There was one simple reason why McLaren had to go looking for new suppliers when it decided to do the 570S. It had never put vanity mirrors in a car b(...)

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(...)

All-new Escort is for China only. For now.

Ford has shown a production version of its new Escort in Beijing. It’s the first car to wear the Escort badge since 2000, and is aimed at Chine(...)

Red Bull Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany is in pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit. Photograph: Pablo Sanchez/Reuters

Sebastian Vettel survived a rare nail-biting moment to further sink his teeth into this year’s Formula One world title.Vettel claimed his second succe(...)

New Porsche 918: hybrid finally due to enter production

Porsche has been teasing and previewing its groundbreaking electric hybrid supercar, the new 918, for three years now, ever since it showed a concept (...)

A 1978 VW Camper mini bus. VW’s future is being decided in China, Russia, India, the Americas and 
southeast Asia its chief executive has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

CANTILLON: Commentators who claim the recession is hitting the middle classes more than the wealthy need look no further than the motor industr(...)