Museo Storico Alfa Romeo: the time machine

The Italian brand is celebrating its 111th anniversary this year... a good reason step back in time and have a look at the brand’s long and eventful history by visiting the Alfa Romeo factory museum in Arese, Italy. Archetype of the Formula 1, this Alfetta or Tipo 158 was famous from 1938 to 1951. Designed …

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Test Drive: Mini 5-door 136 hp: fun and mature

The third generation of Mini produced under the BMW umbrella is available as a 5-door version intended to be more versatile alongside the 3-door, convertible, Clubman and Countryman,. We tested it for you, equipped with a 136bhp petrol engine and 6-speed dual clutch Steptronic gearbox. The Mini is a bit like the naughty kid of …

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Ferrari 296 GTB: more than 800 horsepower and a V6 is back !

For the first time since 1974, Ferrari is getting back to V6 power. The all-new Berlinetta 296 plug-in hybrid debuts with over 800 horsepower! It is as much rooted in tradition as it is looking forward to an electric future... The new 296 GTB (for 2992 cc and 6 cylinders, Gran Turismo Berlinetta) is an …

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Essai: Range Rover Fifty Anniversary Edition 350 Auto: le raffinement à l’anglaise

Je n’ai jamais conservé un souvenir impérissable de mes rencontres avec les Range Rover. Qu’il s’agisse du classique, du Velar ou du Sport. Certes, ce sont de superbes machines à voyager et je garde en mémoire un déplacement impérial au milieu de fortes pluies, mais elles ne procurent guère de plaisir de conduite. Et puis …

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Test: Jaguar XF Sportbrake D200 RWD Auto SE: a charming combination

A diesel-powered estate car is the kind of proposal not to be dismissed. In our opinion, it’s the ideal way to swallow mileage. And when it doesn't involve the inevitable German trio, it becomes even more desirable. Just because a Jaguar always brings a little extra soul and originality with it. So what's new about …

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Que devient Caterham ?

Symbole de la liberté et du plaisir de conduire en version minimaliste, la marque anglaise a récemment changé de propriétaire. Différentes rumeurs font même état de l’étude d’une future Seven électrique… (par Dimitri Urbain) Apparue en 1957 chez Lotus, la Seven est devenue « Caterham » en 1973, lorsque Graham Nearn a racheté la propriété de la …

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Bristol : une autre légende fait son retour !

Bristol, constructeur britannique de coupés à l’unité, a fait faillite en 2020, l’année même de son septante-cinquième anniversaire. Aujourd’hui, la marque renaît de ses cendres… Cette Bristol 403 du début des années 50 reprend une technologie BMW, jusqu’aux haricots en guise de calandre ! Sa carrosserie coupé bénéficie d’une aérodynamique particulièrement soignée. Le lien avec …

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Exclusive test: Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe: endless thrust

The GLE from Mercedes is the pinnacle of the SUV segment. Comfort is exceptional and the ride is fantastic. When AMG puts a 435 hp inline-six under the bonnet, it becomes a must-have if you frequently travel across Europe. There is a GLE63 Coupe with a 4.0 l V8 that delivers 570 or even 612 …

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Test: Hyundai Kona: Freedom of choice !

For many years, Korean manufacturers have been a major player on the Belgian car market. Extensive ranges, consensual products that meet the demands of a majority of buyers, the Kona fits well into this framework... without forgetting the long and reassuring warranty schemes! The city is certainly the Kona's favourite place to play, but it …

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Radford and Lotus, a new partnership

At the end of the 1940s, Radford offered to transform Bentley saloons into… mini SUVs or woodies more suited to country use. Lotus is quite well known, however Radford probably much less so... In the 1930s, Harold Radford & Co. was a Rolls-Royce and Bentley dealer in South Kensington, one of London's most exclusive areas. …

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