The Awesome Aston Valkyrie Has Evolved

I’m standing shoeless in the middle of Aston Martin’s design studio, peering through a porthole into a dark capsule. Surrounding me is the senior design team – boss Marek Reichmann over my left shoulder – all are silent, fixated on how I’m planning to contort myself into the driver’s seat.

Kia Stinger Is Here To Supply Your Sportiness

At risk of puncturing the suspense, the new news is this really is a very agreeable car. The old news is it labours under a terrible name. No, not Kia, you fools. Stinger. What were they thinking of, calling a car Stinger? Anyway, they were stuck with Kia. They actually chose Stinger. The Kia badge … [Read more…]

Porsche 911 GT3 vs 911R

It’s super-fast of course, but you don’t feel the need to wring it out in every gear, to go in search of 8,800rpm. Mainly this is because there are laws about that sort of thing, but even if there weren’t I think you’d find yourself being content to shift up at 6,000rpm, to let the … [Read more…]

Audi RS5 Coupe Feels Like Heaven

Can I make a confession? It’s been five days since I drove the new RS5, and I’m still not entirely sure I’ve made my mind up about it. It’s like leaving the cinema unsure if what you’ve just watched is a misunderstood future classic or just plain… plain, really. It lingers in your head for … [Read more…]