PLUS, M5 and B5 compared, and the silliest Cygnet driven.
When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt review – Matt Farah, TheSmokingTyre
It shares its name with a movie that came out in the Johnson administration. Unlike that movie, this car is good.
The limited-edition Mustang Bullitt won’t hit our shores until October, but if you can’t wait to hear what the green Pony is like, Matt Farah from TheSmokingTyre has published a ‘One Take’ video review and a written version on the US’s Road & Track.
Read his thoughts here
Before they were called ‘Automobiles’, cars had a lot of terrible names – Elizabeth Werth, Jalopnik
Cars have been around for more than a century now. We take it for granted that we have names like ‘automobile’ and ‘car’ to describe these four-wheeled beasts we love so much; they’re the only names we’ve ever known. But, friends, it could have been worse. It could have been so much worse.
Buggyaut? Mocole? Truckle? Anyone?
BMW M5 vs Alpina B5 – Matt Prior, Autocar
But, as Yoda once said: there is another. Alpina is an independent manufacturer and valued customer of BMW, and as soon as an M-car is on the horizon, so too is the Alpina version. This is the B5, equal on power with the M5 and also employing four-wheel drive, but with a very different, rather smoother and more discreet way of going about, ultimately, the same job.
Which would you pick?
Aston Martin Cygnet V8: Driven – Matt Bird, PistonHeads
If future products are even half as exciting as this little rollerskate then there’s cause to be very optimistic indeed.
The Cygnet was already one of the dumbest cars ever made – sorry Aston Martin – and this year the marque’s ‘Q’ division decided to take the Toyota iQ-based runabout and wedge a 4.7-litre V8 from the previous-generation Vantage in the engine bay.