Speed

By Rory FH Smith | 15 Oct 2021

Bond behind the wheel: a look at 007's relationship with Aston Martin

Let’s face it; James Bond wasn’t originally an Aston Martin kind of guy. While Hollywood would have us believe otherwise, 007’s car of choice was, originally, something a little less... Read More

By Charles Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond | 14 Oct 2021

The spirit of revival: The Duke of Richmond on the rebirth of Goodwood

I’d always been determined to revive the Goodwood Motor Circuit, which closed in 1966, but it was a long and complicated process. We brought motorsport back to Goodwood with the first Festival o... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 30 Sep 2021

INTERVIEW: 007 stunt driver on Bond's most thrilling car chase yet - featuring the new Land Rover Defender

Very few cars can compare to the Land Rover Defender. What started life as a curious post-war project by Rover bosses and brothers Maurice and Spencer Wilks, developed into an automotive landmark over... Read More

By Tempus | 29 Sep 2021

Rolls-Royce announces first-ever fully electric car

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed plans to launch its first-ever fully electric model by the end of 2023, putting in motion the manufacturer’s scheme to phase out all combustion engine product... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 28 Sep 2021

Ahead of the fleet: the Ferretti Group Private Preview 2021

It’s 9am and I am standing in a rather peculiar location. As a guest of the Ferretti Group’s famed private preview event in Monte-Carlo, awash with billionaires, businesspeople and harried... Read More

By Tempus | 23 Sep 2021

A. Lange & Söhne to award special one-off timepiece to Concorso d'Eleganza prize winner

A. Lange & Söhne has announced that a special edition of its 1815 Cronograph will serve as the award for the owner of the most attractive car at this year's edition ... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 04 Sep 2021

INTERVIEW: IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt on the long road to recovery

When IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt, driving 200mph, crashed into the barrier during pre-season testing at the Walt Disney World Speedway on 6 January 2000, his doctors thought he wouldn’t... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 26 Aug 2021

Return to form: an in-depth look at the British Grand Prix

For the past few years, Formula One has been lacking a certain something. While the Netflix series Drive to Survive kept the F1 flame burning bright by bringing to life the persona... Read More

By Tempus | 23 Aug 2021

Top 10 things to see at the Goodwood Revival

The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting; the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme, as well as a celebration of sustainability.... Read More

By Peter Malmstrom | 21 Aug 2021

Pretender to the throne: Tempus takes GTO Engineering's latest masterpiece for a spin

Recreations can cover a vast cacophony of contraptions, from frankly dangerous home-built hobby horses to popular mass- market recreations of legendary cars like the Shelby AC Cobra. These c... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 19 Aug 2021

Revive and thrive: the return of Goodwood's historic festival

Any aficionado will tell you that classic cars are about far more than what’s under the bonnet. The world of vintage automobiles is a lifestyle, encompassing everything from vehicle restora... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 12 Jul 2021

Rocket man: celebrating 60 years since the first manned space flight

When Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was born on 9 March 1934, in the Russian village of Klushino, 160km west of Moscow, it’s unlikely any of his family would have predicted his meteoric rise to stard... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 12 Jul 2021

Glorious Goodwood: The Festival of Speed marks its triumphant return

The Goodwood Festival of Speed returned this year in triumphant style as motoring fans descended on the history Goodwood Estate to delight in the range of classic and modern racing cars, all-new EVs, ... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 03 Jul 2021

Driving vision: the meticulous world of custom cars

Bespoke is an overused term in the automotive world. Sift through the sales literature of any high-end carmaker and you’ll find the word peppered about like it’s going out of fashion. In r... Read More

By Gabriel Power | 23 Jun 2021

INTERVIEW: F1 star Lando Norris on his career so far, his ambitions for the future and the Logitech McLaren G Challenge

Lando Norris is a busy man. It would be safe to assume that most 21 year olds who are making waves in an active - and hotly contested - Formula One World Championship would find it diff... Read More

By Nicky Morris | 10 Jun 2021

A home away from home: Formula E star Mitch Evans shares his love for London’s restaurant culture

Mitch Evans, one of Formula E’s rising stars, lets his racing achievements speak for themselves. Having found his passion for karting aged six, the Jaguar racer went on to be the youngest driver... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 29 May 2021

REVIEW: the new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-S four-door coupe

Few companies can claim to have roots quite like AMG. Founded in the 1960s by two engineers, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher (that's where the A and the M come from in the name), the duo w... Read More

By Rory FH Smith | 22 May 2021

REVIEW: the new Bentley Continental GT Speed

In the 1930s, racing was relatively simple. One (usually very wealthy) individual would purchase a chassis - complete with an engine - from a car manufacturer, find a coachbuilder to add the bodywork ... Read More