The lid has been lifted on VW’s next open champion – meet the new Golf Cabriolet! One of the best-loved cars in the history of the German brand returns to the line-up next year. On sale in the UK at the same time as the rest of the Golf MkVI range, the Cabriolet will give sun-seekers a cut-price alternative to Audi’s new drop-top A3.… Continue reading →
Update: Hyundai has announced that its upcoming Genesis Coupe will be available with a high-performance brake package from Brembo. For the Coupe’s front 18in wheels, Brembo engineers developed 13.4in x 1.1in (340mm x 28mm) rotors and four-piston fixed calipers. The rear wheels, meanwhile, are fitted with 13in x 0.78in (330mm x 20mm) rotors and smaller four-pot calipers.… Continue reading →
Andrea Pininfarina, chief executive officer of Pininfarina SpA, a designer of sports cars including Ferrari Testarossas and Fiat SpA’s Alfa Spider, died in an accident today. He was 51.
Pininfarina’s motorcycle collided with a car about 8:15 a.m. in Trofarello near the northern city of Turin, Italy, police officials said. The chairman and CEO died in an accident today, a company spokeswoman said, declining to give more details.… Continue reading →
Tackle a long trip, and it won’t be long before the Caterham’s appeal wears thin. That’s where sports cars like the Nissan 350Z come in. Offering plenty of rear-wheel-drive thrills with a welcome dose of refinement, it’s a more usable everyday choice.
This should be comfortable territory for the RS6, which is also designed to combine accessible performance and desirability.… Continue reading →
Thanks again to our Indian connections we got this great pictures of this new concept. Is this the next car to star in Transformers ? The Star Wars ? The Wall E ? No. This is a futuristic design from a young Russian designer. The concept is called Mily, and wow he sure is a budding designer.… Continue reading →
The new Alfa-Romeo MiTo represents a new era for the Italian company in terms of customer service: the company has also kitted out the car according to “Programma Autonomy” criteria. This means the car can be equipped with tools for disabled drivers.
Such tools include a semi-circular accelerator placed above the steering wheel, a long-armed brake lever with braking block and horn, and electric clutch that imitates automatic change while also allowing for gear change via a button on the gear shift.… Continue reading →
We try the world’s first-ever diesel hybrid in five-door hatch!
Here’s the Golf’s not-so-evil twin! This is the Twin Drive – Volkswagen’s late, late ticket to the electric hybrid party. But it’s got a trick up its sleeve. The car is the first-ever hybrid to feature a diesel engine – and Auto Express has driven it!… Continue reading →
Porsche has been steadily refining the 911 for 45 years – but the famous German firm isn’t wasting any time launching new versions of the latest model.
Hot on the heels of the revised Carrera 2 – which we tried in Issue 1,017 – comes the four-wheel-drive Carrera 4. As with the rear-drive car, there’s a choice of coupé and cabriolet bodystyles, as well as standard and S models.… Continue reading →