The Porsche was delivered to us via a covered transport trailer to prevent any potential road damage in its 60 mile journey from Hereford. As the car has previously had a full body paint protection film (PPF) installation, the car was scheduled to receive our premium ceramic coating treatment where all exterior surfaces would receive dedicated Gyeon Quartz products. Following a weekend of driving in poorer weather the car was covered in a high amount of road salt and soiling
An existing client contacted us about their Ferrari 458 Italia which they were looking to have revived to a condition worth of supercar status. The client previously had their race-tuned Jaguar E-Type V12 detailed and ceramic coated one year before carrying out the same work on the Ferrari in this feature (a year to the day infact). Like the Jaguar, the Ferrari is stored in a humidity controlled CarCoon but is used on a regular basis which also means it is washed regularly. A
When someone mentions a ‘rare vehicle’ it’s not hard to instantly think of the most exclusive Italian supercars with one-of-one editions. However, I’m sure when you hear ‘Renault Clio’ the word rare doesn’t even belong in the same sentence – I mean, they’re everywhere. But there is a version of the Renault Clio that is rare and also completely bonkers. Of course this would be the wide-bodied Renault Sport Clio V6. A group-B Rally car styled body, a 3L V6 engine where the bab
Porsche have a pretty well rounded range of sports vehicles at present, from a luxury performance SUV range through to pure bred track toys that are road legal and even a hybrid hypercar pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved from a modern car thrown in for good measure. Even a a decade ago, Porsche were still at the forefront of the performance car market with nothing short of enjoyment and build quality oozing out of every inch. It really is simple to understand why
Hot hatchbacks are a market that is well covered if you're on the hunt. Ford Fiesta ST's, Focus Rs', BMW M140i's, Renault Clio/Megane Sports and the list could go on for a while. However, only a handful of the market come with a no holds barred track ready editions - one of those being the Mini GP. The rear seats have been replaced with a brace bar, a bigger brake upgrade, adjustable suspension and a rear wing/diffuser combination that reduced rear lift when hurtling about a
Italian cars always have the flair, style and presence to turn heads even when standing still. Although one driving down the road with a hearty V8 engine is guaranteed to turn emotions too (well, for us car nuts at least). Luckily enough, the naturally aspirated V8 engines can still be found in Maserati's GranTurismo until environmental legislation will likely see the introduction of smaller engines with some turbocharges bolted to it. So for the time being, Maserati are havi
A hot hatchback is always something that is going to be adored by most avid car enthusiast for their great handling, big power outputs and, being based on ordinary day-to-day hatchbacks, panels and parts are cheap and easy to find when things go wrong; attributes that you would want any performance vehicle to be. The hot hatchback love was born in the eighties with the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Renault 5 and of course the Peugeot 205 GTI. These cars cemented the hot hatch foundati
We're no stranger to the BMW 1 Series hatchback, we've had enough of them through our studio door that's for sure. Although, the BMW in question today is the top dog, the head honcho, the daddy - the new M140i. Replacing the earlier M135i with a new upgraded engine with an additional 14bhp from the six-cylinder engine which now extenuates the power output to 335bhp - which in a hatchback is certainly not to be taken lightly. As we've featured a few M135i models previously, we
The BMW M4 has recently taken over the legendary M3's place as BMW's two-door performance coupe, moving the ever-loved M3 to the four-door chassis. The M4 took no hesitation to take the M3's place in the M division as go-to M-car. The 'standard' M4 was never a shy performer with 425bhp and 410ft/lbs torque from its 3-Litre straight six twin turbocharged engine. BMW then unveiled a concept of the GTS at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 before the productio
The Italians have no shortage of high-market, high performance and highly desirable cars being sent across the world to be hurtled around a race track or sit amongst a collection of other vehicles - of course anything Italian is never out of place whether it be going or showing. Ferrari and Lamborghini are the most commonly known emblems of the automotive world when it comes to Italy, with a few new comers such as Pagani ensuring the bigger manufactures are kept on their toes
Over the past ten years 4x4 SUV vehicles have become a solid part of the automotive market. Originally designed for those cross-country adventures but have evolved into a breed of vehicles that will more regularly be seen prowling the streets of a more urban setting - dominating the roads rather than the ranges it seems. This evolution has brought the SUV market to produce vehicles that are now equipped with high quality leather upholstery, the latest technology and engines t
The Bentley Continental GT was introduced to the luxury coupe market in 2003, the first generation featured a hefty 6.0L Twin Turbo W12 engine that could offer a surge of power whenever the driver saw fit. Many variants of the first generation were introduced alongside the Continental such as the Flying Spur, GT Diamond Series, GTC, GTZ and supersport to name a few. This caused even the most particular businessman to be spoilt for choice when looking for a luxurious vehicle.
BMW have produced a previous array of roadsters over the last few decades such as the Z1, 507, Z3 and Z8 to name a few. Introduced in 2002, the BMW Z4 was put into production to replace the Z3 and continue BMW's presence in the sports roadster market. Featuring an array of engines, upgrade packages and the option of a hard top coupe later on in production meant the Z4 had something to spark the interest of anyone. Not to mention the front engine, rear wheel drive layout that
The Audi A3 has been a solid contender for one of the most desirable hatchbacks over recent years. Modern styling, great build quality and an array of engines that allow suitability to any potential buyer. Alongside engines, interior trim and various bodywork upgrades are available dependant on the requirements of the buyer, needless to say there are a fair few options available from leather seats, headlight types, wheel designs and so on..
This Audi A3 S-Line was looking
As each year passes, more people look to replace their existing vehicle with something new. Manufactures offering lease-purchase contracts and the added comfort of warranties have made purchasing a brand new vehicle more tempting than ever, 2016 is no different. March will see the introduction of the most recent '16 plate' vehicles to our roads but this doesn't come without some words of wisdom to gain the most from the brand new vehicle you are so eagerly awaiting delivery o
The Audi 'S' range has become ever so popular in a market of high performance (and quality built) German cars. Ranging from a little hatch through to full sized 4x4 SUV, its safe to say no one is going to be short on choice - even if home commitments help your decision. The Audi S3 is the perfect compromise between big performance and small body size, making it one of the most commonly seen 'S' models. With a 1.8 Turbo engine and 4wheel drive, the 221bhp has no issues in carr
There are a high number of high spec 4x4's roaming around the roads over recent years. Whether you're looking for luxury, image, practicality or saftey it goes without saying that the market is well catered for. The BMW X5 was introduced into the market in 1999 and ever since they have grown in size and popularity to make these one of the best German SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) that is available today.
This 2012 model in Carbon Black brought in for a Maintenance Detail af
The world of Detailing has come a long way over the years. New technology, updated products, different paint types & finishes alongside so much more means there is more information to read up on and remember in order to master all these modern changes. One thing that has not changed however is the way in which you should maintain your vehicle.
The importance of maintenance and aftercare on any vehicle is far larger than the initial rectification. You could pay the very top
This Audi S3 has previously received a paint job prior to the new owners purchase. Sadly, whilst a re-spray is meant to make a vehicle look refreshed and brand new again, this one had almost ruined the appearance of the entire car due to it being poorly finished... or not finished as it seems... Firstly removing the licence plates the vehicle, the wheels were misted with a fallout remover and left to soak into the brake dust for a few minutes. An assortment of wheel brushes a
Having a drop-top on those sunny summers days can create a new love for driving. Open skies, wind ruffling through the hair - blissful images right? As we all know, those sunny summer days don't last forever, sometimes that roof needs to be up more than it needs to be down. When you drive a car in the wet, it's obvious that dirt becomes temporarily stuck onto the paint and surrounding areas. Dirty rain water swiped away by the wipers doesn't magically disappear from the winds