Right. Before you read on you should nip out and buy a lottery ticket. The new Audi R8 will cost from €231,500 when it goes on sale, in September. H(...)

Since 2013, 12 Ferraris, two Lamborghinis, 12 Aston Martins, 13 Bentleys and 32 Porsches have had their residual VRT refunded. Photograph: Wolfango.it

Buyers of high-end cars are getting money back on their purchases by selling them into the UK market and getting Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) rebate(...)

Chris Evans: the new face of BBC Top Gear

With a new motoring show due to be launched on Amazon hosted by the former Top Gear presenters, it will be a case of Jeremy Clarkson v Chris Evans. Bu(...)

Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro has left the company he founded  “to dedicate more time to his personal interests”

We’ve seen recent ructions at the top of the Volkswagen chain of command, ones big enough to see the corporate demise of the once-untouchable Ferdi(...)

BMW’s new X7: Where would the Bavarians hide their biggest SUV? Inside an X5, of course.

For all the high-tech assaults the German premium carmakers have made, the Range Rover still holds a unique place at the top of the luxury SUV tree. B(...)

You just knew that when Ferrari finally decided to put turbochargers in its mainstay V8 sports car, they were going to deliver something fiendishly(...)

 A man taking photos beside the Volkswagen logo at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, in April. A  vast shopping spree  in past years built up the now titanic Volkswagen Group. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

“The merger is wonderful news. It will be the saving . . . of the industry. One has the know-how on the heavy vehicle side and one on the car side.(...)

Volkswagen Group chairman Dr Martin Winterkorn is said to be examining whether the reorganised company would still need a Group-level executive for sales, marketing, production and China. Photograph: Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg News

No sooner is Ferdinand Piech out of the way than the Volkswagen Group prepares for its biggest organisational shake-up in a generation. German media i(...)

For the children of the new rich in China, it’s hard to shake off the perception that they were born with silver chopsticks in their mouths. Photograph: Reuters

One of the buzzwords of Chinese economic growth since 2008 – the Olympics year, which is generally seen as the cut-off point between “new money” and “(...)

Bangkok: Some six million Chinese are expected to visit Thailand this year, compared with 4.6 million last year. Photograph: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Last week, Asia Briefing reported how the billionaire boss of Chinese conglomerate Tiens had brought 6,400 employees to the south of France on holiday(...)