Another week, another new track-only supercar with the promise of huge horsepower and massive downforce. From the McLaren Senna GTR, to the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, the mega-rich have never had some much choice on how to spend their millions. How much these expensive track toys matter to the average motorist is questionable, but we should at least be happy that they can still exist.
The return of the Brabham name is also something we should celebrate. This isn’t just another fancy kit car built in a shed, but the product of a twelve-year project to create a truly specialist supercar. Bringing back a badge that adorned cars that took F1 World Championships gives the BT62 a healthy dose of credibility, but we’ll have to wait and see how it drives later in the year.
This week we’ve also featured more dramatic ways to spend money at the Top Marques show in Monaco, wrapped up all the biggest news stories, and checked out what car Captain America drives on his days off.
Launched at the Australian High Commission in London, the Anglo-Australian roots of the new Brabham BT62 should be no surprise. We were there to get the details.
- Brabham is partnering with software giant Microsoft to build the new BT62.
- You could buy Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes for £100k! It’s not his F1 car though.
- The new MS-RT Ford Transit Custom packs van-tastic rally-bred features.
- Mini is celebrating 25 years of going topless with a special edition Convertible.
- Renault has released prices for the forthcoming Megane R.S. hot hatch.
- Alternatively, there’s a new ultra-rare Clio R.S. 18coming to the UK soon.
- F1 drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley have new company cars.
- New car sales increased last month, but it’s still not good news for the industry.
Top Marques 2018 – Extravaganza of the extravagant
Billed as the third most popular event in Monaco, Top Marques brings together the most extreme and elaborate ways for the wealthy to depart with their money.
Superhero SpeedKore Camaro
He’s currently starring in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie, but off the big screen Chris Evans drives this epic ’67 Chevrolet Camaro,modified by SpeedKore.
Best and worst of 2018
Using feedback from the Driver Power survey, Auto Express has created a ranking of the manufacturers buyers rate. And don’t.
Ahead of the curve
Somebody has to be the first to start a niche, and these cars broke the mould by doing so. Being a pioneer doesn’t always mean success.