Performance, prestige and classic cars

Our picks of the best performance, prestige and classic cars content from the Editorial Team at Auto Trader.

News 17 hours ago

Sportier GTS models join Porsche 718 ranges

Both the Boxster and Cayman line-ups now have a sportier GTS model at the top of the range, offering buyers a unique look, as well as more power and performance than the standard versions
News 18 hours ago

Petrol model added to Maserati Levante SUV range

When it was launched last year, Maserati's first SUV came only with a diesel engine, but buyers now also have the option of a much more powerful, and much more expensive, petrol-engined model
Aston Martin DB11 Volante News 4 days ago

Aston Martin reveals new DB11 Volante

The open-top version of the DB11 joins the coupe, which was announced last year, and the company says that it is both more sporty and more comfortable than the old DB9 Volante
2018 Range Rover News 1 week ago

Plug-in hybrid joins revised Range Rover line-up

Following on from revisions to the Range Rover Sport announced last week, Land Rover has revealed a series of changes to its flagship model, which will be available as a plug-in hybrid for the first time.
2018 Audi A8 ride Review 1 week ago

Audi A8 saloon (2018 - ) review

The Mercedes S-Class has ruled the luxury limousine roost for as long as anyone can remember, so can the latest Audi A8 topple it with its sharp style, lavishly-appointed interior and cutting-edge technology?
2017 Kia Stinger Review 2 weeks ago

Kia Stinger hatchback (2017 - ) review

The Stinger is a hatchback-saloon from Kia that offers a value-for-money alternative to premium cars like the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.
2016 Aston Martin DB11 Review 3 weeks ago

Aston Martin DB11 coupe (2016 - ) review

Few cars get as much admiration from passers-by as the good old Aston Martin. That certainly won’t change with the handsome DB11, but can it dazzle in other areas, too?
TVR Griffith 2018 News 1 month ago

New TVR Griffith sports car revealed

For three years since the company was revitalised by a new team of British management, this is what they've been hard at work on, a muscle car in typical TVR fashion, with a 5.0-litre V8 engine, but built using technology derived from Formula 1
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2017 Review 1 month ago

Jaguar XF Sportbrake (2017 - ) review

The XF Sportbrake has a tough task taking on estates from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, not to mention Volvo, but its looks, efficient engines and sharp handling give it some real appeal.
2017 Lexus LC Review 1 month ago

Lexus LC 500 coupe (2017 - ) review

Lexus’ big coupe takes aim at rivals from the Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type, through to the BMW 6 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.
Audi RS 3 saloon 2017 Review 2 months ago

Audi RS 3 Saloon (2017 - ) review

From 2017, the RS 3 has an uprated version of what was already the most powerful five-cylinder engine in Audi's history, and is now available as a saloon and with Quattro four-wheel drive. But just how good a performance car does that mix create?
Audi RS 3 2017 Review 2 months ago

Audi RS 3 Hatchback (2017 - ) review

From 2017, the RS 3 has an uprated version of what was already the most powerful five-cylinder engine in Audi's history, but when you combine it with the company's Quattro four-wheel drive system, does that make it the ultimate hot hatch?
Review 2 months ago

BMW M3 saloon (2017 - ) review

The BMW M3 is a madcap supercar slayer. Question is, is the latest M3 simply too extreme, and would a Mercedes C63 AMG or an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio be a better bet?
Best Classic Cars - Jaguar E-Type Best Of 2 months ago

Best classic cars

People will argue long and hard about what makes a car a classic, and we know this list will do little more than start another war of words. But here are our favourite classic cars!
2015 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Review 2 months ago

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertible (2015 - ) review

The Evoque Convertible is an open-top version of Range Rover’s stunning SUV, and on that score it competes with – well – pretty much nothing else. However, potential buyers will probably also consider the Audi A5 Cabriolet and the Mercedes C- and E-Class Cabriolets.
Best sports cars - Mazda MX-5 Best Of 2 months ago

Best sports cars

Choosing a sports car may be an indulgence, and you want something that's great to drive, but you don't have to give up on practicality, comfort or even reasonable running costs.
Rolls-Royce Phantom 2018 News 2 months ago

Rolls-Royce unveils new Phantom

With the launch of an all-new version the company’s flagship saloon car, the competition to be hailed as the best car in the world just got a whole lot more heated.
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo 2017 Review 2 months ago

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo (2017 - ) review

At first glance, the Panamera Sport Turismo appears to be a natural rival to the Mercedes AMG CLS 63 Shooting Brake and Audi RS7, but factor in the Porsche’s real-world price tag and those cars suddenly look like bargains
McLaren 570S Spider Review 2 months ago

McLaren 570S Spider (2017 - ) review

Weighing up the merits of a Porsche 911 Cabriolet versus an Audi R8 Spider? Well stop right now, because for similar money, you could be driving the simply sensational McLaren 570S Spider.
News 2 months ago

Jaguar shows off revised XJ luxury car

With new or revised rivals coming from Mercedes, Audi and Lexus, the latest revisions to the largest Jaguar saloon should make it a more attractive purchase.
News 2 months ago

Vauxhall reveals high-performance Insignia GSi

The flagship model of the new Insignia range will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will feature a turbocharged petrol engine, four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2017 Review 3 months ago

Mercedes-Benz S Class Saloon (2017 - ) review

The S-Class is Mercedes' flagship saloon, packed with cutting-edge technology and built to the very highest standards to rival similar models like the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Jaguar XJ.
Audi A8 2017 News 3 months ago

New Audi A8 luxury car unveiled

A rival for the likes of the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series, the new A8 is more spacious than its predecessor, and comes packed with some impressive new technology.
Audi TT RS Roadster 2016 Review 3 months ago

Audi TT RS roadster (2016 - ) review

The RS Roadster sits loud and proud at the top of the Audi TT range, providing ballistic performance, a bombastic exhaust note and wind-in-the hair thrills. However, you’d best look elsewhere if you’re the shy, retiring type.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet 2017 Review 3 months ago

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible (2017 - ) review

The E-Class Cabriolet is a prestige four-seat convertible, and that makes it a rival for cars like the Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series convertibles, along with the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. That said, the Mercedes is a considerably larger model than all of those cars.
Honda Civic Type R 2017 Review 4 months ago

Honda Civic Type R (2017 - ) review

The latest Type R still looks bonkers, but it’s no longer a one-dimensional back street hero. Instead, it’s a simply stunning 21st century hyper-hatch and a worthy rival to the Focus RS and the Volkswagen Golf R.
Review 4 months ago

Honda NSX coupe (2016 - ) review

Honda’s NSX has taken on near mythical status, but does the reality live up to the hype, or would you be better off sticking with a Porsche 911 or Audi R8?
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review 4 months ago

Alfa Romeo 4C Convertible (2017 - ) review

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is a hardcore two-seat open-top sports car that’s all about the driving experience, and on that score it competes with cars such as the Lotus Elise. However, it’ll also find itself competing for buyers’ affections with more conventional roadsters like the Porsche Boxster and Audi TT.
2016 Infiniti Q60 Review 4 months ago

Infiniti Q60 coupe (2016 - ) review

The Infiniti Q60 is a premium four-seat coupe that takes on popular cars like the Audi A4, BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class Coupe. But, does it have the attributes to take on its established German rivals?
2017 BMW 4 Series convertible Review 5 months ago

BMW 4 Series Convertible (2017 - ) review

The BMW 4 Series Convertible is a premium open-top car that rivals convertible versions of the Audi A5 and Mercedes C-Class, but unlike those rivals it has a hard top.
2017 McLaren 720S Review 5 months ago

McLaren 720S Coupe (2017 - ) review

The McLaren 720S is a V8-powered, mid-engined, rear-drive supercar that competes for buyers’ affections with exotic machinery such as the Ferrari 488 Coupe and Lamborghini Huracan. It’s even more astonishing to drive than it is to look at.
Audi A5 Sportback 2016 Review 6 months ago

Audi A5 Sportback hatchback (2016 - ) review

The largest member of the A5 family adds extra practicality to a winning recipe of high quality, classy looks and a decent drive. A very talented rival for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.
2016 Porsche Panamera Review 6 months ago

Porsche Panamera hatchback (2016 - ) review

The Panamera is a car that brings Porsche’s strong sportscar heritage into the luxury saloon market. That makes it an alternative to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7 Series, but also to sportier offerings like the Aston Martin Rapide S, Maserati Quattroporte and Mercedes CLS.
Review 6 months ago

Bentley Continental GT coupe (2015 - ) review

Despite its curvy looks, the Bentley Continental GT is not a sportscar. It’s a Grand Tourer, and that means it’s designed to do massive mileages in one hit, and deliver its occupants to their destination in comfort and luxury.
2016 Tesla Model X Review 6 months ago

Tesla Model X SUV (2016 - ) review

The Model X is an all-electric MPV-like SUV with up to seven seats and a claimed 300-mile range. It promises rocket ship performance with zero emissions and some eye-catching features.
2017 Bentley Mulsanne Review 6 months ago

Bentley Mulsanne saloon (2017 - ) review

The Bentley Mulsanne is a luxury limousine that is so aspirational, only a Rolls Royce Phantom can match it for exclusivity. It majors on comfort and quality – just like it should – and it makes its occupant feel special in a way that very few other cars can.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Review 7 months ago

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe (2017 - ) review

The E-Class Coupe takes the essence of Mercedes’ mid-size saloon, ditches two doors and creates a coupe with more of a smooth and stylish look. It targets the likes of BMW’s 6 Series but at a lower price; one that puts it close to Audi’s smaller A5.
Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2017 News 7 months ago

Mercedes reveals E-Class cabriolet

The fifth version in Mercedes' executive car range will be officially launched at next week's Geneva Motor Show and is expected to go on sale later this year
2016 Audi TT RS Review 8 months ago

Audi TT RS Coupe (2016 - ) review

The high-performance flagship of the TT range, the RS is all about turbo power, visual aggression, and a thumping new 2.5-litre engine.
2016 Bentley Bentayga Review 8 months ago

Bentley Bentayga SUV (2016 - ) review

The Bentayga is Bentley’s first ever foray into the world of luxury SUVs, and while it follows in the footsteps of Porsche with the Cayenne, it has no real rivals, for now at least.
First Drive 8 months ago

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS first drive review

The GTS sits above the Carrera and Carrera S models in terms of power, but without going as far as the hardcore GT models, or the bonkers-fast Turbos. It does everything the Carrera S can do, only a little better.
News 9 months ago

Facelifted 2017 Jaguar F-Type unveiled

Among the revisions to the Jaguar F-Type are a new look, updated technology and an expanded range, and the facelifted car is set to arrive in early 2017.
2017 Kia Stinger GT News 9 months ago

2017 Kia Stinger GT – first look

The Kia Stinger GT is a five-seat sports saloon that has been designed for spirited long distance driving, and is the most powerful production vehicle in the company's history.
News 9 months ago

Top Marques joins Auto Trader

Once a separate site, Top Marques is now part of the Auto Trader stable, giving buyers of prestige and performance cars access to the full Auto Trader experience.
Bentley Bentayga First Drive 10 months ago

2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel first drive review

This version of the Bentley Bentayga is the first diesel-engined car to be sold in the company’s 97-year history. A black badge, black grille and re-profiled exhausts are all that visually distinguishes it from its petrol-powered counterpart.
2016 Maserati Levante Review 10 months ago

Maserati Levante Hatchback (2016 - ) review

The Levante is Maserati’s first SUV, and its Italian charms are trying to attract the kind of buyers who are tempted by the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X6 or Jaguar F-Pace.
2017 Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain First Drive 10 months ago

2017 Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain first drive review

The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain is a very good all-rounder. It looks smart, has a beautifully appointed interior and is exceptionally practical. It’s also very good to drive, with a cosseting ride, capable handling and decent refinement.
2016 McLaren 570GT Review 10 months ago

McLaren 570GT Coupe (2016 - ) review

The 570GT is the third model in McLaren’s Sports Series range, joining the 570S and 540C. Its loose grand tourer credentials make it the most road-biased and luxuriously equipped McLaren to date.
2016 Audi S5 quattro First Drive 10 months ago

2017 Audi S5 quattro first drive review

The Audi S5 is a medium-hot performance version of Audi’s two-door coupe. It combines searing pace with the all-weather stability of four-wheel drive.
The Great British Grand Tour Feature 10 months ago

The Great British Grand Tour

British car companies make some of the finest grand tourers in existence, but which is the best? To find out, we took on a James Bond-inspired pilgrimage to the western highlands of Scotland.
2017 Maserati Levante First Drive 10 months ago

2017 Maserati Levante first drive review

The Levante is Maserati’s first ever SUV, and it’s looking to attract the kind of buyer who is tempted by the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6. We’ve driven it in the UK to see if it’s succeeded.
Tesla Model S Review 11 months ago

Tesla Model S Saloon (2016 - ) review

On the one hand, the Tesla is a very capable family car that can also provide plenty of thrills. On the other hand, it’s a ground-breaking electric car that’s kind to the environment. On both counts, though, it’s absolutely brilliant.
2016 Fiat 124 Spyder Review 1 year ago

Fiat 124 Spider convertible (2016 - ) review

The Fiat 124 Spider is a glamorous-looking roadster that competes with the most popular convertible of all time, the Mazda MX-5. And considering the quality of the competition, it’s handy that the 124 shares most of its mechanicals with its rival.
Review 1 year ago

Porsche 911 Cabriolet (2016 - ) review

The iconic Porsche 911 has been given a new lease of life with more power, more efficiency, and a range of turbocharged engines. The Cabriolet version also throws in open-air thrills on top.
2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S Review 1 year ago

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe (2016 - ) review

The Cayman has always been a sports car benchmark, but with smaller turbocharged engines rather than six-cylinder monsters, does it still have the sparkle to top the class?
Review 1 year ago

Bentley Flying Spur saloon (2014 - ) review

The Bentley Flying Spur is a luxury four-door limousine that majors on quality, luxury and dynamic prowess. It costs a fair bit more than a Mercedes S-Class or Audi A8, but is it worth the extra outlay?
2016 Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d AWD front track Review 1 year ago

Jaguar F-PACE SUV (2016 - ) review

The Jaguar F-Pace is a large SUV that majors on style and sharp handling, and competes with rivals such as the BMW X4, Mercedes GLC and Audi Q5. We test it in all areas.
2016 Porsche 718 Boxster performance Review 1 year ago

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible (2016 - ) review

The Porsche 718 Boxster is the finest handling open-top sports car there is, with a brilliant chassis and new turbo four-cylinder engines to go with its classy interior and stylish looks.
2016 Ford Focus RS ride Review 1 year ago

Ford Focus RS hatchback (2016 - ) review

Surely, the Ford Focus RS is just a blinged-up rep-mobile with a big engine and a bunch of bolt-on spoilers, right? Wrong. It’s so much more than that, with stunning performance, phenomenal driving dynamics and amazing soundtrack.
Maserati Levante News 1 year ago

New Maserati Levante SUV revealed

For the first time, Maserati has developed an SUV, and after its official unveiling at the Geneva Show next week, it will compete with the likes of the Porsche Cayenne
2015 Nissan GT-R front tracking Review 1 year ago

Nissan GT-R Coupe (2013 - ) review

The Nissan GT-R is the epitome of the hi-tech sports car, with a trick four-wheel drive system, huge power and unique looks. Is it better than a Porsche 911 as an everyday supercar?
2015 McLaren 570S Coupe Review 1 year ago

McLaren 570S Coupe (2015 - ) review

Despite its supercar looks, the McLaren 570S is a sports car to rival the Audi R8 and high-end versions of the Porsche 911. Does it compete with these talented rivals? You bet it does.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Review 2 years ago

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe (2014 - ) review

In a world where wind tunnels dictate the shape of most supercars, the Mercedes-AMG GT is an outrageously brash breath of fresh air. Priced to rival top-end Porsche 911s, its 4.0-litre V8 engine delivers astonishing pace and a truly bonkers soundtrack.
Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Review 2 years ago

Lamborghini Huracan Coupe (2015 - ) review

Read the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 (2014 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives
Review 3 years ago

Jaguar F-Type Coupe (2014 – ) review

The Jaguar F-Type is the spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type, but look forwards rather than backwards, and it’s a two-seat sports car that plays rival to the Porsche 718 Cayman and Porsche 911 Coupe, depending on which version of the F-Type you’re talking about.
Caterham Roadsport convertible Review 4 years ago

Caterham Seven Convertible (2002 - 2009) review

Read the Caterham Roadsport convertible (2010 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Lotus Exige S Coupe Review 5 years ago

Lotus Exige S Coupe (2013 - ) review

Read the Lotus Exige S (2013 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Lotus Elise convertible Review 6 years ago

Lotus Elise Convertible (2000 - ) review

Read the Lotus Elise convertible (2000 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Lotus Evora coupe Review 6 years ago

Lotus Evora Coupe (2009 - 2013) review

Read the Lotus Evora coupe (2009 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Maserati GranCabrio convertible Review 6 years ago

Maserati GranCabrio Convertible (2010 - ) review

Read the Maserati GranCabrio convertible (2010 - ) expert review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Review 6 years ago

Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe (2008 – ) review

Read the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe (2008 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Rolls-Royce Phantom saloon Review 6 years ago

Rolls-Royce Phantom Limousine (2003 - ) review

Read the Rolls-Royce Phantom saloon (2003 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Review 6 years ago

Bentley Continental Convertible (2011 - ) review

Read the Bentley Continental Supersports convertible (2010 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Aston Martin DBS Coupe Review 6 years ago

Aston Martin DBS Coupe (2008 - ) review

Read the Aston Martin DBS Coupe (2004 - 2012) expert review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Porsche 911 GT3 coupe Review 7 years ago

Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe (2004 - 2012) review

Read the Porsche 911 GT3 coupe (2010 - 2012) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Jaguar XJ saloon Review 7 years ago

Jaguar XJ Series Saloon (2009 - ) review

Read the Jaguar XJ saloon (2009 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Review 7 years ago

Aston Martin DB9 Coupe (2008 - ) review

Read the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe (2004 - 2012) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Aston Martin DB9 Volante convertible Review 7 years ago

Aston Martin DB9 Convertible (2004 - 2008) review

Read the Aston Martin DB9 Volante convertible (2004 - 2012) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Bentley Mulsanne saloon Review 7 years ago

Bentley Mulsanne saloon (2010 – ) review

Read the Bentley Mulsanne saloon (2010 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Aston Martin Rapide hatchback Review 7 years ago

Aston Martin Rapide Saloon (2010 - ) review

Read the Aston Martin Rapide hatchback (2010 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Rolls-Royce Ghost saloon Review 7 years ago

Rolls-Royce Ghost saloon (2010 – ) review

Read the Rolls-Royce Ghost saloon (2010 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Ferrari 458 Italia coupe Review 7 years ago

Ferrari 458 Coupe (2011 - ) review

Read the Ferrari 458 Italia coupe (2009 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Aston Martin Vantage coupe Review 8 years ago

Aston Martin Vantage Coupe (2004 – ) review

Read the Aston Martin Vantage Coupe (2004 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.

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