Nic Cackett Road tester

Nic heralds from Surrey where he misspent a youth by lavishing ever-larger sums of money on secondhand hot hatches. Finally got a proper job as a firefighter removing other people’s wing mirrors with a Mercedes-Benz Atego DPL. Disgruntled with the strenuous shift pattern, he downshifted into automotive journalism and has been at the coalface ever since. Still has a lingering affection large motors squeezed into small cars, but is happiest when left to day dream with a Caterham brochure. Follow Nic on Google+

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Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy

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Production of the current Renault Mégane RS ends imminently, but the 275 Cup-S celebrates the dusk of a memorable model

12 June 2016
Abarth 595 Competizione

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Porsche 718 Boxster S vs Lotus Elise

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The new Clubsport fits the anniversary GTI mould perfectly - but it's still not the best Golf on sale

25 May 2016
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