Ned Jasper – New Mercedes-AMG GT R

The AMG GT R stole the show at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a combination of visual aggression and aural menace. Let Ned Jasper tell you more about this green monster.Louder, lower and angrier – that, I presume, must have been the design brief when AMG decided to come up with this thing. It’s called the AMG GT…

New – Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S takes Nürburgring record

Did you honestly think everyone had forgotten about hot-hatch Nürburgring lap times, after Honda’s Civic Type-R effort last year? No, of course not. So what better way for VW to celebrate 40 years of the Golf GTI than by setting a new Nordschleife record of 7:49.21. We’ve already seen the regular GTI Clubsport, and it’s actually on sale…

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…

New – BMW X5 M and X6 M

Got the best part of £100k sitting in your back-pocket and wondering what’s the least tasteful way to blow it on something? Ponder no more, as BMW has the answer for you with brand new X5 and X6 M models. We don’t want to delve too deeply into discussions about what has happened to the…

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…

Mégane RenaultSport 275 Trophy – Renault wants its record back

Over the past few months we’ve heaped a lot of attention on the new SEAT Leon Cupra and the Spanish company’s claim on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife record lap time for a production front-wheel-drive car. SEAT took that prize from Renault who, it seems, don’t want to give it up lightly. Enter the Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy….

Geneva 2014 – SEAT Leon Cupra sets Nürburgring Record

With 280 PS the new SEAT Leon Cupra was always going to have decent performance. But was it enough to set a new lap record for production cars at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit? Indeed! The previous record for production front-wheel drive cars was set in 2011 by the Renault Sport Megane RS Trophy with a…