McLaren P1 at Goodwood

McLaren P1 LM guns for Nürburgring lap record

Creator of the road-legal McLaren P1 GTR hints at a production car lap record attempt when final set-up testing gets under way

25 August 2016
News
Brexit yet to effect UK car production

Brexit yet to dent UK car production

More than one million cars have been produced in the UK so far this year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

25 August 2016
News
Industry
Seat Ateca Cupra as imagined by Autocar
Seat Ateca Cupra as imagined by Autocar

Hot Seat Ateca Cupra under consideration

Seat considers a hot version of its new SUV; expected power output close to 300bhp

25 August 2016
News
New cars
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S P100D is world's quickest car

Long-rumoured 100kWh battery pack will be added to Tesla Model S and Model X ranges; Model S P100D costs from £114,200

25 August 2016
News
New cars
2017 Vauxhall Meriva

2017 Vauxhall Meriva gets crossover influence

Replacement for the current Meriva gets conventional doors as Vauxhall tries to turn it into a crossover

25 August 2016
News
New cars
Polonez 1500

Polonez 1500: the Eastern Bloc's Ford Escort - Throwback Thursday

How did the Polish state-funded Polonez fare against rivals like the Chrysler Sunbeam, Ford Escort and Morris Marina? All is revealed in this 1979 Autocar road test

25 August 2016
News
Anything goes
 Kia Optima PHEV

2016 Kia Optima PHEV review

Plug-in hybrid Optima is a practical, tax-efficient PHEV that undercuts rivals and fulfils its main remit well, but keen drivers need not apply

25 August 2016
First Drive
Kia Optima Sportwagon

2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon review

New Kia estate looks the part, has good space and handles tidily, but its engine's flexibility and refinement let it down

25 August 2016
First Drive
Autocar rendering of VW's electric car

VW's 2019 electric vehicle for Paris motor show reveal

Volkswagen looks to “make a statement” with a new electric model which will be capable of travelling more than 300 miles on a single, 15-minute charge

24 August 2016
News
New cars
Trans-Pennine Tunnel route plans announced

Manchester to Sheffield tunnel: shortlisted routes revealed

Five locations have been announced as potential routes for a Trans-Pennine road tunnel to be built after 2020

24 August 2016
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  •  Kia Optima PHEV
    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    Plug-in hybrid Optima is a practical, tax-efficient PHEV that undercuts rivals and fulfils its main remit well, but keen drivers need not apply
  • Kia Optima Sportwagon
    First Drive
    25 August 2016
    New Kia estate looks the part, has good space and handles tidily, but its engine's flexibility and refinement let it down
  • Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder
    First Drive
    24 August 2016
    Awful driving position aside, drop-top Huracán handles UK roads well. It's more dynamically rounded than its rangemates, but lacks rivals' handling bite
  • Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel
    First Drive
    23 August 2016
    Its predecessor may have been a bit limp, but the Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel is crushingly rapid and suitably luxurious
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    Can the best sports coupé of the decade absorb a contentious new engine?