From the archives: the mighty Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer

By the third corner, my soul is wrapped in rough brown paper and packaged for sale, addressed FAO Lucifer. Faust himself would be slack-jawed with horror at the glib speed of the transaction. But then again, he’s probably never driven ...

Singer has stopped taking orders for its ‘Classic’ reimagined Porsche 964

Retro SVD shelves its original reimagined 911, with focus shifting to the new Turbo Study Though you’re not short of options when it comes to choosing a ‘reimagined’ or modified classic Porsche 911, you won’t be able to get one ...

An ultra-rare version of the 300 SL is for sale. Should be nice and cheap, then

Retro One of just 218 Roadsters with the all-alloy straight six, in great condition, in 2022. Yeah, we’re talking mortgage money If you’ve been around cars and car auctions for a while, you may have noticed something of a trend ...

Here are some new pics of the excellent ELegend EL1

Electric There’s some news Very Serious Business News, but it’s accompanied by fresh images A company called ELegend has revealed a welter of especially serious business terminology strung together in equally serious sounding sentences. Thankfully, said terminology has been accompanied ...

Sir Stirling Moss’s old Mercedes 230 SL is for sale

Retro Complete with a bigger engine and unique roof built just for Sir Stirling. Isn’t this Pagoda lovely? Celebrity-owned cars often come up for auction and, if we’re honest, most pass by without too much interest. But this, well, this ...

Can paintings of cars ever be ‘real’ art?

USA Petersen Museum features Warhol’s unfinished ‘Cars’ series on seminal Mercedes-Benzes, and we pretend like we know the first thing about art Go to modern art galleries often enough and you’ll eventually come across that most perfect of sentences: “I ...

Retro review: the second-gen Mazda 3 MPS

This review was first published in Issue 198 of Top Gear magazine (2009) The original Mazda 3 MPS managed the intriguing feat of being very interesting on paper – a 256bhp hot hatch, the most powerful production front-drive car in the world ...

For sale: this very rare BMW 2002 Targa could be yours

Retro Possibly one of the coolest BMWs ever built is coming up for auction This is a very rare, very old, very green BMW, and it’s coming up for auction very soon. If you’re not immediately scrambling every penny you ...

What on earth has ErreErre Fuoriserie done to the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio?

Retro Italian firm rebodies a Giulia Quadrifoglio in full retro-look carbon fibre. Uh oh “Italy has always been the undisputed protagonist in the world of manufacturing limited edition cars dedicated to the most demanding customers,” says Turin-based firm ErreErre Fuoriserie ...

Is this one-off classic Ferrari more interesting than a 250 GTO?

Retro British Ferrari specialists are punting a one-of-one Fantuzzi-bodied 250 GT Lusso… Even in the rarefied stratosphere of classic Ferraris, there are special cars. This is one of them: the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso with coachwork by Fantuzzi. And it ...

Lego has unveiled a new 1969 Camaro Z/28 set

Retro Sixties Camaro can’t have been too hard to make out of small straight-edged bricks. Still looks mega, though Go on, get all of your jokes about classic American car design out of the way early on, because yes, Lego ...

We’ve bought an ex-Time Attack Toyota Starlet that’s faster than a Porsche 911 Turbo S

Top Gear Garage Mark’s broken open his piggy bank again… you’ll never guess what he’s bought this time Internationally renowned photographer Mark has been working with TG for many, many years. When not taking photos he’s buying inappropriate cars. Here ...

Retro review: the hard-topped Radical RXC

This review was first published in Issue 254 of Top Gear magazine (2014) Radical, purveyor of hardcore racing cars and the occasional similarly uncompromising road rocket, has come up with a new luxury car. Well, we say ‘luxury’ when we ...

Progress report: 1996 Ariel Atom LSC vs 2022 Ariel Atom 4

Retro From university project to revolutionary lightweight, the Atom has come a long way Planning an extension, are you? What’s with all the scaffolding? Very funny. But we’re not erecting a new grandstand at the Top Gear Track, rather this ...

Go on, take a chance and import this £5k Subaru Justy Keke Rosberg Edition

Retro Fancy some rare JDM hatch action? It doesn’t get better than this… To give it its full name, this is the Subaru Justy Keke Rosberg Design Limited Edition, and if it isn’t the greatest little JDM hatch that you’ve ...

Yikes, this Mk2 VW Golf will set you back almost £80k

Retro Ultra-rare VW Golf G60 Limited comes up for sale. Certainly isn't cheap… We all love a good hot hatch, right? But when the hot hatch in question is from 1989 and will set you back near enough eighty-thousand pounds, ...

Ooft, Nick Heidfeld’s restored Porsche 959 Sport is glorious

Retro Porsche Classic has spent over four years restoring Quick Nick’s ultra-rare 508bhp 959 If we’re honest we’ll take every chance we get to ogle a Porsche 959, but this particular one is extra special, and not just because it’s ...

What do you make of Bowler’s ‘Extreme’ Defender conversion?

SUVs Rally raid specialists reveals new off-road performance package. We like Planning on using your Defender for more than just the school run? Then this could be right up your street. Meet rally raid specialists Bowler’s ‘Extreme’ Defender conversion. Designed ...

The first Jaguar C-Type Continuation celebrates a Stirling Moss GP win

Retro Jag has built its first customer C-Type Continuation, and we very much approve of the colour scheme You may remember Jaguar announced back in 2021 that it would build a limited run of C-Type Continuation cars, bringing back the ...

Retro review: the wacky Renault Vel Satis

This review was originally published in issue 109 (2002) of Top Gear magazine BMX boys have a lot of fun. But the lads languishing on the slung back saddles of their ramp champs were clearly having a hilarious time ...

Bentley will make 12 brand-new 1920s Speed Sixes

Retro The two-time Le Mans winner is being reborn, but all of the £1.5m continuation cars have already been sold After the success of its brand-new Blower continuation cars, Bentley has announced that it will make 12 examples of the ...

This Ford Capri sold for a record breaking £74k at auction

Retro Prototype RS3100 smashes the record for Capris, fetching £74,250 at Classic Car Auctions’ Summer Sale Big news for fast Ford fans – the Sebring Red V6-engined RS3100 you see above has smashed the record for the price paid for ...

The one and only white Ferrari Enzo is up for auction

Retro Fewer than 20 Enzos were allowed to leave the factory painted in a non-standard colour. This was the only white one Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and the white Ferrari Enzo. Many claim to have seen them and yet ...

This is a £490k VW Beetle restomod

Retro At half a million quid, the Milivié 1 is about as far from the people’s car as a Beetle will ever get… We’re told this car is called the Milivié 1 and that it’s essentially a restomod Volkswagen Beetle. ...

This 862bhp modified Subaru GL Wagon is the next Gymkhana star

Modified Travis Pastrana reveals the ‘Family Huckster’, the wildest Eighties estate you’ll ever see It’s called The Family Huckster, which suggests it’s a gentle situational comedy about a family of plucky but downtrodden traders. It’s powered by an 862bhp engine ...

The secret BMW M6 CSL was the first - and only - M car to get active aero

Secret Stash V10-engined coupe was an M Division experiment that sadly never got off the ground Imagining this E63-generation BMW M6 goes hand in hand with the E60 M5 CSL you’ve just been reading about? You’re right of course. With ...

Singer reveals its 503bhp Turbo Study, and of course you want it

Retro Another ‘reimagined’ Porsche 964 focuses on performance and some power The spec sheet is brief, the mission statement briefer still. This is the new Turbo Study from your favourite Californian 964 specialists, Singer Vehicle Design, and yes, you want ...

This is the one-off 550bhp secret BMW M5 CSL

Secret Stash Once upon a time, BMW M turned up the V10-engined M5 and created a monster… I know what you’re thinking. It looks like a ‘Ring Taxi. Maybe that was the intention, the perfect disguise for a prototype as ...

Alert! It’s Ferrari’s new Le Mans Hypercar (in the dark)

Motorsport Ferrari will compete for outright victory at Le Mans for the first time in 50 years with this all-new Hypercar Ferrari is being very coy about its new Le Mans Hypercar competitor, but at least we’ve now got the ...

From the archives: when Colin McRae took on Le Mans

Despite Colin McRae’s God-like standing in global motorsport, the opposition gathered on the La Sarthe track at Le Mans might have been a little nervous of coming face to face with the kilted one in the dead of night out ...

The Nardone Automotive Porsche 928 restomod starts from €480k

Retro And there’ll only be eight launch editions. Best get saving Nardone Automotive’s restored Porsche 928 will start from €480,000, company boss Thierry Nardone told TG. That price doesn’t include VAT, nor the donor 928, and for extra exclusivity only ...

Would you take a chance on this 177,000-mile Alfa Romeo GTV Cup?

Retro Ex-Alfa press car is up for auction. Fancy a Busso V6 in your life? Racking up over 177,000 miles in any Alfa Romeo is rather impressive considering the brand’s less-than-favourable reputation for reliability, but in a limited-run GTV Cup? ...

Stare at this one-off, fully restored Jaguar E-Type Roadster that drove to Buckingham Palace

Retro Gorgeous Series I took pride of place at the Platinum Jubilee pageant. Now stare at it This lovely old Jaguar is a fully restored Series I E-Type Roadster which was paraded in front of millions of people watching the ...

Retro review: E64 BMW 645Ci Convertible

This review was first published in Issue 131 of Top Gear magazine (2004) There is a special kind of hatred, a vicious little font of vitriol I reserve for people who buy convertible cars in the UK and then drive ...

Shelby has built a V8-powered ‘Cammer Cobra’ concept, and it is SHINY

USA Cobra Daytona Continuation imagines a 1964 Le Mans racer This is the Shelby American Cammer Cobra concept, and it shall ride eternal, shiny and chrome. An extraordinarily shiny and chrome reminder that Carroll Shelby did in fact, love Le ...

This is the 350bhp Ares Defender V8 Hardtop

Modified Modenese tuner unveils its latest new-old-Defender, yours from €235k Ares has revealed its latest new-old-Defender, and it is thus: met the Defender V8 Hardtop. Unsurprisingly, it is a Land Rover Defender with a V8 engine and a hardtop. An old Land ...

Fancy a 140,000-mile Merc S63L with over £100k of depreciation?

Retro This big-mileage AMG limo is heading up for auction with a remarkable estimate… It’s no secret that well-specced, big-engined limos depreciate faster than they can burn through rear tyres, but even so this Mercedes S63L AMG looks like it ...

Your brief but informative guide to the gorgeous Peugeot 406 Coupe

Retro News of the new 408 immediately made TG want an old 406. Here's why All too often in life, fashion and function don’t mix. Myriad examples of unhappy mixtures assail us in our everyday existence – salt-stained suede boots, ...

The P25 Subaru Impreza restomod will cost £552,000

Retro Confirmation that Prodrive’s very special car will have a very special price The P25 restomod will cost £552,000, Prodrive has confirmed to TopGear.com. And to pre-empt your next thought, no, you don’t need both kidneys anyway. Big price for ...

This one-off VW T1 Bulli with FOUR axles has just been restored

Retro 60-year old ‘Half-track Fox’ has been restored to ‘mint’ condition, and you want it It’s orange, because it should be “immediately recognisable in the countryside”. Heck, it’d be recognisable from Mars: welcome to the Volkswagen T1 Bulli you never ...

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