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Yesterday, 23 December 2014

Top 10 car brands - then and now
How German marques overtook homegrown products in the UK between 1994 and 2013

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Google unveils first 'fully functional' driverless car
The internet giant posted a picture online of the white, bubble-shaped car, the most complete self-driving vehicle it has yet put together

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Tesla Roadster update on the way
News 23 Dec, 2014 CEO Elon Musk has hinted that updates for the defunct Tesla Roadster are on the horizon

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Top truckmakers operated cartel, says EU
Development of technology to curb exhaust emissions was held back, Brussels alleges

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Lamborghini rally in Tuscany
Enjoy the sight and sound of 30 Lamborghini supercars blasting through the Tuscan countryside

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VW prices up 91mpg Polo BlueMotion
News 23 Dec, 2014 Super-frugal Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion supermini now comes in petrol and diesel guises

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Mustang GT500 'Super Snake' revealed with 840bhp upgrade
Articles 23 Dec, 2014 Limited run Mustang GT500 Super Snake conversion boosts power to more than 840bhp and costs nearly £30,000

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Breathalyser test finds DIY kit results worryingly erratic
News 23 Dec, 2014 We find home breath test kits prone to inaccuracy. Our campaign calls on drivers not to drink at all when driving

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McLaren P1 revealed in retro Gulf livery
News 23 Dec, 2014 One off Gulf-inspired P1 designed by McLaren Special Operations will go to super-rich Canadian businessman

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A Top Gear mag festive special!
Get any digital issue on your tablet or smartphone – only 99p until New Year’s Day…

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How do driverless cars work?
With the first UK trials of driverless cars set to begin in January 2015, we take a brief look at what technology is being tested and how a driverless car works

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UK councils given £6 billion to fix potholes
News 23 Dec, 2014 Government announces six-year road investment plan to fix potholes, junctions, bridges and street lighting

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Radical styling for next Audi A7
New Audi design chief Marc Lichte says the firm's next A7 will be more stylish than today's car A more radical design is promised for the next-generation Audi A7, according to man who has designed it.Marc Lichte, who joined Audi from Volkswagen earlier this year, has already completed design work on the second-generation A7, which will be launched in 2017.Elements of the design of the new A7 have already been previewed in the recent Prologue concept at the Los Angeles motor show, although Lichte wouldn’t give specifics.The Prologue previews not only the new 2017 A7 but also the 2016 A8 and 2017 A6, designs for which have all been signed off. It is the A7’s design that will be the most radical of the trio, according to Lichte, and there will be much greater visual differentiation between the trio and other future Audis.The A7 will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s Audi-engineered, second-generation MLB platform, with its engine range expected to be cherry-picked from the 2016 A8 range.Get the latest car news, reviews and galleries from Autocar direct to your inbox every week. Enter your email address below:

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Top videos of 2014 - starring Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche and many more
From testing three of the biggest and best hypercars in recent memory to tackling a WRC stage and getting Gymkhana tips from Ken Block - 2014 has been a big year for video on Autocar This year has seen the launch of many exciting new cars, and Autocar's videos have captured the best and most powerful on camera for your enjoyment.Here's a round-up of some of the most popular videos of 2014.1 - McLaren P1 versus Porsche 918 Spyder and Ducati 1199 SuperleggeraIt's a showdown between two of the hotters hypercars in the world and the fastest Ducati on sale. Who will win in this ultimate drag race?2 - Ferrari LaFerrari reviewWe get the chance to test Ferrari's 950bhp LaFerrari at Maranello. Is this purely a technical tour de force, or can it be a real driver's car, too? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.3 - BMW M4 versus Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGIt's the battle of the performance coupés, as we see if the M4's turbocharged 425bhp six-cylinder petrol motor can out-muscle the 6.2-litre V8 engine of the Mercedes.