2008 Alfa Romeo Brera S Bred Specifically For English Dragons

As if we needed more reasons to love the Alfa Romeo Brera, the gold standard for hatchback hotness, the Italians have teamed with Prodrive to make a British-only S version. The suspension has been adjusted to meet the needs of twisty English roads without adding harshness. Both the 3.2 V6 and 2.2 I4 equipped models… » 5/20/08 3:20pm 5/20/08 3:20pm

Kuwaiti Firm Receiving Offers To Sell Aston Martin Stake

How do you like that? The deal's just barely two months old, and the Kuwaiti money firm Investment Dar is claiming they've already received offers worth $720 million for the luxury carmaker Aston Martin. Despite the high-dollar bid, a ID spokesman told reporters the company will probably hold onto its stake for at… » 5/07/07 1:20pm 5/07/07 1:20pm

Aston Martin Ownership Machinations: Private Equity Firm Waiting for…

We can't help but root for Prodrive's David Richards to wind up with the title to Aston Martin. After all, the Prodrive boss and UK tycoon is a guy who knows his performance cars. Better him than some faceless UK private equity firm like Doughty Hanson, which Forbes says is waiting to snap up Ford's luxe brand if… » 3/05/07 7:30am 3/05/07 7:30am

Prodrive's 2008 F1 Car to Roll Out at Year's End

It's no secret UK motorsports firm Prodrive will be throwing its rally-tested monkeywrench into the Formula One machine in 2008. Now, company boss Dave Richards says the company's F1 car will roll out in December 2007. Whether or not the car will be the basis for a Prodrive-supported B-team sponsored by McLaren —… » 1/31/07 3:29pm 1/31/07 3:29pm

In Memoriam: Subaru Offers Hero-Edition Impreza in the UK

When famed rallyist Richard Burns lost a battle with cancer in 2005, two years after a brain tumor ended his WRC career, the Subaru enthusiast community raised millions in his name for cancer research. Now, Subaru is kicking in with a memorial of its own for the once Subaru World Rally Team star. Dubbed the RB320,… » 11/22/06 7:22am 11/22/06 7:22am

More on Top Gear's Test of the Prodrive P2

It's not imperative you be a card-carrying Subiehead to appreciate Top Gear's test of the Impreza-powered Prodrive P2, full stop. To quoteth Jeremy Clarkson, "Quite a car then. Not only can it blow your mind, but also empty your stomach." Yes, there's proof of the latter. [Thanks to Phillip for the tip.] » 11/06/06 8:18am 11/06/06 8:18am

ProDrive's P2 Gets The Top Gear Sub Four Second Treatment


The gents over at BBC Two's bestest automotive show in the British empire had some fun this week driving ProDrive's two-seater named the P2. We saw this little deuce coupe with a kick back in January and if you remember, it's based on the Subaru Impreza STi's engine and four-wheel drive system — with some fun stuff… » 6/05/06 8:00am 6/05/06 8:00am

Yes, Prodrive Is Building a Limited-Edition Mazda RX8

A few months back, a tipster wrote in about attending an event, during which a Prodrive rep had introduced a plan to offer new, UK-only special-edition RX-8s for Mazda. Now, it's been confirmed. The motorsports firm is slapping its big P on the RX-8 PZ, based on the top-line RX-8. The limited edition model includes a… » 5/08/06 4:34pm 5/08/06 4:34pm

Prodrive's P2 Show Car at Autosport International

We reported last month that motorsports engineering firm Prodrive had worked up a rally-inspired concept car based on the Subaru R2 minicar. Now, our buddy Edd sent us a bunch of pics of the P2 on its turntable at the Autosport International show in the UK. The lightweight P2, you might remember, sports an Impreza… » 1/12/06 9:31pm 1/12/06 9:31pm

Prodrive to Show Subaru-Based Project Car at Autosport Show

Motorsports development firm Prodrive will show its P2 project car — developed at the company's Banbury and Warwick shops — at the Autosport International show in the UK next month. The two seater, which is based on Subaru's R2 minicar, sports the powertrain of an Impreza STi WRX, including engine, transmission and… » 12/13/05 8:57am 12/13/05 8:57am