John Simister

John Siminster writes for the motoring section of The Independent.

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The TT has always been a desirable piece of automotive sculpture

Audi TT 2.0 TFSi Sport, motoring review: Audi's upgrades make its latest TT a real pick-me-up

Tasty touches of technology make this sports coupé feel quite special

Vauxhall Corsa 1.0t 115, motoring review: This latest car has one key new component - fun

Price: From £10,825 (Sting 3dr)
Range spans: £8,995 to £16,235
Engine: 998cc, three cylinders, 12 valves, turbo-charged, 115bhp
Transmission: six-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
Performance: 121mph, 0-62 in 10.3sec, 57.6mpg, CO2 114g/km

Model Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TDCi 180, motoring review: Mondeo Man strikes back

Can Ford's new model overtake more premium rivals, asks John Simister

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, motoring review: Can this entry-level Ghost improve on 'the best'

Price: from £216,684
Engine: 6,592cc, V12 cylinders, 48 valves, twin turbochargers,563bhp
Transmission: eight-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive
Performance: 155mph, 0-62 in 5.0sec, 20.2mpg, CO2 327g/km

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang: Show of strength

Is the Ford Mustang as musclebound as ever, asks John Simister

Volkswagen Golf R, motoring review: This car uses its 300bhp beautifully

Price: from £29,900
Engine: 1,984cc, four cylinders, 16 valves, turbo-charged, 300bhp
Transmission: six-speed gearbox, four-wheel drive
Performance: 155mph, 0-62 in 5.1 sec, 39.8 mpg, CO2 165g/km

Compared with the previous two BMW-era Mini generations, this one is bigger in all dimensions and powered by a new range of engines, all turbocharged

Mini Cooper S: Test drive

Its potential isn't the only thing that's huge about the Cooper S
The new Adam Rocks

Vauxhall's Adam Rocks: The compact SUV might be hip – but does it have legs?

A painfully punning name intended to suggest both a rock-conquering, rugged mien and fully paid-up trendiness
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