In-depth reviews

Ford Mustang review – a different take on horse power
Ford Mustang Mach 1 v Lexus RC F
Ford Mustang coupe

Ford Mustang review – a different take on horse power

Still charming us Brits, the Mustang makes for an impressive piece of American muscle, but without the judgement associated with flashier brands
20 Jun 2022
Jaguar XF review
Jaguar XF my21 front
Jaguar XF saloon

Jaguar XF review

The XF’s impressive chassis is now joined by a plush new interior and slick tech, but powertrains remain a significant weakness 
11 May 2022
Mercedes-Benz A-class review
Mercedes A-Class hatchback

Mercedes-Benz A-class review

Now in its fourth generation, the Mercedes A-class is unrecognisable from the car that kicked things off two decades ago.
11 May 2022
Honda Civic Type R (2017-2022) review
Honda Civic Type R GT MY21 – front
Honda Civic Type-R

Honda Civic Type R (2017-2022) review

The Civic Type R is one of the most alluring performance cars on sale regardless of price
9 May 2022
Toyota GR Supra review
Toyota GR Supra 3.0 – front cornering
Toyota Supra coupe

Toyota GR Supra review

A divisive, but ultimately fascinating sports car that has its flaws, but fights back with charisma
5 May 2022

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Mini Cooper review
Mini – 3dr front tracking
Mini Cooper hatchback

Mini Cooper review

Accomplished, but not entertaining, Mini’s core model now feels old and a bit awkward. The next-gen car can’t come quickly enough
3 May 2022
R35 Nissan GT-R (2009-2022) review
Header GT-R
Nissan GT-R coupe

R35 Nissan GT-R (2009-2022) review

The Nissan GT-R purveys a legendary status like few others. Bespoke, highly strung and intense, the R35 will live on as a high point in Japanese autom…
28 Apr 2022
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio review
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quad MY21 – front tracking
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio review

It’s a little rough around the edges, but no other performance SUV provides so much joy and engagement
14 Apr 2022
Aston Martin Vantage review
Aston Martin Vantage – FF front pan
Aston Martin Vantage coupe

Aston Martin Vantage review

Aston Martin’s smallest model isn’t as polished or broadly talented as a Porsche 911, but has its own very distinct appeal
7 Apr 2022
Audi RS6 review
RS6 header
Audi RS6

Audi RS6 review

The RS6 is truly now an all-round package – practical, comfortable, fast, and fun
6 Apr 2022
Renault Mégane RS (2017-2022) review – the last stand for an iconic moniker
Megane RS Trophy 2022 – nose driving
Renault Megane RS hatchback

Renault Mégane RS (2017-2022) review – the last stand for an iconic moniker

The current Renault Mégane RS might only just be clinging to life, but in recently updated form it’s a better all-round hot hatch than ever
5 Apr 2022
Porsche 718 Cayman review
Porsche 718 Cayman – rear action
Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman review

Topped by the magnificent GT4 RS, has the Porsche Cayman ever been more desirable?
4 Apr 2022
Porsche 718 Cayman review
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Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman review

Topped by the magnificent GT4 RS, has the Porsche Cayman ever been more desirable?
4 Apr 2022
Alpine A110 review
Alpine A110 MY22 – GT Cornering
Alpine A110 coupe

Alpine A110 review

Refreshed, but not reformed, France’s little sports car continues to shine in its own distinctive way
29 Mar 2022
BMW M5 Competition F90 review
BMW M5 Competition 2020 Front Quarter
BMW M5 saloon

BMW M5 Competition F90 review

The BMW M5 is now only available in Competition trim in the UK, but this is no bad thing as it remains a finer-honed version of the standard M5
18 Mar 2022
Genesis G70 review
Genesis G70 front tracking
Genesis

Genesis G70 review

With its flawed execution there’s still some way to go for the G70, but it’s a fresh take on a classic recipe and on the right track
23 Feb 2022
Jaguar F-Pace review
Jaguar F-Pace - front tracking
Jaguar F-Pace SUV

Jaguar F-Pace review

The F-Pace has always looked and driven better than most of its rivals. Now it has the interior and tech to match, too
22 Feb 2022
Lexus LC500 review
Lexus LC500 MY21 - front
Lexus LC

Lexus LC500 review

Charismatic, challenging, distinctive and above all fun to drive – the LC500 is a triumph that shows up more expensive and extroverted rivals
18 Feb 2022
Porsche Taycan review
Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan review

The Taycan steers better, accelerates harder and is built better than the competition, but its weight ultimately undoes its claim as a sports car
15 Feb 2022
Mercedes-AMG E63 S review
Mercedes-AMG E63 S 2022 – front cornering
Mercedes E63 AMG

Mercedes-AMG E63 S review

The new Mercedes-AMG E63 S isn’t just a German four-door muscle car – it’s exciting, edgy and captivating too
11 Feb 2022
BMW M3 Competition review – still the benchmark performance saloon?
BMW M3 Comp (test) – compressions 2
BMW M3 saloon

BMW M3 Competition review – still the benchmark performance saloon?

It’s bigger and heavier than before, and is now auto-only. So can it copy the new M4’s trick of still being fun to drive? You bet it can
8 Feb 2022
Audi A3 review – the original premium hatch reborn
Audi A3
Audi A3

Audi A3 review – the original premium hatch reborn

The Audi A3 is now perilously close to losing its premium status in a competitive hatchback market
2 Feb 2022
Audi R8 review
Audi R8 coupe

Audi R8 review

Standard or Performance, coupe or Spyder – the current R8 is a quality, exciting and thoroughly involving supercar
2 Feb 2022
Volkswagen Golf R review – has the hottest VW still got it?
evo Volkswagen Golf R PP – front cornering
Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R review – has the hottest VW still got it?

Undercooked and irritating in equal measure, the Mk8 Golf R’s execution is found wanting, and it’s a loss for the class
24 Jan 2022
Range Rover review (L405, 2012-2021) – verdict, specs and rivals
Range Rover SUV

Range Rover review (L405, 2012-2021) – verdict, specs and rivals

The modern Range Rover continues to define the luxury SUV just as its ancestors did, and despite strong rivals is still something special
21 Jan 2022
Tesla Model 3 review – an enthusiast's guide to the popular electric car
Tesla Model 3 rear slide
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 review – an enthusiast's guide to the popular electric car

Can the Tesla Model 3 really be a willing alternative to a typical executive car? It makes a great go at it, but there are compromises.
21 Jan 2022
Hyundai i30 N review – verdict, prices and rivals
Hyundai i30 N 22 – nose
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N review – verdict, prices and rivals

Updated i30 N’s small tweaks yield big results, making this the hot hatch of the moment
19 Jan 2022
Mercedes C-class review – BMW 3-series rival strikes back
Mercedes-Benz C-class – 2022 front tracking
Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-class review – BMW 3-series rival strikes back

Concrete evidence that long-standing engineering garners excellent results. The C-class has never been better
13 Jan 2022
Subaru BRZ (2012 - 2021) review – can it match the Mazda MX-5?
Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ (2012 - 2021) review – can it match the Mazda MX-5?

Blessed with an excellent, involving chassis, but feeble engine and poor tyres prevent the BRZ from achieving greatness
1 Dec 2021
Porsche 718 Boxster review – drop-top still shows the competition how it’s done
Porsche 718 Boxster PDK – front cornering
Porsche Boxster convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster review – drop-top still shows the competition how it’s done

The four-pots are disappointing, but with a six in the middle this is about as good as cars get
11 Nov 2021
Porsche 718 Boxster review – drop-top still shows the competition how it’s done
Porsche 718 Boxster PDK – front cornering
Porsche Boxster convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster review – drop-top still shows the competition how it’s done

The four-pots are disappointing, but with a six in the middle this is about as good as cars get
11 Nov 2021
​Porsche Macan review – still the high performance SUV benchmark
Porsche Macan S MY21 – front cornering
Porsche Macan SUV

​Porsche Macan review – still the high performance SUV benchmark

Recently updated, the Porsche Macan is still the class champion and unlike most rivals a genuinely captivating drive
3 Nov 2021
Mercedes-AMG A45 S review
AMG A45 S review
Mercedes-AMG A45

Mercedes-AMG A45 S review

The A45 proves Mercedes-AMG has found the formula for not just a fast hot hatchback, but a genuinely involving one
29 Oct 2021
Ford Fiesta ST review – super supermini still appeals, especially in Edition trim
Fiesta ST Edition – rear cornering
Ford Fiesta ST hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST review – super supermini still appeals, especially in Edition trim

A class stalwart, maybe, but the Fiesta ST drives with real enthusiasm, engagement and sophistication
25 Oct 2021