BMW has announced a new product range that will bridge the gap between the company's ordinary cars and its fabled M Division.
It's been a talking point for many years, it was Ayrton Senna's supercar of choice, and it's finally come among us once more. Welcome back, NSX.
There are around 35 million vehicles on Britain's roads, whizzing hither and thither at breakneck speeds past houses, schools, old people's homes and pubs at closing time. And yet despite this, only 3,000 people are killed in road crashes every year. That's a remarkably low figure, and we should all be very proud.
SOME FACTS: it's based on Fiesta undergubbins, Ford's new 118bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine will be an option and it's being unveiled at the 2012 Delhi auto show. Oh, and isn't actually called Jigglypuff.
his is faster than a JCW Mini. It's faster than the Corsa VXR Nürburgring. It's also faster than a Ford Focus ST and nudges the VW Golf R for pace. This is the turbocharged, four-wheel-drive Audi A1 Quattro. Merry Christmas.
This slightly cryptic picture shows Lexus's new LF-LC concept, due for a full airing at the Detroit show next month. All we know for sure is that it's been created at the company's California design studio, the same place where the original SC430 was drawn, presumably by someone holding a pen in their mouth with their eyes clamped shut. Could this be its successor?
Historian John Dalberg's oft-quoted dictum that "power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely" can be sprinkled liberally across the automotive spectrum. Anyone familiar with an early Saab 900 Turbo (RIP) will attest to this. Here though, it takes on a grisly significance. This is the Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.
Before you sandblast our rusty little Internet with your incessant pedantry, yes, the pictured car is technically a Chevrolet Sonic. Only we get it as a Chevy Aveo.
We’ve just had an update on the Alfa 4C. It sounds like it’s going to be even more wonderful than they first promised. Its engineers are confident of getting the first prototype on the road for the middle of 2012, with the final car on sale a year after that. It will be distinctly exotic, but remarkable value. They’re still aiming for under $350,000, that's Porsche Cayman and BMW 1 M territory.