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 | The madness of SEMA 2015

EngageSportMode has featured the SEMA show, and the quite literally mental creations it throws up, before. This year seems to have been just as crazy, so we’ve pulled together a gallery featuring some of the wildest offerings. Just remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or something like that. Car modification in the UK seems to…

Friday Photo – Frankfurt 2015 Gallery

This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show proved to be fairly impressive, with a host of big names revealing new products and concepts. Incredibly, this even included cars that hadn’t been previewed in a press release weeks beforehand! Who knew that was still possible? We’ve picked out some of the notable cars making an appearance in Germany.  ESM actually spent the first…

2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed – The Racers Gallery

Whilst the Festival of Speed has grown to become the de facto British motor show, it’s still all about the epic racing cars that tackle the hill climb course. Our second 2015 gallery features some of the exotic and expensive machinery found in the paddock.

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…

All-new Mazda CX-3 Review on Motoring Research

Last week EngageSportMode was tasked with reviewing the brand-new Mazda CX-3 crossover for Motoring Research. Helpfully, the UK launch was taking place pretty much in our own back yard! So, did we fall for the sporty supermini-sized crossover? Did the sun actually shine in the North East? Well, you’ll have to head on over to…

UPDATED – Ford GT Inspired Design Objects – Gallery

Although it has a turbocharged engine in place of a huge V8, and also comes fitted with a two-spoke steering wheel, ESM can’t help but like the new Ford GT. It’s a seriously good-looking car. So the idea of objects inspired by it sounds like a great one. Don’t be mislead into believing there’ll be a…

The All-New 2015 Mazda MX-5 – News and Photos

Local loudmouths and internet car-forum keyboard warriors rejoice. Mazda’s fourth-generation MX-5 is here for you to recommend anytime someone asks what two-seater roadster they should buy; but without owning one yourself, of course. But in all seriousness, has Mazda remained true to the MX-5 vision on its 25th anniversary? Mazda has sold over 900,000 examples of the MX-5 (or Miata / Roadster,…

2014 Car of The Year Finalists Announced

The annual search for the “most outstanding new car to go on sale” in Europe in the preceding 12 months is on. With the fact that a hybrid/electric model has won two of the past three years, is the winner already apparent? ESM rates their chances below. Voting in the European Car of the Year…

The Mazda MX-5 GT Just Got Real!

If you’ve been reading EngageSportMode for a while, then you’ll know the Mazda MX-5 GT Concept shown at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed ended up being one of our stars of the show. It also picked up a prize in the 2012 ESM Awards. Now, thanks to Jota Sport, concept becomes reality. The heart…