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Lotus 3-Eleven hammers around the Nürburgring

The Lotus 3-Eleven is the fastest Lotus to have ever been built. It has also had a few runs around the Nürburgring, which is of course, the motoring …

Lotus Cars

World's Greatest Drag Race Features One Surprise Winner

This is the sixth year in a row that Motor Trend brings us the 'World's Greatest Drag Race' and, as always, we're looking at a few surprises.<br>Read …

Jaguar Cars

Audi Q5 Teased Ahead of Paris Motor Show

Audi has released a teaser video of its new Q5 crossover before it heads to the Paris auto show next week.<p>As showcased in the video, narrow …

Abarth 124 Spider pricing rivals MX-5

• <b>By Alex Inwood</b><br>• Sep 23, 2016<br>• News<p>Print<p>IF YOU’RE thinking of buying a Mazda MX-5 2.0 GT, best pay attention – the Abarth 124 Spider, which has more …

2016 Paris Motor Show: Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

• <b>By David Bonnici</b><br>• Sep 23, 2016<br>• News<p>Print<p>ALFA Romeo will debut an all-wheel-drive version of its Giulia saloon, at next week’s Paris Motor Show, which …

The joys of driving a Lamborghini Huracan in Tokyo peak hour

• <b>By Glenn Butler</b><br>• Sep 22, 2016<br>• Opinion<p>Print<p>Next year will be my 25-year anniversary in automotive journalism. A landmark for me, but as important to you …

Electric Dragster Sets Land Speed Record at 341 Mph

With two 1,500-horsepower electric motors, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet can fly on the salt flats.<p>This Monday out on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, an electric vehicle broke the land speed record for EVs with a two-way average speed of 341 mph. The vehicle, called the Venturi Buckeye Bullet-3, or …

Electric Vehicles

Prodrive Came Up With The Lightest Folding Bike Ever

The British engineering firm mostly known for its racing division had enough of lifting heavy folding bikes.<p>When you hear the name Prodrive, you either go "who?", or think very fast Subaru Imprezas that Colin McRae got very dirty. But the thing about all of these British companies is that they have …

Automotive

The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard Is the Safest Way to Roll in Luxury

Because you should never sacrifice comfort just to be bulletproof.<p>Mercedes-Benz's Maybach division already makes the largest version of the S-class (the Pullman) and the most secure version of the S-class (the S600 Guard). But what if you want to combine both of these extremes into one massive …

Automotive

Remember How The Bugatti Veyron's Development Was A Total Shitshow?

Bugatti is in the midst of launching the Chiron, a new car set to be the fastest in the world, a shining beacon of engineering prowess. But Bugatti …

Bugatti

New BMW Z5 roadster spied on the Nurburgring

The BMW Z5 roadster has been spied testing again, this time on the Nurburgring racetrack. The car will replace the old Z4 in BMW's line-up, taking on …

New BMW M240i Convertible review

Image 1 of 18Image 1 of 18 22 Sep, 2016 8:30pm Sam Naylor The M235i Convertible has got more power these days. We test the M240i Convertible to see …

BMW

Long-term test review: Peugeot 308 GTi

Image 1 of 13Image 1 of 13 10 Jun, 2016 11:30am Richard Ingram First report: From Le Mans to daily commute, hot hatch is a big hit Our Peugeot 308 …

Peugeot

Stefano Domenicalli Fails To Rule Out Lamborghini Sedan

There's still a chance Lamborghini could create a modern-day four-door sedan, after Stefano Domenicalli's failure to rule out such a model during an …

Lamborghini

Formula 1: History repeating - the divergent tales of Felipe Massa and Nico Rosberg

Leaving Monza and going to Singapore the gap between the top two in the drivers’ championship table could scarcely have been closer. But you’d hardly …

Felipe Massa

Chris Harris Drives: Goodwood Revival 2016

2017 Audi RS5 super-coupé spotted with production body

Final bodywork of the next-gen RS5 has been seen for the first time; hot Audi gets swollen arches, big wheels and brakes and around 500bhpThe …

Audi

Lotus could be sold by parent company Proton

2020 Lotus Elise imagined by AutocarBritish sports car maker Lotus could soon be up for sale by its struggling Malaysian owner, following a lengthy …

Lotus Cars

Maserati Ghibli Diesel review - improved Italian still lags E-class

The Ghibli executive saloon sent Maserati sales soaring when it was first launched three years ago. The Italian marque shifted just 6300 cars in the …

Maserati

2016 Ford Focus ST: Will It Baby?

PickaFocus I choose you! Photo: AuthorIt’s not clear to me why Ford continues to make fun cars. Is fun really part of the company’s brand identity? …

Ford Motor Company

Latest-Gen Hyundai i30 Becomes A Three-Door Coupe

| By<p>|<p>Comments:<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlusEmail<p>The all-new Hyundai i30 may have only just launched, but it's already been confirmed that it will spawn a …

Hyundai

MG pulls out of UK production

British brand MG, which has been under ownership by Chinese automotive giant SAIC, will not produce its range of cars at its Longbridge plant<p>Close<p>MG …

Watch Chris Harris' Full Dodge Viper ACR Review

Is there anything more to be said about the 645 hp Viper ACR? Well, yes, especially if the words come out of Chris Harris’ mouth.<br>Read more »

Chris Harris

Fastest Honda in the world has 660cc three-cylinder engine

Honda’s fastest car yet surpassed the record set by its Formula 1 car in 2006, and is powered by a similar engine to the S660 compact sports carThe …

Honda

How The Internet Bungled The Biggest News About The Next Fastest Car In The World

Bugatti set themselves up for this one. They built their brand as the Very Impressive Builders Of The Fastest Cars In The World and now they got …

Automotive

Vandoorne feels 2017 was "last chance" to get in F1

Stoffel Vandoorne believes 2017 was probably his last chance to secure a Formula 1 drive, and admits he was relieved to land the McLaren …

Jenson Button

Matt Farah Tries Out A 1927 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Replica

With only 25 originally built and each one commanding more than $1 million, you won’t see many Bugatti Type 35s on the public roads. This one is …

Grand Prix

Analysis: Has Mercedes broken the 1000bhp barrier?

Formula 1's turbo hybrid engines have been on the receiving end of criticism since they arrived back in 2014 over their lack of sound and fuel …

Mercedes-Benz

Chris Harris Drives: Glorious Goodwood in a Jaguar E-Type

Harris races an E-Type at Goodwood Revival, one of the most joyous race weekends going<p>23 Sep 2016<p>0<p>Video: Lotus 3-Eleven hammers around the Nürburgring<p>…

Chris Harris