Articles tagged Panasonic

Page 38 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, April 1981

Two Top German Cars

The Editor tries the BMW 628Csi coupe and the Porsche 924 Turbo These are two makes of car for which I have enormous respect. I used to be very well acquainted with both but for several reasons BMW and Porsche models have eluded me until recently. So it was with some feeling of enjoyable anticipation that I made re-acquaintance with them. The BMW was to be sampled first, in the form of the new (...

Page 82 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, March 1980

The Porsche 924 Turbo

A new breed of super car Motor Sport has not been over-enthusiastic in its reaction to the front-engined, water-cooled Porsche 924. In our opinion it lacks a truly sporting character ("A VW trying very hard to be a Porsche", was how W.B. described it) and has deficiencies in the noise, vibration and harshness department, though the latest cars are much improved. I confess to having approached the...

Page 51 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, January 1989

Road tests:Isuzu Piazza turbo

More dash, less cash The new Piazza Turbo, they call it optimistically. In fact, little of it is new save a hoop spoiler on its elevated rump, but Isuzu (UK)'s only sports-car has certainly matured into a more rounded performer, with a little outside help. Isuzu deserves credit for leaving the attractive though ageing shape of the Piazza alone and concentrating on the car's dynamic weaknesses,...

Page 76 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1983

An analysis of the Alfa Romeo Alfa-6 Saloon

Having been driving one of these unusual Alfa Romeos for some time, a few observations about it may not be amiss. It represents the top model, the flagship, of the present range of Alfa Romeo cars and received considerable praise when it was announced, early in 1979. Powered by a vee-six-cylinder 2½-litre o.h.c. engine and available in this country only with automatic transmission, this...

Page 56 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 1989

Balancing act

Ask and ye shall receive, they say; and if it is Porsche who is listening, the chances are that ye shall receive it pretty smartly. The Stuttgart company's cycle of model improvement is so rapid and so thorough that it borders on the obsessive. Partly this is the evidence of the weight the engineers carry at Weissach — the compulsion to improve whichever element is seen as the weak point of a...

Page 49 of August 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, August 1980

The revised Alfasud 1.5

The well-liked Alfasud has been sensibly modified along its nine-year span, to enable it to retain its popularity among those seeking a decidedly well-mannered, decidedly sporting small-car. Originally it lacked power to match its exceptional road-clinging and fast-cornering characteristics. That was put right and now there is the 95 (DIN) bhp Ti twin-carburetter engine to add to the delights. It...

Page 76 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, February 1980

TVR's New Tasmin

After nearly 25 years, the familiar, aluminium-framed side windows, shallow, broad screen and high scuttle of the stumpy, TreVoR Wilkinson-originated TVR have made way for a brand-new shape. Martin Lilley is celebrating his 15th year of ownership of this resilient, Blackpool sports car manufacturer with a totally redesigned, two-seater, glassfibre, fixed-head, hatchback model for the ‘80s, the 2....

Page 46 of February 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, February 1993

Getting a grip

This is the first time that Motor Sport has published a full Subaru road test. Such an oversight has long been due for remedial attention. Winner of the 1991 and 1992 British Rally Championships through the efforts of Colin McRae and Banbury-based preparation expert Prodrive, the Rothmanssupported Subaru Legacy in turbocharged, four-wheel-drive format has certainly earned respect in the country...

Page 30 of June 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 2013

Road Car News

Electric storm brewingTechnology pioneers face contrasting fortunes. By Andrew Frankel In recent weeks, two very different fortunes have visited America's two main players in the premium all-electric car market. For Fisker, the news appears bad to the point of being potentially terminal. Fisker, you may remember, is the company started by former BMW and Aston Martin designer Henrik Fisker. The...

Page 40 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 1977

The Audi 100 GLS

Although I suppose the Audi 100GLS with a mere four cylinders is now overshadowed by the latest Audi models with five cylinders apiece, I rate it as a very good car. Its main claims to sales are quiet, effortless cruising at higher speeds than our cautious rulers permit, even on our fine Motorways, coupled to really excellent acceleration, which speedily disposes of meandering traffic and is thus...

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