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 a Lancia Montecarlo that’s halfway to becoming a 037 Stradale replica.

Driven this week

  • Jeep Renegade first drive review

    Jeep Renegade first drive review

    First drive
    18 September 2014 6:03pm

    Chirpy cheap Jeep goes well off-road – as much as that’s likely to matter. Decent handling on it, with a few flaws

  • Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid first drive review

    Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid first drive review

    First drive
    18 September 2014 3:59pm

    Luxurious, economical and powerful – it's hard to imagine a plug-in hybrid model getting much better than this

  • BMW 5-series 518d Luxury saloon first drive

    BMW 518d saloon first drive review

    First drive
    18 September 2014 12:54pm

    New entry-level diesel 5-series is a great car in the right specification but it faces stiff competition from the excellent Audi A6 Ultra

  • Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI first drive review

    2014 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI first drive review

    First drive
    17 September 2014

    Revisions make Volkswagen's five-seat SUV a better car all round, meaning it is worthy of consideration in a tough market segment

  • Volkswagen e-Golf

    Volkswagen e-Golf

    Car review
    16 September 2014

    The Golf turns pure electric in characteristically understated style