Unlikely Heroes – Ford Fiesta Classic Diesel
Jul11

Unlikely Heroes – Ford Fiesta Classic Diesel

The Ford Fiesta Classic was a great example of how much fun you can have driving a slow car quickly.

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Ford Puma 1.7 – Heroes
Jun30

Ford Puma 1.7 – Heroes

Sometimes you regret buying a car and wish you’d bought something different. That’s exactly how I felt when I spent a week with a Ford Puma.

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Heroes – 2002 Ford Focus RS
Jul28

Heroes – 2002 Ford Focus RS

When Ford released the replacement to the Escort in 1998 it transformed the image of the company’s car range. The Escort had long been considered a bit of a dog, with dull styling, stodgy handling and a low rent interior. Along came the the Focus with its sharp ‘New Edge’ design, much improved build quality and handling that was a revelation, and proceeded to march straight to the top of the sales charts. The...

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Heroes – 1994 Subaru Impreza Turbo
Oct29

Heroes – 1994 Subaru Impreza Turbo

The Subaru Impreza Turbo is a car that managed to transform the image of its manufacturer and become a cult classic almost overnight. 1994 Subaru Impreza Turbo Specifications Engine Flat four, turbocharged, front mounted Displacement 1994 cc Max Power 208 bhp Max Torque 201 lb/ft Transmission 5 speed manual, four wheel drive Weight 1235 kg Power/Weight 171 bhp/tonne 0-62mph 6.4 seconds Max Speed 143 mph On Sale 1994-2000 Price (new)...

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Heroes – 1996 Lotus Elise
Oct27

Heroes – 1996 Lotus Elise

The design philosophy of Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus, was “performance through light weight”. This is embodied perfectly in the Lotus Elise, released in September 1996. Photo credit: revolt360 Lotus Elise Mk1 Engine Inline 4 cylinder, mid mounted Displacement 1976 cc Max Power 118 bhp Max Torque 122 lb/ft Transmission 5 speed manual, rear wheel drive Weight 723 kg Power/Weight 165 bhp/tonne 0-60mph 5.8 seconds Max...

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