Thrust SSC on its way to breaking the sound barrier in 1997
Thrust SSC on its way to breaking the sound barrier in 1997

The appliance of science behind Bloodhound's 1000mph bid

Andy Green, the world's fastest man, has more than skill and bravery in his armoury; he's also a crack mathematician and engineer

by Hilton Holloway
14 February 2015
Anything goes
Big change awaits the 911 - and the rest of Porsche’s sports cars

Why Porsche is right at the top of its game

Porsche's attention is about to shift back to its sports cars, but such is its success right now, not even turbocharging can't throw it off its stride

by Jim Holder
13 February 2015
New cars

Life with a £500 luxury barge

Buying luxury cars for £500 and sleeping soundly at night rarely go together. It can't be that bad, can it?

by Rory White
10 February 2015
Anything goes
Alfa's 75 was rear-drive and had a transaxle gearbox.

Will Alfa Romeo's re-launch hit the premium spot?

The first all-Italian rear-drive Alfa road car for 25 years needs to break German domination

by Hilton Holloway
9 February 2015
Industry
The 306 GTi-6 was the arguably the last great performance Pug

My favourite used Peugeots

Whether you're after a spacious people-carrier or a stylish coupé-convertible, Peugeot's back catalogue contains plenty of choices for the used car buyer

by James Ruppert
9 February 2015
Anything goes
Bentley Continental GT3
The number 10 Bentley is entering the final third of the race in the top five

Live at the Bathurst 12 Hour

Bentley is back racing in Australia for the first time in 75 years, taking on 12 hours at the famous Bathurst circuit. We're on site to watch the drama unfold

by John McIlroy
7 February 2015
Motorsport
Ford's innovative four-wheel drive system on the new Focus RS will showcase technical skills across the range
Ford's innovative four-wheel drive system on the new Focus RS will showcase technical skills across the range

Technology does the talking for the new Ford Focus RS

No loud paintwork and no large spoiler - the new Focus RS is more grown-up than its predecessor

by Jim Holder
4 February 2015
New cars
The new Focus RS is being launched under the Ford Performance banner

The Ford Focus RS is dead, long live the new Ford Focus RS

By giving the new Focus RS a ground-breaking four-wheel drive system, Ford has dared to break a successful formula

by Jim Holder
3 February 2015
New cars
Ronald 'Steady' Barker passed away last weekend

In praise of Ronald 'Steady' Barker

Steve Cropley looks back on the life of Ronald 'Steady' Barker, who passed away last weekend

by Steve Cropley
28 January 2015
Anything goes
Lotus Esprit Turbos can command up to £30,000

What's the best used Lotus to buy now?

Elan, Elise or Exige? The Lotus range offers some of the most accessible performance motoring money can buy

by James Ruppert
26 January 2015
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