R8 to feature in Auto Express again!

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R8 to feature in Auto Express again!

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The R8 200 featured on the very first cover of Auto Express 35 years ago


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We have helped them with a car for a comparison drive, which will feature in their Sept 27th edition. Member Adam Ellender, took his white 214, George, along for a comparison drive with their current Car of the Year, the Hyundai Kona.


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Mag sales will go up by a few copies, I'm sure :cool
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They did a great job with the camouflage at the proving ground (if that's where the long range zoom was used).

A lesson in how to make an R8 look like an Escort Mk. 4 :laughing2

Interesting that on the Escort Mk. 5 they offered duo-tone on the early cars, so it was actually Ford that was envious of Rover's styling choices, not the other way round.

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GTiJohn wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 9:20 am The R8 200 featured on the very first cover of Auto Express 35 years ago


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We have helped them with a car for a comparison drive, which will feature in their Sept 27th edition. Member Adam Ellender, took his white 214, George, along for a comparison drive with their current Car of the Year, the Hyundai Kona.


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Mag sales will go up by a few copies, I'm sure :cool
Give me an R8 over a Kona
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It's on the shelves now !


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It's a big review article with lots of photos and a complimentary outcome :cool
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GTiJohn wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 11:54 amIt's a big review article with lots of photos and a complimentary outcome :cool
Could have been even closer if they'd used something a bit higher than the base model, considering the Hybrid Kona is hardly the cheapest model in the range - a 216GSi perhaps!
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BlairHobson wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 2:10 pm
GTiJohn wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2023 11:54 amIt's a big review article with lots of photos and a complimentary outcome :cool
Could have been even closer if they'd used something a bit higher than the base model, considering the Hybrid Kona is hardly the cheapest model in the range - a 216GSi perhaps!

They don't grow on trees nowadays :laughing2

We managed to find a white G-reg 5-door, in Kent, with an owner willing to spend a day doing this, at relatively short notice.

Pretty good I'd say :angel
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:D

I could have given you an all white R8, just with the wrong badge!! :tt2
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Had a sneaky read in the newsagent today. Certainly a positive review!

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I snaffled up the last copy in Asda this afternoon! :laughing2
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