Steve Cropley Editor-in-chief

The old fart of the office, Steve stays keen because he loves all things new and different, especially the current strain of ultra-efficient cars. 'There has been more fundamental change in the past six or seven years of my hacking career than in the previous 30,' he says. 'I can hardly wait to see what car-makers give us next week, let alone next year.' Follow Steve on Google+

2016 Jaguar F-Pace acts as Team Sky support car - plus video

Jaguar F-Pace prototype took part in the first stage of the 2015 Tour de France as Team Sky's official support car

6 July 2015
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Cropley on cars - Hope for supercars, a day with Aston boss Andy Palmer

Jaguar restores my faith in fast cars; Andy Palmer has big plans for Aston Martin; Goodwood remains as glorious as ever

6 July 2015
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What former Lotus boss Dany Bahar did next

The ex-Lotus boss’s latest venture takes the cosmetic modification of high-end cars to a super-luxurious extreme

4 July 2015
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Video: Jaguar's £1,000,000 Lightweight E-type - technical insight and drive

Steve Cropley drives one of the first 'new' Lightweight E-type Jaguars, as JLR's Special Vehicle Operations division completes a project started in 1963

3 July 2015
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Reborn TVR to take deposits for 2017 sports car

Revitalised TVR will bring four new sports cars to market, starting in 2017, and will start taking deposits this month

1 July 2015
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Le Mans crowd topped 260,000 this year; a third come from the UK

Cropley on cars - Watching Le Mans, JLR's two millionth Defender

Watching Le Mans is an endurance sport; Driving Jaguar's Lightweight E-Type; Can Alfa Romeo recover this time?

29 June 2015
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An ex-Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda rekindled fond memories

2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed report and gallery

The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed was another smash hit; here are our highlights

29 June 2015
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New 450bhp Lotus 3-Eleven revealed at Goodwood

New Lotus 3-Eleven will have more than 500bhp per tonne and cost from £82k when it arrives next year

26 June 2015
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Cropley on cars - F1 needs to change, first weekend with my new Lotus

Is Formula one forever flawed?; Enticed by Vauxhall's new Viva; Autocar Next Generation Award to find new talent

22 June 2015
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Lightweight Jaguar E-Type driven

After a break of 52 years, Jaguar is finally building the last six Lightweight E-Types. We get behind the wheel to see whether it is time well spent

21 June 2015
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