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…

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 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…

Vauxhall’s April Fool’s Day Vivaro Taxi Kebabi

EngageSportMode finds kebabs to be a real guilty pleasure – a doner kebab at the end of a night out is a good thing. Vauxhall’s 2015 April Fool’s Day offering sounded just too tasty to be true. Press release follows: For many years now, after a good night out, it’s almost been mandatory to get your taxi driver…

2015 Vauxhall Adam Grand Slam – The Review

As part of the Vauxhall Media Driving Day, we got the chance to try out the hottest addition to the Adam lineup. Does adding more power to the style-concious city car produce a true driver’s car? You’ll have to head on over to Motoring Research to find out the answer. Yes, that’s right. The full…

Friday Photo – Vauxhall Media Day 2015

Earlier this week EngageSportMode was lucky enough to be invited along to the Vauxhall Media Driving Day. With the chance to get behind the wheel of some of the Griffin’s finest – both new and old –  we leapt at the chance and made our way down to Luton. We’ll have full reviews of the modern metal…

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…

New – Vauxhall Adam Grand Slam

EngageSportMode is left somewhat perplexed by Vauxhall’s Adam. On one hand, we like the randomness of the customisation options and interesting styling. But, on the other hand, is it trying slightly too hard to be cool? We’re not sure. So, does adding a hotter version to the range make things any clearer? Yes, it’s actually called the Grand…

2014 April Fools’ Day Automotive Roundup

April Fools’ Day is that one opportunity each year for automotive PR teams and marketing departments to cut loose and show off their sense of humour. For the rest of the year it’s all about extolling the benefits of 5 year warranties, diesel engine balancer shafts and 0% finance, so April 1st is the chance to show off a…

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…