DS E-Tense Competes for The Supercar Title

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All-electric, 402bhp E-Tense concept promises 0-62mph in 4.5sec and a 200-mile-plus range DS has revealed a new carbonfibre-bodied electric supercar concept at the Geneva show. Called the E-Tense, it has in effect been made to production standards and everything on the concept is entirely viable, from the all-electric drivetrain to the way that pedestrian impact … [Read more…]

Say Hello To The New Honda Civic

A big hello, then, to the new Honda Civic. With emphasis on the ‘big’, for the tenth (tenth!) generation of Japan’s answer to the VW Golf is frankly enormous. Honda boasts this new Civic has the longest wheelbase in its class. I don’t doubt it. If someone told you this was the new Accord, you … [Read more…]

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV: Stronger Than Ever

You’ve heard it a million times: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when does imitation cross the boundary? Well, having spent more time in the Alfa’s cabin, this is a point I’m struggling with. See, anyone familiar with Audi and BMW cockpit controls may see some visual similarities between them and the Giulia’s … [Read more…]

Ferrari 812: More Power & a Smaller Price

The first time you uncork the 812’s 6.5-litre V12 and allow it to scream to that 8,900rpm limiter in third gear you ask yourself one simple question: “Does it feel faster than an F12 – I mean, can you really feel the extra 59bhp?” Is that two questions? Feels like just the one to me.

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.

Lighter, Faster, Stronger Lotus Evora 2017

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Lotus has stripped 70kg out of the Evora 400 to create the Evora Sport 410, which has made its debut at the Geneva motor show. It is priced from £79,990 and just 150 examples will be made each year for worldwide consumption. Sales start in June. Weight has been shed by the use of forged … [Read more…]