Lotus Exige Series 2 Buyers Guide

The Exige is powered by a variable valve VVTL-i 1.8 litre Toyota engine also found in the Toyota Celica. The same engine is found in both the normally aspirated and supercharged versions of the pocket rocket from Lotus. It is incredibly reliable and provides all the power you need for such a lightweight car. It can be argued that the Exige has no real competitor, as it outperforms cars multiple times its value on both road and track. The car combines both ultimate performance and usability in a way that makes it truly unique. As with other Lotus cars, owners are usually extremely passionate about their cars, so expect many to be in exceptional aesthetic condition. If you do your homework on performing all the checks for the issues mentioned later in this article, it will be possible to find an exceptional Exige. Running costs are extremely low for a performance car of this kind. Annual servicing costs around £350 and will help ensure the car remains in the best mechanical condition and provide years of exhilarating and trouble free driving. Why Buy A Lotus Exige S2? Unrivaled performance both on the road and track, it will easily out corner […]

The origins of the Fiat 500 – Nuova 500

The FIAT 500 Story The Fiat 500 (or Cinquecento in Italian), was launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957 as a cheap and practical town car. Under 3 metres long, and originally powered by a 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the FIAT 500 redefined the term “small car” and is widely considered as the first city car. Despite its diminutive size, the 500 proved to be an enormously practical and popular vehicle throughout Europe. The FIAT 500 has always had a lifestyle appeal that transcends class, status or budget. For some families it was their only car, the family’s workhorse as well as the means to their weekend escape to the seaside or to the mountains. For the well-to-do, it was either the perfect city runabout or a cheap and cheerful little car to keep at the family country estate. It has now gained cult status around the world, and is as immediately recognisably Italian as the equally ubiquitous Vespa scooter or Pizza Margherita. Production of the FIAT 500 ran from 1957 to 1975 with a range that included not only this classic shape, but also the world’s first MPV the Giardiniera and a fun beach version with no doors and wicker seats, the […]

BMW M3 E46 Buyers Guide

When BMW released the third generation M3, it was by far the most usable M3 ever. The straight six engine is one of the finest ever built by the BMW M Division and the unique bodywork sets it apart from lesser 3-series models. The design and styling cues are timeless. It is the perfect blend between old and new world performance car technology. Prices have been stable for the last three years and are now rising fast as the best examples are being sought out by collectors and enthusiasts alike. BMW summed up the third generation M3 in three words. Power. Precision. Passion. Straight from the factory the BMW M3 E46 Coupe is good for a lap at the Nürburgring in 8 minutes 22 seconds on normal road tyres. The power plant is a naturally aspirated, straight six engine that can rev to 8,000 rpm mounted up front, connected to the rear wheels in a relatively lightweight bodyshell with perfect 50:50 weight distribution. driver focused and performance orientated. Everything you need and nothing you don’t The power dome on the aluminium bonnet is a hint at the straight six power within, the dual twin stainless steel exhaust tips at the […]

BMW 1M Buyers Guide

The 1M is the closest BMW have got to remaking the original E30 M3, it is purposeful yet with compact dimensions. The aggressive styling still looks fresh and will age very well. The twin turbo engine is extremely potent, offering huge amounts of torque. Limited production run keeps demand high and many were coveted by collectors from new, currently there are just 395 examples registered in the UK. Prices for used 1Ms have held around the original price since first released. The 1M is equipped with a very free-revving six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology and 335bhp. Its maximum torque of 369ft lb (500nm) on overboost ensures extreme pulling power at all speeds and acceleration from 0-62mph in under 4.9 seconds. The 1M looks like a 1 series on steroids, every panel is pumped up and ready for battle. The body has been melted over the mechanicals, taught and purposeful Under the impressive wings is a track width extended by 60mm at the front and 40mm at the rear. The front air dam supplies the racing-grade cooling system with sufficient air and the rear skirt plus spoiler increases the downforce on the rear axle. Second gear is […]


Location & Who We Are

We are a Porsche Specialist based in rural Hertfordshire. We are located in a small village called Codicote, which is close to Knebworth, Welwyn Garden City & Stevenage. Our closest train station is Stevenage, we would happily pick you up from there to view a car. We are close to the A1M, M1 and M11 motorways. Our closest airports are Stansted and Luton if you are flying to come and view one of our cars. M R Sportscars is a trading name of Revival Sports Cars Limited, a company registered in England and Wales, registered number: 07624585 | VAT number: 264 5239 94 With regards to finance, we are a credit broker and not a lender. If requested, we can introduce you to a number of credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your vehicle. Revival Sports Cars Limited (trading as M R Sportscars) are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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