Richard Aucock

Richard is director at Motoring Research. He has been with us since 2001, and has been a motoring journalist even longer. He won the IMCO Motoring Writer of the Future Award in 1996 and the acclaimed Sir William Lyons Award in 1998. Both awards are run by the Guild of Motoring Writers and Richard is currently chairman of the world's largest organisation for automotive media professionals. Richard is also a juror for World Car Awards and the UK juror for the AUTOBEST awards.

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Revealed: The new Jaguar Lightweight E-type!

Jaguar reveals its stunning E-type recreation, finishing a series first started back in 1963 with jaw-dropping originality

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2014 review

BMW's long-awaited alternative to the Audi A5 Sportback is predictably impressive

Volkswagen e-Golf 2014 review

Volkswagen electrifies the Golf. Will the e-Golf electrify the EV sector?

Range Rover Sport SVR sets Nürburgring SUV lap record

The battle of the Nürburgring lap times turns to SUVs, with Britain's Land Rover firing the first salvo

Toyota Yaris facelift 2014 first drive review

£70 million mid-life facelift for Toyota Yaris; 1000 new parts and three years’ development for firm’s best-selling European car. But it's been worth it...

Local councils given power to close roads for motorsport

Local authorities have been given the power to close roads for motorsport events in legislation announced by the PM at Williams' Advanced Engineering Centre. The announcement follows consultation earlier in the year and means local councils...

Infiniti QX30 crossover to be built at Sunderland

Surprise – a rival to the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA will be built in Britain from next year!

Ariel Ace motorcycle revealed: now Ariel takes to two wheels! 

Ariel started building bikes in 1870: with the 2014 Goodwood FoS debut of the Ace, it’s at it again

Aston Martin Vantage N430 review: 2014 first drive

Aston Martin builds a V8 Vantage Club Sport; it drives as well as it looks, prices from £89,995 are good value, but age is catching up Richard Aucock | June 2014 Aston Martin has, thanks to former CEO...

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Petrolgate: the next big car emissions scandal?

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New measures designed to help the five percent of drivers with a disability include guides to motorway service areas with 360-degree images.

Jaguar F-Pace (2016) review: right on pace

Jaguar’s first SUV is right on the pace. No wonder the firm is already claiming the F-Pace will be the best-selling Jaguar ever: it’s bang on target.

Ferrari F8 Tributo (2020) review

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2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Golf GTE and Golf GTD compared

Volkswagen has revealed three hot new Golfs: petrol GTI, hybrid GTE, and diesel GTD. We compare them to see how they measure up.