Conor Mills | Freelance Automotive and Travel Journalist

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Feature: Aston’s desert stormer

Posted by Admin On September - 14 - 2014

It’s one of the toughest tests imaginable for Aston Martin’s new Rapide, as we team up with the firm to put it through its paces in some of the world’s most extreme terrain.

Modern cars have to be tough. And that doesn’t mean simply withstanding the rough and tumble of Britain’s potholed roads.

Before a new model hits forecourts, manufacturers need to be sure it can cope with the most extreme conditions the world can throw at it. So, where better to put this to the test than the scorching hot, hostile climes of the Middle Eastern state of Kuwait? Read the rest of this entry »

Feature: If I won the lottery… Lancia Stratos

Posted by Admin On July - 21 - 2010

The Stratos is one of the most beautiful cars ever to have entered a special stage. Less than 500 were ever made, and they are now prized collectors’ items.

You expect a car styled by Bertone and powered by a Ferrari V6 to be a star of a motor show stand, not thrown sideways into corners and covered in mud and dust in the midst of a gruelling rally. But back in the Seventies, this is the sight that met motorsport fans around the world.

The Lancia Stratos is one of the most beautiful cars ever to have entered a special stage, and will always have a place in my heart. It would also have a place in my garage if I won the lottery! How on earth did it find its way into the mucky sector of motorsport? Read the rest of this entry »