Month: December 2014

fast furious cars

2014’s fastest and most powerful cars Who on earth believes 903bhp isn’t enough? In fact, who reckons 950bhp is only for wimps? The answer is McLaren and Ferrari respectively, who this year unveiled the most extreme track-only monsters we’re likely to see for a while. But while the P1 GTR and LaFerrari FXXK – no, […]


Sam Philip, Senior Writer, Top Gear Magazine There’s no way to write this without sounding like the jammiest git in the northern hemisphere, so I’m not even going to try. So. I didn’t think there was much that could ever top a week of blasting the Ferrari F12, Lambo Aventador Roadster and Aston Vanquish around empty, […]

aston martin db9

It’s Aston’s special edition Vanquish! Next year will see Aston Martin Works – the historic Newport Pagnell home of 007’s favourite sports car maker – celebrate its sixtieth birthday. The result, somewhat predictably, will be special edition cars. We’re used to seeing occasionally gaudily coloured Astons wheeled out, normally as a rolling advertisement for its […]

koenigsegg agera

Koenigsegg One:1 aims for ‘Ring record Koenigsegg has confirmed that the company’s One:1 hypercar is aiming to set a new lap record at the Nürburgring in the spring of 2015. Thought that might have piqued your interest. Speaking to, company founder Christian von Koenigsegg admitted that judging by data already collected, a lap around […]

ferrari laferrari

laferrari price . It’s the 1036bhp track-only LaFerrari Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Cheery Chinese New Year. This is the LaFerrari FXXK (yes, we know) – the track-only, experimental iteration of Maranello’s hybrid masterpiece – and if it hasn’t gone straight to the top of your festive wishlist, you may wish to check you haven’t perished […]

mclaren f1

McLaren Special Operations gets… specialer You’re probably familiar with McLaren’s MSO branch. As well as offering some light aesthetic meddling for the 12C, 650S and P1, it’s also responsible for the utterly eye-scrambling X-1. Special project divisions have rapidly made themselves a staple of the industry, as sports car makers scramble to cash in on […]