MR week in review: 23 April 2018


With a CV that covers almost every genre of top-level motorsport competition, along with experience in developing advanced automotive technology, Prodrive has a deeply formidable reputation. Such success also means the Banbury-based firm has an incredible collection of cars at its headquarters, making the chance to see inside one invitation we could not ignore.

We have exclusive photography and video from our guided tour of Prodrive’s collection, but we will leave you to pick your own favourite from those on show. 

This week we have also driven the brand-new Suzuki Swift Sport, said a fond farewell to the Ford Focus RS, and relived memories of a fast Japanese curio. 


2018 BMW M2 Competition

Cynics might suggest it exists only to please car journalists, but the forthcoming BMW M2 Competition is actually here to meet new environmental rules. The fact it makes going sideways even easier is clearly a welcome bonus to us though…


Suzuki Swift Sport
First drive – 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport
The previous two versions of the Swift Sport proved to be the junior hot hatch of choice. Expectations are high but can the new Swift Sport deliver beyond an increased price tag?

Features and opinion

Inside Prodrive’s incredible competition collection
From rallying, to touring cars and Le Mans, Prodrive has been at the forefront of motorsport for three decades. It means they also have an awesome array of cars.

The Art of Kustom
Crazy custom car creations
A new exhibition, set to open at the National Motor Museum, will feature the wildest creations of customiser Andy Saunders

Revealed: the 20 most satisfying cars to own
Satisfaction guaranteed
Auto Express magazine asked owners to rate their new cars on what they are like to live with. This top 20 are the most enjoyable to own

Outrospective Ford Focus RS
Goodbye, Mk3 Ford Focus RS
Production of the Mk3 Focus RS has ended. Try not to be too sad, and instead look back at what legacy Ford’s fastest hatch leaves

Retro MR

Daihatsu Cuore Avanzato TR-XX R4
Madness in miniature
Gav has owned many left field cars over the years, but few got beneath his skin like the Daihatsu Cuore Avanzato TR-XX R4. Read his story of just what life was like with the pint-sized 4WD tearaway.

Porsche Passion: an incredible sports car collection
Porsches in La La Land
Los Angeles already has a number of big reasons to visit, but new display at the Petersen Automotive Museum has just added to that list. If you happen to be in LA soon, you really cannot afford to miss this.

Marcello Gandini: the maestro
Gandini’s greatest work
With a distinctive love for wedge-shaped creations, Marcello Gandini has been responsible for some of the greatest car designs of the 20th century. This collection demonstrates his talent.


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