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 – Six Retro Themed Toyota GT86 for Goodwood

We like the Toyota GT86. We also like retro-racer inspired liveries. So a bundle of six GT86s finished in classic Toyota racing colour schemes sounds like a pretty good deal to us! Celebrating some 50 years of Toyota motorsport heritage, the six models have been vinyl-wrapped, lowered by 40mm, had stainless steel exhausts fitted and Rota…

Friday Photo – Toyota Yaris WRC

Yes, we know last week’s Friday Photo was a WRC car too, but this is an exciting new one. So here you are; Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship with the Yaris supermini. Don’t get too excited just yet; it’ll be another two years until the Yaris WRC officially hits the dirt in the 2017 World…

Le Mans 2014 Gallery – Audi wins for 13th time with 1-2 podium

After qualifying, when Audi only managed the 5th quickest time behind Toyota and Porsche, we cautioned against writing off the German giant too soon. Turns out we were right not to. 24 hours is a long time, and Audi proved to have the most luck and reliability in what became a day-long war of attrition. The result…

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…

SEMA 2013 – The wild and wonderful

Held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SEMA Show brings together the USA’s billion dollar aftermarket tuning and performance industry for one week. The show is a chance for companies from across the globe to show off their wares, but is also seized upon by car manufactures to show off their own creations. We’ve picked out…

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…

I Could Afford That / Classified Dreaming #5

It’s been a while since EngageSportMode browsed the adverts in search of possible used car bargains and beauties. Well, that’s a lie; ESM is always checking the classifieds, just in case, you know? Anyway, after that brief spell of good weather the other week, ICAT/CD’s attention has been turned towards convertibles this time. For some,…

BTCC Week – More ESM at Oulton Park

With the sun burn now slowly (and painfully) turning to a rich golden brown, it’s time for Engage Sport Mode to reflect on just what happened at Oulton Park yesterday. The 2.26 mile Cheshire Circuit played host to rounds 10, 11 and 12 of this year’s British Touring Car Championship. The Yuasa Hondas of Matt Neal and…