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 DBS 770 marks the end of an era. But how does Gaydon now move forward?
‘A true Ferrari rival? What is Gaydon smoking?’
STILL HOOKED ON PETROL
AUDI TO BUILD RUGGED E-TRON 4x4 • Design boss Marc Lichte reveals Audi’s plans for an electric G-Class rival.
MERCEDES THINKS THE IMPOSSIBLE • Estates, shooting brakes and the A-Class hatch are set to be binned as Merc streamlines and searches for higher profits in the EV future
My career in three sketches
‘SUPERCARS ARE SLOW TO ME’ • The only Briton to win Pikes Peak is not content with three victories. Now he wants the course record.
Six questions only we would ask
SID ODEDRA AUDI’S HEAD OF USER EXPERIENCE
OUT WITH A BANG • That was the plan, at least. We rate the final editions of some sporting delights
GO FOR GOLD
PEUGEOT’S SQUARE- WHEEL GAMBLE • Peugeot is rolling the dice with its Hypersquare steering wheel, set to hit the road in 2026. But with so much tech not proving popular, will it work?
MERC’S NEXT-GEN AUDIO EXPERIENCE • It’s like the most vivid cinema surround-sound imaginable, but in your Mercedes.
HOW IT WORKS
The last laugh • Few ever tackle Porsche head-on, let alone its mesmerising Cayman GT4. Alpine has. We drive the serious – and ferociously expensive – A110R
All that fuss? Worth it • At last, our chance to drive the British hypercar behind all the hype
Score one for the boomers • We thought the electric GranTurismo was pretty impressive – but then we drove the hotter of the two V6 versions
Double the fun
‘Unnecessary size or weight is not safer. It just means you’re more likely to hurt other road users’
‘The deep fake possibilities are limitless. Climb into a cheap EV, fit the headset, and suddenly you’re in a V8’
MUSK TRY HARDER • Tesla’s used to getting its own way. But with the EQB and iX1, has the German establishment passed Elon’s Model Y?
BACK TO THE DAY JOB, ELON
POLARISING EXPRESS • An SUV? A sports car? A do-everything GT? We test the groundbreaking Purosangue every extreme which way we can think of
WHEN ENZO MET MENSA • It’s two cars in one – so of course it has double the tech. Here are the highlights
eMINI 2.0 • The first electric Mini was, like the first electric many things, a bodge. Its electrification proper starts now – and it’s going to be a wild ride
THE CHEAP SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH • We go into Africa to discover what makes underdog Dacia’s low-budget cars so special – and what makes it such a uniquely successful business
RED AGAIN? • Formula 1 is back, and hoping for a season more gladiatorial 2021 than processional 2022. Who will triumph?
Our cars • Citroën’s gone its own way. Eccentric or just deluded?
National express • BMW’s 611bhp EV was made for sexier journeys than going around Britain in winter, but it more than copes.
Labour exchange • Time to make the Defender work for a living by towing another great old name from British motoring legend.
Visit from the future
Fangs a lot
Living the Lambo life • Our Huracan Evo mixes with other Lamborghinis old and new at a charity fund-raising trackday at Silverstone.
The smart money • It’s nicely turned out and intelligently designed. But at £60,000, the smallest Volvo SUV needs to be exceptionally good.
Filling the blanks
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