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 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?

Detroit Auto Show 2016 – Hefty Trends

As the first big event of the year, the North American International Auto Show offers the chance to spot trends we might see for the rest of the year. It also has the potential to prove if the US market is still obsessed with making the biggest stuff possible.  Pickup trucks are getting more outrageous If there’s one…

2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Moving Motor Show Gallery

ESM has been to the Goodwood Festival of Speed before – the last time back in 2012 – but this year was a little different.  It started with a letter from the Earl of March inviting ESM to the Festival of Speed as a fully fledged member of the media. It ended with driving almost 700 miles…

SMMT Test Day 2015 – One day, Twelve cars [Part 1/3]

The annual SMMT Test Day is often described as being like Christmas for motoring writers, with a huge range of cars available to drive on the demanding Millbrook test track. So, is it really the automotive journalism nirvana it’s meant to be? You bet. With this being our first time at the SMMT Test Day, ESM didn’t…

What did we learn from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show?

As the first major event on the global automotive calendar, the North American International Auto Show sets the scene for the rest of the year to come. Yes, there’s a definite US-centric bias to a lot of the offerings on show, but many of the new cars will also be available globally. Check out the key…

Detroit 2015 – Friday Photo Gallery

The 2015 Detroit North American International Auto Show has been a pretty good one, to say the least. We’ve seen two brand new supercars, and a host of other special new models rolled out. It might seem like we’re repeating ourselves, but it really is good to see the US car industry returning to form. Here are…

News: Lexus RC F – Crowdsourced paint colour name

Rather than just dip into the regular big book of paint clichés, Lexus decided to take a slightly more different tactic with the forthcoming RC F coupe when it came to picking colour names. In a thoroughly modern Web2.0, social media, #trend way, it asked Facebook to come up with a name for the distinctive orange hue. From…

Friday Photo – Inside the Lexus LFA Centre of Excellence

We’ll be honest, Lexus isn’t really a brand we pay a lot of attention to here at EngageSportMode. Maybe it’s that Alan Partridge connection; perhaps it was those CT200h adverts with Kylie Minogue, or it could be that their cars just lack that ‘soul’ we look for. However, things are a little bit different when it comes…

Friday Photo – 2014 Geneva Motor Show Gallery

It’s been a busy week at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show with a number of launches and debuts. We’ve covered a lot of it here on EngageSportMode already, but here’s some our photo highlights: A big week for the Audi, with the Audi S1 Sportback, RS4 Nogaro Blue special edition, new TT and TT…