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Open-topped Porsche finally comes of age

Open-topped Porsche finally comes of age

The 911 Cabriolet has always been seen as a poser’s car – but the new one is a deeply talented machine, writes Matt Robinson

All roads lead to Kerry for Electronomous

All roads lead to Kerry for Electronomous

The Killarney-based conference is set to be bigger and better than ever this May

Motor Head

Motor Head

Bugatti’s €11m Voiture Noire proves the days of the supercar are far from numbered

Give in to your Spider sense and raise the roof

Give in to your Spider sense and raise the roof

The open-topped McLaren 600LT Spider is breathtakingly quick round the track and huge fun to drive – but it may not be suited to Irish weather, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Porsche’s latest performs to a T

Porsche’s latest performs to a T

Any fears that the T badge might have died a death with the 991’s demise at the end of 2018 can be allayed by two new models in the Porsche catalogue, called the 718 Boxster T and the 718 Cayman T

Along came a spectacular new McLaren Spider

Along came a spectacular new McLaren Spider

Open-topped cars don’t come much faster or more beguiling than the new McLaren 720S, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Hire car hell can hamstring a holiday

Hire car hell can hamstring a holiday

Renting a vehicle abroad is a process fraught with pitfalls and frustrations – even if you know your onions

Mazda3 hits the style heights

Mazda3 hits the style heights

Mazda’s new hatchback is arguably the handsomest five-door around, and it’s as good to drive as it is to look at, writes Liam Shard

New Corolla consigns its ‘boring’ image to history

New Corolla consigns its ‘boring’ image to history

The latest Toyota Corolla represents a sea-change in attitude from the Japanese manufacturer – but is it any good? Matt Robinson investigates

All aboard the Honda powertrain

All aboard the Honda powertrain

The Japanese carmaker’s CR-V Hybrid comes with a typically Honda-esque engineering twist

Ford offers Focus buyers an Active option

Ford offers Focus buyers an Active option

If you like the looks of an SUV but not the concept, then perhaps Ford’s superb Focus Active crossover is the answer, writes Matt Robinson

Nissan is revving up a revamped Micra

Nissan is revving up a revamped Micra

Will a raft of technological updates for the 2019 Nissan Micra be enough to propel it higher up the B-segment marketplace? Matt Robinson reports

Brexit casting a shadow over new car sales

Brexit casting a shadow over new car sales

There are some winners among January’s gloomy Irish figures, but it’ll be a challenging year ahead.

Tripping the headlight fantastic

Tripping the headlight fantastic

A trip down Opel’s memory lane shows how far automotive lighting has progressed – culminating in their new dazzle-free LED design

Mercedes’s high-powered customer retention strategy

Mercedes’s high-powered customer retention strategy

In order to keep its buyers ‘in-house’, Mercedes has cooked up a stunning rival to the hitherto unchallenged Porsche Panamera: the GT four-door, writes Matt Robinson