BTCC 2021 – Round 5 Knockhill Recap

The latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship were held at Knockhill as the series made its annual trip over the border to Scotland. This is what went down. Following a relatively poor showing from the main championship protagonists at Oulton Park, would they return to form at Knockhill? Ash Sutton headed north with…

Another off-road estate we can’t have

European buyers have the choice of a new off-road estate. But, just like with the Skoda Octavia Scout, UK fans are being denied to chance to drive a Mercedes-Benz C-Class All Terrain.

The 2021 EngageSportMode Awards

With 2020 having finally left the building, these are the highlights we somehow salvaged from the last twelve months ESM’s Editor It goes without saying that 2020 has been quite the year. Amidst the chaos of a global pandemic, the automotive industry has managed to still bring new cars to the table.  Motorsport has also…

Hennessey Mammoth 6×6 | For when a 2021 Ram TRX is not enough

Bigger is undoubtedly better when it comes to the American pickup truck market. Hennessey Performance seems intent on surpassing all others with the ridiculous Mammoth 6×6. Typically, the question as to whether the world needs a six-wheel drive pickup, powered by a 1,200hp engine would seem unnecessary. Yet here in 2020, nothing really seems to…

Mach in action | Ford brings back the Mustang Mach 1 for 2021

OK, we admit ‘Return of the Mach’ would be the most appropriate pun-worthy headline. But, as Ford used that in their own press release, it would have been way too obvious. Thanks, Ford… You probably don’t need EngageSportMode to tell you that 2020 is a pretty crazy place to be right now. To get away…

Hot estate fans rejoice – the new 2020 Cupra Leon ST is here

The previous generation SEAT Leon ST was one of our favourite cars. Will the new version be just as good? One of the big surprises when SEAT revealed the new Leon hatchback last month, was the fact the ST estate model was announced at the same time.  We’ve become used to manufacturers drip-feeding variants into…