Prior Design BMW 5 Series body kit


Kamp-Lintfort styling specialist Prior Design has created this new body program for the current (F10) BMW 5 Series model.

The package consists of a front apron with LED daytime running lights and integrated carbon fibre spoiler, sill extensions, a carbon fibre roof-level rear window spoiler and diffuser insert which frames the new M5-style quad tailpipes.

We have no idea about the finish on that bonnet, but feel that whoever is responsible for it should face some type of disciplinary action…

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Porsche Cayman R Vs Nissan GT-R


Nathan Ponchard, editor of Unique Cars magazine, recently took to the road and track with racing driver John Bowe to compare Porsche’s 246 kW (330 hp) Cayman R with the Nissan GT-R. The R reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5 seconds, but that time comes drops to 4.7 s on cars equipped with the seven-speed PDK transmission and Sport Chrono package. READ MORE »

 

MINI drops Kris Meeke


We’re genuinely surprised – and saddened – to hear that Colin McRae’s protégé, Kris Meeke, won’t be on the start line at next month’s Monte Carlo Rally for MINI.

According to Autocar, even though Meeke and his co-driver, Paul Nagle, have two years of a three year contract left to run, it appears that the Prodrive-run team’s budget won’t stretch that far, yet funds can, apparently, be found to keep Spaniard Dani Sordo for all 12 rallies. Unless a major sponsor comes forward, Meeke will be kept on purely for test and development purposes.

Perhaps BMW’s return to DTM is sucking up more money than the company had first envisaged, but it’s a shabby way to treat Kris, and a very sorry state of affairs when you realise that the second MINI John Cooper Works WRC car will be auctioned off, on an event-by-event basis, to anyone who can bring enough funding for a seat – just like those crappy no-hope F1 teams always at the back of the grid.

Kris summed his situation up perfectly on his Twitter page, by remarking: “Ever wonder what it would be like to have the girl you loved tell you she’s leaving you to go work as a prostitute?”

As far as we’re aware, Volkswagen Motorsport still needs drivers to pilot its Polo R WRC, Kris…

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Fifth Gear drives the BMW 640d M Sport


Fifth Gear’s Graham recently got behind the wheel of BMW’s latest diesel-engined 6 Series Coupe. The 640d M Sport model uses the company’s most powerful diesel unit; a 3.0 L twin-turbocharged straight six-cylinder, which develops 230 kW/313 hp and 630 Nm/465 lb-ft of torque. READ MORE »

 

MTM’s 500 hp Audi A1 Nardo Edition in action


Here’s some footage showing MTM’s giant-slaying 500 hp Audi A1 Nardo Edition in action. READ MORE »

 

Winning MINI Cooper S JCW Coupè promo


MINI ran a competition asking its fans to describe the perfect MINI Cooper S JCW Coupè test drive and this video, the brainchild of Mathew Foster, is the winning result. Featuring a stewardess, salt flats, paratroopers, sushi and the Swedish power metal band Falconer, it ticks boxes that you never even knew existed… READ MORE »

 

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