"As with any fashion, trends in the scene change quicker than most blokes change their underpants (no, turning them inside-out doesn’t count as ‘fresh’) and as we’re around halfway through the 2019 show season it was high time we "
"To whoever coined the phrase “hot hatch” - thank you. I say thank you because it’s made talking about the subject a hell of a lot easier. And as car nuts, we tend to talk about the little pocket "
"Put on those rose-tinted glasses and think back to the glory days of turbocharged Renault cars competing on the track and tearing it up on the roads. The company was the first to win in Formula One using a turbocharged "
"Having an idea is one thing. Turning it into reality is, however, apt to be somewhat more challenging. But for anyone or anything that succeeds in breaking new ground, enduring fame is assured. Or is it? We look at four "
"We called it Charles the First because it was a Cavalier. These days it’s the sort of vehicular relic you see slumped in the corner of a field at a provincial car boot sale, boot open to reveal old "
"The Bugatti Veyron was an unashamed loss-making attempt to be the first road car to get over 1000PS, and it wasn't easy. Crashes in testing, massive issues with getting enough cooling to various hot bits and a look that wouldn't "
"Your first time is always a memorable experience. You feel like you’re finally becoming an adult. It’s pretty damn scary but the overall sense of freedom is incredible. My first time was with a black 2002 Renault Clio. We’"
"You’ll find plenty of motoring journalists who are real professors of this subject. They love to get under the bonnet and tinker with the oily bits or thoroughly go through testing procedures point by point. Honestly, I admire them "
"That’s it, go on, snigger. The Wankel rotary engine may have a crass-sounding name, but the cars it powered were anything but. With fewer moving parts than a traditional piston engine, the rotary was smoother, quieter, and – hurrah! – more "
"Evolution or revolution? A question that car makers have often wrestled with and most tend to sit on one side of the fence or the other. Companies like Porsche, Caterham and Morgan have chosen to refine the breed rather than "
"Throughout July, lucky owners of a 2019 Influx Calendar enjoyed this incredibly rare Series 1 Elise 190, with a carbon-fibre body. The car was arranged by Elisa Artioli herself, as she came over to the UK to help us with the calendar shoot "
"When the initial BMW 8-series showed up, it made a massive impact with its impressive wedge shape. It didn't look like any other BMW of the time and has been well-liked ever since. This BMW 8-series is a different kettle "
"Way back in 1987, the very apex of exhibitionist, greed-is-good, me first Capitalism I bought a car. It should have been a Golf or Peugeot 205 GTi or even a BMW 3 Series shouldn’t it? It was actually a tatty 1975 Vauxhall Viva "