Richard Bremner Senior contributing editor

Used to work for British Leyland; is now one of Autocar's most senior scribes. Despite having driven many vastly superior vehicles, he's currently hankering after a Triumph TR7.

Riding with GM's number two, Dan Ammann

The stars heading up the hill at Goodwood tend to be racing drivers, pop stars and celebrity chefs - we take a ride with one of GM's top bosses

28 June 2015
Blog

Passenger ride in the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 with Matt Becker

Aston Martin's new head of vehicle dynamics charges up the hill at Goodwood in the Vantage GT12

27 June 2015
Blog

2016 Bentley Bentayga - passenger ride

The Bentayga SUV is unlike any Bentley before it and is undergoing the most intensive test programme in the firm’s history before it goes on sale next year

23 June 2015
News

Mazda plans big efficiency gains

Petrol engines fitted to Mazdas in five years’ time will be significantly more fuel efficient than today’s

15 June 2015
News

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider review

The 4C improves, and the Spider is a good conversion, but it remains dynamically troubled and absurdly expensive

21 May 2015
First Drive
A hot V40 could come with as much as 315bhp

Volvo V40 Polestar planned

V40 hatchback could join current S60 and V60 Polestar models and be powered by a new four-cylinder engine

29 April 2015
News

Sharp-looking Kia must drive like it looks to break Europe

Kia sells a lot of Optimas in the USA but it's still a rare sight elsewhere. Richard Bremner thinks the new model may change that.

1 April 2015
Blog
Subaru STI Performance Concept

Subaru's STI Performance Concept doesn't mean a faster BRZ... for now

Subaru's latest concept produces more than 300bhp but don't expect a power boost for the BRZ any time soon

1 April 2015
Blog

Why the RX is a lucky charm for Lexus

The latest version of Lexus's premium SUV looks just about spot on

1 April 2015
Blog
The Austin Princess with designer Harris Mann

A wedge of 40-year-old history: celebrating the Austin Princess

On March 26, 1975, the 18-22 Series - or Princess as it became known - was born. Today, its birthday was celebrated by owners and the car's designer

26 March 2015
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  • First Drive
    3 July 2015
    Charming four-door city car gets Smart's new six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, in a bid to make the Forfour more versatile
  • First Drive
    2 July 2015
    First UK drive in the latest-generation MX-5 reveals an iconic roadster that's back to its best
  • First Drive
    2 July 2015
    Extra firepower and pared-down kerb weight conjure even greater brilliance from the Boxster's chassis. Pricey – but superb to drive
  • First Drive
    1 July 2015
    There's another BMW 2 Series variant on the horizon; we drive a late-stage prototype plug-in hybrid Active Tourer
  • BMW's prototype fuel cell concept is based on the 5GT
    First Drive
    1 July 2015
    Fuel cell-powered 5 Series GT concept previews a revolutionary storage and refuelling system which could pave the way for hydrogen to become the alternative fuel of choice