Thruxton BTCC tyres

Why BTCC tyres take a pounding at fast and abrasive Thruxton

The Hampshire circuit has a notoriously coarse surface and a high average lap speed which conspire to test Dunlop's rubber to its limit

by Matt Burt
7 May 2016
London motor show

London Motor Show – back for the better?

The London Motor Show is back; it may not be the biggest motor show around, but is a lack of new metal its shortcoming?

by Jimi Beckwith
6 May 2016
Motor shows
Driving roads

Why we should all find our local driving roads

Enjoying a car on a regular basis requires fun, local routes. The A39 near Exmoor is one of Matt Prior's favourites

by Matt Prior
6 May 2016
Verstappen Kvyat
Daniil Kvyat (foreground) and Max Verstappen

Red Bull's driver shuffle shows there's no room for sentiment in F1

Russian F1 driver Daniil Kvyat has been demoted from the Red Bull Racing team in favour of another young hotshoe, Max Verstappen

by Simon Strang
5 May 2016
Wales Rally GB

Why Welsh forest rallying could become an endangered species

It would be a crying shame if the rising costs of hiring gravel tracks in Welsh forests forces national rallying to lose some of its best special stages

by Matt Burt
5 May 2016
HERE autonomous car map

How autonomous cars map London

Photos of London, as taken by a self-driving car, demonstrate layers of mapping needed for an autonomous world

by Rachel Burgess
5 May 2016
Formula 1

Why F1 can afford to be rubbish, occasionally

Marble races at the beach may be more exciting, but there's something in the formula that keeps us watching F1

by Matt Prior
29 April 2016
VW Muller board results AGM

VW: compensation, electric cars, budget cars… and a smoking gun?

Today's VW Group annual results press conference included a surprising admission in the official documents

by Jim Holder
28 April 2016
Shell Gordon Murray Design

Shell's eco-car proves there's life yet in the internal combustion engine

Shell, Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology have collaborated on a clever city car that points towards a potential future for petrol power

by Steve Cropley
26 April 2016
New cars

Stuff regulatory emissions requirements – what about moral ones?

Sections of the car industry are being increasingly exposed as morally inadequate; the only solution is immediate action

by Jim Holder
25 April 2016


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Driven this week

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40
    First Drive
    25 May 2016
    The new Clubsport fits the anniversary GTI mould perfectly - but it's still not the best Golf on sale
  • McLaren 570GT
    First Drive
    25 May 2016
    The entry-level McLaren perfected for the broadest audience. Brilliant to drive, with impressive cruising manners and enhanced usability
  • JE Motorworks Defender automatic
    First Drive
    24 May 2016
    The king is dead, long live the king. Are upgrades the best way to breathe new life into your Defender?
  • Car review
    23 May 2016
    Jaguar takes a typically sporting approach to its first SUV
  • Audi RS7 Performance
    First Drive
    20 May 2016
    Did Audi's RS7 need an extra 44bhp and 37lb ft? No, it didn't. Regardless, this Performance model has just that – and we've driven it in the UK