Emerson Fittipaldi at the non-championship 1971 Race of Champions; he retired with suspension failure

Throwback Thursday 1971: The gas turbine-powered Lotus F1 car

On 25 March 1971, we detailed the bright but flawed idea that was the Pratt & Whitney-powered Lotus 56B

24 August 2017
News
2018 Volkswagen T-Cross
The Volkswagen T-Cross has been spotted testing ahead of an expected launch during the second half of 2018, in warm R-Line spec akin to that of its larger sibling, the Tiguan.

2018 Volkswagen T-Cross one of 19 new SUV models due

T-Cross name will make production like the T-Roc; it'll get an R-Line spec, too

23 August 2017
News
New cars
2017 Volkswagen Touareg

Next Volkswagen Touareg confirmed for 2017 reveal

Latest version of Volkswagen's large SUV targets the BMW X5 and Volvo XC90; it gets a more luxurious interior and an evolved design

23 August 2017
News
New cars
Volkswagen T-Roc revealed - full details of new Nissan Qashqai rival

Volkswagen T-Roc revealed - full details of new Nissan Qashqai rival

VW's latest SUV, which will rival everything from the Qashqai to Mercedes-Benz GLA, is due on sale in December from £19,000

23 August 2017
News
Frankfurt motor show
Audi number system
The new Audi A8 will be the first to feature new naming convention: the 3.0 TDI will become the 50 TDI...

Audi introduces new model naming system

New model designations will be linked to engine output rather than capacity

23 August 2017
News
Industry
New Ferrari Portofino revealed as California T replacement
Ferrari Portofino features a folding hard-top roof

New Ferrari Portofino revealed as 592bhp California T replacement

First pictures and tech specs of new Ferrari Portofino convertible revealed ahead of Frankfurt motor show

23 August 2017
News
Frankfurt motor show
2018 Nissan Leaf leaked onto internet ahead of September reveal
Nissan's latest preview picture shows the car's rear light design

2018 Nissan Leaf - latest on 148bhp electric hatchback and its e-Pedal

New car will have more power and a bigger battery; Leaf is confirmed to be available with Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system

23 August 2017
News
New cars
Audi E-tron - high-performance electric SUV enters latter testing stages

Audi E-tron - new pics of electric SUV in near-production guise

Engineers are analysing traction control systems for the brand's first electric SUV, due on sale next year with a 310-mile range

23 August 2017
News
New cars
Next Bentley Continental GT seen in lightest camouflage yet

Next Bentley Continental GT seen in lightest camouflage yet

Final testing period of luxury model reveals its design details more clearly; it uses the Porsche Panamera’s platform

23 August 2017
News
New cars
Volkswagen T-Roc
The hot T-Roc could share its powertrain with Golf R hatchback

300bhp Volkswagen T-Roc R under evaluation for hot SUV segment

R&D head admits he is testing a T-Roc R; VW boss Herbert Diess previously revealed performance SUV will skip GTI and go straight for an R version

23 August 2017
News
New cars

Pages

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R
    The VXR8 GTS-R is a limited-edition model that marks the demise of the V8-powered Vauxhall… probably forever
    First Drive
    22 August 2017
    There will only be 15 made, but is the GTS-R the final hurrah for the infectious Vauxhall VXR8? We've had an exclusive drive
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio
    The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio. We've tested it on UK roads for the first time
    First Drive
    18 August 2017
    First tilt on UK roads reveals a chassis almost as absorbing as the Giulia’s, though the Stelvio’s comfort and quality levels may disappoint SUV clientele
  • Car review
    18 August 2017
    Amid a broader vRS refresh, Skoda has built its most powerful Octavia yet to take on the established order
  • Jaguar F-Type Convertible 2.0 i4 on the road
    First Drive
    16 August 2017
    Having been previously impressed by the agile four-cylinder F-Type, now is our chance to try it in the UK and in open-top form. But can this entry-level Jaguar sports car hold off the impressive Porsche Boxster?
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage AMR
    The Aston Martin V8 Vantage AMR is a swansong for the Vantage - but the first model to sport the AMR title
    First Drive
    16 August 2017
    Aston Martin's swansong for its venerable Vantage sports car allows it to bow out with its head held high, yet the performance AMR sub-brand's first outing leaves you feeling short-changed