2022 XT4 is like other SUVs but better, and less expensive. And it’s a Cadillac

Between you and I – and everyone else who’s reading this including the people who lent me the car you see here – SUVs/CUVs are all broadly the same, and they’re all bit dull and that’s why we don’t really like them. They’re predictable, safe, solid, reliable, jack-of-all-trades vehicles with many merits and no significant … More 2022 XT4 is like other SUVs but better, and less expensive. And it’s a Cadillac

With hindsight, the Tesla Model S is still the best EV in the world

In factual terms, the Tesla Model S P100D is one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world. In Ludicrous+ mode (yes, that’s the actual name), it does 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and that’s Bugatti Veyron SS territory. I know, I know what people say. Porsche people are making it very clear these days that … More With hindsight, the Tesla Model S is still the best EV in the world

Audi RS4 review: this would be the ultimate Santa’s sleigh

A few years ago, my friends and I were driving up a mountain road on our way to a small cottage we’d rented for NYE celebration. We were using a 4WD Honda CR-V and we eventually ended up stuck on a particularly steep hill. As we were ripping our fingernails trying to fit snow chains, … More Audi RS4 review: this would be the ultimate Santa’s sleigh

Ford Mustang review : an all-American road trip in the hottest desert on Earth

Death Valley is best defined by what’s missing. A desert where nothing happens and nothing lives. The list of things that aren’t here is a saga. There’s no vegetation, just cacti and weeds here and there under a perennial patina of dust and matte blue sky, usually empty of clouds. There’s no rain and there … More Ford Mustang review : an all-American road trip in the hottest desert on Earth

Militem Wrangler Ferox review : this is a bona fide head-turner even in Monaco

Italians have always publicly professed two religions, football and Ferrari, while secretly admiring American cars. This admiration has always been hidden in plain sight and I guess we are fascinated with American cars because they are so far away from what we know and use every day. After opening a showroom in Monza in 1980, … More Militem Wrangler Ferox review : this is a bona fide head-turner even in Monaco

Driving the Mercedes AMG GT-C down a cypress-lined Tuscan road

The old SLS AMG was mad. It was powered by a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8, putting out 571 hp and it weighed, when all is said and done, about a million tons. In theory, the SLS would do zero-to-sixty in 3.7 seconds but the truth is you’d never get to sixty, because you’d be facing … More Driving the Mercedes AMG GT-C down a cypress-lined Tuscan road

The best little car you can buy – Driving a Suzuki Jimny in a Marble Quarry in Tuscany

When I first drove the new Jimny, around a year ago, I had no idea I’d have to write a swan song so soon. Just fourteen months later, the future of the Jimny is unsure amid concerns over emissions, especially in the European Union. I got in touch with Suzuki Italia and they simply said … More The best little car you can buy – Driving a Suzuki Jimny in a Marble Quarry in Tuscany