‘Chuffing fast’ is the two-word takeaway from our first drive of Porsche’s first electric car. Not a bad place to start, but the Taycan is charged with offering more than just brutal acceleration. Electrifying a brand so intrinsically associated with old-school performance as Porsche is no mean feat, so the new GT-style EV has to incorporate just the right amount of Stuttgart spirit in its futuristic formula.
7. Greatest Porsche GTs: 718 Cayman GT4 meets 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS
We sent three of our favourite models from Porsche’s GT division into battle to see which would emerge as the greatest. The fresh-faced 718 Cayman GT4 has made a brilliant first impression on our testers, with its newly developed 4.0-litre flat-six providing the perfect balance between aggression and accessibility, but can the newbie steal the limelight from the formidable 911 GT3 RS and GT2 RS?
6. Geneva Motor Show 2019 | The 18 cars you must see
The Geneva motor show is always a highlight of the automotive calendar, and the 2019 edition gave us our first look at important new machines from across the motoring spectrum. Alfa Romeo’s bold new Tonale concept appeared for the first time, alongside a trio of stunning new Aston Martins, an all-electric beach buggy from Volkswagen and so much more besides. Join Matt Prior as he gets up close and personal with the event’s star cars.
5. Mercedes-AMG GT63 S vs Porsche Panamera Turbo S | Which Luxury GT is best?
Cars like the Mercedes-AMG GT63 and Porsche Panamera Turbo S are, sadly, not long for this world, as the focus shifts to electrification. For now, though, the luxury GT segment is among the market’s most highly contested, and in this 1300bhp twin-test, we found out which of the pair offers the best combination of refinement, performance and space.
4. 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 driven | Will VW’s EV change the world?
Volkswagen revealed its new ID 3 earlier this year as a bold first step in a plan to sell 22 million fully electric vehicles over the next decade. The hatchback is the first production model to use the modular MEB EV platform, and will be available in a range of trims offering up to 341 miles of range. We went to Wolfsburg for an early spin in a camouflaged prototype, and came away with an understanding of just how profoundly the ID 3 could impact the world of electric motoring.
3. Drag Race: 2019 BMW S1000RR vs McLaren 720S vs Ariel Atom 4
Could any machine with just 207bhp on tap possibly stand a chance against Ariel’s biblical track-focused Atom V8 and the lightning-fast McLaren 720S Spider? Well, yes, actually. The BMW S1000RR has a higher power-to-weight ratio than a Koenigsegg One:1, and will accelerate from 0-60mph in a scarcely believable 2.6 seconds – standing it in good stead as we embark on a quest to find the fastest no-roof road vehicle.