Mazda MX5 test drive…..at Goodwood!

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The all new 2015 MX5 is a really cool little car. I used to have a MK1 until earlier this year when i sold it and immediately regretted doing so. My MK1 had a great chassis, great engine, perfect dynamics and was just fun personified. These days, lots of manufacturers trade on brand heritage and talk […]

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Get ready for Peugeot at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed!

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A Peugeot won the first-ever recorded motor sport event and has since won many, many more At this year’s Festival of Speed, Peugeot’s sporting anniversaries are saluted Latest designs take a prominent role including a public world debut Peugeot has an extensive and celebrated history, producing vehicles since 1890 with more than 65 million built. […]