Spring 2022 issue
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- Marcos TSO – The car that could have taken on TVR
- Chesil E – Electric Speedster versus petrol stablemate
- Gibbs Bentley Special — Incredible one-off road racer
- Franco Sbarro – Interview with the creator of the wildest concepts
- Moretti – The story behind the Italian coach-builder
- BMW i8 – The concept car that made it to the showroom
- TVR Wedge buyers’ guide – Bag the bargain TVR
…and much more!
Only eight Marcos TSOs were built before the company shuttered. Emma Woodcock drove one of the rarities to see what the market missed out on, and found a car that was more than talented enough to take on its rival from Blackpool. We also interview the designer and engineer behind its creation.
Classic looks meet utterly modern underpinnings. We drive the new Chesil E and pit the electric version against its Volkswagen Beetle based forebear. So which is better – EV or ICE?
The hand-crafted Gibbs Bentley Special takes a 6.75-litre turbocharged V8 and sets it among a car that’s essentially an over-sized Lotus Seven alternative. Built for a mix of competition and road use, it has been thoroughly developed throughout its life.
Franco Sbarro is known for utterly off-the-wall automotive creations, but most know him only for his company’s annual appearances at the Geneva Motor Show. Richard Heseltine interviewed him to find out what makes this free-thinker tick.
Moretti is best remembered – if it’s remembered at all – for rebodying Fiats, but at one time the tiny Italian car-maker was building its own cars from the ground up, including manufacturing its own engines. We tell the company’s story.
There are times when even mainstream manufactuers go alternative. With its concept car looks, hybrid power and carbonfibre construction, the BMW i8 was one of those occasions. We drove one.
A Ferrari that was built in Surrey (no, really…) and a brutal Chevrolet Corvette lead our Forgotten Alternatives this issue. Richard Heseltine tells these and more stories in our new issue.
The Wedge-era TVRs are the bargain picks of the Blackpool range, with good useable examples starting from £5000. Read our detailed buyers’ guide to get a good one.