You don’t *have* to swap it. A fully built-up 1380cc version of that little A-Series with a good 100-130hp will make that little Mini feel like a rocketship as it is (a standard ‘90s Rover Cooper 1.3 gives about 65hp, IIRC). Bear in mind these are barely heavier than a Caterham, and somewhat shorter. Read more
When I tested an A110 for a couple of days, the keycard came in a leather pouch, and never had to be taken out of it (little engraved icons guided your thumb to the buttons). I also never had to slot it into the not-a-glovebox, either. Is that a Japan-specific change? It seems really weird... in a UK car you just…
You don’t need to go road tripping EVERY day for it to still be something the car needs to be able to do. An annual family holiday, and the occasional trip to a sports event or convention, for instance, can involve long-distance driving that does put pressure on those elements. If it can’t manage that, people will get… Read more
I want the advantages to be maximised until none of the drawbacks are dealbreakers anymore. I want something Fiesta ST-sized but with a longer & airier interior space, a weight-saving construction method and a battery skateboard platform, perhaps with two modules missing so the front seats can be mounted “through” the… Read more
I watched a few videos of Group A Skylines the other day (as you do) and the big squared-off sidewalls on that lad makes it look hench AF. I’d be here for a return to this stance - and Desmonds on a Type-R always look good!
The one you said “feels really British” looks to me [a British person] more like an Americanised version of a European-market late-‘80s Ford (maybe the EU/UK Granada)... which is a little ironic!
It’s decent (high-vis skirting aside...), but it’s no 400hp Subaru-Cosworth Impreza CS400.