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DAILY STAR SUNDAY, April 17, 2016
DAILY STAR SUNDAY, April 17, 2016
DID you know the best
■
selling car in the world
is the Little Tikes Cozy
Coupe? True.
And the largest tyre
manufacturer in the
world? Lego. True.
The coolest cartoon
mouse car? Well, it’s gotta
be Dangermouse’s Mk IV
Danger Car hasn’t it? It’s
even got button-operated,
sill-mounted wings.
Fifteen quid from all
good car, sorry, toy shops
now…
373 ABT
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R24 ABY
R83 ABY
W80 ABY
ACE 521T
5016 AD
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79 BL
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E9 ELL
X9 ELL
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892 GTA
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4226 HJ
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2968 HP
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HUM 4N
HUN 713Y
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IDZ 789
IFZ 900
cake for all those candles.
That’s a lot of sales, and rightly
so. Great car.
I well remember the launch, back in 2005.
The man I shared a car with could barely
drive and I was convinced my new career as
a motoring journalist was about to be abruptly
ended by a stranger. I survived.
The new Swift looked good 11 years ago and
it’s hardly aged, wouldn’t you agree? That’s
surely the measure of a good original design.
I said it then and I’ll say it again now
– I still think it’d be a cracking car with a
1,300cc Hyabusa engine in it.
Please make it happen, Suzuki. You
have plenty of both – just join
them together.
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LAST weekend’s
MotoGP in Austin was
pretty dull, wasn’t it?
Things always seem to get
spread out and a bit
processional there.
But that wasn’t the case at
Silverstone with the British
Superbikes. Every race was
a cliff-hanger.
While other riders grabbed
the glory, one rider really
stood out for me. That was
Be Wiser Ducati’s Shane
Byrne. He bagged an
impressive double podium
but I’m pretty sure no other
rider on the planet could
have achieved the same
result.
Byrne was diplomatic
when interviewed on camera
■
but whatever he said, with a
chirpy grin, his Ducati
Panigale, stripped of its
sophisticated rider aid
packages, appeared horrible
to ride.
It looked stiff as a board,
unforgiving and knife-edgy.
He was within a gnat’s
nudger of crashing on the
last corner of the last lap of
the last race.
The moment the PBM
team make sense of that
complicated wiring loom
and new computer, Byrne
will be a force to be
reckoned with.
In its raw state, what he
achieved on it at Silverstone
was nothing short of a
miracle in my book.
■
BMW M2
Big-engined baby Beemer is a howling success
From £44,070
2,979cc, straight-six, turbo
370hp
465Nm
155mph
4.3 secs (auto)
35.8mpg combined (auto)
185g/km (auto)
Beautiful soundtrack
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HAPPY five
■
millionth birthday,
Suzuki Swift. You’ll need a big
Swift sure is
a good-looker
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SNAPPY:
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BMW M2
has a lot of
grip…most of
the time
JUST got back from a day
behind the wheel of the new
BMW M2.
We’re in Spain, near Malaga and the
Spanish police have just expressed
their admiration for the car’s velocity
by administering a meaty speeding
fine.
Seemed very reasonable value to me
though, especially as I wasn’t driving at
the time and my co-driver copped for it.
I was much luckier. My route avoided the
radar trap cash generator on the autoroute
and involved some pretty dramatic roads
in the mountains outside Malaga.
The soaking wet, patchy damp, or
alternatively
bone-dry
switchbacks
allowed me to come to terms with this new
BMW without the hindrance of other
traffic or bung-hungry bobbies.
The M2 is an admirable concept. Tiny
car, compact dimensions, big engine, big
power, rear-wheel drive. It’s like an M3 or
M4, just smaller, more manoeuvrable and
even feistier.
Even with all the traction aids fully-
engaged, on a wet and unfamiliar road it
always feels alive. Ever driven a kart? It’s
the same.
The M2 is snappy, agile and quick to react
under provocation. Like a kart, it responds
well to rapid, delicate inputs.
There’s an awful lot of grip and an awful
lot of power so the limits are high. Even on
a wet, twisty road.
Under the bonnet is a straight-six, threelitre lump with a single, variable-geometry
turbocharger.
You’d never know they had cut costs (and
weight) by missing out the extra blower
you find in the M3 and M4.
Torque is easily obtainable from just
above tickover all the way to the red line.
And whatever the revs, whatever the gear,
the booming, howling forward shove is
pretty relentless.
I’ve been driving the seven-speed, twinclutch auto version because a slender man
in mustard corduroys and a sensible
sweater stole the last manual before we
could get hold of it.
The auto box, a £2,600 optional extra,
offers better fuel consumption and CO2
figures, faster acceleration times and
smooth up and down shifts. But, call me a
Luddite, in a car like this – which is all
about the drive – it doesn’t matter how
polished its performance, for me it somehow removes an element of driving
enjoyment and engagement.
Hopefully, corduroy man will have
relinquished the keys for the manual
version tomorrow. I hear only good things
about it.
The gearbox, that is, not trouser man.
At the fat end of fifty grand (loaded with
a few extras like a nice stereo, heated seats
and decent headlights that allow you to see
where you’re going at night) this new M2 is
punching in a very strong pool of talent.
Base price is £44,000. Ish.
Rivals? Forget the Audi RS3 – that’s just a
posh Golf R – effectively a hot hatch. In
fifty grand M2-land you’re looking at my
favourite rear wheel drive car of all time,
the Porsche Cayman (admittedly in fourcylinder form).
However, the BMW M2 beats the Cayman
hands down on rear seat space.
That point cannot be argued.
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