Richard Porter

The Richard Porter Review: 2018 Volvo XC40


There’s no type of car more underwhelming than the compact SUV with a posh badge. Prod the underbelly of the Audi Q3, the Mercedes-Benz GLA...
2018 Volkswagen Polo review road test by Richard Porter (Sniff Petrol and The Grand Tour)

The Richard Porter Review: 2018 Volkswagen Polo


What if you fancy a Golf but don’t need a car that size? That’s where the Polo comes in. It’s the Golf you can drive between meals without...
The Grand Tour and Sniff Petrol's Richard Porter reviews the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T sports car

The Porter Review: 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T


There were, until recently, 22 versions of the Porsche 911. Yes, 22. Carreras, Targas, Turbos, GTs: it’s quite giddying just how much Porsche...
2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus review by Richard Porter of The Grand Tour

Richard Porter review: Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus


Let’s be clear, as politicians say when they’re not being clear at all: the Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus is a sensationally good car, but also...
Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe car review by Richard Porter of The Grand Tour and Sniff Petrol

Richard Porter reviews the Merc-AMG GLE 63 S coupé


There was a time when the motor industry dealt only in broad, simple genres. Saloon, estate, hatchback — that sort of thing. But then...
2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage Edition review by Richard Porter

2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage Edition review


You may have seen the recent Sunday Times story about the chemicals billionaire who wants to put the Land Rover Defender back into production.
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First Drive review: Mini Challenge 210 (2015)


For the past few years there’s been a one-make race series called the Mini Challenge, which, as you might guess, is for Minis