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 • Aston stays in its comfort zone with the DB12.
‘We needed to make our interiors as sexy as our exteriors’
75 YEARS OF DB MAJESTY • The backbone of the Aston Martin range has provided some corkers
SKODA’S ESTATE SURVIVES AS AN EV • It won’t be all SUVs in Skoda’s electric future, as the big estate is destined to make the transition. Hurrah.
WHO STOLE SEAT’S FAMILY JEWELS? CUPRA • It may be the fastest-growing brand in Europe, but Cupra’s success is at the expense of Seat
My career in three sketches • LAURENS VAN DEN ACKER Renault chief design officer
HAVE IT YOUR WAY
‘I’M THE GUARDIAN OF THE BRAND’ • The passionate boss who’s turned Jeep’s fortunes around is all in on electric.
Six questions only we would ask
TWISTS OF THE WRIST • Familiar inspiration handled in an unfamiliar way.
Tech • How can the much-loved lightweights go electric? Caterham’s called in the experts.
SECOND-LIFE BATTERIES • Where does a battery go once it’s too tired to keep powering an EV?
HOW IT WORKS
UNLOCK YOUR CAR BY LOOKING AT IT • Face Connect tech can unlock the Genesis GV60 by scanning your face. No key required.
First drives • Old looks and new tech meet in the Abarth version of the electric Fiat 500 – but can it deliver on its bite-size hot-hatch promise?
Hell’s frozen over
Gone with the wind
All killer, no filler
‘It had never been out in the wet before, but that Lamborg hini gave me one of the finest drives of my life’
‘Don’t worry about small details like making sense. Because it’s all going to be okay at JLR’
LOADED WEAPONS • Hot estate warfare recommences as AMG’s radically revised C63 meets the first ever BMW M3 Touring and the Competition version of Audi’s RS4 Avant
IT’S ABOUT USING THE TECH WELL
DONE AND DUSTED • End of the Huracan… and the beginning of a fresh strain of glorious madness from Lamborghini
100 YEARS OF LE MANS • It’s been thrilling, deadly, innovative and occasionally awol. But it’s never been dull
THE FIRST GALLON • Every drop of fuel CAR has ever burnt liberated the carbon of long-dead plants. Until now. This is our first tank of renewably brewed eFuel, and it might just save the combustion engine
5 things you need to know about the BMW i5 • The all-electric member of the new 5-series family has to be a lot of things to a lot of people
Our cars • How will those electric future Jags live up to this wild V8 SUV?
None of your 5 a day • One unfortunate by-product of living with an EV: way too much stodgy eating.
Boxy is best
Out of touch
How to reboot a legacy • As the big names transition from engines to electric, some are making a better job of it than others.
Seeing diamonds • They’re everywhere on our new long-term test car – but will it sparkle in other ways?
Stick to the day job, Citroën
‘Apologies. This charge is on us’
Luxury, the Volvo way
Inspecting the post-Huracan damage
Sum of its parts
Living up to its looks • First impressions say stylish, sporty and modern. Eight months on, turns out we were right.