Top 10 Car Instagrams16th March 2020
Car Storage Covid Update: Storacar11th May 2020
We always look forward to new cars that are to appear on our roads. 2020 will be remembered as one that is very different.
The coronavirus has meant we can no longer go out and enjoy our cars and must stay at home to stay safe. Just like all the cars in our long term storage facility that we are looking after for.
However we thought it would be nice to take a look at some good things that are happening in 2020 - namely the launch of some amazing new cars.
Now some launch dates may change so we have not mentioned when the cars will be released (as not sure anyone knows yet).
So let's dive in and take a look at what beautiful vehicles we could soon be seeing on our roads - when life gets back to normal.
'Our first SUV, DBX, is a new kind of Aston Martin, one founded on the principles of beauty, luxury and driving dynamics. Ready to go anywhere, it’s powered by the spirit of adventure.
Built on brand-new architecture, DBX is designed to carry occupants in true Aston Martin style. Brimming with the latest technology to keep you safe, DBX is comfortable, sumptuously luxurious, and will thrill you from the moment you sit behind the wheel.
Our luxury SUV maintains a proud heritage as an Aston Martin DB: the initials belong to David Brown, the man who defined Aston Martin and whose vision continues throughout the company to this day.
It has been designed by one of the top engineers there is. It looks good off-road, comfortable and has plenty of space to give you the best of all worlds.
At the start of 2019, the e-tron SUV signalled the first phase of Audi’s all-electric revolution, and now here comes the second in the form of the sharply styled e-tron Sportback. The new arrival proudly combines the power, presence and space of an SUV with the elegance of a four-door coupé, and is even more sleek and aerodynamically efficient than its SUV sibling. The dramatic sweep of the roof line, which arcs steeply down to the rear of the car, and the lower edge of the third side window, which kicks upwards in true Sportback fashion, are just some of the features that differentiate Audi’s latest all-electric model.
Of course, there are also plenty of evocative styling cues that instantly connect the new e-tron Sportback with the e-tron SUV. These include the largely enclosed platinum grey single-frame grille, and the four horizontal segments in the lower area of the Matrix LED headlights, which create an e-tron-specific signature in the daytime running lights.
The e-tron signature is emphasised and interpreted in three dimensions at numerous points throughout the car, including on the striking side sills, where black inlays draw the eye to the battery location beneath the passenger cell. The battery system of the Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro stores 95kWh of energy, and feeds its power to two electric motors, one powering the front wheels and the second the rear.
Rest assured that, just like the e-tron SUV, the e-tron Sportback is as effortless to drive as any Audi model. As you’d expect, the car produces no emissions on the road, but what might surprise you is the scintillating performance on offer. With an output of 265kW available in ‘normal’ D driving mode, the car can accelerate to 62mph in just 6.6 seconds. However, once you shift to S mode and fully depress the accelerator pedal to engage the boost function, 300kW is deployed for eight seconds, and that shortens the 0-62mph sprint time to just 5.7 seconds.
You can look good and be good to the environment. With a range of up to 278 miles this does seem a massive upgrade and, combined with a much sleeker look, sounds like a winning formula.
Bentley Mulliner has revealed the all-new Bacalar. The rarest two-door Bentley of the modern era, and the ultimate expression of two-seat, open-air luxury, this definitive Grand Tourer spearheads a return to coachbuilding by Bentley Mulliner – the oldest coachbuilder in the world.
Just 12 examples of this striking, limited edition model are being created, guaranteeing rarity and exclusivity, and offering supreme luxury and breath-taking performance.
Are you one of the lucky 12 owners who could afford the £1.5m price tag (plus taxes) and didn't get to see it before it arrived? Can we have a drive please?
Thanks to a host of innovations, the BMW M3 Saloon delivers superb acceleration and handling. Features like the sleeveless construction and a lighter forged crankshaft not only ensure that dynamics and acceleration are improved but also reduce consumption and enable optimum weight distribution of almost 50:50.
Add to this the superior set up is the finely-tuned braking system, which has M Compound brakes and the optional M Carbon ceramic brakes.
The heart of the new BMW M3 Saloon is the M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with its tremendous power of 431hp and with this an unmistakable sound. The powerful M engine has either the manual six-speed M transmission or the seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission.
The BMW M3 Saloon’s racing DNA is instantly recognisable. Eye-catching features can be found throughout, from the large air inlets to the two inlets for the Air Breather and the M gill elements. The racing theme continues with the stunning M rear spoiler, M diffuser and the angled M twin exhaust pipes, which blend perfectly into the rear apron.
The Competition Edition looks like being the version on the UK market at a price tag of £65,000. However that also comes with a big 510hp.
The first and most difficult challenge Ferrari always faces when it decides to develop a new model is to push the boundaries of its own achievements yet again. This challenge is made all the tougher when the task at hand involves designing a new 12-cylinder engine, the power unit that hailed the start of the glorious Prancing Horse story 70 years ago in 1947.
On this occasion, intensive research and development focused on exploiting Ferrari’s wealth of track-derived engineering know-how has produced the 812 Superfast, designed to offer its drivers both benchmark performance across the board and the most riveting and rewarding driving experience possible.
With its output boosted to 800 cv, 60 more than the F12berlinetta, the 812 Superfast is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built (with the exception, of course, of the rear-engined special limited-series 12-cylinders). The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, and, in doing so, builds on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf.
To make full use of that huge power and to guarantee perfect weight distribution, the car exploits a highly evolved transaxle architecture that couples a front-mounted engine with a rear-mounted transmission. It is also the first Ferrari equipped with EPS (Electric Power Steering).
We love the convertible version - the 812 GTS. It only takes 14 seconds to lower the roof - that's 29mph - for a roof top!!!
The first British All-Electric Supercar. The thrilling next chapter of one of the greatest automotive stories ever told. The Lotus Evija continues a rich, 70-year tradition of iconic, game-changing road and racing cars.
A bloodline steeped in daring innovation and radical thinking takes another revolutionary leap forward.
Evija breathes the air it goes through. Made to be porous, born to be driven. Incredible downforce achieved without any compromise.
Unreal performance enabled by electricity. Developments made possible by years of pioneering heritage. Forged by British engineering, created for the drivers.
Sounds amazing. Looks even better. Good to drive and good for the environment. What's not to like?
Being based on the incredible 720S, the latest LT has everything in its favour. A flying start. And it delivers on every level. Radically lightened and lower, the 765LT uses innovative aerodynamics to create 25% more downforce than the 720S.
And this is the most powerful LT yet, with a shattering 765PS. Just 765 will ever be produced. For the lucky few, the next chapter is beginning…
Introducing the new 765LT. Born from fearless engineering.
Lighter is faster. And it begins with MonoCage II. An immensely strong, stiff, ultra-light chassis at the heart of each McLaren super car. It’s a perfect base for radical weight saving. New carbon fibre body panels, motorsport-inspired polycarbonate glazing, a unique and dramatic titanium exhaust system, light dual-spring suspension… Longtail DNA is woven into everything. The result is a car that weighs 80kg less than the immensely lean 720S. Settle into the lightweight seats within the sculpted, ultra-functional cabin and you’re surrounded by more innovative, engineered lightness. The carbon fibre centre tunnel is bespoke. Anything not connected to driver focus is gone. So there’s no air conditioning. Or carpeting. Or audio system. Less is more never felt so real and vivid. The 765LT can be specified to just 1,229kg in dry form. And has a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 622PS per tonne. Numbers that must be experienced to be appreciated.
We have seen a good few Mclarens in our secure car storage facility
, but would welcome this one through our doors any day!
Take your seat. With its sensationally sporty design, revolutionary cockpit and fully active suspension, the new GLE Coupé is ready to take complete control of the road.
The new GLE Coupé really stands out. With a sensational design that is more sporty and stylistically confident than ever.
Everything here in the interior has a higher purpose: to make your time on board as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Discover the comfort highlights of the new GLE Coupé.
The new GLE Coupé can assist you in almost any driving situation thanks to latest-generation driving assistance and safety systems.
More stylish than their regular SUV. Yes you lose some of the practical elements but there is still plenty of space and you just that more stylish.
When a design is as established as that of the Morgan sports car, evolution must come before revolution. Since its launch seven decades ago, the iconic silhouette has become a defining feature of the car, and that’s not about to change. Even the details, such as its narrower bodywork – a hallmark of Morgan’s core range of cars – and unique wing profiling, have been preserved.
While the aesthetics have remained true to form, just 3% of the components in the all-new Plus Four are shared with the outgoing version. It features a host of technology and convenience features never seen on the model before, as well as the extended use of high-quality natural materials.
No matter how fast you’re going, or what gear you’re in, the acceleration of the all-new Morgan Plus Four is effortless. This outstanding performance is thanks to the car’s exceptionally low weight – from just 1007 kg dry – and its BMW 2.0-litre four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, which produces 255 bhp and up to 295 lb ft of torque.
In the automatic variant, 0-62 mph takes just 4.8 seconds (manual model: 5.2 seconds), and the acceleration doesn’t stop until the car reaches its top speed of 149 mph. In fact, performance of the all-new Plus Four is on par – if not exceeds, in the real world – that of the 3.7-litre Morgan V6 Roadster.
This magnificent design may have been around for 70 years but 97% of the components on this vehicle are all new. That's a great combination of classic looks combined with modern engineering.
Thanks to an innovative all-electric concept, the Taycan is ready for the future. It also stays true to the features that have always characterised Porsche: pure emotion and maximum driving pleasure.
The key to unrivalled performance is an all-new 800-volt architecture and drivetrain designed from a clean sheet. No compromises.
At a growing network of ultra-high power DC chargers, the Taycan can charge at up to 270kW, which can provide an additional 62 miles of range in under 6 minutes**. The new Porsche Charging Service offers convenient access to an expanding network of charging operators across Europe. Intelligent home charging solutions and an 11kW on-board AC charger allow the Taycan to charge overnight, and make use of cheaper electricity or solar power.
Driving a Porsche Taycan is a unique experience. And to make it even more personal, we offer an array of innovative services with Porsche Connect. For example, you can access all relevant information for your vehicle, your surroundings, or the entire world in real time. Using your voice or by smartphone, you can also control many features inside and outside of your Porsche. A real digital co-pilot, you could say.
This is Porsche's first electric car and is set to challenge the might of Tesla. Probably the most important car for Porsche in decades. Has it got what it takes to be a game-changer?
The divine proportions. The unassailable truth that beauty is a science. That each object of aesthetic mastery is deliberate and precise. And carries the signature of the universe.
For those who measure success not just in material wealth, but in richness of experience, Ghost represents one of life’s finest rewards. Experience the power of connection with its effortless technologies. Even on the move, you’re always in play.
Inspired by the Golden Ratio of design, the iconic Rolls-Royce Pantheon grille marks a new era, its sweeping lines adding intense, driver-focused purpose.
This second-generation Ghost looks like being very different to its predecessor. We are sure there will only be small additions to the exterior - you can't improve perfection - however the engineering and technology below the surface are sure to be a marked improvement.
Well, as we said, there are things to look forward to this year
We also hope to see you and our current clients very soon. Take care.