Nic Cackett Road tester

Nic heralds from Surrey where he misspent a youth by lavishing ever-larger sums of money on secondhand hot hatches. Finally got a proper job as a firefighter removing other people’s wing mirrors with a Mercedes-Benz Atego DPL. Disgruntled with the strenuous shift pattern, he downshifted into automotive journalism and has been at the coalface ever since. Still has a lingering affection large motors squeezed into small cars, but is happiest when left to day dream with a Caterham brochure. Follow Nic on Google+

Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport

Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Land Rover Discovery Sport and BMW X3 - Group test

Mercedes-Benz finally has a mid-sized SUV to rival BMW’s X3 in the UK, where it also faces the home-grown talent of the Land Rover Discovery Sport

6 February 2016
Jaguar F-Type SVR

Jaguar F-Type SVR needs to show us what 'special' means

The prospect of a go-faster F-Type is appealing – but only if SVO has figured out a way to make it better, too

27 January 2016
Caterham Seven 620S

2016 Caterham Seven 620S review

Softening the ferocious 620R has delivered a better Seven all round

19 January 2016
First Drive

McLaren 570S: 1900 mile road trip

Nic Cackett heads to unfamiliar tarmac for a full-blooded road trip in the McLaren 570S

9 January 2016
Porsche Boxster Spyder, Jaguar F-type and Mazda MX-5

Porsche Boxster Spyder versus Jaguar F-type R and Mazda MX-5 - comparison

Three of the best new roadsters of 2015, from Jaguar, Mazda and Porsche, embark on a winter road trip as far as the Isle of Skye to establish which one most deserves a place under our Christmas tree

2 January 2016
Porsche Boxster Spyder

Porsche Boxster Spyder - my best car of 2015

Few cars offer such an involving drive as this hardcore version Porsche's Boxster, and on rural Scottish roads it was almost unbeatable

27 December 2015
Ford Mustang and BMW M235i

Ford Mustang versus BMW M235i - comparison

The new Ford Mustang is a more Europe-friendly car than any of its predecessors, but can it deliver on UK roads?

25 December 2015

2015 Audi R8 Plus review

Our first UK drive shows that few supercars offer as rounded a package as Audi's new R8.

24 November 2015
First Drive

Britain's best driver's car 2015: Lamborghini Aventador SV and Porsche Cayman GT4

A glorious example of the variety of Handling Day here, but which gets the nod: V12 Italian supercar or Porsche's mid-engined masterpiece?

20 November 2015

Peugeot 308 GTi versus Ford Focus ST - comparison

The newly arrived 308 GTi aims to make Peugeot once more the headline act on the hot hatch stage. The Ford Focus ST, the current driver’s favourite, stands in its way

15 November 2015


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