"To whoever coined the phrase “hot hatch” - thank you. I say thank you because it’s made talking about the subject a hell of a lot easier. And as car nuts, we tend to talk about the little pocket "
"We called it Charles the First because it was a Cavalier. These days it’s the sort of vehicular relic you see slumped in the corner of a field at a provincial car boot sale, boot open to reveal old "
"The Bugatti Veyron was an unashamed loss-making attempt to be the first road car to get over 1000PS, and it wasn't easy. Crashes in testing, massive issues with getting enough cooling to various hot bits and a look that wouldn't "
"Your first time is always a memorable experience. You feel like you’re finally becoming an adult. It’s pretty damn scary but the overall sense of freedom is incredible. My first time was with a black 2002 Renault Clio. We’"
"Are you sick and tired of SUVs here there and everywhere? Do many of today's cars with their 'samey' looks leave you cold? Are you a lover of seriously 'old-school' motors? You know, the kind of characterful vehicles that were "
"Throughout July, lucky owners of a 2019 Influx Calendar enjoyed this incredibly rare Series 1 Elise 190, with a carbon-fibre body. The car was arranged by Elisa Artioli herself, as she came over to the UK to help us with the calendar shoot "
"There are a plethora of reasons why we love working with Influx Magazine. From the different people we meet, to the amazing (and sometimes utterly bonkers) cars we are somehow allowed to work with. But most of all, it’s "
"If you’ve ever met me before 8am – and some of you have - you’d probably have all manner of descriptive terms by which to describe me, but “grumpy” is a word that I suspect the majority of you "
"The Banger Rally. For those of you still uninitiated, it’s essentially a stag do on wheels. But women are welcome, and drinking isn’t. At least for the driver. The basic premise is to obtain some kind of at-first-inappropriate "
"The grand tourer is a bit of an odd thing. Fast, yes. Luxurious, even more so. Front-engined, rear-wheel-drive configuration allowing for maximum sidewaysness around roundabouts to shred insanely expensive tyres, yes. But practical? Useful for a spot of real touring? "
"Ever wonder about all these car clubs that are popping up here there and everywhere, designing pretty mediocre merchandise and selling at ridiculous profits? Well, you can do it too! First, establish your brand: Choose a name. Make sure it’"
"If there’s one thing that always provokes a positive emotional response on Influx, it’s nostalgia. The rose-tinted view of everything just being better back in the old days when life was fun, cars were mechanical, broke down a "
"Ouch. In recent years we've seen that phrase banded around quite a lot. It's a broad and annoying term that most petrol heads will have heard - or dare we say, maybe even uttered at one point or another during "