Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD 2022 review – a rear-drive rival to the Porsche 911 GT3?

At the end of 2021, Audi rationalised the line-up of its R8 V10 supercar. Out went the entry-level quattro and RWD (rear-wheel drive) derivatives and in came the Performance RWD to accompany the Performance quattro that remains at the top of the tree. The RWD’s upgrade to Performance spec has seen a price increase, and … Read more

McLaren Elva 2022 review – British rival to the topless Ferrari Monza

The McLaren Elva is ascending into a cloudless sky for mile after mile through a never-ending sequence of long, third-gear corners. At times the gradient is steep as a curve opens out and the road climbs rapidly to the next long hairpin. Interspersed are flatter, meandering sections that follow spectacular ridgelines before the tarmac coils … Read more

Mercedes-AMG EQE53 4MATIC+ review – a serious Porsche Taycan rival?

Apart from the performance advantage conferred by maximum twist at zero revs, electric motors have one other game changing gift to bestow on the automotive industry that the Mercedes-AMG EQE53 and its maker have certainly tapped into: clean-sheet thinking. Admittedly, the general trend is the promise of a utopian future with a sexy sci-fi vibe … Read more

Mercedes-AMG C43 2022 review – can AMG really rival the M340i with just four cylinders?

Run a finger down the spec sheet and you know straight away that the new Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic (saloon and estate for UK) is a step-change reboot of the model it replaces, not just benefitting from the advances introduced with the sixth generation C-class but also treated to a new downsized four-cylinder/electric turbo powertrain incorporating … Read more

New McLaren Artura 2022 review – Ferrari F8 rival driven

New engine, new gearbox, new hybrid system, new chassis, new electrical architecture, new interior functionality… This is it. The start of an all-new generation of McLaren supercars. The Artura might not be a radical departure in terms of design language, but beneath the (largely superformed aluminum) skin it’s a significant step for the company and … Read more

2022 Lotus Emira review – strong showing for Porsche Cayman GTS rival

Just how important is the new Emira to Lotus? For the now Geely controlled firm, it marks the beginning of a new era under new owners with a very clear focus on the direction the company needs to head, while signing off from the one it has navigated with mixed success for the last 70 … Read more