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    Video: Finding surfing spots in the UK is tough work, even in a Jeep
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    You truly have to love surfing to practice the sport in the United Kingdom. The area isn't exactly teeming with warm beaches full of sunbathers, and absolutely no easy spots to find big waves. To be a UK surfer, you need to be a fearless adventurer, not to mention quite lucky. And driving a Jeep ...

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    Video: Ford pits The Stig against Gran Turismo 6 in Focus ST Goodwood run
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    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world great automotive gatherings. So, it was the perfect event for Ford to give the refreshed 2015 Focus ST its world debut in front of a loving public. It even surprised us with a new diesel-powered version, as well. The Blue Oval really put its ...

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    Motorsports: Sébastien Loeb tops Goodwood but misses record
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    Heading into the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, insiders speculated that we'd have a new top time on our hands. The record for the English hill climb course has stood at 41.6 seconds since 1999 when Nick Heidfeld drove the McLaren MP4/13, but expectations were high that nine-time ...

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    Confirmed: Infiniti's Palmer announces QX30 small crossover production
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    The name of the game these days in the luxury marketplace is premium compacts. BMW has the 1 Series and 2 Series, Mercedes the A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA, Audi has the A1 and A3, even Lexus has the CT 200h. Among the last to get in on the action is Infiniti, but that's all about to ...

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    Motorsports: MG reveals MG3 Trophy Championship concept at Silverstone
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    The name MG hasn't often appeared on our radar screen in the decades since the British automaker stopped producing the little roadsters beloved by so many, and it hasn't been equated with "excitement" in about as long. These days it's owned by Chinese automaker SAIC and makes budget hatchbacks ...

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    Official: Ford rolls out diesel Focus ST at Goodwood [w/poll]
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    If you're in the market for a hot hatch, there are some excellent choices at your disposal – especially if you live in Europe. But if you want a diesel, well, your choices become rather more limited. Volkswagen tends to that niche market with the Golf GTD (essentially an oil-burning version ...

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    Official: 280-bhp Elemental RP1 revealed, now with bike-engine option
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    The Elemental RP1 might be Britain's next big boutique roadster success story. Designed by a team with Formula One experience, it aims to mix road car drivability with racecar performance in a single, adaptable package weighing less than 1,000 pounds. It was first previewed a few weeks ago, but ...

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    Video: Watch the full Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend on live stream
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    The Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off today, representing the premier automotive event in the UK. But if your travel plans don't have you headed for Britain this weekend, and you still want to watch all the action live, we're glad to report that the festival organizers are putting it all live ...

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    Official: 2015 Ford Focus ST zooming toward Goodwood reveal [w/video]
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    Ford has quite a party ready for the Goodwood Festival of Speed starting on June 27. Not only is the 2015 Mustang going to be driving in front of the European public for the first time, the Blue Oval is also unveiling its 2015 refresh for the Focus ST. Official details about the latest Focus hot ...

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    Official: Jaguar has something special planned for Goodwood
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    It's been barely a week since JLR announced its new Special Operations division, dedicated to creating limited-run halo cars and custom creations for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. Now the British automaker has confirmed the debut of the division's first project. We don't know what it ...

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    Study: Forget 'Cars and Coffee,' the future is cars ON coffee
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    For many of us, coffee runs our lives. Without the bitter, caffeinated brew, most of us wouldn't be able to get up in the morning or avoid fading in the afternoon. Now, new research from the University of Bath suggests we might want to get our cars as hooked on java as we are. Regardless of the ...

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    Video: Autocar pits Porsche 911 Turbo S against Formula 4 racer
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    There is a long-running argument among performance car fans: power vs. weight. In one corner you get cars generally with small engines making modest numbers but able to corner like they are telepathic, and in the other there are big thumping mills that are rocketships in a straight line but ...

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    Video: XCar goes Formula Ford racing in the footsteps of Senna, Webber
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    It may be true that you need superhero levels of talent (not to mention some serious financial backing) to make it into Formula One, but that doesn't mean that F1 drivers are just born that way. They need to work their way up. And for many, that road starts with Formula Ford. One of the lowest ...

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    Report: 'Rich Kid of Instagram' victim of supercar arsonists
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    A 19-year-old in the UK is smarting after the possibility that his prolific social media use may be at the heart of four family-owned supercars going up in flames in barely a week. Aleem Iqbal has thousands of followers on Twitter and Instagram paying attention to his frequent posts about the ...

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    Video: Jay Leno recreates 'school run' stunt in Volvo V60 Polestar
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    We've got it all wrong. See, here in the United States, we take our children to school in minivans and crossovers, many of which have DVD players that allow each party inside the vehicle to completely ignore the others. For lack of a built-in DVD player, there are iPads, iPhones, iPods, ...

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    Video: Nissan GT-R and Jaguar F-Type meet for time trial battle [w/poll]
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    It seems that the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R is the performance coupe du jour. First, Motor Trend challenged it against a Porsche 911 on video to see how it fared. Now, Autocar in the UK is pitting the Jag against the latest iteration of the Nissan GT-R around a small course in a time trial ...

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    Report: European cabbies protest against Uber car service [w/videos] [w/poll]
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    Some 30,000 taxi drivers across Europe got in their cabs on Wednesday and headed out on the streets, but not to pick up fares: they took to the street in protest. What were they protesting, you ask? Uber. For those still unfamiliar, Uber (formerly known as UberCab) is a mobile application that ...

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    Spy Shots: Honda's Euro Civic hatch getting facelift, too
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    Honda's freshening of the Civic line isn't just limited to the North American market, as proven by these images of the Euro-spec model testing on Her Majesty's motorways. According to our spies, this new Civic boasts a heavily restyled front fascia, with headlights and taillights that draw a ...

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    Video: Cosworth double-feature is XCar's a drool-worthy look back
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    While American fans of Ford performance cars in the '80s and early '90s were loving the 5.0 Mustang, Taurus SHO and, for those who wanted to be a little different, the Merkur XR4Ti, British fans of the Blue Oval were getting their own unique take on speed. The Sierra RS Cosworth (which was ...

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    ETC: You can apply to attempt to break the world record for fastest blindfolded driver [w/video]
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    The Guinness-certified world record for "fastest speed for a car driven blindfolded" is 186.12 miles per hour, set by Mike Newman in a Porsche GT2 last year at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in England. Then earlier this year, Newman said he'd go for the 200 mph mark – something he might ...

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