Vicky Parrott Deputy reviews editor

Vicky started as picture editor in 2006, before becoming web reporter, road tester and staff writer, and then deputy road test editor for What Car? Believes that a bland car is the worst kind. A Metro 6R4, a Caterham Supersport and a Nissan GT-R are on her ‘to own one day’ list. Appreciates great packaging in an MPV as much as outstanding performance in a supercar and is particularly partial to featherweight track specials. Prefers Goodwood Revival to the Festival of Speed, and not just because of the outfits.
2016 Hyundai i20 Coupé

2016 Hyundai i20 Coupé review

The slick-looking three-door Hyundai i20 makes sense for those who want safe dynamics and cheap insurance, but otherwise there are alternatives that are much mo

12 February 2016
First Drive

2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder review

It's not the purist's kind of supercar, but the Huracán Spyder is exactly what most people will want it to be

1 February 2016
First Drive
Ford Focus RS

Video: New Ford Focus RS driven on road and track

The 345bhp Ford Focus RS has had plenty of media attention in the run-up to its release - but can it live up to the hype?

27 January 2016
Ford Focus RS spec

The real cost of the Ford Focus RS, and why it’s still worth it

Thinking of buying a new Ford Focus RS? Here are some things to consider – before buying one anyway

22 January 2016
Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 - my best car of 2015

Lightweight, fun, great value and perfect for UK roads - the MX-5 is the essence of what an enthusiast's car needs to be

30 December 2015
Supacat HMT400 'Jackal'

Supacat HMT400 'Jackal' driven

The Supacat HMT400 - known as the Jackal - is a 7.6-tonne, go-anywhere armoured car that can top 80mph. Vicky Parrott puts it through its paces

27 December 2015
2015 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost Black Edition

2015 Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoboost Black Edition review

This extrovert-looking Focus gets a bespoke 180bhp 1.5 Ecoboost petrol engine and Zetec S chassis but is hard to justify over the standard Zetec S

22 December 2015
First Drive

2015 Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 110 SE review

The latest Touran is faultlessly practical and comes with some great finance deals but is let down by a lacklustre engine.

8 December 2015
First Drive

2016 Seat Ibiza Cupra review

A new 1.8 turbo petrol engine and manual gearbox make the Ibiza Cupra a more satisfyingly brutish, hands-on hot hatch, but it's still not the best of its b

20 November 2015
First Drive

2016 Mercedes-Benz C250d Coupe AMG Line review

Balances sensible running costs and fair practicality with an enjoyable drive and healthy desirability factor

16 November 2015
First Drive


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