Car talk

Ryan Borroff
Happy 100th Birthday Aston Martin
As part of its centenary celebrations, Aston Martin airlifted a Vanquish super car – 1,000ft above the ground – onto the helipad of Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel last week, ensuring excellent photographic opportunities. Aston Martin was founded 100 years ago in London’s Henniker Mews on 15 January 1913. More Aston Martin-themed events are planned throughout the year.

A Panda with drive...
Fancy a bit of automotive parkour? The original Fiat Panda 4x4 from almost 30 years ago has become something of a cult icon over the years and the latest, third generation Panda 4x4 has just gone on sale. It is surprisingly competent off-road thanks to its raised ground clearance and is available with either an 875cc TwinAir Turbo or 1.3-litre MultiJet 2 turbo diesel engine.

Smoking the rivals with an all new powerful Roller
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is to the launch the most dynamic and powerful Roller in its history at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March. The new model will revive the Wraith name and promises power, style and drama. Rolls-Royce has said it will be the most dynamic, powerful and beautiful Rolls-Royce in the company’s history.