The week's news, videos, first drives, road test and blogs
28 August 2009

The week's news, videos, first drives, road test and blogs.

Road test

Lotus Evora

First drive

a href="" target="_self"> Alfa Romeo 159 1750 TBi

Noble M600BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics saloonHonda Civic Type R Mugen ConceptGinetta G50 EV PrototypeAlfa Romeo Mito 1.3 JDTm Veloce


AC Cobra driven – and drifted!


Noble M600 driven – video special

New cars

Mini Roadster spied

Audi S5 Sportback launched

New BMW eco car teaser pic

V10-powered BMW Z4

Open Porsche GT9R has 1120bhp

Wiesmann live build at Frankfurt

Mercedes B-class F-cell launched

Ferrari 458 ‘designed by aero’

Two new Alfa Romeo 159s

Ferrari 458 – more picturesNew Saab 9-5 launchBMW teases eco sportscarSuzuki SX4 saloon for UKNew Lotus Exige 260 CupMcLaren P11’s ‘Ring testsSpecial edition Smart FourtwoCitroen DS3 revealedMaserati GranCabrio launchedNew Vauxhall Astra engine rangeVauxhall Insignia Ecoflex STNew pictures: Tesla Model SSuzuki SX4 goes greenNew Hyundai Sonata leaks outHyundai ix35 revealed197bhp Fiat 500 AbarthA gun with your Hummer?Skoda Superb estate teaser picMini launches ‘Rally Edition’ in USReports: Honda EV for TokyoNew Honda CR-V leaksPeugeot 308 SW police dog van641bhp Porsche Panamera TurboNext Ford C-Max spiedUK Lexus GS and LS ‘hybrid only’Range Rover LRX’s 2010 launchMitsubishi to hurry small SUV inMini Coupe Concept revealedNew 3dr VW Polo launchedVolvo XC60 R-Design launched740bhp Porsche Panamera detailsPorsche 911 GT3 Cup race car


Cash for clunkers ends

Opel/Vauxhall sale ‘is only option’

PSA: ‘Euro slump not as bad’

UK Dacia launch possible in 2010Tokyo to trial battery changerAudi tweaks its logoChrysler sues DaimlerHummer sale will go aheadVauxhall/Opel sale delayedGM may not sell Opel/VauxhallGerman scrappage to endHyundai increases i10 priceKoenigsegg's plans for SaabSmart confirms Fourtwo ED plansToyota: ‘no UK closures’Prius/Insight star in Euro NCAPGM ‘will sell Vauxhall/Opel’

Other news

Watermelon powered cars

200 motorists wrongly fined

Brits set steam speed recordSamoa to drive on the leftCitroen to review safety resultAlfa 166 loses the most value


Hamilton fastest at Spa

Schumacher rules out returnAston wins at the ’RingToyota’s F1 future in doubtEuropean F1 GP picture gallery1900bhp Nissan 350Z


Underwhelmed by the Mini Coupe conceptA A little known fact about Samoa…It’s time to sort out foreign lorriesRe-inventing the great British carA ride in a Caparo T1Volvo should be worried by the Skoda Superb estate

Our Verdict


The Citroën DS3 is an upmarket, stylish supermini, but does it have what it takes to beat the Mini?

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