• Not just a number

    Not just a number

    From early childhood, Edwin Debono has nursed a fascination for old cars, in the process developing not only a Matchbox collection which he still adds to today, but also an uncanny knack for remembering car numbers. It is amazing how he can easily...

  • Revolutionary all-rounder

    Revolutionary all-rounder

    Volkswagen will be launching a new range of avant-garde electric vehicles in the near future. This month, Volkswagen will provide a first look at a new important frontrunner of electric mobility in the world premiere of a crossover concept vehicle...

  • Shared history

    Shared history

    Their combined history totals more than 150 years; they share a tradition, passion for design and innovation as well as a long road in the world of racing. These two southern European brands, Seat (Barcelona) and Ducati (Bologna), are...

  • Celebrating a motorsport icon

    Celebrating a motorsport icon

    ‘Genius on wheels’ is the name of an exhibition at the Porsche Museum in Zuffen-hausen that honours rally racing legend Walter Röhrl on his 70th birthday. From March 14 to May 14, 2017, the museum is displaying numerous vehicles driven by the...

  • Official launch

    Official launch

    The new Mini Countryman was officially launched in Malta at Hugo’s Terrace in St Julian’s on March 30. The launch featured a live performance by Gianni Zammit with Rug, DJs Attila Ekis and Mia Wave, as well as complimentary finger food and drinks...

  • Bespoke Mustang debuts at Monaco show

    A custom Mustang with close to 800bhp has been revealed at the Top Marques show in Monaco. Called the Sutton CS800 Mustang, it has been created by premium car specialist Clive Sutton and uses a 5.0-litre V8 with a high-performance supercharger and...

  • People-minded SUV

    People-minded SUV

    Citroen is premiering at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show a New-Generation SUV: C5 Aircross. Directly inspired from the Aircross Concept, unveiled in Shanghai in 2015, it mixes an asserted design with an interior space focused on the well-being of...

  • Watch: Six decades and still going strong

    Watch: Six decades and still going strong

    A vintage Peugeot 403 with its proud owner, Dedrick Zammit, in Mdina on its 60th ‘birthday’. Registered on April 1, 1957, the vehicle has passed through three generations and even featured in a number of feature films like Munich and By the Sea.

  • Saving lives

    Saving lives

    Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has designed and engineered a bespoke version of the new Land Rover Discovery for use by the Austrian Red Cross. ‘Project Hero’ was presented to the world’s media for the first time at the Geneva Motor...

  • Classic racing

    Classic racing

    The thrill of the racetrack can be experienced at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Trackdays. Moreover, professional guidance is included: this is what the name of the former DTM Vice Champion Jörg van Ommen, who organises and implements the Trackdays,...

  • As good as new

    As good as new

    Unpainted bumpers, styling strips, the cockpit and other plastic surfaces in and around the car fade with time and appear neglected. With special plastic care products, a perceptible rejuvenation of colours can be attained, while the materials are...

  • The original improved

    The original improved

    How do you improve on a success story? That’s what we often ask ourselves before testing a facelift or a new version of a successful model. The Scenic was Renault’s major hit on the local and international markets. As with books and albums, the...

  • Car of the year announced

    Car of the year announced

    The new Peugeot 3008 was named the 2017 Car of the Year on March 6 in Geneva by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists. The judging panel acclaimed its style, interior design and performance. This prestigious trophy joins the 20 other...

  • Half a century later

    Half a century later

    What do you remember about the victory at Sebring? We tested only briefly and it was the first race for the Mk IV. The car was competitive right from the start because we had very good mechanical knowledge and they had used much of the chassis of...

  • Developing cars for the future

    Developing cars for the future

    Bright sunlight floods the Volkswagen Virtual Engineering Lab in Wolfsburg. Two dozen screens flicker, some of them showing graphics and others hundreds of lines of program code. In the centre of the room, there is a scale 1:4 model of a Golf.

  • Luxury on wheels

    Luxury on wheels

    Volvo knows as well as any car company that being a nonconformist has its ups and downs. Throughout its long history, and despite multiple corporate ownerships, Volvo has persisted in being different. Even now, as Volvo embarks on a plan to...

  • World’s oldest Vespa going under the hammer

    World’s oldest Vespa going under the hammer

    The world’s oldest Vespa has gone on sale, heading under the hammer at an online auction. Built in 1946, the “0” series Vespa is one of approximately 60 units ever built. Created using hand-beaten metal plates on wooden frames, the Piaggio Vespa...

  • London Taxi Company opens new UK plant

    London Taxi Company opens new UK plant

    London Taxi Company has officially opened its new £300 million UK vehicle production plant, which has created more than 1,000 new jobs. Located in Ansty, near Coventry, the new plant will produce the world’s first mass-market electric taxi – the...

  • A thrilling tango

    A thrilling tango

    Tempting tango, juicy sizzling beef, Eva Peron, Diego Armando Maradona, Lionel Messi – these are the images that immediately spring to mind when Argentina is mentioned. But for old motors aficionados, especially motor racing enthusiasts, there is...

  • Will this be Ferrari’s comeback year?

    Will this be Ferrari’s comeback year?

    The new Formula 1 season gets under way this morning, and if pre-season testing is anything to go by, it looks like champions Mercedes are in for a fight with Ferrari and possibly Red Bull. A whole raft of technical changes, mostly in...