A Toyota has never made you cry before, until now
Alex Goy is a freelance motoring journalist who has written for the likes of Motor1, Carfection and CNET.
Each week he will be taking a look at the biggest news in the car world, right here on DriveTribe.
This week: Porsche's new 718 Cayman GT4 is shaping up nicely, Lagonda's big tease, the world’s best selling car isn’t a surprise, and it’s raining on your face.
Porsche to make purists happy ?
According to reports, the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 is going to come with a glorious naturally aspirated motor, 420 horses, and a manual gearbox. This is, objectively, a brilliant thing. Why? Because while it won’t be as quick as it could be with a turbo motor and a PDK ‘box, it’ll give the few who’ll be able to get their hands on them exactly what they want. Tag me in.
Lagonda goes EV SUV?
Last year’s Geneva Motor Show saw Lagonda show off a shiny new EV limo/living room concept… thing. Tongues wagged, reactions were mixed, and a lot of people stood back and went ‘ooooOOOOOOoooo’. For this year’s show it looks like Lagonda is bringing an EV SUV concept to the table. The teaser image of the All Terrain Concept is just that: a teaser. But it shows something beefy and hella cool. It’ll likely be aimed more at those who wish to travel in comfort rather than scale a mountain. More Cullinan than Unimog. Still, if people want it there’s no reason not to make it.
Toyota is bloody lovely
The surprise feel good story of the week involves fast cars, excellent driving, and a lack of sight. Dr Amit Patel was an emergency response driver until 2013, when he lost his sight. He loved driving, he loved what it allowed him to do, and losing his sight changed all that. However, Toyota put him back behind the wheel. Dr Patel was given a Toyota GT 86 and use of the Top Gear test track to see what he could do. With an instructor by his side he was able to give it some stick and have a little slice of that freedom back. The video below is wonderful. No, I’m not crying, there’s just some dust in my tear duct. Lots of dust.
The biggest selling car in the world is…
Lots of cars were shifted in 2018. Lots of them. And while some of us hope that the best seller list is topped by something rear wheel drive and made of fire, unicorns, and brimstone, it’s not. It’s the Toyota Corolla. Not exciting, sure, but it’s there for a reason: It’s good.