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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Brabus 190 E 3.6S Leichtbau

The German term ‘Leichtbau’ roughly translates to lightweight, but this Brabus tuned Mercedes 190 E is more like a heavyweight in disguise, looking to fight anything that even dares to glance in its direction. [...]

May 30, 2019 Compact/Mid-Size

Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

Group B rallying produced some of the most exciting homologation specials ever. Peugeot took the world title twice with their 4x4 mid-engine 205 Turbo 16 and I took took one for a wild ride. [...]

May 27, 2019 Compact/Mid-Size

Audi Sport Quattro

The car that brought four-wheel drive to Group B rallying and established itself as an icon, was not the most successful. I just had to drive one though, on wet forest roads while reflecting on its illustrious history. [...]

May 27, 2019 Compact/Mid-Size

Renault 5 Turbo 2

Renault converted the humble 5 into a fire breathing rally monster, sharing few parts and only a slight resemblance with the original. It was so popular they built almost five times more than needed. [...]

May 27, 2019 Compact/Mid-Size

Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster

With only 240 exemples, the XK120 Alloy Roadster is one of Jaguar's most desirable sports cars and an important turning point in the history of the traditional British manufacturer. It is also delightfully bad. [...]

May 27, 2019 GT/Sports Car

Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Touring prototype

Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale in Turin built 242 Spyders based on the Maserati 3500 GT coupé between 1959 and 1964. In 1958 Touring from Milan built three prototypes. I took the third one for a drive. [...]

May 26, 2019 GT/Sports Car

Maserati Quattroporte V6 Evoluzione

Maserati uses a simple description in their native language to name their 4-door models and have been doing so for six generations since 1974. We drove the fourth generation Evoluzione with the famous biturbo V6. [...]

May 26, 2019 Luxury

PSA Peugeot Citroën archive center

The PSA Peugeot Citroën factory archive is called Centre d'Archives de Terre Blanche and it houses a collection of over 400 unique cars, from concepts to motorsport legends. Drive2Drive received exclusive access. [...]

May 26, 2019 Heritage

Porsche 912

Was the Porsche 912 the best of both worlds or simply a hasty stopgap between the retiring 4-cylinder boxer 356 and the new 6-cylinder boxer 911? Decades after the fact, I finally get to find out for myself. [...]

May 25, 2019 GT/Sports Car

Ford F-150 Power Stroke King Ranch

After FCA launched the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel in the light duty truck segment, Ford didn't hesitate and followed with the F-150 Power Stroke. To experience this truck on home soil, we drove it around east Texas. [...]

May 21, 2019 Truck/SUV