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What does driving a 1000bhp-per-tonne race car really feel like?

The covers are off the Aston Martin/Red Bull AM-RB 001, but what is it like to drive a 1000bhp-per-tonne car? We find out

by Andrew Frankel
6 July 2016
Industry
Lined up in front of Burghley House

Festival of Aston Martin in pictures

When we heard the largest gathering of Aston Martins in the world was taking place over the weekend, we just had to go and investigate

by Alan Taylor-Jones
5 July 2016
Anything goes

Why the Aston Martin Red Bull AM-RB 001 could be the car that defines a decade

It's rare that a car comes along which is quite so unique as the AM-RB 001; we ponder whether it replaces the Bugatti Chiron as the car of the 2010s

by Rachel Burgess
5 July 2016
New cars
Tesla autonomous Model S

Why autonomous cars are inevitable

A fatal accident involving a Tesla driver using Autopilot has raised safety issues, but autonomous cars are here to stay

by Jim Holder
3 July 2016
Anything goes
Top Gear 2016 verdict

New Top Gear, the final verdict

New Top Gear has ended its six-episode run. Now it's time to take stock and reorganise - so what should change?

by Jim Holder
3 July 2016
Anything goes
Oliver Turvey

Formula E’s Oliver Turvey on the differences of electric racing

McLaren test driver and NextEV Formula E racer says he enjoys the instant torque of electric motors

by Sam Sheehan
3 July 2016
Motorsport
Bentley factory

Why Bentley is working on animal-free alternatives to its bull hide trim

The hides of 3000 bulls pass through Bentley each week. The care taken is extraordinary, but what if you're vegetarian?

by Matt Prior
1 July 2016
New cars
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS
Retro charm is back in fashion, and it could affect our future cars too

Why retro sports shoes give Porsche’s boss hope for the future

Will the rise of electrification rip the beating heart out of our performance cars? Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume is optimistic that it won’t

by Matt Burt
30 June 2016
Anything goes
Porsche Panamera Turbo
The Porsche Panamera Turbo attacks the Nürburgring

Meet the man who set a Nürburgring lap record in a Porsche Panamera

Porsche's new Panamera has lapped the Nordschleife in a swift 7min 38sec. We asked driver Lars Kern what on earth he was thinking

by Matt Burt
29 June 2016
New cars
Bentley Arnage
Bentley Arnage

How the Porsche MSB platform will transform future Bentleys

Porsche-developed MSB architecture will improve handling and weight-distribution of future Bentley models

by Hilton Holloway
28 June 2016
Industry

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