Reviews

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 left wanting, and it’s a loss for the class
26 Nov 2021
Ford Focus ST Edition 2022 review – will newfound focus make this ST worry a Civic Type R and i30 N?
Ford Focus ST Edition on track – front cornering
Ford Focus

Ford Focus ST Edition 2022 review – will newfound focus make this ST worry a Civic Type R and i30 N?

The new Focus ST Edition runs things closer to its very talented competition, but it’s still no cigar
25 Nov 2021
Porsche Mission R 2021 review - behind the wheel of a 1073bhp concept
Porsche Mission R review
Porsche

Porsche Mission R 2021 review - behind the wheel of a 1073bhp concept

The all-electric Mission R concept is Porsche Motorsport's vision of the future, and we’ve experienced it first hand
24 Nov 2021
Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S
Audi RS3 review 2021
Audi RS3

Audi RS3 2021 review - Audi Sport set to take on AMG’s A45S

Audi’s new RS3 hyper hatch finally gets the technology to take on AMG’s range-topper
22 Nov 2021
BMW M3 Competition xDrive 2021 review – best with all-wheel drive?
BMW M3 Competition xDrive review
BMW M3 saloon

BMW M3 Competition xDrive 2021 review – best with all-wheel drive?

The launch of an all-wheel drive BMW M3 might seem like sacrilege, but it might just be the one you should opt for
22 Nov 2021

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BMW M440i xDrive Convertible review - Mercedes-AMG C43 rival takes aim. Fires. Wins.
BMW M440i Convertible – header
BMW 4 Series convertible

BMW M440i xDrive Convertible review - Mercedes-AMG C43 rival takes aim. Fires. Wins.

BMW continues its rich vein of form with the latest M440i model, even with one that doesn’t have a roof
18 Nov 2021
Toyota GR86 review – new coupe takes the challenge to Porsche’s Cayman 2.0
Toyota GR86 review
Toyota

Toyota GR86 review – new coupe takes the challenge to Porsche’s Cayman 2.0

A new engine, revised chassis and subtle exterior and interior upgrades result in one of the best sports car bargains for a generation
15 Nov 2021
Honda HR-V e:hev 2021 review – new hybrid to rival Nissan Qashqai and Toyota C-HR
Honda HR-V 2021 – front tracking
Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V e:hev 2021 review – new hybrid to rival Nissan Qashqai and Toyota C-HR

Curious hybrid arrangement has gaps in its repertoire, but the HR-V is otherwise a rounded and efficient everyday driver
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
Ferrari 812 Competizione 2021 review – a front-engined V12 crescendo
Ferrari 812 Competizione – evo cornering header
Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Competizione 2021 review – a front-engined V12 crescendo

The Ferrari 812 Competizione doesn’t just thrill on account of its staggering engine, but also its engaging and approachable chassis
10 Nov 2021
Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 2021 review – all brawn and no brain for AMG’s Cayenne Turbo rival
Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 2021 review – front accelerating
Mercedes GLE

Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 2021 review – all brawn and no brain for AMG’s Cayenne Turbo rival

Feeling clunky and disjointed, finesse isn’t really on the GLE63 S’s agenda
9 Nov 2021
SEAT Ibiza 2021 review – a match for the Ford Fiesta?
SEAT Ibiza 2021
SEAT Ibiza

SEAT Ibiza 2021 review – a match for the Ford Fiesta?

A lift in refinement and tech make the new Ibiza an appealing supermini, but you’ll have to look elsewhere for driving thrills
9 Nov 2021
SEAT Ibiza 2021 review – a match for the Ford Fiesta?
SEAT Ibiza 2021
SEAT Ibiza

SEAT Ibiza 2021 review – a match for the Ford Fiesta?

A lift in refinement and tech make the new Ibiza an appealing supermini, but you’ll have to look elsewhere for driving thrills
9 Nov 2021
BMW 128ti 2021 review – does BMW's first front-drive hot hatch have the GTI beat?
BMW 128ti B660 – front
BMW 1 Series

BMW 128ti 2021 review – does BMW's first front-drive hot hatch have the GTI beat?

BMW's first front-drive hot hatch has some issues against more focused rivals, but is very well priced and does enough to worry the basic Golf GTI
4 Nov 2021
Land Rover Defender V8 2021 review – a G63 rival, or something more subtle?
Defender V8 dirt
Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender V8 2021 review – a G63 rival, or something more subtle?

Land Rover has given the Defender a supercharged V8, with mixed results…
4 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
McLaren 720S GT3X 2021 review – a Ferrari FXX-K for less or 720S GT3 racer for more?
McLaren 720S GT3X 2021 – low light front cornering
McLaren 720S

McLaren 720S GT3X 2021 review – a Ferrari FXX-K for less or 720S GT3 racer for more?

McLaren’s 720S GT3X might struggle to make much sense financially, but it’s like almost nothing else when you unleash its full potential
3 Nov 2021
Cupra Leon 300 2021 review – VW’s GTI Clubsport usurped from within?
Cupra Leon 300 – front cornering
SEAT Leon Cupra

Cupra Leon 300 2021 review – VW’s GTI Clubsport usurped from within?

One of the sharpest hot hatchbacks money can buy right now, despite weird branding and a very long name (which we’ve simplified for you).
29 Oct 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
Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo 2021 review – a fun, but ultimately flawed sports limo
Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo – rear tracking
Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo 2021 review – a fun, but ultimately flawed sports limo

The rarely spotted Italian supersaloon is still on sale, and in new Trofeo guise it’s better than ever
23 Oct 2021
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT 2021 review – has Ford already usurped the Kia EV6?
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT – front cornering
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT 2021 review – has Ford already usurped the Kia EV6?

Ford’s first performance EV is a credible achievement but remains hamstrung by familiar EV shortcomings.
22 Oct 2021
Ford Mustang Mach 1 2021 review – America’s BMW M4 gets track fit
Ford Mustang Mach 1 – static
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Mach 1 2021 review – America’s BMW M4 gets track fit

A host of small upgrades make a big difference to Ford’s fine Mustang V8
20 Oct 2021
Audi SQ5 Sportback 2021 review – does it crack the coupe SUV enigma?
Audi SQ5 Sportback 2021 – front cornering
Audi SQ5 SUV

Audi SQ5 Sportback 2021 review – does it crack the coupe SUV enigma?

Broadly competent, the SQ5 is a polished but ultimately perplexing proposition, especially in 2021
16 Oct 2021
Toyota GR Yaris review – the modern homologation special at its very best
2021 Toyota GR Yaris black - header
Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris review – the modern homologation special at its very best

Toyota’s new road-going rally special is a great driver’s car of the type we worried we’d never see again. It’s a little gem.
15 Oct 2021
​Skoda Superb review – sensible family car still a brilliant buy
Skoda Superb 2021 – Combi front tracking
Skoda Superb saloon

​Skoda Superb review – sensible family car still a brilliant buy

The large hatchback and estate aren’t cool: fact. But the Skoda Superb is a great car in spite of it
14 Oct 2021
Cupra Born 2021 review – has VW’s MEB platform finally delivered a driver’s car?
Cupra Born – front tracking1
Cupra Born

Cupra Born 2021 review – has VW’s MEB platform finally delivered a driver’s car?

Cupra has capitalised on the Born’s rear-wheel drive and rear-engined EV layout, making for an intriguing alternative to the VW ID.3
9 Oct 2021
​Ford GT review – a genuine racer on the road, for better and worse
Ford GT header
Ford GT coupe

​Ford GT review – a genuine racer on the road, for better and worse

New GT is epic to drive on a track, but comes with some compromises on road
8 Oct 2021
Chevrolet Corvette C8 convertible 2021 review – American icon driven in EU-specification
Chevrolet Corvette C8 Cab EU review – front tracking
Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette C8 convertible 2021 review – American icon driven in EU-specification

The EU-spec Corvette is heavier and less powerful than we were led to believe, but is still a fantastic modern sports car with a distinct American fla…
8 Oct 2021
Audi Q4 e-tron 2021 review – a premium take on VW’s ID.4?
Audi Q4 e-tron 50 – front tracking
Audi

Audi Q4 e-tron 2021 review – a premium take on VW’s ID.4?

The new Q4 is wide of the mark in key areas, but is sure to sell in numbers that will deem this irrelevant
6 Oct 2021
New Chevrolet Corvette C8 review – America's sports car has turned supercar
Corvette C8 Stingray EU – front
Chevrolet Corvette

New Chevrolet Corvette C8 review – America's sports car has turned supercar

Chevrolet's mid-engined Corvette is a superbly rounded and capable beginning of a new type of American supercar
5 Oct 2021
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2021 review – an all-time great
Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 cornering
Porsche Cayman GT4 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2021 review – an all-time great

For a combination of pure driver appeal and value, the Cayman GT4 has no rivals. An instant modern classic, if ever there was one.
4 Oct 2021
Caterham Seven 170R 2021 review
Caterham Seven 170R review
Caterham 7

Caterham Seven 170R 2021 review

The Seven 170 is one of Caterham’s purest models to date, and we’ve put the R variant through its paces
2 Oct 2021
Prodrive Hunter review – behind the wheel of a rally raid monster
Prodrive Hunter
Reviews

Prodrive Hunter review – behind the wheel of a rally raid monster

Don't be fooled by its odd looks, the Prodrive Hunter is a truly impressive loose surface machine. We've experienced it first hand
25 Sep 2021