Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak launched to celebrate record run

Ten examples of special-edition Bentayga arrive as nod to hill climb success at the weekend Bentley will produce 10 special-edition versions of the Bentayga to celebrate its record time for a production SUV at the weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Following Rhys Millen’s 10min 49.9sec run in an almost completely standard Bentayga (it […]

2019 Audi RS Q8 due with 670bhp hybrid V8 powertrain

Most potent Audi will share electrified heart with Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid The most powerful series-production Audi yet will take the form of a large SUV when it is launched next year as the RS Q8. Caught on camera during development testing, Audi Sport’s future Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 rival, which is clearly influenced in design […]

Volvo V60 2018 UK review

  If you fancy a challenge, try understating the transformation Volvo has undergone since it was offloaded by Ford eight years ago. Under chief designer Thomas Ingenlath, the brand has since unleashed a series of beautiful, powerfully styled concept cars and then followed them up with recognisably related production models. Road tester Volvo’s signature ‘Thor’s hammer’ headlights […]

Trump considering 20% tax on US car imports

After Donald Trump suggests overseas car makers could be charged as much as 20% import tax, Jyrki Katainen said EU will retaliate The European Union will react to US president Donald Trump’s import tax on cars shipped from Europe, a vice-president of the European Commission has warned. Jyrki Katainen called for an end to growing […]

Audi Q8 2018 review

Range-topping SUV is short on the styling and performance pizzazz needed to make it a Range Rover Sport-toppling style icon, although it’s an accomplished luxury car Range-topping SUV is short on the styling and performance pizzazz needed to make it a Range Rover Sport-toppling style icon, although it’s an accomplished […]

Mercedes-Benz C-Class c200 2018 review

From £29,0357 Mild hybrid engine completes an extensive facelift for Mercedes’ fourth-generation junior saloon, but the C200 isn’t the most convincing choice in the line-up Can the C-Class, our perennial runner-up in the compact saloon category, finally reach the top spot? What is it? Facelifts. There are light ones, heavy ones and […]

Toyota plans a ‘Super Sports Car,’ but will it be for the road?

All-new Hypercar class race car in the works with 986-hp hybrid V6 power Over the weekend Toyota’s high-performance division announced production of a “Super Sports Car” for the upcoming Hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), with a hybrid powerplant and an eye-watering horsepower output. Intended as a production version of the GR Super […]

Byton Reveals Sleek New Self-Driving Electric Car Concept

For better or worse, Tesla has been getting most of the attention when it comes to self-driving electric cars. A new self-driving car startup in California called Byton has just unveiled its second prototype vehicle. The so-called K-Byte features a large lithium-ion battery like the Teslas, but it has more advanced self-driving hardware that could […]