BTCC 2017 | Knockhill – What did we learn?

The annual trip to Scotland produced three entertaining races, helped by more incidents of dubious driving standards. The series left Knockhill with a new leader at the top of the standings, but what else did we learn? Colin Turkington now leads the way following a hat-trick of thirds from Ash Sutton, while the former leader,…

2015 New York Auto Show – Subaru BRZ STI Performance Concept

If there’s one thing people have taken criticism over the Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT86 / Scion FRS trio with, it’s the power. Or relative lack thereof. Is this US concept the answer? The concept of a low slung, lightweight, naturally aspirated sportster is nothing new. When it comes to the BRZ, this makes for…

Subaru cuts £2,500 from price of BRZ – Will anyone buy it now?

Subaru UK leaves EngageSportMode confused at times. Recently we’ve seen them drop the Impreza part of the WRX STI name tag; banish performance cars to concentrate on SUVs; reintroduce said performance cars in an about turn, and decided that what people really want now is an non-turbo hatchback. All whilst still selling this: If you’ve never seen one…

Subaru Impreza coming back to the UK – Just don’t get too excited

Contain yourselves, Subaru UK is bringing the Impreza name back to these shores. But before you get too carried away, that Impreza name is only applied to a single 1.6 RC hatchback model now. This fourth-generation Impreza has actually been on sale in Japan, the USA and quite a lot of other places, since late 2011….

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Photo Highlights

EngageSportMode couldn’t be at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show but, fortunately, it knows some people who are. So with the press days now out of the way, what are some of the highlights from the 2013 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung? Below are some of the stand out new cars announced at this year’s show. Some are purely…

Can the Volkswagen Polo R WRC save rallying?

You may, or may not, know that the Monte Carlo Rally is currently underway. But given the lack of a British TV deal for the WRC, I’m going to go with most people not being aware that the 81st running of the most famous rally is going on right now. Growing up, rallying was a…

Friday Photo from the Archives #4

After several posts about car buying predicaments, here’s somebody with another automotive dilemma. Namely my Father, and the choice of not one, but two, Subaru Impreza WRX STis to drive. The WR Blue Impreza on the right was my Dad’s actual company car for a number of years. The black one appeared after he won a…