Photo Gallery – 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Paddock Action

Despite weather that threatened to make Goodwood seem more like Glastonbury at times, the 2016 Festival of Speed proved to be as impressive as ever. ESM was there, for two days this time, getting up close and personal with as much of the machinery as possible. We could write 1,000s of words but, instead, we’ll give you…

SMMT Test Day 2016 – Part Two

We’re continuing our twelve car odyssey through this year’s SMMT Test Day. Part one can be found here if you need to refresh yourself. Things get a little weird and a little crazy in part two. If our first selection of cars at SMMT were varied, although generally performance themed, the second sextet proved to be incredibly diverse. From…

News – Individual Paint Colours for BMW i8

Here at ESM we quite like the BMW i8, but the colour choices have been a little bit uninspiring for a car that’s meant to shout ‘FUTURE’ in huge capital letters. BMW now seems to have remedied that situation with some new options.Yes, as of right now you can order your hybrid supercar in a variety of…

Opinion – Seven fast estates we want to see built

The number of performance estates seems to have expanded massively in recent years but, here at ESM, that’s not enough for us. No, we’re greedy, and we want to see even more quick wagons on the market. To help we’ve come up with a septet that we think should happen. These aren’t just ‘pie in the sky’ ideas – we’ve…

Friday Video – No Fooling

As the post goes live it’s April Fools’ Day, which means the press offices and PR departments of car companies have been in overdrive trying to find the wittiest way of plugging their products. Nissan – Alive (2016) from Alessandro Pacciani™ We’ve covered these efforts before on ESM but, instead, this year we’ve decided to take…

Friday Photo – The beauty of Daytona

Along with the challenge and excitement, ESM’s favourite thing about endurance racing is the fact it produces some awesome photographs. Sunsets, glowing brakes, and flaming exhausts just make for extremely photogenic scenes. We decided to pick out a few of our favourites from last weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona, and we weren’t disappointed with the quality of…

Friday Photo – Detroit 2016 Gallery

Red, white and – well, more red actually. Not the colours of the American flag, but the colours of pretty much everything on show at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Perhaps rouge is this colour of choice for motor show cars?

Friday Photo – Raw and naked six

Although certain race car liveries are truly iconic, there’s one thing that can beat them all. The sight of a box-fresh racer, completely unfettered and free from sponsorship or branding. Just like this new BMW M6 GTLM. Set to race in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the ferocious looking M6 GTLMs of Rahal Letterman Lanigan…

EngageSportMode Awards 2015 – Part One

You know the drill. At the end of each year EngageSportMode likes to dish out hypothetical trophies made from macaroni and glitter. This year is no exception, other than 2015 featured a lot more new metal to be driven.  Does it matter that we’re already into 2016? No, of course not. Sticking with our tried and tested formula, part…

Top 7 New Cars of 2015 with Ned Jasper

The end of 2015 is fast approaching so when our newest, and youngest, contributor suggested a rundown of the top new cars of 2015 we said yes! Ned has put together a list of the hottest metal from the past twelve months, so read on to see which one takes the glory. Well, 2015, nobody can deny…