Despite its killer new looks and myriad intelligent upgrades, the Yamaha MT-09 remains a wild ride.
"And yes, that V8 really is mighty. The eight-speed autobox covers for lag, and it does sing as it works its way through the revs"
There’s something for everyone. So, really?
"The car just gives you everything you need to leap in and drive it right at the top of your own limits"
Mazda’s flagship SUV rattles premium makes with more seats and presence at a discount.
Think the XC90 is too big and pricey? Well, then, perhaps its smaller XC60 sibling might just do the trick.
"It’s not as light as you’d expect. With no optimisation done yet, it’s around 1,350kg."
"Where on track the nose felt slightly soft, on road it’s unforgiving and sensitive to camber"
Not quite the car we expected to be Subaru’s money-maker; but does the job, and more.
Sadly, it rarely feels as special as it used to. The steering never quite has the feel and response you crave, the gearshift doesn’t satisfy enough...