Does the rise of the small-capacity, turbocharged engine get you down? You’ll be pleased that the team at Porsche’s GT division isn’t keen on following the trend.
The new 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder were revealed this week, sharing a 414bhp naturally aspirated flat-six derived from the larger 911, and equipped exclusively with a manual gearbox.
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Worried that the advent of electrification is encouraging a degree of ubiquity across the new car market? If so, the Polestar 1 should come as something of an antidote. We’ve driven the 600bhp two-door PHEV, and reckon that, although some won’t ‘get’ it, it’s a great to drive and well-engineered alternative to something more conventional like a Porsche 911.
Like it or not, the performance SUV market is here to stay, and BMW’s not taking it lying down. The new X3 M Competition packs a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that pumps out over 500bhp, but will have to prove that M’s famed handling characteristics can survive into the age of the SUV.