Yousuf Ashraf

Yousuf is a budding motoring writer and presenter that looks after video content at Auto Express. He cut his teeth presenting performance car reviews for his YouTube channel, Ashraf on Cars, and his work has since been published in titles such as Autocar, Evo, Hagerty and The Intercooler. Being a former karting Welsh Champion, Yousuf has a hankering for going fast, and gets his fix on the track in a fragile, oversteer-prone Mazda RX-8. On the road, he burbles around in a 1972 Alfa Giulia Super that he restored himself, and few cars hit the spot for Yousuf like his Alfa - when it’s working, that is.

e-mail: yousuf_ashraf@autovia.co.uk

Aston Martin Valkyrie: performance, price, specs and full details of the groundbreaking hypercar
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Aston Martin Valkyrie: performance, price, specs and full details of the groundbreaking hypercar

The 1,139bhp Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar is a high tech marvel showcasing Aston Martin's performance car credentials
4 Oct 2023
Volkswagen R cars: history, brand ethos and the best models driven
Volkswagen Golf R32 and Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years - front
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Volkswagen R cars: history, brand ethos and the best models driven

We mark two decades of VW’s performance sub-brand by driving some of the models that have worn the blue R since it all started with the Golf R32 back …
19 Mar 2023
New Maserati GranCabrio Folgore: 750bhp convertible EV spotted
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New Maserati GranCabrio Folgore: 750bhp convertible EV spotted

With a triple-motor powertrain, the GranCabrio Folgore is shaping up as a 750bhp drop-top EV
3 Mar 2023
New AC Cobra GT Roadster: British sports car revived by £285,000 remake
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New AC Cobra GT Roadster: British sports car revived by £285,000 remake

The GT Roadster is the latest in a string of official AC Cobra recreations, underpinned by an extruded aluminium chassis and a 654bhp V8 engine
3 Mar 2023
Top 10 best automatic cars 2023
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Top 10 best automatic cars 2023

Today’s best automatic cars are slick-shifting, relaxing and in some cases, brilliant fun - we’ve listed 10 of our favourites below
1 Mar 2023
F1 preview 2023: full Formula One teams and drivers grid guide
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F1 preview 2023: full Formula One teams and drivers grid guide

All the teams and drivers for the 23-round 2023 Formula One World Championship season
1 Mar 2023
The 6 BIG things to look out for during the 2023 Formula One season
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The 6 BIG things to look out for during the 2023 Formula One season

As the Formula One season kicks off for 2023, here are some of the biggest things to keep an eye out for
1 Mar 2023

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New Audi Q7 facelift caught cold-weather testing ahead of launch
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New Audi Q7 facelift caught cold-weather testing ahead of launch

Before it unveils a pure-electric replacement later this decade, Audi will refresh its Q7 SUV with tweaked styling and a potential PHEV version
1 Mar 2023
New 2023 Volkswagen California Surf camper van breaks cover
Volkswagen California Surf camper van
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New 2023 Volkswagen California Surf camper van breaks cover

A new Surf trim level has been added to Volkswagen’s California camper van, offering a host of standard-fit living appliances for £68,234
28 Feb 2023
McLaren F1 LM and Solus GT in new Speed Champions Lego set
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McLaren F1 LM and Solus GT in new Speed Champions Lego set

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, McLaren has released a 581-piece Lego set which includes the iconic F1 LM and Solus GT hypercars
27 Feb 2023
Top 10 best fast family cars 2023
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Top 10 best fast family cars 2023

Having a family shouldn't limit you to a boring estate or people carrier - here's our top 10 fast family cars
24 Feb 2023
New 2025 Vauxhall Insignia to get radical SUV redesign
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New 2025 Vauxhall Insignia to get radical SUV redesign

The Vauxhall Insignia is set to undergo a bold transformation, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
23 Feb 2023
Bentley's W12 engine to go out of production in 2024
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Bentley's W12 engine to go out of production in 2024

After two decades of service, Bentley’s W12 engine will bow out under the bonnet of the limited-run Batur coupe
22 Feb 2023
New range-topping Kia Ceed and ProCeed GT-Line S models launched
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New range-topping Kia Ceed and ProCeed GT-Line S models launched

Due to popular demand, Kia has re-introduced the GT-Line S trim level for its Ceed and ProCeed, which offers a smattering of extra kit and a dual-clut…
20 Feb 2023
New 2024 Ferrari hypercar hits the road: V12 swapped for smaller hybrid engine
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New 2024 Ferrari hypercar hits the road: V12 swapped for smaller hybrid engine

Ferrari’s next flagship will be the first without a V12 engine for more than three decades, and it’s been spotted in pre-production form
17 Feb 2023
Top 10 best track day cars 2023
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Top 10 best track day cars 2023

Whether you're looking to shave tenths off your lap time or simply want to have fun, these are some of the UK's best track cars
17 Feb 2023
New 2024 Ram 1500 REV breaks cover as firm’s first electric pick-up truck
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New 2024 Ram 1500 REV breaks cover as firm’s first electric pick-up truck

By the end of next year, Ram will begin its EV push with a new zero-emissions pick-up built on the STLA Frame architecture
13 Feb 2023
Audi to launch over 20 new cars by 2026 in major product push
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Audi to launch over 20 new cars by 2026 in major product push

As it shifts towards an all-electric line-up, Audi is gearing up to launch a vast array of new models within the next three years.
26 Jan 2023
New Audi Activesphere concept hints at radical 2027 production SUV
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New Audi Activesphere concept hints at radical 2027 production SUV

The Activesphere is Audi’s final electric concept car in its ‘sphere’ series and previews a rugged production SUV
26 Jan 2023
Peugeot plots 5 new electric cars by 2025 under new E-Lion project
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Peugeot plots 5 new electric cars by 2025 under new E-Lion project

Within the next two years, Peugeot will reveal pure-electric versions of the 308, 308 SW and 408, along with two all-new electric cars based on its fo…
26 Jan 2023
New Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer GSe 2023 review
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New Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer GSe 2023 review

The estate version of Vauxhall's new Astra GSe offers more boot space than the hatchback, but is stifled by a higher BiK tax rate
25 Jan 2023
New Vauxhall Grandland GSe 2023 review
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New Vauxhall Grandland GSe 2023 review

The most powerful version of Vauxhall’s mid-size SUV offers a decent amount of performance, but it’s more likely to appeal to company car drivers rath…
25 Jan 2023
Dacia sales boom in 2022 sets up electric and hybrid model push
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Dacia sales boom in 2022 sets up electric and hybrid model push

Despite global supply chain shortages impacting the car market across the board, Dacia strengthened its sales and posted record-breaking market shares…
19 Jan 2023
New 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray storms in with 646bhp hybrid V8
Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray (white with blue stripe) - front tracking
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New 2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray storms in with 646bhp hybrid V8

The E-Ray is the fastest accelerating Corvette in history, thanks to an electrically-assisted V8 and four-wheel drive
17 Jan 2023
Best small automatic cars 2023
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Best small automatic cars 2023

Small cheap cars don’t just come with a manual gearbox, here’s a our list of the best small autos you can buy
13 Jan 2023
Aston Martin plots new limited-run supercar for 2023
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Aston Martin plots new limited-run supercar for 2023

As part of the brand’s 110th anniversary celebrations, Aston Martin will unveil an exclusive new model later this year
12 Jan 2023
New 2023 Jaguar I-Pace arrives with design tweaks and new trim levels
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New 2023 Jaguar I-Pace arrives with design tweaks and new trim levels

Jaguar has given its I-Pace electric SUV a mid-life refresh, with subtle exterior changes and a new flagship 400 Sport model
11 Jan 2023
Kia plots nine new electric cars in the UK by 2027
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Kia plots nine new electric cars in the UK by 2027

Kia will launch nine new EVs by 2027 as part of its ‘Plan S’ strategy, including the EV9 seven-seat SUV this year
5 Jan 2023
Best car videos ever: our all-time greatest hits
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Best car videos ever: our all-time greatest hits

The Auto Express YouTube channel has racked up over 250 million views, and we’ve delved into archives to bring you our most popular films
3 Jan 2023
Best car videos 2022: watch our highlights
best car videos 2022
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Best car videos 2022: watch our highlights

Enjoy the best car videos of 2022 from the Auto Express team
28 Dec 2022
BMW iX5 Hydrogen enters small series production 
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BMW iX5 Hydrogen enters small series production 

The hydrogen fuel cell powered BMW iX5 SUV is being produced in Munich, ahead of its technology demonstration programme next year
2 Dec 2022
New Toyota bZ concept could preview bZ3X electric SUV
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New Toyota bZ concept could preview bZ3X electric SUV

Toyota’s electric vehicle push is gaining momentum, and this new concept gives us a taste of an expanding bZ line-up
29 Nov 2022
New Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years 2022 review
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New Volkswagen Golf R 20 Years 2022 review

Volkswagen has teased more power out of the Golf R, but can the 20 Years edition trade blows with the Mercedes-AMG A35?
24 Nov 2022
Abarth announces simplified hot hatch line-up for 2022
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Abarth announces simplified hot hatch line-up for 2022

Customers can choose between the Abarth 595 or the feistier 695 variant, with Turismo or range-topping Competizione trims available
11 Nov 2022