Tokyo Skyline – The Nissan GT-R GT1

Tokyo Skyline – The Nissan GT-R GT1

The Japanese have built some pretty legendary cars – the Subaru Impreza, Honda NSX, Mitsubishi Evo, Datsun 270z and the Toyota AE86. However, if there was one car that has become associated with high speed Japanese metal, it’s the Nissan Skyline GT-R. Pick up the controller for any racing video game and you’ll find some…

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Dario CART – Team Kool Green Racing Reynard

Dario CART – Team Kool Green Racing Reynard

Along with NASCAR, Indycar is the most American of motorsport. Comparable to Formula 1, but with many races taking place on high speed ovals, it has still attracted several European drivers over it’s many years. The most successful of these has been Scottish race ace Dario Franchitti. Starting his career in Britain in single seater…

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Running In The Family – Toyota GT86

Running In The Family – Toyota GT86

Some sports cars have huge engines, giant turbos and spent their entire lives flying sideways down the road trying to hit every tree in on the way. And some sports cars are built to be light, nimble and do exactly what the driver wants them to do. Toyota’s GT86 is one such car. Built as…

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True Colours – Ford GT40 Mk I

True Colours – Ford GT40 Mk I

Sometimes it’s the car that’s an icon. Sometimes it’s the driver. And sometimes it’s the colours that the car is painted. There have been several famous liveries, but arguably the most famous of all is the distinctive blue and orange Gulf livery worn by Jacky Ickx’s Le Man winning Ford GT40. And even though a…

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Road Warrior – Radical RS3 SR

Road Warrior – Radical RS3 SR

Normally if you see a car on a race track, it might look like a normal road car, but under the bodywork there are major differences. Take a race car on to the road, and not only would it be illegal, but it would be virtually impossible to drive. Most racing cars arrive at the…

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Romeo and Guila – Alfa Romeo GTA

Romeo and Guila – Alfa Romeo GTA

It is the often repeated opinion of the Top Gear team that if you are a true car fan, at some point you must own an Alfa Romeo. The beautiful Giula GTA would certainly be a good place to start. Developed by Autodelta, the racing division of Alfa Romeo, the GTA was launched in 1965…

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Three is the magic number – Formula 3 Car

Three is the magic number – Formula 3 Car

Want to get into the exciting world of Formula 1? It’s a dream that few manage to achieve, and those first steps take place here, in Formula 3. These cars are basically scaled down F1 cars – wings, open wheels and cockpits and light weight bodywork. Using 2 litre engines from production road cars (such…

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