Get involved: Michelin Pilot Performance Test

During the next few days I will be evaluating Michelin’s high-performance Pilot tyre range fitted to a variety of cars, with the aim of understanding the incremental benefit gained from each performance level and the differences in their behavior. The tyres under test will be the Pilot Sport 2, Pilot Super Sport, Pilot Sport Cup+ and Pilot slicks.

New Feature: SL65 AMG Black v 599 GTB v 997 GT2

A few days ago, on a beach not that far away… DR gathered the SL65 Black Series, GT2 and 599 for an epic and unforgettable battle. The Force was in full effect, as Chris Harris explains.

Best Motoring: Ferrari 430 in Touge Run

“Keiichi Tsuchiya (aka “Drift King”) having a lot of a fun and getting a little bit scared driving the Ferrari F430 with all its electronic devices disengaged on a narrow winding road” – gangajas

Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series group test

We’ve managed to get our hands on the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series, and thought it might be fun to bring along the sublime Ferrari 599 and mighty Porsche 997 GT2.

Ford Focus RS Test

Got back from France last night after 24hrs with the new RS. We took an R26 R and an STi along to add some context, and I have to say the results were pretty surprising.

Nissan 370Z – what do you want to know?

DR is off to sunny LA to drive the Nissan 370Z next week (yeah we know, tough life and all that). The programme is purely road based but we should get two full days of driving on everything from dull freeways to proper passes that run through the Californian hills.

We’re already huge fans of the 350Z and so hope and expect a smaller, lighter and more agile version with a bit more power and a tighter focus on Cayman-bashing to be great. We’ll bring you a full page-turning feature and video as soon as we can, but as ever we really want to know what you’d like to hear about the new Zed.

Audi RS6 Saloon First Drive

I used to think that only mad people bought Audi RS saloons. With BMW mostly refusing to build estate versions of the M cars, and…