The new Porsche 911 has been getting a bit of a hard time in the media recently. It appears to boil down to the fact that the 991 series (I’ve never got the hang of the numbering system. What’s wrong with Mk 6?) has ditched the electro-hydraulic steering system ofContinue Reading

Last week I previewed the Goodwood Festival of Speed. If it didn’t excite you and you decided not to head down to Lord March’s pad in Sussex, then you missed out on yet another great event. Being so popular and being located in some fairly remote countryside, traffic is always anContinue Reading

Staged in the grounds of Goodwood House, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which opens this Friday, is a key date for anyone interested in motor racing and cars. The theme for 2012 is ‘Young Guns – Born to Win’ celebrating drivers, riders and engineers whose supreme talent and insatiable thirst forContinue Reading

Just days after Skoda revealed the final production ready Rapid, SEAT have revealed details of their sister car, reviving the Toledo name in the process.

It started out as the Punto before changing to the Grande Punto. That was followed by the Punto Evo but now Fiat have had a rethink, naming the new Fiat Punto the ‘Fiat Punto’.

Audi have now won every Le Mans 24 Hour race this millennium, barring 2009 when Peugeot had a go. Yes, Bentley won in 2003 but as that’s a brand owned by Audi, it doesn’t count. The last six wins have all come from diesel powered cars, yet Audi continue toContinue Reading

We had the opportunity to head to a secret test facility at a village called Millbrook just off the A428 near Bedford for the annual SMMT Test Day, where manufacturers lay on a massive fleet of cars for us to hurl around private roads. It’s a tough job.

Skoda will revive the Rapid name later this year, attaching it to a brand new compact hatchback that will slot between the Fabia and Octavia.

Nissan’s Sunderland factory has been handed the rights to build yet another new car, with production of a new mid size model to start in 2014.

Back in 2011 we took a Toyota Prius to Millbrook and proceeded to do silly things with it. There were J-turns, high speed runs, injury inducing slides, and we even managed to get the car some distance off the ground. We didn’t think to try putting it round a WallContinue Reading

Isuzu’s stunning new D-Max pickup will get its UK premiere at next month’s NEC-based Commercial Vehicle Show, but prices and specifications have been revealed.