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2019 Articles

The Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition is a riot to drive and a classic of the future
The Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition is a riot to drive and a classic of the future
He can’t afford a Rolls or a Bentley, he has to buy a second-hand Ford,” sang Ray Davies of The [...]
December 2, 2019
The Bentley Bentayga Speed is officially the fastest SUV on sale. But should you buy one?
The Bentley Bentayga Speed is officially the fastest SUV on sale. But should you buy one?
Zero-point-six-two miles per hour. That slender margin – half the speed of a spider scuttling across your bathroom floor – [...]
November 18, 2019
The Lister LFT-C is a modified Jaguar F-Type with a devilish 666bhp
The Lister LFT-C is a modified Jaguar F-Type with a devilish 666bhp
What would Jesus drive? It’s a question you see posed by bumper stickers across America. The answer, of course, is [...]
November 11, 2019
The Jaguar F-Pace SVR is a fire-breathing SUV brute. But Tim Pitt discovers its softer side
The Jaguar F-Pace SVR is a fire-breathing SUV brute. But Tim Pitt discovers its softer side
Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division hasn’t been backwards about coming forwards. Its opening salvo was the 2016 F-Type SVR, a [...]
September 9, 2019
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is the best looking car in town – and boy is it a rush
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is the best looking car in town – and boy is it a rush
Forgive me, officer, for I have sinned. If absolute power corrupts absolutely, then 725 metric horsepower tests even the sternest [...]
August 12, 2019
The David Brown Mini Remastered is a small car with a big price tag
The David Brown Mini Remastered is a small car with a big price tag
My first car was a Mini. If you’re fast-approaching middle age, yours probably was too. I bought my (t)rusty 1983 [...]
August 6, 2019
The new A35 isn’t Mercedes-AMG’s hottest hatchback, but it certainly isn’t tepid
The new A35 isn’t Mercedes-AMG’s hottest hatchback, but it certainly isn’t tepid
The hot hatch has reached boiling point. Very soon, Mercedes will reveal a new AMG A45, with the most powerful [...]
July 16, 2019
Ferrari Dino ‘Evo’ review: This modified Italian stallion is a £300,000 delight
Ferrari Dino ‘Evo’ review: This modified Italian stallion is a £300,000 delight
Ferraris are works of automotive art, says conventional wisdom; modifying one is like daubing Dulux on the Sistine Chapel. Not [...]
June 3, 2019
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63S 4-door serves up supercar pace in a more practical package
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63S 4-door serves up supercar pace in a more practical package
Pity the poor Mercedes-Benz salesperson. The world’s oldest car company lists no fewer than 33 separate models on its UK [...]
April 29, 2019
The McLaren 600LT is one of the most exciting supercars on sale. Tim Pitt drives it on road and track
The McLaren 600LT is one of the most exciting supercars on sale. Tim Pitt drives it on road and track
Choosing the best car I drove in 2018 wasn’t easy. It was mid-December – the season when every journalist is [...]
April 18, 2019
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the world’s most luxurious and expensive SUV
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the world’s most luxurious and expensive SUV
Admit it: you’ve made your mind up about the Cullinan already. I know I had. Rolls-Royce’s first SUV has proved [...]
April 8, 2019
Thirty years ago, the Honda NSX changed the supercar forever. Tim Pitt celebrates with a retro road-trip
Thirty years ago, the Honda NSX changed the supercar forever. Tim Pitt celebrates with a retro road-trip
After 1989, sports cars would never be the same. That year, the Mazda MX-5 reinvented the roadster – with added [...]
February 25, 2019
Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 review: Improving the classic Jaguar E-Type is a tall order, but a  Kent-based company has done just that
Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 review: Improving the classic Jaguar E-Type is a tall order, but a Kent-based company has done just that
Can you improve on perfection? In the case of the Jaguar E-Type, it seems so. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean giving [...]
January 29, 2019
The new Urus is the world’s fastest SUV and an altogether different type of Lamborghini
The new Urus is the world’s fastest SUV and an altogether different type of Lamborghini
Remember the furore when Porsche launched its go-faster SUV, the Cayenne, in 2003? Po-faced purists were appalled, yet car buyers [...]
January 21, 2019