Every month CAR interviews the stars of motorsport, demystifies the latest in-car technology and shares our writers’ passion for car culture and car design. Discover the world’s newest and most exciting cars: join us to drive everything from supercars and hot hatches to family cars.
Insider • The TT and R8 have both reached the end of the line. That means Audi needs a new halo, and fast.
‘I’ll miss what the cars stand for, but I won’t miss the TT’
THE LAST HURRAH • Georg Kacher drives the hardcore, limited-run R8 GT
LAMBO’S NEXT-GEN HURACAN GOES PHEV • Lamborghini’s smaller supercar loses its V10, but it will still be a hard-charging bull. By Georg Kacher
THE GLOW-UPS • Hyundai’s new Kona looks ace – we rate it against some other recent redesign knockouts
This month’s conversations with CAR
WHY BREAKING IN TWO IS THE NEXT BIG THING • Ford’s splitting its EV and combustion-engine divisions, as is Renault. Why? And will it work?
My career in three sketches
‘TECH IS NOTHING WITHOUT DESIGN’ • Under Gorden Wagener, Mercedes has the most consistent design language of the German big three. But what's next?
Six questions only we would ask
WHAT THE NEW BOSS DOES NEXT • Post-Diess, VW needs to rethink its focus. New CEO Thomas Schäfer sits down with CAR to reveal his plans for the brand
READY FOR REINVENTION • Classic VW shapes we’d love to see go electric
WHAT IS GOING ON WITH EURO 7? • European legislators are insisting that the final wave of combustion-engined cars should be ultra-clean. The industry’s not happy.
HOW VW WILL FIX ITS SCREENS • VW admits its infotainment must be better. It will take time.
AMG’S TRACK PACE TRAINING APP • Get game-like assistance to improve your performance (so long as you’re in a hot Merc).
You want ice with that? • It’s built for the Alps, so Alpina’s take on the 3-series estate isn’t one bit bothered by a little frost in Wales
Cutting it fine • A £1.1m Czech hypercar sounds like a terrible idea. Except it’s brilliant
For the ages • Revised limo keeps its classic but modern mix of V12 power and calm
Steampunk goes electric • Cult German sports car maker is returning with an electric roadster
Don’t use the F word
A hot Kamm upgrade
Ultra rapid charging
‘The Koreans lead the charge of the Old Brigade, the only ones to seriously challenge Tesla’s EV primacy’
‘Now all the cool names like Jensen Interceptor are gone, we get the Polestar 1, 2 and 3’
WINTER IS COMING • Nine of 2023’s most innovative, sparkly and advanced electric cars. But how do they cope with the English winter – and how do they match up to their own efficiency claims?
2023’S ELECTRIC STARS IN DETAIL • Has there ever been a more diverse group of cars, from £31k to £118k, from 200 to 500bhp?
HOW EFFICIENT ARE THEY REALLY?
Partying like it’s 1988 • Jaguar’s F-Pace Edition 1988 pays tribute to that summer’s fairytale Le Mans victory. There’s only one way to grasp the significance of the car that inspired it: drive them both
Take a closer look • Ariel’s wild electric prototype has puzzled a lot of people. But its makers claim it’ll help futureproof the UK’s low-volume sports car industry
‘ONE DAY ENGINES WILL LOOK PRIMITIVE’ • Ariel founder Simon Saunders on being greener than grass – and the magic of car doors
FEEL THE NOISE • Brand new but old-school analogue: Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica meets Porsche 911 GT3
The other Taycan • There’s lots to be said for going electric cautiously. But then, nah.
Go west • Life is peaceful there. Except when the Jogger's air-con...