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.

Video: Land Rover Defender takes on the Atlantic ocean

We say goodbye to the Land Rover Defender in the only way we can - with one last, epic challenge

14 August 2015
Video

Land Rover Defender special - crossing the Atlantic, plus video

We know they’re virtually unstoppable on land, but can a Land Rover Defender possibly conquer the sea as well?

14 August 2015
News

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
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
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
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

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  • First Drive
    2 September 2015
    Kia facelifts its Cee'd and drops its six-speed torque converter in favour of a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox in the process. We drive it for the first time
  • First Drive
    1 September 2015
    Kia has developed a better-mannered, more sophisticated Sportage for 2016
  • First Drive
    31 August 2015
    Thought the 3 Series was losing its edge? Well it's back, with a facelifted version that offers improved performance and dynamics. Does it reclaim its top spot after our drive on UK roads?
  • First Drive
    27 August 2015
    BMW gives its flagship 7 Series an extensive overhaul in a bid to tempt buyers of luxury cars away from the Mercedes S-Class, Audi's A8 and the Jaguar XJ
  • First Drive
    26 August 2015
    New Qashqai rival majors on practicality and usability and benefits from a long warranty, but lower-specification versions are the better bet