Silverstone's £99 Lamborghini Thrill

Expert tips on track driving, a few laps of one of the most famous motor racing circuits in the world (or part of it at least) in a Lamborghini, lots of pictures to remind you of the experience and a nice certificate to hang on your wall – all for just £99 (for the Christmas period only).

Lamborghini on track for profit

Italian carmaker Lamborghini expects to be profitable this year despite sales setbacks in the downturn - but any recovery for luxury autos in 2010 will be slow, chief executive Stephan Winkelmann said at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Porsche Panamera

The new Panamera breaks the Porsche mould. Yes, it's fast and fun, but its engine's at the front and it's not all about the driver

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24-Hour Room Service: Lower Slaughter Manor, Cotswolds,

There's no getting past the name. And there's a faint disappointment that Slaughter is not a reference to a bloodied battlefield or even an abattoir; it is actually a confused local stab at speaking French. William the Conqueror gave this corner of the Cotswolds to the Norman knight Philip de Sloitre and his reward was to have his name massacred.

Audi R8

Years ago Car magazine (still the best read) used to run a section at the back called "the Good, the Bad and the Ugly", or GBU to the cognoscenti, a witty, idiosyncratic way of reviewing every new car on the market. It came to mind as I was trying to get used to our test Audi R8's "R-tronic" gears (pictured).

Seat Ibiza 1.2 Reference

This is Luc Donckerwolke's first creation for Seat, and the 'architectural' curves of the body signal a new design direction