To some people, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is the definitive hot hatch. Launched in 1976, it helped to prove that a sensible, front-wheel-drive hatchback could be as fast and as much fun to drive as a sports car, cementing a formula that continues to this day. Here’s how the world’s most recognised hot hatch has evolved.[Read more…] about History Guide: Volkswagen Golf GTI
The arrival of a new Porsche 911 is always major news in the automotive world, not least because it signifies the continuation of a car that first appeared in 1963. Common to all is an unconventional rear-engined layout, excellent performance, and admirable practicality for a thoroughbred sports car. In this article we are going to look back at the history of Porsche’s most famous model. To find out more about the very latest 911, don’t miss our story about riding in a prototype Porsche 992.
There are many impressive aspects to the way BMW has handled the relaunch of the Mini – sorry MINI – brand, but perhaps most amazing of all is that it never seems to run out of ideas. Continue reading >>>
It is difficult to overstate the importance of the original Ford Focus. For starters it replaced the Escort, which although somewhat stale by the late 1990s, was still one of the most recognisable cars on the road. Not only that, but the Focus was Ford’s entry into the hugely popular family car segment, a true bread and butter model that it simply had to get right. Continue reading >>>