Jim Holder Editor

Covered everything from F1 and the WRC to stock car racing and autograss while spending more than a decade at Autosport and Motorsport News. Switched from being editor of What Car? to editor at Autocar. Then went back to What Car? for a second spell... before returning to Autocar once again.
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
Fiat 124 Coupé
Fiat 124 Coupé as imagined by Autocar

Fiat 124 Spider to get fixed-roof coupé variant

Abarth-tuned 178bhp engine and extra performance kit are in the mix as Fiat readies a fixed-head version of the 124 Spider

24 August 2016
News
Renault Zoe vs BMW i3

Buying a Renault Zoe: why I can't live without it

The Renault Zoe is fitting into life so well, it's hard to imagine ever turning back

16 August 2016
Blog
Aston Vucan hypercar driven - video by Autocar

Video: Aston Martin Vulcan - £1.8m, 820bhp hypercar driven

Join Matt Prior as he tests the incredible Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar at Silverstone

4 August 2016
Video
Aston Martin Vulcan video

Video: Aston Martin Vulcan driven - £1.8m, 820bhp taster video

Flat out in the incredible £1.8m, 820bhp Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar at Silverstone

3 August 2016
Video
Rumoured Alpine SUV

Future Alpine SUV could rival Jaguar F-Pace

Company boss says more models are 'inevitable'; an SUV would likely make use of hybrid power

3 August 2016
News
Seat Ateca demand outweighs supply

Seat Ateca demand likely to outweigh supply

Seat's hotly anticipated first SUV may prove so popular that demand could outweigh supply when the car is launched, according to Seat's UK boss

2 August 2016
News
Audi le Mans hydrogen racer

Audi could race hydrogen-powered race car at Le Mans

Technical boss admits a hydrogen race car would be possible, but says it will only compete when hydrogen-powered road cars are viable

1 August 2016
News
Renault Twingo GT

Renault Twingo RS ‘impossible’ due to compact engine bay

Renault Sport boss Patrice Ratti confirms GT will be hottest version of rear-driven city car

1 August 2016
News
Vauxhall production

Record car manufacturing goal faces Brexit threat, says SMMT

UK car makers on target to break manufacturing record in 2020 - but industry is worried by the fallout of Brexit

28 July 2016
News

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  • Citroën C4 Grand Picasso
    First Drive
    26 August 2016
    The Citroën Grand C4 Picasso gets tweaked styling, improved tech and new personalisation options to keep it ahead of rivals
  • Car review
    26 August 2016
    Wolfsburg celebrates the GTI’s 40th with its most extreme version yet
  • 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
  •  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
  • 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