Ford design boss says he’d ‘love’ to resuscitate the model for today
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.
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.
UK-based race engineering Experts JRM are building 23 limited edition Nissan GT-RS as the ultimate race cars for the road.
Imminent production reveal after final shakedown in cold weather
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.
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
Jaguar gives the F-TYPE its most important update yet, including a new 444bhp supercharged V8 engine
GTI-beating ID 3 R is ‘a priority’. Volkswagen R&D chief says a high-performance ID 3 R is less than five years away.
The simple answer is yes, of course it is. Shifting from combustion to battery power is a huge shift for both Porsche and the industry. Inevitably, planning for that future is an enormous challenge. It won’t all go smoothly.
The range of compact 35-series models which offer an entrey level into the world of Mercedes-AMG is now complete with the introduction of the GLA35.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its second-generation GLA H247 to the world; slotting between the A-Class hatchback and GLB SUV. It adopts Mercedes-Benz’ latest styling language and is set to go on sale next spring, replacing a car that’s sold to more than a million customers. Prices haven’t been officially confirmed yet, but it’s expected to start from around £32,000.
But the new Mercedes-AMG C63 is expected to retain 500bhp-plus and four-wheel drive when it goes on sale in 2021
Featuring original Polizei car markings, flashing blue lights, a hefty 530bhp and 508lb-ft this is no ordinary police car. In fact it’s not a police car, nope, it’s this year’s campaign vehicle for TUNE IT! SAFE! An initiative by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and the German Association of Automobile Tuners.
Now that it is 2020 (at least as you read this – as I write it I don’t even know who won the bloody election), I’ve been thinking about what Porsche I’m most looking for driving in 2020, and I guess a lot depends on whether we’ll even see let alone get a go in the new GT3. My guess is that even if it’s shown, I won’t get behind the wheel this year. But a new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo 992? That seems altogether more likely.
Vauxhall has given its flagship Insignia family car a facelift for 2020, adding sparkle to its exterior and freshening up its interior technology. New headlights also feature, lighting up the way ahead without dazzling other road users. The latest Insignia is available to order next month, with the first customer deliveries expected in May.
New ad campaign, fresh models and different sales strategy are part of ambitious plan
You thought McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 were fast? Cute. Cars like the Mercedes-AMG One and Aston Martin Valkyrie – road cars heavily inspired by Formula One racers – will make them look a bit heavy and slow. And sell-out sales of both, despite eye-watering price tags, will no doubt embolden Ferrari and tempt the Volkswagen Audi Group to do the same.