Not a fan of the turbocharged flat-four engine found in the 718 Cayman? The new GT4 model is the antidote to please enthusiasts. Alongside the mechanically similar, roofless 718 Boxster Spyder, the latest Cayman GT4 brings back the naturally aspirated flat-six in new 4.0-litre form, putting out 414bhp.
It'll do 0-62mph in 4.4sec and hit 188mph flat-out, but the GT4 isn't about breaking speed records. It aims to be the most involving model in Porsche's sports car line-up, with a manual gearbox, downforce-boosting exterior revisions and a bespoke suspension setup.
New Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder land at Goodwood
The Taycan is the most important car Porsche has ever made. Yes, more important than the first 911. Why? Because it’s Porsche’s first electric car, and the most radical addition to its line-up since the Cayenne SUV.
It’s Porsche’s attempt to prove it can make a sporting four-door EV to rival anything Tesla makes. And, with the firm investing £5.3 billion in an electrification programme, it’s our first taste of whether Porsche’s biggest ever bet will pay off. While you have to consider the Taycan in that context, when it’s launched at September’s Frankfurt show, it’s important to remember that it’s still ultimately just a car.
New Porsche Taycan: Prices, specs, on-sale date and performance
Land Rover’s sleek mid-range Range Rover model has received the same treatment as Range Rovers before it, adding a top-of-the-range SVAutobiography trim to its line-up.
It makes use of the the venerable supercharged 5.0-litre petrol V8, found in the equivalent Range Rover Sport, giving it prodigious power and torque figures alongside less-than-desirable econony figures. But what makes the Velar different from other hot SUVs is that it has been tuned for comfortable grand touring, rather than out-and-out driving thrills.
Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic review
There's no beating around the bush here: the hardcore Trophy-R version of Renaultsport's latest Megane is the fastest front-wheel drive production car to ever lap the Nurburgring.
Renault's performance division has been cleverer than simply chucking a load more power at the Trophy-R: there's less weight, down by 130kg, through stripping out non-essential items and the use of materials such as carbonfibre and titanium. The active rear-steering system has been junked, too. A thorough re-engineering job sees the introduction of adjustable Ohlins dampers and aerodynamic revisions, too.
But there's also no getting away from the price. Entry level variants are just over £50,000, with another £10,000 added for a Carbon pack and £10,000 on top of that to have yours specced exactly like the lap record-breaking car. With just 32 examples coming here, it'll be exceedingly exclusive.
Renault Megane RS Trophy-R 2019 review
Skoda’s flagship Superb model has been revamped, with new technology, design tweaks and an updated engine range for the Volkswagen Passat rival.
Notably, the revised powertrain line-up includes a Superb plug-in hybrid for the first time, kick-starting Skoda's electrification programme and adding another feather in the cap of the versatile and voluminous mid-size saloon.