VW Group flags

Opinion: Volkswagen is in big trouble - and the emissions scandal is yet to seriously impact

Sales revenue has fallen by 3.4% and after-tax profits are down 20% on last year. VW can't simply engineer itself out of this one...

by Hilton Holloway
31 May 2016
Industry
Nüburgring 24 Hours

Why the Nürburgring 24 Hours is one of motorsport's best spectator events

With high drama and a huge fan base, N24 is a must-see for any petrolhead

by Doug Revolta
30 May 2016
Pikes Peak
Top Gear

Opinion: Top Gear 'a slightly pointless pantomime'

Fans of the show might take a while to be won over by the new series, but it had some enjoyable moments

by Steve Cropley
31 May 2016
Anything goes
alfa romeo SUV

Will the Alfa Romeo Stelvio cut it as an SUV?

Alfa Romeo has had great success with the Giulia, we just hope the upcoming SUV gets the same treatment

by Matt Saunders
29 May 2016
New cars
Renault Clio RS16

Why the Renault Clio RS16 should be put into production

The hottest Clio for a generation is, says Renault, a concept - but the business case to market it is growing stronger by the day

by Steve Cropley
27 May 2016
New cars
Gran Turismo Sport

Why motorsport’s governing body is making a step into online gaming

The FIA is putting its considerable weight behind the latest Gran Turismo Sport computer game to harvest interest in online motor racing

by Simon Strang
26 May 2016
Motorsport
Ford Focus RS

How the Ford Focus RS passed the Blue Oval's pothole test

Focus RS chief engineer Tyrone Johnson explains why running over a ferocious pothole 560 times was vital in the hot hatchback's development

by Julian Rendell
25 May 2016
New cars
BTCC Ingram 2016

How BTCC competitors choose their race numbers

A driver’s race number is often part of his identity, and there are some interesting stories behind the digits used by BTCC aces

by Matt James
23 May 2016
BTCC
Toyota Hilux on sand dunes

What’s it like to drive on a sand dune?

We sampled the new Toyota Hilux in Namibia and learned a few things about desert driving along the way; turns out it's not as easy as it looks…

by Mark Tisshaw
22 May 2016
Anything goes
2019 Land Rover Defender Autocar rendering

What the new Land Rover Defender must beat

We think the new Toyota Hilux is the benchmark of its class, making it the next-gen Defender's arch rival. Does the future model stand a chance?

by Mark Tisshaw
20 May 2016
New cars

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