Author Archives: Sean Longworth-Smith

Kamikaze Collection ZIPANG – Self-Healing Ceramic Coat Product Test

Ceramic coatings began in Japan as the answer to the delicate finish typically associated with their car manufacturers. These days, there is a plethora of ceramic coatings available to car care enthusiasts, with many manufacturers offering their own versions of ceramic coatings based on nano technology. However, whilst many of these are variations on a theme, […]

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A Golden Opportunity to Shine For a Porsche Macan

Ceramic coatings are the leading choice for car care enthusiasts when it comes to providing their vehicle with lasting protection. The key to their popularity lies in their efficacy and this is largely thanks to nanochemistry. The molecules involved have a large surface area compared to their internal volume. As such, they are significantly more […]

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Proudly Flying The Flag – Jaguar F-Type British Design Edition

Released in 2016, Jaguar’s British Design Edition of the enormously popular F-Type is marketed as ‘the quintessential modern British sports car, more British than ever’. Promising more drama, excitement and Britishness than centre court at Wimbledon (with a helping of strawberries and cream), one might expect the F-type British Edition to fall short of the […]

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS – Tested At Nürburgring, Protected At Brands Hatch

In an age where the car buying population and the manufacturers who service them are embracing technology’s increasing role in the driving experience, Porsche has introduced a car designed to remind us what the immersive driving experience is all about. Enter the second generation 991 GT3 RS. The first generation 991 GT3 RS was a […]

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Future Proof Protection For A Porsche Panamera Turbo S e-Hybrid

Some car manufacturers envision an all-electric future, but with the release of the Panamera Turbo S e-Hybrid (PTSEH), Porsche seems to have planted its feet firmly in the hybrid camp. Taking the plug-in tech used in the 918 Spyder hyper car, Porsche’s range-topping Turbo S e-Hybrid is their response to Tesla, delivering a passenger car that combines […]

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When Two Legends Meet – Limited Edition Abarth 695 Rivale Convertible

The iconic Fiat 500 was born during an age of privation yet its characterful quirkiness has established its reputation as a cult classic. Not surprisingly then, there have been many iterations of this little car and many collaborations between Fiat and other performance-based manufacturers. The Abarth 695 ‘Rivale’ is one such collaboration, this time with […]

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS – Total Surface Protection Package

It would be fair to say that when it comes to model options, Porsche has a comprehensive range, from track-eating monsters to more comfortable and practical iterations. However, for many looking for that Porsche driver’s smile, the sweet spot comes in the form of the 911 GTS, a sports car tuned to deliver thrilling performance […]

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Track Inspired VW Golf R – Protected at Brands Hatch

The new Golf R is VW’s most powerful Golf ever and lovers of the model will be delighted to hear, it’s also the fastest. Bestowed with a high-performance turbocharger, the Golf R produces 308 bhp and 280 lb-ft of torque capable of propelling the car from 0 to 60mph in 4.6 seconds. The 6-speed DSG […]

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Range Rover Evoque SD4, Restored, Protected and Ready For Action

The Evoque was first produced in 2011 and was designed to bring a new customer to the Range Rover brand by appealing to the urban buyer with its sleek look, better fuel economy and lower emissions rating than the larger relative. Departing from the traditional body-on-shell construction adopted by most off-road vehicles, the Evoque uses […]

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Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder – Restoring A Future Classic

In 1960, a silver Porsche Type 718 RS 60 Spyder won its first overall victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring race. A surprise victory for the 718, thought to be out-powered and outclassed by the competition, the result gave rise to Porsche’s reputation as a ‘Giant Killer’. It is just this type of win […]

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