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Steve Sutcliffe
Chevrolet Corvette C8 convertible 2021 review – American icon driven in EU-specification
Chevrolet Corvette C8 Cab EU review – front tracking
Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette C8 convertible 2021 review – American icon driven in EU-specification

The EU-spec Corvette is heavier and less powerful than we were led to believe, but is still a fantastic modern sports car with a distinct American fla…
8 Oct 2021
New Chevrolet Corvette C8 review – America's sports car has turned supercar
Corvette C8 Stingray EU – front
Chevrolet Corvette

New Chevrolet Corvette C8 review – America's sports car has turned supercar

Chevrolet's mid-engined Corvette is a superbly rounded and capable beginning of a new type of American supercar
5 Oct 2021
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2021 review – an all-time great
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 cornering
Porsche Cayman GT4 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2021 review – an all-time great

For a combination of pure driver appeal and value, the Cayman GT4 has no rivals. An instant modern classic, if ever there was one.
4 Oct 2021
My life in cars – Maurizio Reggiani, Chief technical officer, Lamborghini
Maurizio Reggiani life in cars
Lamborghini

My life in cars – Maurizio Reggiani, Chief technical officer, Lamborghini

With stints at Maserati, Bugatti and, since 1995, Lamborghini, Maurizio Reggiani has supercar blood running through him
9 Sep 2021
My life in cars – Martin Brundle, Racing driver and F1 commentator
Martin Brundle life in cars
Features

My life in cars – Martin Brundle, Racing driver and F1 commentator

From Mini Coopers at age five to numerous Ferraris, and from grass-track racing to a Le Mans win, there’s rarely been a dull moment in Martin Brundle’…
6 Aug 2021

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Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate v Audi RS4 Avant – junior estates go head-to-head
Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate v Audi RS4 Avant
Features

Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate v Audi RS4 Avant – junior estates go head-to-head

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate and Audi RS4 Avant both combine practical bodies with punchy performance. But which of these junior super-estates is the…
7 Jul 2021
Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 2021 review – a no holds barred expression of pure Lamborghini
Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 – front cornering
Lamborghini

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 2021 review – a no holds barred expression of pure Lamborghini

Lamborghini’s answer to Ferrari’s XX programme is, on this evidence, every bit as desirable and dramatic. More so, if anything.
3 Jul 2021
AC Cobra 378 Superblower MkIV 2021 review – another V8 Cobra, but with a GM heart this time
AC Cobra 378 Superblower MkIV - front tracking
AC Cobra

AC Cobra 378 Superblower MkIV 2021 review – another V8 Cobra, but with a GM heart this time

With nearly 600bhp from its supercharged V8, this is the most powerful production Cobra ever. Hold on to your hat!
3 Jul 2021
992 Porsche 911 GT3 manual 2021 review – motoring’s promised land, but only for the select few
992 Porsche 911 GT3 manual – front cornering
Porsche 911 GT3

992 Porsche 911 GT3 manual 2021 review – motoring’s promised land, but only for the select few

Just as brilliant as the PDK, except it’s even more engaging to drive. And a lot more civilised on the road than we first thought
1 Jul 2021
Cupra Leon 300 2021 review – VW’s GTI Clubsport usurped from within?
Cupra Leon 300 header
SEAT Leon Cupra

Cupra Leon 300 2021 review – VW’s GTI Clubsport usurped from within?

One of the sharpest hot hatchbacks money can buy right now, despite weird branding and a very long name (which we’ve simplified for you).
14 May 2021
Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 2021 review – a supercar with a supercapacitor
Lamborghini Sian - rear
Lamborghini

Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 2021 review – a supercar with a supercapacitor

Lambo's sci-fi hybrid system works well, but the Sian is still a proper warts-and-all V12 Lamborghini
14 Mar 2021
Jaguar F Pace SVR 2021 review – good enough to take on an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio?
Jaguar F Pace SVR 2021 review - tracking
Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar F Pace SVR 2021 review – good enough to take on an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio?

As good to drive as an SUV gets, much better interior these days too
1 Mar 2021
Lamborghini Aventador S review
Lamborghini Aventador S

Lamborghini Aventador S review

Can a selection of new chassis tech tame this T-Rex of a Lamborghini V12 supercar?
18 Nov 2020
BMW M5 F90 vs E28 M5, RS6, E500 and Lotus Carlton: supersaloons old vs new
Saloons

BMW M5 F90 vs E28 M5, RS6, E500 and Lotus Carlton: supersaloons old vs new

From the first to the very latest, we take a dive into the history of the supersaloon with the 1985 BMW M5 E28 and other classics taking on today's mo…
4 Apr 2020
BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe review - enough to take on the Mercedes-AMG CLA35?
BMW M235i

BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe review - enough to take on the Mercedes-AMG CLA35?

Not the best way to spend 37 grand on a new car
20 Feb 2020
Porsche Boxster GTS 4.0 2020 review - as good as it gets
Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster GTS 4.0 2020 review - as good as it gets

The 718 Porsche Boxster GTS has ditched the four-pot for the Cayman GT4's six, and the results are as good as we were hoping
16 Feb 2020
Porsche Macan GTS 2020 review
Porsche Macan GTS SUV

Porsche Macan GTS 2020 review

Porsche's mid-sized Macan GTS remains the most impressive SUV to drive with a tad more polish and tech
10 Feb 2020
Toyota GT86 v Mazda MX-5 v Abarth 124 Spider – lightweight sports car shootout
Toyota GT 86

Toyota GT86 v Mazda MX-5 v Abarth 124 Spider – lightweight sports car shootout

Three affordable sports cars from Japan and, er, Japan battle it out on the Yorkshire Dales
14 Jan 2020
Renaissance man - Albert Biermann and how he transformed Hyundai
Hyundai

Renaissance man - Albert Biermann and how he transformed Hyundai

His brief was an engineer’s dream: to create and develop a new performance division from a clean sheet of paper with few strings attached
31 Dec 2019
Hyundai RM19 prototype review
Hyundai

Hyundai RM19 prototype review

RM19 might be just a pre-production mule at the moment but it shows how good Hyundai’s mid-engined car could be when it appears in 2021
26 Nov 2019
Caterham 620R v Ariel Atom 3.5 v Elemental Rp1
Caterham

Caterham 620R v Ariel Atom 3.5 v Elemental Rp1

Flight Club - lightweight track day toys with heavyweight powertrains, Steve Sutcliffe compares them on track at Anglesey circuit in Wales
5 Nov 2019
Porsche 718 Spyder review
Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder - header
Porsche

Porsche 718 Spyder review

The Porsche 718 Spyder is a rare gem of a sports car, there is nothing else like it at the price
12 Aug 2019
2018 Jaguar XE 300 Sport review
Jaguar XE 300 Sport - front quarter
Jaguar XE saloon

2018 Jaguar XE 300 Sport review

M3-lite version of Jaguar’s XE is deceptively rapid, predictably refined, and is therefore a welcome addition
13 Jul 2018
New 2019 BMW Z4 review – first drive of Z4 prototype
New 2019 BMW Z4 – front quarter
BMW Z4 coupe

New 2019 BMW Z4 review – first drive of Z4 prototype

Much sharper to drive than before, much more aggressively styled, the Z4 at last has potential to rival a Boxster.
5 Jun 2018
Audi Quattro vs Nissan GT-R
Audi Quattro and Nissan GT-R
Features

Audi Quattro vs Nissan GT-R

Both these cars redefined all-road all-weather performance. But could a 1989 Audi possibly teach today’s GT-R any tricks?
29 May 2018
McLaren 720S at Anglesey
McLaren 720S at Anglesey
McLaren 720S coupe

McLaren 720S at Anglesey

Driving the McLaren 720S on track demands total focus – especially at challenging Anglesey. Get it right, though, and it’s mind blowing
24 May 2018
Alpine A110 review
Alpine A110 coupe

Alpine A110 review

A very strong return for the Alpine brand. The new Alpine A110 is lighter, faster and in many ways better to drive than a base 718 Cayman
16 May 2018
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid review –revised green tech for SUV
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid – front
Porsche Cayenne SUV

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid review –revised green tech for SUV

More convincing than the previous Cayenne hybrid – but Porsche’s hybrid SUV still offers few benefits over its petrol equivalnets.
14 May 2018
Advantage Aston
Becker and Goodwin
Aston Martin

Advantage Aston

Chris Goodwin and Matt Becker are the men defining how the new breed of Aston Martins drive, this is their take on what's to come
8 May 2018
Hyundai i30 N review
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N review

Hyundai's hot hatch is sharp, involving and copes very well when taken onto a circuit
19 Mar 2018
Mercedes AMG GT Roadster vs Audi R8 Spyder
Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and Audi R8 Spyder
Mercedes AMG GT coupe

Mercedes AMG GT Roadster vs Audi R8 Spyder

Mercedes-AMG’s new GT Roadster hits a sweet-spot on the spec sheet, but can it see off the howling Audi R8 Spyder V10?
11 Mar 2018
Aston Martin DB11 Volante review - the DB11 at its best?
Aston Martin DB11 Volante
Aston Martin DB11 coupe

Aston Martin DB11 Volante review - the DB11 at its best?

The sweetest DB11 to drive so far, and a chunk more practical than the last Volante, as well.
19 Feb 2018
New Maserati Ghibli S review
Maserati Ghibli saloon

New Maserati Ghibli S review

Stylish and much improved dynamically, but still a way short of the best in class overall
16 Nov 2017
2017 Ford GT review
Ford GT - front cornering
Ford GT coupe

2017 Ford GT review

New GT is epic to drive on a track, but less so on the road
30 Oct 2017