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Kiwis Dixon and Hartley continue Bruce Mclaren’s legacy on his 78th birthday
In the wake of one of the most incredible days in recent history for domestic motor sport, we ask whether New Zealand car racing has struck a golden age. With Scott Dixon and Brendon Hartley establishing themselves as two of the best in the world at their craft — on the day of what would’ve been Bruce Mclaren’s 78th birthday, no less — it seems like a prime moment in time to be a New Zealand racing fan. To read more and answer our poll, head over to The Motorhood.
The history of Rover’s P6: which should you buy?
We dug deep — very deep — into the NZ Classic Car archive to find a great article put together almost 20 years ago by editor Allan Walton documenting the history of the Rover P6. Launched in 1963, the P6 took aim at the emerging ‘young executive’ market — somewhat of a departure from Rover’s roots in producing ‘traditional’ cars. Allan goes through the history of the P6 nameplate, before discussing recommendations, as well as common issues with secondhand P6s. If you’re looking at purchasing a P6 of your very own, then head to The Motorhood to have a read.
Five cars that the Lotus 3-Eleven can (surprisingly) beat around the Nürburgring
Everyone loves it when the little guy sticks it to the big guns, and September has seen the brand-new Lotus 3-Eleven do just that — reportedly setting an incredible 7:06.00 lap around the famous circuit during testing. Once it can be verified at that pace, the 3-Eleven — with its Toyota-based 336kw 3.5-litre V6 — will be staring down the barrel of a slot in the top four or five quickest production cars to ever lap the Nürburgring. We looked at the numbers and came up with five big, powerful, and imposing cars that you’d never predict the little Lotus could possibly beat — head over to The Motorhood to find out what they are.