Reviews

Cupra Leon 300 2021 review – VW’s GTI Clubsport usurped from within?
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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
Audi Q5 review
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Audi Q5

Audi Q5 review

The updated Q5 does what it says on the tin. Well built, dependable, solid to drive, but for an edgier SUV look elsewhere
13 May 2021
Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate (2014-2021) review – is AMG's Audi RS4 rival the perfect daily?
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Mercedes AMG C 63 saloon

Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate (2014-2021) review – is AMG's Audi RS4 rival the perfect daily?

A midlife update brings a new nine-speed transmission and a plethora of driver modes
13 May 2021
Audi RS e-tron GT 2021 review – how does Audi’s take on a Porsche Taycan stack up?
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Audi e-tron GT

Audi RS e-tron GT 2021 review – how does Audi’s take on a Porsche Taycan stack up?

Range-topping Audi RS e-tron GT benefits from Porsche Taycan DNA to be a superb grand tourer
12 May 2021
Audi e-tron GT quattro 2021 review – Porsche Taycan 4S gets a family rival
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Audi e-tron GT

Audi e-tron GT quattro 2021 review – Porsche Taycan 4S gets a family rival

The entry level e-tron GT is another great grand tourer but question marks remain over touring range ability.
12 May 2021

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Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm 2021 review – if Porsche built a four-door 911 GT3 RS
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Alfa Romeo Giulia

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm 2021 review – if Porsche built a four-door 911 GT3 RS

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm is the most extreme modern Alfa to date. It’s also one of its very best.
12 May 2021
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet 2021 review – a drop-top supercar alternative?
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Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet 2021 review – a drop-top supercar alternative?

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is hugely capable, but remains a compromise over the hardtop
9 May 2021
BMW X5 M Competition 2021 review – how does the M division’s biggest SUV stack up?
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BMW X5 M

BMW X5 M Competition 2021 review – how does the M division’s biggest SUV stack up?

In many ways critically flawed, but there is something oddly captivating about its unerring focus
7 May 2021
2021 Bentley Continental GT Speed review - Ultimate GT set to take on DB11 AMR V12
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Bentley Continental GT

2021 Bentley Continental GT Speed review - Ultimate GT set to take on DB11 AMR V12

Bentley claims the new GT Speed is its most performance-focused car ever. After lapping Silverstone’s GP circuit it’s hard not to agree
4 May 2021
Mercedes-AMG E53 2021 review – brimming with tech, but missing the charisma of an M550i
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Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes-AMG E53 2021 review – brimming with tech, but missing the charisma of an M550i

A superbly built premium estate with just enough performance pep to get the blood flowing – this is no E63-lite, but also does without its compromises
2 May 2021
Maserati Levante Trofeo 2021 review – fettled super SUV returns with bite
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Maserati Levante SUV

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2021 review – fettled super SUV returns with bite

Technically flawed in many ways, but if you’re going to go big with a fast SUV why not do it with a crackle-finish Italian V8 under the bonnet?
1 May 2021
Alpina B3 Touring 2021 review – the other BMW M3 touring
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Alpina B3

Alpina B3 Touring 2021 review – the other BMW M3 touring

With pukka M-power and a finely-honed chassis, the B3 Touring just about has you questioning why you’d bother waiting for an M3 Touring
29 Apr 2021
Porsche 911 GT3 2021 review – has the 992-gen now peaked?
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Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 2021 review – has the 992-gen now peaked?

Few cars have higher expectations than an all-new 911 GT3 and the new 992 hasn't disappointed, but we'll need more time with it on-road to get a true …
20 Apr 2021
Jaguar I Pace 2021 review – Jag’s Tesla rival refreshed
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Jaguar I-Pace SUV

Jaguar I Pace 2021 review – Jag’s Tesla rival refreshed

Still clever and still well executed, but on the cusp of being outclassed by more rounded rivals
20 Apr 2021
Peugeot 508 PSE 2021 review – high performance hybrid takes on S4 and M340i
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Peugeot 508

Peugeot 508 PSE 2021 review – high performance hybrid takes on S4 and M340i

New 355bhp petrol-hybrid 508 from Peugeot Sport Engineered has Audi’s S4 licked
14 Apr 2021
Bentley Bacalar 2021 review – Crewe’s answer to Ferrari’s FXX programme
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Bentley

Bentley Bacalar 2021 review – Crewe’s answer to Ferrari’s FXX programme

The Mulliner designed Bacalar showcases Bentley’s bespoke engineering talents in super-exclusive but unexpectedly capable form.
9 Apr 2021
Land Rover Defender review
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Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender review

The new Defender isn’t a typical evo car, but it's something we’d gladly have sat in the garage next to one
8 Apr 2021
Cupra Formentor 310 TSI 2021 review – an impressive example of the breed
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Cupra

Cupra Formentor 310 TSI 2021 review – an impressive example of the breed

The best take on the performance crossover at its size and price point so far, and with genuine charisma and style to boot
3 Apr 2021
Porsche 911 Carrera vs Lotus Evora GT410 – sports car showdown
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Lotus Evora

Porsche 911 Carrera vs Lotus Evora GT410 – sports car showdown

These two 2+2 sports cars tread the line of thrills and everyday usability, but has the 992 compromised too much to beat the king of suppleness?
27 Mar 2021
Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe 2021 review – AMG's V8 bruiser on borrowed time
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Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe

Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe 2021 review – AMG's V8 bruiser on borrowed time

The C63 S Coupé is as exuberant as you’d expect but backs up the charm with a steely control and fine balance. Huge fun.
26 Mar 2021
Toyota GR Yaris 2021 review - a true homologation superstar
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Toyota Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris 2021 review - a true homologation superstar

Toyota’s new road-going rally special is a great drivers’ car of the type we worried we’d never see again. It’s a little gem.
26 Mar 2021
Hyundai i20 N 2021 review – hot supermini zeros in on the Ford Fiesta ST
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Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 N 2021 review – hot supermini zeros in on the Ford Fiesta ST

An inspiring new hot hatch from Hyundai N. Agile, and with a limited slip differential that offers superb mid-corner traction, it’s a formidable Fiest…
26 Mar 2021
Cupra Ateca 2021 review – fresh looks for fast SUV
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SEAT Ateca SUV

Cupra Ateca 2021 review – fresh looks for fast SUV

Cupra’s performance SUV has been spruced up, but it’s not enough to keep it competitive in a very crowded segment
25 Mar 2021
Vauxhall Insignia GSi 2021 review – throwback family fun
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Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia GSi 2021 review – throwback family fun

Before Vauxhall benefits from Peugeot’s latest know-how, the Insignia soldiers to remind us of a time we have probably all forgotten
25 Mar 2021
​Mercedes-AMG C63 S saloon 2021 review – last bastion of the compact V8 supersaloon
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Mercedes C63 AMG

​Mercedes-AMG C63 S saloon 2021 review – last bastion of the compact V8 supersaloon

AMG's smallest V8 saloon still hits all the right notes. The C63 S is hard-edged, aggressive and superb fun to drive
24 Mar 2021
Range Rover Velar 2021 review – elegant SUV now has the powertrains it deserves
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Range Rover SUV

Range Rover Velar 2021 review – elegant SUV now has the powertrains it deserves

Sleek and stylish luxury 4x4 continues to impress, but it’s still not the sharpest drive in the class
22 Mar 2021
Tesla Model 3 review
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Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 review

Can the Tesla Model 3 really be a willing alternative to a typical executive car? It makes a great go at it, but there are compromises.
18 Mar 2021
Land Rover Discovery 2021 review – still a fine family hauler
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Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery 2021 review – still a fine family hauler

An all round improvement compared to the previous version, especially under the bonnet, but the Discovery’s place within the range isn’t as defined as…
17 Mar 2021
Audi E-tron S Sportback 2021 review – flawed but fascinating EV with some serious range issues
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Audi e-tron SUV

Audi E-tron S Sportback 2021 review – flawed but fascinating EV with some serious range issues

The most convincing example yet of an electric SUV, undone by the usual range compromise
15 Mar 2021
Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 2021 review – a supercar with a supercapacitor
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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
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021 review – crosshairs pointed at 911 GT2 RS
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Mercedes AMG GT R

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021 review – crosshairs pointed at 911 GT2 RS

Wild in price, performance and styling, the Black Series GT has proved its qualities at the Ring, and based on our first taste of it on track it’s a v…
12 Mar 2021
Bentley Continental GT review
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Bentley Continental GT coupe

Bentley Continental GT review

The Bentley Continental GT is not just an excellent cruiser, but now one with real ability, poise and even some engagement
10 Mar 2021
Volkswagen Golf R 2021 review – does it have the A35 and M135i beaten?
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Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R 2021 review – does it have the A35 and M135i beaten?

The new Golf R is more refined and capable than ever, but driven hard exposes a genuinely wild side
10 Mar 2021
Mercedes-AMG A45 S review
AMG A45 S review
Mercedes-AMG A45

Mercedes-AMG A45 S review

The A45 proves Mercedes-AMG has found the formula for not just a fast hot hatchback, but a genuinely involving one
10 Mar 2021