Audi R8 Geneva 2015 620x277

The R8 is back and all new. Revealed in Geneva this week, the new R8 has V10 power with a top speed in excess of 200mph. Cleary Italy is in its sights. XCAR take the time to look at the new model, and where it’s come from in this shortContinue Reading

This year’s Paris Motor Show looks to be shaping up as a classic, with many new launches already announced. Here is international motoring expert Eric Bottrell’s selection of the Top Ten most important cars to look forward to in Paris. SPORTS CARS Mazda MX-5 What will be the star ofContinue Reading

Castrol Titanium Trials Blackout 2014 620x277

A Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8 and BMW M4, Ken Block and his 650bhp Ford Fiesta, DTM racers Augusto Farfus and Mike Rockenfeller, Lamborghini test driver Adrian Zaugg, and an airfield at night with lots of lasers. That sounds like a recipe for some spectacular fun, and this time there’s noContinue Reading

Depreciation Busters 2014 620x277

Shopping for a new set of wheels? Chances are that one of the last things you’ll be thinking about is what’ll happen when you want to sell that car a few years down the line… It’s a universal truth that all cars begin to lose their value the moment they’reContinue Reading

Audi S1 2014 620x277

Audi has revived one of the most illustrious names from its rich motorsport history for its latest high-performance road cars. The S1 Sport Quattro was Audi’s World Rally Championship contender in the fearsome era of Group B in the mid-1980s. In the hands of Walter Röhrl, Stig Blomqvist, Hannu MikkolaContinue Reading

It’s possibly the ultimate accessory for the Audi owner about town – a fold-away electric mini-scooter, branded with the German company’s name and logo, which can be tucked away in a corner of the boot until needed. But any UK Audi-philes who have the idea of buying one will haveContinue Reading

As I write this, Spring finally appears to have sprung. There are daffodils appearing in places I never planted them in the garden, doves are waking me up in the early hours of the morning with their relentless cooing, and hay fever has already shown itself to be as unpleasantContinue Reading

Road Test Technical Find a Dealer Brochure Test Drive Road Test Technical Find a Dealer Brochure Test Drive

Road Test Gallery Find a Dealer Brochure Test Drive Model Tested: Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Sport Price: £37,335, including Metallic Paint (£525), Alcantara/Leather Seats (£795), 19” 5-Arm Wing Alloy Wheels (£1,495), Drive Assistance Pack (£1,300), Technology Pack (£1,495), Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror (£245), Storage and Luggage Pack (£145), InteriorContinue Reading

Super Bowl 2014 665x297

If you were watching this year’s Super Bowl for the football, you might just have missed the highlight of the American sporting calendar – the Super Bowl adverts. Just for you, here’s every car manufacturers advert that ran during the event First up is Audi’s Doberhuahua… Next up is ChevroletContinue Reading

Infiniti Q50 2013 665x297

Premium. It’s a word that is thrown around by many with little thought as to what it actually means, attached to everything from cars (obviously) through to shampoo and paper towels. Perhaps it’s just the people I follow through social media (you can find me @FrontSeatPhil) but there has beenContinue Reading

Audi West London 2009 665x297

Back in May of this year I wrote about the steps Audi are taking to reinvent the car showroom at a time when research shows that 70 per cent of consumers have already made their mind up about a car long before stepping out of the house. Back in MayContinue Reading

Audi Le Mans 2013 665x297

Next weekend the motorsport world will turn its attention to a town in the Pays de la Loire region of France. Roughly the same size as Oxford, the population of Le Mans will temporarily triple as a quarter of a million fans, along with countless retail, catering, hospitality and teamContinue Reading

Audi West London 2009 665x297

Travel agents, music stores and book shops are all in decline, with the internet being held to blame for their demise. It’s not unusual, for example, to see shoppers in Waterstones looking for the latest blockbuster, only to then whip out their smartphone and compare the price to that onContinue Reading

Skoda Range 2013 665x297

There are few car brands that still hold the power to surprise. Beyond the occasional concept car that looks like it’s been designed for interplanetary travel (yes, I mean you, Lamborghini Egoista) most manufacturers bring out evolutions of existing models, with small iterative improvements, tiny changes here and there. SomeContinue Reading

Jaguar XJ 2013 665x297

In an age of downsizing and economising it’s always a thrill to discover a car that’s able to engender the sensation of an event – the feeling that stepping inside is not purely taking a seat in some transport to the office but removing yourself from the world around you,Continue Reading