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2016 Audi TTS Coupe

Feb 25th
Audi’s TT has never been a car for everyone. But now it’s tough to know if it’s a car for anyone. It’s in an existential crisis, a tiny high-style coupe adrift in an ocean of SUVs. And now, with the 2016 TTS coupe, it has 292 horsepower with which to explore the boundaries of being and nothingness.Much of what turns…
We Thought You Were Dead - Autocar Drives The Last TVR Tuscan

Feb 25th
So this is it, then. The last TVR. This is the very car with which Nikolai Smolenski wanted to restart the company, and it’s back in Britain finished, V8-powered and on the road. A driveable tale of what might have been. Russian businessman Smolenski, you’ll probably remember, bought TVR from its former owner, Peter Wheeler, in 2004, but despite his…
JLR SVO New £20m Technical Centre

Feb 25th
Jaguar Land Rover says the opening of its new £20 million Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) Technical Centre will enable it to ramp up significantly the production of SVR models. The new SVO headquarters, which is located near JLR's Coventry base, opened last week. The car maker wants the 20,000-square-metre facility to become the the birthplace of one new SVR model per year between now…
3.5 Star Kia Carens

Feb 25th
Can’t quite recall the previous Kia Carens? Don’t worry; Kia may have been selling its compact MPV in the UK since 2000, but both generations of it did a remarkably good job of living up to their unfortunate name (which means, as it turns out, ‘lacking’ in Latin). The Carens was arguably the last model built to convey the Korean…
4 Star Mini GP

Feb 25th
As it ever was with BMW’s Mini, we’ve been here before. In 2006, just before the final run of first-generation cars shuffled down the Oxford production line, the manufacturer built 2000 Mini GP models. On paper, it smacked a little of run-out frivolity – especially given the dramatic price rise that accompanied the car’s plunging ride height – but this…
Panhard 24-Series (1963 - 1967)

Feb 25th
Panhard et Levassor was formed by René Panhard and Émile Levassor in 1887. Their first car (based on a Daimler engine licence) was introduced in 1890, but the company soon established itself as the maker of advanced and forward-thinking motor cars. An 1895 Panhard et Levassor was credited with the first modern transmission, with clutch pedal and gear lever. Panhards…
Lamborghini Murciélago LP640

Feb 25th
What is it? The new, updated version of Lamborghini's monstrous Murcielago. Engine size goes up from 6.2 to 6.5 litres, boosting power from a mere 580bhp to 631bhp. Ceramic brakes are now an option, too, and there are revisions to the paddle-shift gearbox. Lambo has also tweaked the springs and dampers. What's it like? Every bit a Lambo, really. It's…
2017 Volvo S90

Feb 25th
Volvo knows as well as any car company that being a nonconformist has its ups and downs. Throughout its long history, despite multiple corporate ownerships, Volvo has persisted in being different. Even now, as Volvo embarks on a plan to chase global luxury leaders such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW, it’s paving its own distinctly Swedish path.Different isn’t always better. Volvo’s…
2.5 Star Mitsubishi Colt

Feb 25th
The Mitsubishi Colt has been around since 1962, and started life as a larger family car than the current incarnation. It went on sale in the UK in 1974, and the first of the Colt hatchbacks arrived four years later. Six further generations of Mitsubishi Colt have followed, and there have been several performance versions, including the 172bhp Colt Cyborg…
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Feb 25th
In Iceland, a kid can be Neptúnus or Torbjörg or Geirþrúður, but you’ll never meet a Moon Unit or a Zuma Nesta Rock born in the island nation. New parents here must choose from a list of 3500 government-approved names or plead their case to the country's Personal Names Committee, a three-person panel tasked with preserving the country’s heritage and…
Jeep Sells Car Moustaches For Movember

Feb 25th
Jeep has launched an unusual option for its range of models: a moustache that attaches to the grille of a car. The adornment costs $49.99 (around £40), and proceeds go to the Movember Foundation, a men's health charity. The moustache is only available from Jeep's American accessories site. Future autonomous cars could use Emoji displays - read more Using rubber…
4 Star Jensen Interceptor R Supercharged

Feb 25th
What is it? The latest offering from Jensen International Automotive, creator of the GM ‘LS3’ V8-powered Interceptor R, a version of which we drove in our modernised classics feature at Goodwood in the summer. Unlike that car, the modernisation of which was largely outsourced, the £180,000 Interceptor R Supercharged you see here was almost entirely rebuilt (starting with a full…