Recent articles by Dean Gibson

Ferrari California T Handling Speciale - front
Road tests

Ferrari California T Handling Speciale 2016 review

22 Jul, 2016

Handling Speciale package aims to make the Ferrari California T more involving

Kia Niro - front
Road tests

New Kia Niro hybrid SUV 2016 review

19 Jul, 2016

We get a hold of the new Kia Niro hybrid SUV in the UK - can it stand up to the Prius?

Mazda MX-5 group
Car group tests

Mega classic Mazda MX-5 road test: Mk1 vs Mk2 vs Mk3

27 Jul, 2016

The latest Mazda MX-5 is a cracker of a sports car, but how do three generations of its predecessors stack up today?

Audi RS6 Avant Performance 2016 - front cornering
Road tests

Audi RS6 Avant Performance 2016 review

14 Jun, 2016

The improvements may seem small, but the Audi RS6 Avant Performance is a practical and fast family car that'll put some SUVs to shame

Audi RS7 Performance - front
Road tests

Audi RS7 Performance 2016 review

14 Jun, 2016

New Audi RS7 Performance offers searing pace and a comfortable ride, but it can't hide its handling shortcomings

Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Ford S-MAX

13 Jun, 2016

Second report: Seven-seat Ford S-MAX’s impressive voice recognition tech puts our man in presenter mode

BMW Z4 front cornering
In-depth reviews

BMW Z4 review

The BMW Z4 blends an upmarket image with wind-in-the-hair roadster thrills

SEAT Ibiza Cupra vs VW Polo GTI - Ibiza front tracking
In-depth reviews

SEAT Ibiza Cupra review

The SEAT Ibiza Cupra is one of the best hot hatch all-rounders on sale today

In-depth reviews

Renault Megane RS 275 review

The latest Renault Megane RS 275 is still as good as ever to drive, but it's much more focused than rivals

Mercedes S 500 Cabriolet 2016 - front tracking
Road tests

New Mercedes S 500 Cabriolet 2016 review

12 May, 2016

Our verdict on the £110k 'entry-level' Mercedes S-Class Cabrio as it hits Britain

Porsche 911 Targa 2016 UK - front tracking
Road tests

Porsche 911 Targa 2016 UK review

10 May, 2016

Verdict on new turbo version of evocative Porsche 911 Targa drop-top

Ford Mustang 2.3 Convertible - front
Road tests

Ford Mustang Convertible EcoBoost 2016 review

29 Apr, 2016

Our verdict on the all-American Ford Mustang drop-top with EcoBoost engine

Porsche 911 Targa 2016 UK - front tracking
In-depth reviews

Porsche 911 Targa review

Porsche 911 Targa harks back to 1967 design with a unique folding roof

Ferrari 488 GTB 2016 - front tracking 2
Road tests

Ferrari 488 GTB 2016 UK review

22 Apr, 2016

Stunning turbocharged Ferrari 488 GTB is the replacement for the 458 Italia, and we try it on UK roads

Citroen C5 fornt tracking
In-depth reviews

Citroen C5 review

The Citroen C5 is a hugely comfortable saloon that excels at motorway cruising, while top-spec cars rival compact executives for luxury

Mercedes E 200d AMG Line - front
Road tests

Mercedes E 220d review

11 Apr, 2016

We drive the all-new Mercedes E 220d in the UK as it takes the fight to the Audi A6, Jaguar XF and BMW 5 Series

Nissan X-Trail front tracking
In-depth reviews

Nissan X-Trail review

The Nissan X-Trail has morphed from rugged 4x4 into a seven-seat crossover, and will appeal to a wider audience as a result

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider - front
Road tests

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 2016 review

4 Mar, 2016

Alfa gives 4C sports car more appeal with drop-top roof, but same problems remain

Skoda Octavia Scout long-termer - Otis final report header
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Skoda Octavia Scout

17 Feb, 2016

Final report: We've loved driving 4WD estate, but it's time to say goodbye

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet nose
In-depth reviews

Porsche 911 Cabriolet review

Open-top 911 Cabriolet adds extra dimension, but has new turbo engine robbed it of some of that classic convertible character?

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