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Bentley Mulsanne: live launch

These optional 21s are the wheels to have.  »

Light switch

The trackday mentalist R300 or the practical Roadsport 175? But can a Caterham ever be ‘practical’? There’s only one way to find out. Click through the gallery for more… Words: Tom FordPhotography: Lee Brimble »

Audi A1: live launch

Here we go! In Berlin for the international launch of the Audi A1. Just got a 1.4TFSI with the seven speed DSG. Just under 120bhp. Looks pretty good. But is the Audi A1 cool, or just a weeny A3? Words: Tom Ford »

Extreme drive: Formula Off-Roader

Tom Ford straps into the world’s scariest nitrous-powered racing truck to tackle vertical cliffs and monster jumps. He returns broken. Very broken. Click through the gallery to read the full story. »

Call of the Qt Wildcat

Today, the chances of pulling up beside a similar car stand at comfortingly long odds. And not just because the car I am driving is parked on a cliff – though, if we’re being completely honest, that might have something to do with it. No, today we find ourselves in a place where eight-speed DSGs and computer-aided skill sets are noticeably absent, where the noise from a lightly silenced V8 i... »

Electric cars get real

Electric cars are boring, right? Wrong. Electric cars are guarding the petrolhead dream. Confused? Read on… Words: Tom FordPhotos: Lee Brimble »

The Aston Martin guide to towing

This is a new level of flustered, bordering on stark, hot, sweaty panic. While cruising through Casino Square in Monaco towing a trailer, a policeman has noticed my bizarre little combination vehicle and run towards me frantically windmilling his arms. Feeling a little pressured by the situation – and subject to the total and utter unfounded guilt I always feel when faced with a Person of Au... »

When Top Gear drove the Pagani Huayra

Physics is pinned down and under siege, each gearchange another grenade rolled into the foxhole where Newton is ripping up equations and banging his head repeatedly on a table. Einstein, whiter-haired than usual, is cowering in a corner, blank-eyed and weeping. One mile of bumpy Italian back road at full throttle in the new Pagani Huayra, and you’ll start to question the fundamentals. I’ve been dr... »

Sports Car of the Year: M135i vs Boxster

The Stig is coated in Teflon. This is possibly the only answer I can provide, given that he’s just appeared striding across a recently ploughed Lincolnshire potato field, yet has arrived spotless, eye-cringingly white, his race boots unsullied by the thick mud. As ever, he simply marches up and holds out a hand, demanding keys. And, as ever, I try to engage him in conversation and get absolutely n... »

Driven: Range Rover in Iceland

This Range Rover is not stuck. We are simply exploring extraction options. The issue is that the car is perched sideways on a loose lava scree at the bottom of what was – up until a few years ago – a glacial lake in southern Iceland… and there’s a bit of a bottomless pit five feet below. Well, maybe not literally bottomless, but still a yawning chasm that slews closer every time I pres... »