Ned Jasper – Friday Video – What makes a good car advert?

With one of the best car adverts of late banished from our TV screens, Ned takes aim at those making, and scrutinising, those commercials. Nowadays, you’d be hard pushed to go out and not find an example of health and safety. We drive our cars with seat belts, airbags and countless electronic systems which prevent…

Friday Video: 2016 Audi Sport R8 Advert ‘Spin’

We never really feel the need to justify posting anything to do with the Audi R8 here at ESM, and we just can’t escape the mesmerising attraction of the latest advert. Whilst previous R8 adverts have concentrated on the epic power and glorious sounds of the R8’s V10 engine, the latest video is apparently all about control. Perhaps Audi are…

New Audi R8 LMS wins 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours

With all the road car testing that goes on there, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the Nürburgring is still a real – and dangerous – race track. The Nürburgring 24 Hours remains one of the biggest challenges in motorsport, but Audi took victory last weekend. To say the new Audi R8 LMS was box-fresh at its Nürburgring debut was perhaps…

Geneva 2015 News and Photos – The All New Audi R8

Finally, we can bring you photos of the new Audi R8 in full, rather than peeping out from beneath a cover. It’s also another car which won’t be a surprise in Geneva next week! But, anyway, here’s the brand new second generation of Audi’s supercar available in a range of V10 flavours from the off.  Ok, it’s a…

Geneva 2015 – New Audi R8

The 2015 Geneva Motor Show seems to be sending car manufacturers into overdrive when it comes to teasing photos and facts. We blame it on 50 Shades of Grey. Maybe. Anyway, here’s a tantalising glimpse of one of the big hitters coming to Geneva in a couple of weeks; the new Audi R8. As you can tell, Audi…

Newcastle Audi – The cathedral of quattro?

Newcastle Audi recently opened a brand-new dealership on Scotswood road in the city. EngageSportMode was in the area, so we went along to take a look around.  It’s not often a car dealership has the ability to leave you a little bit speechless; unless you’ve just been given the price for your car in part-exchange perhaps….

Audi R8 LMX Limited Edition – Lasers Fitted as Standard!

We’ve mentioned Audi’s recent fascination with laser lights before, seeing them fitted to its R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans racer and also the Sport quattro concept. Finally, after all that teasing, you can now have the chance to use a car on the road with actual frickin’ laser beams for headlights. Based on the already rather special R8…

The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 – Spec and Photos

Lamborghini’s Gallardo has been with us since 2003, and seen a number of enhancements, facelifts and limited editions along the way. It’s also been the best-selling Lamborghini ever, with the 14,000 sold accounting for half of all cars produced by the Sant’Agata factory. But now, its 2014 replacement is here: As with the Gallardo, the Huracán is named…

Top Gear Review – Series 20, Episode 3

Currently this season of Top Gear is averaging a C grade from EngageSportMode’s reviews. Could a supercar themed third instalment help bump up the marks to something worthy of putting on the fridge door? As ever, contains spoilers (but no donkeys). Top Gear Series 20, Episode 3 – UK Air Date 14th July 2013 We’re…