Estarli e20.8 Play Pro review

What would happen if a folding electric bike had dreams of becoming a BMX? It would probably end up looking something like the Estarli e20.8 Play, £1,850.99. This version of Estarli’s well-regarded folding e-bike has more of a rough n’ tough vibe with chunkier tyres to give you a bit of off-road capability while still being a lightweight, practical e-folder. But does this unusual combination work in the real world? We’ve put one through its paces to find out.
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Against The Odds, Was The Las Vegas F1 GP The Best Race Of The Season?

It seemed like everyone and their dog was lining up to bash the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Part of a revitalised push by Formula 1 to establish a firm foothold in the United States, the Entertainment Capital of the World(™) hosted the country’s third race of the year. And even by American standards, it was gearing up to be bigger and brasher than anything we’d seen.

Organised not by a local promoter but by F1’s owners themselves, Liberty Media, the Las Vegas Grand Prix event was on a whole new scale

Chinese Cars Are Good Now And We All Need To Get Used To It

A drive in the BYD Atto 3 shows that we mock Chinese brands at our peril - they really are making great cars now

When I was a kid – many, many years ago – Skoda jokes were a staple of playground banter. “Why do Skodas have heated rear windscreens? To keep your hands warm while pushing it.” “What do you call a Skoda with a sunroof? A skip.” To say you owned a Skoda was to invite unending ridicule, even when the Czech manufacturer started making much improved cars under the stewardship of the Vol

How to make a luxury SUV into a proper driver’s car

When we catch up with Matt Becker, he’s at Silverstone, waiting to race an Aston Martin Vantage GT4. In the pouring rain.

If we didn’t already know it, this confirms that the former chief test and development engineer at Lotus knows what makes a car fast, and what makes a car feel fast. And that’s good to know, as today he’s the chief engineer at Aston Martin, and the man responsible for making the company’s SUV, the DBX, feel like a proper sports car.

Maurice Hamilton explains why Niki Lauda was a true F1 legend: DT Podcast S03E10

While Lewis Hamilton would have plenty to say about the late, great Niki Lauda, we've found an even more qualified Hamilton to tell us about the Formula 1 icon.

Maurice Hamilton is a motorsport journalist who's just written a new book about the man in the red hat and his incredible career. He joins Phill Tromans for a chat about Lauda's life, as well as the latest goings on in modern Formula 1.

Meet the man behind MotorTrend: DT Podcast S03E06

You might not have heard of Angus MacKenzie, but you'll know his work – he helped turn MotorTrend from a standard-issue auto magazine into the full-on automotive media giant it is today.

He joins Tim, Phill and Rachael on the DT Podcast and explains his journey through the car journalism industry, what led him to kickstart the car video revolution and what cars he'd take home if he won the lottery. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Also listen on Spotify and iTunes.

That time Abba’s drummer scored a point in a Formula 1 race

At the 1981 British Grand Prix, McLaren driver John Watson scored a memorable win in front of his home crowd at Silverstone.

It was the Northern Irish racer’s first win in five years, and only his second ever win in Formula 1. It was also the first ever win for McLaren’s groundbreaking MP4/1, the first car with a carbon fibre monocoque – an engineering template that continues in F1 today.

But further down the grid, another driver had also hit the peak of his career. His name was Slim Borgudd.

How Caffeine & Machine became an overnight petrolhead phenomenon

With a couple of weeks to go before Caffeine & Machine (C&M) first opened its doors, founder Phil McGovern was worried. Having spent months renovating an old pub and B&B in rural England, sinking in thousands of pounds of his own money, and dreaming of a hangout for every kind of petrolhead tribe, he was suddenly having doubts. “Do you think people will come?” he asked, as the finishing touches were being put to the bar.

FF1S 20.00 Race or Survive - Preseason Special

Way, way back, before the dawn of time, the Australian Grand Prix was due to take place and coronavirus was just a glint in a Wuhan bat’s eye. Well, actually it was earlier this week but before everything went to shit and the race was cancelled. Still, Cheeka, Terry and Phill went to the pub to talk about testing and see where we were ahead of the season that now probably won’t start until Baku. Maybe Williams will be front runners by then?

What we discovered from our first ride in the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Has there been a car in recent years that’s provoked as much controversy as the Ford Mustang Mach-E? It’s not even been launched yet and already the internet is full of people howling with anguish that Ford has appropriated the holy Mustang name. For an electric SUV.

Keen to turn people on to the Mustang Mach-E, and educate them about electric motoring in general, Ford has set up a Go Electric display for the public in Marble Arch, central London. And they also brought a prototype of the new Ma
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