Millionaire Vadim Rabinovich, a leading member of new Ukrainian coalition Opposition Bloc, which comprises many former allies of ousted president Viktor Yanukovich, in his office in Kiev. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

There is no grand sign on the building, but the Kiev taxi driver knows who his passengers have come to see. “If you want Rabinovich,” he says, drawing(...)

Few villages in the country can boast a racecourse and a golf range on their doorstep; then again Foxrock is not your usual village. The Dublin 18 ad(...)

Aston Martin is reviving the classic Lagonda name with this striking super-saloon.

Aston Martin has confirmed that its stunning Lagonda super-saloon is to go global. Well, almost. When it was first revealed, this seventies-throwback (...)

Chief Designer Ian Callum poses alongside the new Jaguar XE automobile during its the World Premier launch in London last month.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Audi A big show for Audi this one, as it continues its relentless march into every motoring niche. The facelifts of the A6 and Q3 will get their (...)

VW is feeling the chilly wind of cost cuts and union anger as it seeks to trim €5 billion from its bills

While it remains Europe’s biggest and richest car-maker and is neck-and-neck in the global sales race with those two other automotive titans, General (...)

An unpublished interview by Bruce Chatwin with Irish designer  Eileen Gray in 1972 for the Sunday Times when her lacquer screen, Le Destin, sold for $64,000, a then record, inspired Patricia O’Reilly’s new novel

My impetus to write The Interview was a remark at a lunch that Bruce Chatwin had interviewed Eileen Gray in 1972 for The Sunday Times when her lacquer(...)

62-year-old Scarpa said he had been inspired after watching a TV documentary on the Egyptians

Eccentric billionaire Chiquinho Scarpa ruffled more than a few feathers in his native Brazil recently when he announced plans to bury his beloved Bent(...)

Skoda’s CitiJet isn’t a serious production reality, but a bit of fun for the festival

Skoda will bring an open-top version of the Citigo city car to the upcoming Worthersee festival in Germany. Worthersee began as a Volkswagen owners’ c(...)

Look before you leap: Having a bath in the back of your mini might be nice, but really, is it all that practical in this weather?

A massive production with thousands of extras. Yes, it’s fair to say that the global automotive industry has learned well from Cecil B De Mille. It wa(...)

Gold leaf paint: a ridiculous no-no

Neil BriscoeWe’ve all splashed out just a bit too much at one time or another. Did your TV really need gesture control, and have you ever actually us(...)