Colin Chapman

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Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 successor has a 700hp Cosworth-built V12 engine.

“Even Henry Ford failed the first time out.” Not the words of a scion of the Ford dynasty, but of Preston Tucker. Tucker, a maverick automotive genius(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The low-cost airline is expected to report net profit in the region of   €1.42 billion. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Monday Results: Ryanair. In a year scarred by a roster fiasco and the subsequent push for greater union recognition, Ryanair nonetheless remains th(...)

Some 46 years on from the car’s 1970 debut season,  it follows the efforts of former F1 racer and Le Mans winner Paolo Barilla to resurrect just one of four 312Bs built in that year, and his ambition to bring it to the Monaco Historic Grand Prix

Doubtless, there will be some eye rolling amongst those who care not for cars at the arrival of this film in cinemas. To have cars on the big screen i(...)

Prices for the new Mazda MX-5 start at €27,995  when it goes on sale in Ireland in August

When Mazda’s new MX-5, the fourth generation of a sports car that has become a true motoring icon since its original 1989 launch, goes on sale in Augu(...)

The Lotus Exige S, which, along with the Elise and the Evora, is central to the carmaker's marketing

From a defunct RAF runway in England’s agricultural heartland, surrounded by fields and sleepy country lanes, there is the improbable sound of super-c(...)

French skipper Francis Joyon of France celebrates aboard his Maxi IDEC Trimaran as he arrives in Brest, western France, Monday, June 17, 2013. Joyon broke the North Atlantic solo sailing record, finishing in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes, 10 seconds, more than 16 hours and 34 minutes faster than the previous record. Racing his Maxi IDEC trimaran, the French skipper crossed the finish line at Lizard Point Sunday, June 16 to beat Thomas Coville's five year record. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

As one French trimaran smashes the Transatlantic speed sailing record this week, eight such high speed craft are assembled in Dun Laoghaire this morni(...)