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The design achievement of X-Trail is to combine interior space and quite an impressive exterior silhouette without feeling overly huge to drive or to look at. It might be the chunky, slabby sides, but it has masculine appeal without bully-boy manners. So it feels like you're driving something with heft and substance, but it doesn't feel over the top. Nicely judged then as a family getaway vehicle that will do great town duty.
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With two seats, a drop top and plenty of pretty colors, it is obvious why women were all over this car. The optional lipstick red interior did not help matters either. But for those in the know, an S2000 in capable hands is an absolute weapon on the track. It doesn't take much to make them more masculine either with a handful of upgrades. The amount of power under the hood is still questionable delivering an impressive 240hp, but a dissapointing 3lb-ft of torque or whatever it may be.
Lust as with the DB5 four decades previously, Aston Martin had been working in secret on a new model, the DBS. When the call came to provide James with his wheels for Casino Royale, it was still so new that it existed only as a clay model. The DBS is 'the most masculine car we've ever done', according to Aston's design chief, Marek Reichman. 'Internally, we'd been describing it in exactly the same way as the new Bond a tough guy in a dinner suit. It was a perfect fit.'
It was like slipping back a generation or two to when motoring in the USA was still an adventure and driving across deserts and down the Baja Peninsula was motorised manhood. PJ O'Rourke is a writer with a huge talent to entertain from a time when Penthouse anci Playboy were essential reading to maintain 20-something testosterone. Driving Like Crazy 30 Years of Vehicular Hell-Bending is O'Rourkes wandering through his writing career and the crazy highway adventures he chased. Sample just one section with me The Santa Monica Stirling Messes