Mark Tisshaw Deputy editor

As Autocar’s news man, Mark’s normally only interested in a new car if it’s still camouflaged in gaffer tape and tarpaulin, or there’s an industry exec stood next to it on a motor show stand. His nomadic existence between Autocar HQ in Teddington and East Anglia makes him one of the team’s most prolific motorway mile eaters. If it’s got a diesel engine, leather seats and an automatic gearbox, he’s normally first to the keys, but will always make an exception for a high-revving hot hatch. Follow Mark on Google+

Rally school - learning how to race with the professionals

How easy is rally driving? We find out out with the help of sideways master Jimmy McRae and a classic Ford Escort RS2000

3 July 2015
News

What does it take to be a rally champion? Just ask Jimmy McRae

How easy is rally driving? We find out out, with the help of sideways master Jimmy McRae and a classic Ford Escort RS2000

30 June 2015
News
Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce coupé is getting a roadster twin

New Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce roadster confirmed

Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann reveals that range-topping 740bhp Aventador SV coupé will be joined by open-topped roadster

29 June 2015
News
The new Type R is said to have a class-leading 0-62mph sprint time

New 2015 Honda Civic Type R waiting lists grow

Honda’s 306bhp, front-drive hot hatch sprints from 0-62mph in a claimed 5.7sec and runs to 167mph; on sale now, priced from £29,995

29 June 2015
News

Lotus is now matching its words with actions

Following the launch of the 3-Eleven, Lots boss Jean-Marc Gales says the manufacturer will be profitable by 2016

27 June 2015
Blog

Alfa says the Germans are 'boring' - and it is anything but

Alfa Romeo has produced a lot of promises over the last few years, and now the Giulia is the first step towards a promising sounding reality

24 June 2015
Blog
Alfa Romeo Giulia

2015 Alfa Romeo Giulia revealed

Alfa Romeo's crucial new BMW 3 Series rival has been unveiled in Milan, with engine options including a new Ferrari-developed V6

24 June 2015
News

An ode to the brilliance of the HANS device

The HANS device will be compulsory in practically every form of motorsport from 2016, and that is a very good thing indeed

24 June 2015
Blog

Mini Superleggera concept could still make production

Production Mini Superleggera concept could use a plug-in hybrid powertrain similar to that of the i8 sports car

24 June 2015
News

Alfa Romeo needs the products its great brand deserves

A trip to the Milan Expo highlights just how strong the Alfa Romeo brand is, and what it must do to make the products live up to the brand

24 June 2015
Blog

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