For those of a certain age, the Renault Clio Williams represents one of the greatest hot hatchbacks to ever be released. From the association with the then dominant team in Formula 1, to a love for lift-off oversteer and an iconic combination of blue paintwork and gold wheels, the Williams had it all.
But driving one today could risk discovering that after 25 years, this legendary Clio doesn’t live up to the high expectations. You can read whether it impressed in our review, and watch the Williams on the move with our video.
This week we have driven another rare hatchback, picked out the most beautiful Jaguars ever built, and investigated the story behind a mysterious turbo Corvette.
If you’ve followed the story of Koenigsegg, you’ll know that the 1,160hp Agera is really rather quick. A new VMax200 record speed of 242mph is confirmation of that.
- A Range Rover driver with a real hatred of speed cameras has been jailed.
- Ford has launched the new Fiesta Sport Van to appeal to urban entrepreneurs.
- In the USA, Ford is killing off virtually every non-SUV and truck in its range.
- Company car drivers drink 614 hot drinks behind the wheel every year.
- 9 in 10 motorists think car ads are ‘hyper-masculine’ according to Auto Trader.
- Wealthy over-50s are getting a new Jaguar F-Type GT4 race series.
Meeting a hero – Renault Clio Williams
It consistently tops lists of the greatest hot hatches ever made, meaning that our expectations were high for an encounter with the Clio Williams. Find out if it managed to deliver.
Aston Martin Cygnet – what is it like to drive?
Controversial from the off, the Cygnet stunned many when announced in 2011. Forever set to be a rare curio, we’ve driven one to see just what the smallest Aston Martin is really like.
Cream of the crop
How do you pick the ten most beautiful Jaguars ever built? Carefully, but safe in the knowledge not everyone will agree, was the strategy chosen by Gav. See if you concur with the chosen big cats.
50 must-see motoring events
Good weather has to arrive at some point this year, so get planning for the motoring events you really cannot afford to miss. Bring an umbrella.
Ferrari auction fever
With 33 Maranello products on offer, the first Sale of Ferraris to be held by Silverstone Auctions certainly lives up to the billing.
First time winners
With accolades handed out at the inaugural FirstCar awards, these are the best cars, driving schools, and more for new drivers.
The mystery machine
Just what exactly is the 1980’s turbocharged Corvette that recently appeared for auction here in the UK? John Moroney dug deep into the history books to find out where it might have come from.