Gallery Feature | Fifty Shades of (automotive) Grey

Over 17% of new car buyers picked grey last year, and it’s now the third most popular tone in the UK. But how many different types of grey can there really be? Quite a lot, actually. For reference ESM’s Editor has never actually seen Fifty Shades of Grey, or read any of the books. However, he surmises that…

Top Seven New Cars of 2016 | With Ned Jasper

Yeah, 2016 probably won’t go down as a vintage year in terms of global politics and current affairs. However, when it comes to new cars, it’s most certainly been a classic! As the man who has covered the biggest new releases for ESM this year, our man Ned Jasper picks his top seven. Well, here it…

Ned Jasper | 2017 Vanquish S – The last proper Aston Martin?

The greatest noise from Aston Martin this year has, understandably, been all about the new DB11. Does it mean time is up for the naturally aspirated V12 creations? Ned Jasper takes a look at the latest Vanquish S. Now, I don’t usually tend to comment on a car manufacturers yearly model alterations. The changes from the previous year are…

Photo Gallery – 2016 Newcastle NE1 Motor Show

Following the success of the first event in 2015, the NE1 Motor Show was back in Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the weekend. ESM went along to see what was new. New for this year was typical North East weather of grey skies and rain. Not perfect, but it did bring back memories of Goodwood from a fortnight previous at least….

Friday Photo – NE1 Newcastle Motor Show Gallery

In something that seems to be worryingly turning into a trend, the North East saw yet another automotive event take place here at the weekend. Naturally, ESM headed along to check things out. The NE1 Motor Show, chiefly backed by the Benfield dealership empire, aimed to bring both new and classic cars right to the centre…

Friday Photo – Geneva 2015 | Orange is the new … blue?

Earlier in the week, the doors opened at the PalExpo centre for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. EngageSportMode spent a hugely enjoyable day helping the guys at Motoring Research with their live blog on Tuesday. If you haven’t seen the live blog already, go grab a Toblerone and experience it now. Then come back and see why…

Friday Photo – The Geneva 2015 ‘known knowns’ Gallery

A few years ago, Donald Rumsfeld made an infamous speech talking about things we know, and don’t know about. Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show next week, we’ve got a gallery covering the new cars we already know will be there. That’s mainly because the manufacturers have already spoilt the surprise by showing them to us.  The past few weeks…

Geneva 2015 news and photos – Aston Martin Vulcan

At the moment, there’s a sense of ‘opening all your presents before Christmas Day’ about the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. We’ve already had the Ferrari 488 GTB, Volkswagen has shown off the new Touran, and now Aston Martin gives us the Vulcan. At this rate there’ll be no surprises left. The phrase ‘track-only supercar’ is certainly becoming a…

Geneva 2015 – Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3

Ignore the fact the basic car first went on sale almost a decade ago Instead, look at the mental riot of a beautiful road car married to genuine race car inspired enhancements, with performance to match. It might seem a cheap shot poking fun at the age of the Aston Martin Vantage, but there’s no escaping…

Research proves footballers to be refreshingly predictable

Oracle Finance; you’ll know them if you’ve ever searched for a high-end car on AutoTrader and found their non-ads clogging up the listings, have published details of the most popular car choices from its footballing clients. Based on the last five years of data, the numbers represent the most popular cars financed by footballers through Oracle’s services. Predictably,…