This is surely a case of right car, wrong road. Or vice-versa. In fact, I can't think of a single road in the south of France that might suit the Vauxhall VXR8, except perhaps the A8 autoroute. It certainly didn't look or feel right rumbling along the sea-front at Cannes 30 minutes ago, and I can't imagine it's going to feel much more at home in the mountain-hugging hairpins that lie just ahead.
Last year, TG Road Test Editor Piers Ward was treated to a high-speed pillion lap around the Isle of Man TT course from the legendary John McGuiness. McGuinness, if you're not aware of him, is the man who has won more TT races than any living rider. And Piers is still having therapy now. Not everyone gets that kind of opportunity. But happily, a new feature-length documentary is released this Friday that captures the unique TT blend of exhilaration, terror and sheer balls in glorious 3D.
Since it was added to the Formula One calendar back in 2004, the Chinese GP has been repeatedly criticised for its lack of atmosphere.
Land Rover, the company that kick-started the off-road revolution over 60 years ago, that most rigidly muddy brand in the world, has just launched a two-wheel-drive Freelander, the eD4 - the motoring equivalent of Hunter wellies designing trainers.
China is fast becoming the world's largest consumer of cars, and as such, is getting much love from the car industry. Enter the latest Chinese high-five: the Peugeot SxC concept.
So, BMW has forced Rolls-Royce to play with its Mini sibling. This is the result, the limited edition Mini ‘Inspired by Goodwood'. Just 1,000 will be built.
The revised four-pot in this Lexus IS200d is 27bhp and 44lb ft down on the IS220d it replaces. Surely the unstoppable march of progress should give us more?
Hold on! Don't rush away. No really... come back. You probably think a small mid-life facelift of the Audi A6 isn't worth your time. But contrary to first impressions, this isn't just a grille-and-headlamps job. It's an all-new car. It just happens to look like the old one's very slightly fitter twin brother. The A6 is a breadwinner for Audi, so it doesn't want to change a winning formula. Ah yes, the safe-option defence.