Archive for Leon Poultney

Kia Optima Sportswagon first drive: A big friendly giant that lacks a bit of personality
0.0 stars

Kia Optima Sportswagon first drive: A big friendly giant that lacks a bit of personality

By

The Kia Optima is the sort of car that you see starring in flashy US TV commercials, where enormous NBA superstars cram their frames into the cockpit and ramble on about its superb comfort and desirability, despite the fact they likely own a fleet of... >>

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

By

It's almost 34-degrees Celsius and we're standing at the edge of a rickety karting circuit that's located around 50-miles outside the centre of Rio de Janeiro. No, this isn't the Olympics, this is our real-world induction to the Nissan BladeGlider. The... >>

Honda NSX first drive: The high-tech hooligan

Honda NSX first drive: The high-tech hooligan

By

Honda has long been a company that strives to innovate. When it feels a lawnmower doesn't cut grass efficiently enough, it goes and designs a new one. When private jets need a high-tech overhaul, Honda engineers step in and create something truly fresh.... >>

Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers

Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers

By

Amarok is the Inuit word for wolf. We don't speak Inuit, but you can see what Volkswagen is trying to achieve with its surprisingly luxurious pickup. The canis lupus is a hardy creature, living its life in the wilderness, traversing all sorts of challenging... >>

Porsche 718 Boxster first drive: 20 years on, it's still boxing clever

Porsche 718 Boxster first drive: 20 years on, it's still boxing clever

By

Can you believe the Porsche Boxster is 20 years old? No, we can't either. But back when the Spice Girls were miming Wannabe on Top of the Pops and kids were losing their minds over games of POGs, the Boxster was waiting in the wings, preparing itself... >>

Porsche 911 Targa 4 review: A modernised blast from the past

Porsche 911 Targa 4 review: A modernised blast from the past

By

Think of the Targa-topped Porsche 911 and, assuming you were alive, your mind is likely to be transported to times past, a time when men with slick hair shouted into enormous mobile phones about buying low and selling high. But the top is back in the... >>