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…

Friday Video – Land Rover London Takeover

Thanks, Land Rover. The end of Defender production as we know it had already brought a tear to our eye, and then you go and drop this wonderful film on the world.  To promote the auction of the special 2,000,000th Defender at Bonhams next week, Land Rover has created this beautiful short video jam-packed with…

News – Special 2,000,000th Edition Land Rover Defender

In case you didn’t know, Land Rover will end production of the iconic Defender model in its existing format this year. With roots stretching back some 67 years, they’re hardly keeping quiet about it in Solihull. Since production began back in 1948, Land Rover has managed to knock together some two million examples of the all-conquering Series/Defender vehicle….

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…

Friday Photo – End of the Defender

There aren’t many vehicles left in the world that have been in continuous production as long as the Land Rover Defender, and especially not where it’s roots can be traced back over 60 + years. But, come December 2015, the iconic Defender will be no more. Iconic is probably a word which gets bandied about far too…

Range Rover Sport SVR Drifting

Whilst many people are probably already enjoying the start to the festive holiday season, not everyone is quite so lucky. So, to help you get through the last Monday before Christmas, here’s a video from Land Rover showing the Range Rover Sport SVR drifting in slow motion. There’s something almost slightly wrong about the idea…

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,…

New – Range Rover Sport SVR

The Range Rover Sport often gets a hard time from the automotive press, and general public, due to its image. Does this quickest iteration – and most powerful Land Rover ever –  do anything to change the situation? We say yes. Place your prejudices aside for a moment, and take in the engineering detail Jaguar Land…

Friday Photo – Range Rover Sport SVR sets Nürburgring Record

We’re not sure how many more Nürburgring-Nordschleife records we can take this year. We’ve already seen the SEAT Leon Cupra and Renaultsport Megané battling it out, with the Honda Civic Type-R waiting in the wings. Now Land Rover has claimed the fastest lap for a SUV with the forthcoming hottest Range Rover Sport model. Land Rover claims…