'The sorry slide from quiet confidence to muddled mediocrity'
It's contagious. And when you catch it, it's game over. Suddenly you've no idea what's right and good any more
'Hypercars at Le Mans will look magnificent, but how genuine will the racing be?'
Far from being a gloves-off clash of the titans, the new Hypercar class will also be a battle of Balance of Performance
'It’s time car makers gave us the wheely good alloys for free'
The problem with the proliferation of alloy wheel choices is that it's exposing us to deliberately cack wheel design
'A classic British (and Italian) job will always be Meaden’s kind of Mini adventure'
The Mini's handling and the sheer tenacity of its road-holding were revelatory
'Who knew sticking a motor in the back was going to become hip again'
A rear-engined Up GTI could have been the "mini 911" we thought we were getting with the soggy Smart-based Twingo
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'Porsche 911s are now some kind of genetic throwback'
Sadly, the submissive new 911 now sits dutifully in the shadow of Porsche’s money-spinners
'Still hanker for that childhood supercar?'
S1 Esprits catch my eye for the purity of that sensational shape and the seats trimmed like Jackie Stewart’s most lurid underpants
'Old cars reconnect us to what we love about driving'
Stop the pace race! If you’re listening, manufacturers, less can actually be more
'Keeping your wheels scuff-free isn't that hard - is it?'
Eighty per cent of alloy wheels are scratched to buggery. And I hate that. It makes the car look terrible, and it speaks of carelessness
'The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a truly extraordinary project'
Concorde was the product of boundless ambition; Aston Martin's Valkyrie represents that same spirit too
'The new Land Rover Defender needs to change'
The market for this car isn't a mythical throng of utility workers and cattle herders, it's suburban families who dream of G-wagens
'Think race circuits are scary? Try a test track...'
Once the barrier lifts you enter a different realm. One entirely different, often vaguely military
‘Ford’s Expedition SUV is the epitome of American motoring'
You’d assume the Expedition is part of that US tradition of gumming modern gadgets to 50-year-old iron work. Except it isn’t
'Supercar launches used to be something special'
Supercar launches used to be something special, now they’re a monthly occurrence
'The Prius is the equal of any evo favourite'
It's actually an incredible piece of engineering. And as people who like cars we should also like incredible pieces of engineering
The biggest thrills often come from the simplest of things
The most enjoyable and rewarding thing with four wheels and an internal combustion engine is a kart
'The Alpine A110 is anything but sterile to drive'
The absolutely brilliant Alpine A110 is anything but sterile to drive
The 488 Pista's not a patch on the ‘flawed’ F40'
The demands the F40 places on you to keep it on the boil would never be sanctioned today
'Why a Range Rover could help you avoid Espace man'
I just liked the Rover 75. It was calming and comfortable. It also earned absolutely zero respect from other road users
'Reborn classics are a hark back to simpler times'
There's a powerful craving for cars that are compact, characterful and beautiful
'An electric E-type beats the Goldfinger DB5 Continuation'
In a nutshell, the Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 Continuation Edition is an expensive, largely unusable and deeply naff car for dullards
The erosion of our ability to enjoy the open road isn’t new
It’s the prescience of his observations and the relevance almost half a century later that really resonates
An unlikely head-turner holds great promise
I’ve parked Ferraris outside my house and no one’s paid much attention, but everyone on my street went absolutely nuts for this