Ferrari 488 Pista 2018 review

What is it? There are two sports cars they just don’t get wrong. Most manufacturers, even these ones, occasionally turn out a duffer, but in the case of two vehicles – the GT3 RS version of a Porsche 911 and the special series version of Ferrari’s mid-engined V8 – they don’t miss a trick. […]

Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder 2018 UK review

What is it? Ever since it was introduced four years ago, we’ve been waiting for the Huracan to realise its true potential. That moment eventually arrived last year when the Huracan Performante was launched. Leaner, tighter and more rewarding than any Huracan before it, the Performante was the V10 Lamborghini we had been […]

Rolls-Royce Phantom review

The concepts of largesse and largeness, as easy as those words may be to confuse on a Scrabble board, can rarely be applied to a new car as faithfully as to Rolls-Royce’s biggest showroom model: the inimitable Phantom. Goodwood’s self-proclaimed ‘best car in the world’ was, in its previous generation, the car with […]

Abarth 124 GT 2018 review

FIRST DRIVE Abarth 124 GT 2018 review This carbonfibre-clad version of the Abarth 124 Spider looks the part, but does its detachable hardtop make much of a difference?  What is it? This GT is the latest version of the lively little Abarth 124 Spider, which itself is the hot sibling of the Fiat […]

Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.5 EVO 2018 UK review

What is it? This is the Volkswagen Golf for someone who looks at the regular hatchback and thinks “I could do with a bit more boot space”. The Golf Estate is, for all sakes and purposes, largely identical to its hatchback stablemate. It sits on the same MQB platform, is available with […]

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport 2018 UK review

What is it? Both a racier version of and a replacement for the 410 Sport, the Evora GT410 Sport wins its ‘GT’ prefix mainly by way of weight savings, added aero and more focused running gear, taking cues from the range-topping GT430. Carbonfibre parts including the roof and gratifying one-piece louvred tailgate […]