Alistair Weaver

Ferrari 812 Superfast review


Turn off the stability control. Pull a paddle to select first gear. Kick the throttle with as much force as you can muster...
Ford GT 2017 review

First Drive review: 2017 Ford GT


The new Ford GT has a lot to live up to. The supercar's ancestor, the GT40, humbled Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966, and won in 1967-9
Supersport Supercars: Wrapping up the Caterham series with a Ferrari 488 GTB

Supersport Supercars: Donington in a Ferrari 488


When I joined Autocar magazine as a twenty-one years old roadtester, I was handed a list of dos and don’ts by veteran motoring writer...
First Drive review: 2016 Porsche Panamera 4S

First Drive review: 2016 Porsche Panamera 4S


Porsche would like people to think of it as a company that cares about the environment as much as it does about making fast cars
2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV review

First Drive review: 2016 Tesla Model X P90D


Reinventing the door has doomed many a promising car concept. The sliding doors on Peugeot’s 1007, for example, so compromised the car’s design...
Supersport Supercars: Alistair Weaver heads to the daunting Zolder circuit for the third round of the 2016 Caterham Supersport Championship in a Mercedes-AMG GT

Supersport supercars: going bonkers in Belgium with...


Once a year the Caterham Supersport Championship circus pitches its big top in a foreign clime. Last year it was Zandvoort in Holland; this year it...
First Drive review: 2016 McLaren 570GT

First Drive review: 2016 McLaren 570GT


Most supercars are really only super for the driver. Passengers cheer as the turbo spins to life, or extol the virtues of electronic damping...
Part two in Weaver's series driving different supercars to his Caterham Supersport races sees get behind the wheel of the 2016 McLaren 650S.

Supersport Supercars: Impractical, temperamental...


Part two of my hair-shirted supercar odyssey took me to the charming island of Anglesey. It’s home to restaurants that shut at 8pm...
Supersport Supercars: It's no shock electric BMW i8 melds into Caterham paddock

Supersport supercars: It's no shock the electric BMW...


Alistair Weaver returns to the Caterham Supersport Championship but along the way this year aims to answer the age-old question: what should a racing...
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First Drive review: 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S coupé


Aficionados will be aghast, but everyone else will love the way Porsche has used a turbo to give its old favourite more oomph.
Porsche Macan GTS review

First Drive review: 2015 Porsche Macan GTS


Here's a poser for you: name another car costing north of £55,000 on which satellite navigation is an optional extra
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First drive review: Mini Clubman (2015)


The last Mini Clubman was a self-conscious, wannabe hipster that tried too hard to be different. Unlike a VW Golf or Ford Focus, it had a solitary...
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First drive review: Audi Prologue concept car (2014)


From Julia Roberts's revealing outfit in Pretty Woman to shops with a strict invitation-only door policy, Rodeo Drive has seen most things. It is...