Alfa’s legendary Giulia GTA and GTAm badges are back on two new limited-production models with an extra 30hp, less weight, handling upgrades and launch control. Story by Chris Rees.
Take a look at the all-new 2021 Audi A3 Sportback, the fourth generation of Audi’s premium hatchback. The car was due to be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva motor show, but after the Swiss government banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more (due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus), the show was cancelled. So, instead it was unveiled online.
Built for stealth with its Vesuvius Grey paint and black detailing, yet also shot through with a bold as brass streak in its stunning 20-inch bronze milled wheels, this is the new RS 4 Avant Bronze Edition. Limited to just 25 examples in the UK, this short-run addition to the RS 4 range features an exclusive paint finish, distinctive wheels and a number of key details that set the Bronze Edition apart.
BMW goes BIG. With a fruity 1802cc pushrod twin and authentic retro styling, BMW are aiming at Harley customers. But does the 2020 BMW R18 have what it takes?
It’s finally here! The all-new Fiat 500 marks a revolution as FCA's first fully electric car, promising perky performance, more space inside and an upmarket feel. Story by Chris Rees.
Ford design boss says he’d ‘love’ to resuscitate the model for today
Hybrid lifeline for Focus RS. Engineers are battling to make a new Focus RS possible after a switch to full-hybrid.
Hondas adorable electric car certainly looks the business but is it more than just skin deep, asks Jonathan Musk?
Jaguar has revealed the new XE Reims Edition, only available in the UK and limited to just 200 units. Named in honour of the famous Reims- Geux circuit in Northern France where the D-type took its maiden victory in 1954, the Reims Edition comes exclusively with the 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol (P250) engine in R-Dynamic S guise and is fitted with a number of bespoke and standardised options. Each of the 200 units will be painted in French Racing Blue (previously only used on Jaguar’s most extreme models, the XKR-S and XFR-S), with a number of unique contrasting elements including a black contrast roof, black mirror caps, black sill inserts and fitted with 19in, five split-spoke, gloss black alloys.
The 2021 Kia Sportage range has been revised for the 2021 model year, with a slimming down of the trim levels and deletion of the entry-level 114bhp 1.6-litre CRDi engine. Levels 1 and 4 specifications have been discontinued, with a new mid-range 3 equipment level introduced in its place.
Koenigsegg pushed on with the Gemera reveal in the empty show hall and its devastating specs reveal why. The four-seat, two-door, mid-engine hybrid hypercar produces 1701bhp (1268kW) and 3500Nm combined and can run on battery power alone. With it, the Swedish manufacturer leaps from record-snaring two-seaters into the hybrid four-seat game. More details.
An all-new infotainment system, called Pivi Pro, has made its hands-on debut at the world’s largest consumer electronics show: CES 2020, in Las Vegas.
Following on from news in the last issue of the Evija’s leap into heavy development testing, Lotus has confirmed that Hethel is now going through considerable changes so that it can begin production of the anticipated 2000bhp-plus electric hypercar this summer.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 SUV has been revised for 2020, with prices starting at £29,060 for the SE-L 2WD and rising to £39,085 for the GT Sport AWD automatic. Since its launch, more than 25,000 examples of the second-generation CX-5 have found homes, with over 60,000 examples sold since the nameplate arrived in UK showrooms in 2012.
New tech raises RX-9 hopes. Mazda ponders sports car using new rotary engine developed as range-extender.
I’d be exaggerating if I said I had to pull myself off the floor after first learning about Mercedes-AMG’s plan, but it certainly came as a shock. We’ve always known the race to meet the 2021 95g/km fleet average CO2 regulations would bring about widespread downsizing, but so far, much of the performance market has been unaffected by this.
Stylish coupe and performance model launched together. Details of the sleek coupe version of the new GLE have been announced and AMG is wasting no time in also revealing pictures and details of the GLE53 version that will join it upon release.
How nice, the three-way battle of the big and big goes into the next round: the BMW 7 Series, which has been on the market since 2015, was given a facelift last year, and the Audi A8 was new at the end of 2017.
Wie schön, der Dreikampf der Großen und Dicken geht in die nächste Runde: Der 7er, seit 2015 am Markt, bekam im Vorjahr ein Facelift, der A8 kam Ende 2017 neu.
UK-based race engineering Experts JRM are building 23 limited edition Nissan GT-RS as the ultimate race cars for the road.
Porsche opens up the 911 992 range with two new 2021 Targas. New Targa arrives in 380bhp and 444bhp guises to join cabriolet and coupé 911s
Imminent production reveal after final shakedown in cold weather
The 992-generation 911 Turbo sticks with the formula that’s worked so well for generations, mixing high performance and long-distance comfort. The new 3.8-litre boxer six, based on the Carrera’s, has bigger twin turbos than before and makes 641bhp, up 68bhp, with torque up by 37lb ft to 590lb ft. Top speed is still 205mph, but 0-62mph is trimmed by 0.2 seconds to 2.7. It’s 20mm wider at the rear arches, and the new active aero improves cooling and downforce.
Porsche looks at secret F1 drivetrain for new hypercar Aborted hybrid F1 drivetrain could be repurposed to power new Porsche hypercar.
Plug-in hybrid hot hatch will crown Mk5 Leon, on sale in Seat and Cupra guises in 2020.
Just weeks after the launch of the new Tiger 900, a photographer spots this. Is it a 900 with a shaft? Or a new 1200?
Mercedes-AMG GT to turn hybrid and four-wheel drive. New GT will put more than 650bhp and 700lb ft to all four wheels in top-end guise.
Audi launches 591bhp flagship SUV capable of 190mph, here’s what you need to know…
Porsche doubles down on EV strategy
Next BMW M3 G80/BMW M4 G82 previewed; Rodin open-wheeler on-sale, Hyundai’s drift van