Richard Webber Special correspondent

Richard Webber
Richard’s automotive awakening came in 1985 when watching Tony Pond’s Metro 6R4 drive between stages from the wall of his primary school playground in the Scottish Borders. He’s partial to Italian cars of the 80s and 90s, with past purchases including a Lancia Beta Coupé and Alfa Romeo 33 16V. He currently owns a Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 1 and is hankering after a cheap Land Rover Defender 90.

Around the world in the Jaguar XE

For our latest UK taste of the fleet-friendly, diesel-powered Jaguar XE, we needed to cover some serious miles

24 July 2015
News
Jonathan Wells' Ford Capri

Ford Capri, Austin-Healey 100 and Lotus Elise S1 - car designers reimagine the motoring classics

What would happen if you lit the creative touchpapers of three elite car designers by asking them to redesign a classic model to their tastes?

20 June 2015
News
Ruf had the most eye-catching car on display

Geneva motor show 2015 – the weird and wonderful

From Carlsson to TechArt to Ruf, there are plenty of lesser known names mixing with the mainstream at the 2015 Geneva motor show

7 March 2015
News
Kia Sportspace concept

How sporty estates are putting the squeeze on traditional saloons

Kia's latest Sportspace concept is the latest proof that the 'sports estate' is on the rise

2 March 2015
Blog
Jensen Interceptor R Supercharged first drive review
Jensen International Automotive now offers a supercharged and modernised Interceptor

Jensen Interceptor R Supercharged first drive review

Thorough, classy modernisation dispatches big power with impressive ease

13 October 2014
First Drive
Noble M600 targa considered
Prototype versions of the M600 Targa are currently being built

Noble M600 targa considered

Fixed-head M600 could be joined by a targa version, with prototypes built to assess demand

20 September 2014
News
New versus used: Nissan Qashai or Range Rover Evoque?
The Nissan Qashqai and Range Rover Evoque are both similarly sized, but exude very different images

New versus used: Nissan Qashqai or Range Rover Evoque

Our crossover class king takes on the diminutive but mighty Range Rover Evoque

20 September 2014
News
Roland Krüger announced as new boss of Infiniti
Roland Krüger will work with Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn to expand Infiniti

Roland Kruger announced as new boss of Infiniti

Ex-senior manager and designer of BMW replaces departed boss Johan de Nysschen

14 September 2014
News
Infiniti Q50 2.0t Sport first drive review
The Infiniti Q50 2.0t Sport is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, as the badge suggests

Infiniti Q50 2.0t Sport first drive review

New Infiniti Q50 suffers from too much weight and not enough dynamic edge to let its fine new engine shine as brightly as it might

11 September 2014
First Drive

Morgan reveals one-off SP1 at Salon Prive

V6-powered Morgan revealed with 320bhp and a body inspired by 2008's LifeCar concept; on display at Salon Prive show in London

4 September 2014
News

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