22nd May 2023

BMW’s Answer to Economic Downturn, an ICE Shooting Brake

Launching an ultra-luxurious ‘Shooting Brake’ concept in the teeth of a cost-of-living crisis and on the cusp of economic slowdown might seem odd except BMW knows the wealthy will...


15th May 2023

Ferrari Promises No End to its ICE Powered Cars

Italian automotive icon, Ferrari, has promised to keep building cars powered by internal combustion engines for a long as customers want them. The heartening news for most fans of...

25th June 2021

Ferrari’s First V6 Placed in Hybrid Hypercar

Ferrari has unveiled its first V6 powered road-going sportscar in the shape of the plug-in hybrid 296 GTB. It’s the latest evolution of Maranello’s mid-rear-engined two-seater Berlinetta able to...


13th May 2021

Superlight V12 ICE claimed by GTO

A niche sportscar manufacturer is claiming to have a developed a V12 performance gasoline powerplant weighing less that 165kg (363lbs). The UK’s GTO Engineering is making the claim for its...


30th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Carmakers’ Switch to Respirator Production Gives Us All Hope

A week after shutting down their manufacturing operations owing to the coronavirus pandemic, many carmakers found themselves planning to re-open their factories last week. However, this time they plan...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

14th November 2019

Ferrari Roma Claims Most Powerful 2+2 Crown

Ferrari claims its latest 2+2 grand tourer is the most powerful on the market with its Ferrari Roma boasting 611bhp. The premium automaker says the car was designed to...


30th May 2019

First Series Production PHEV Ferrari Lifts Performance Crown

Old-time Ferrari fans are in for a shock with its first series production PHEV that is also the first range-topping V8 in the marque’s history. The iconic Italian racing...


8th March 2019

Motorsport’s Role in Extending EV Adoption

One of the ways manufacturers are developing their EV and hybrid tech is by taking it racing. Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship have both been using hybrid...

By Philip Oakley


27th August 2018

Audi’s EV Power Race Proves Bigger Still Better in Autos

The triple battery electric roadster is aimed at racing aficionados. It may lack luxury trappings but it shines with state-of-the-art technical specs. German automaker Audi took the wraps off...


17th July 2018

Pininfarina Electric Concept Supercar Targets the Ultra-Rich

Forget about electric mobility for the masses: Pininfarina, the designer of the Ferrari, is planning a supercar aimed at tech titans with a top speed of 250mph.


25th August 2017

Suppliers need to keep their heads in a driverless world

Safety first is a mantra that many of us aspire to achieve but it’s not one that’s always maintained. In commercial terms, an inability to put it at the...


13th March 2017

Weekly Brief: Hypercars upstaged by tech at the Geneva Motor Show

This year’s show featured 150 car debuts, from supercars to swanky all electric concepts. Andrew Tolve reports. Supercars hogged the headlines last week at the Geneva Motor Show, more...