Simon de Burton

Cars

Go, baby, go

Forget power steering and “infotainment”. This baby supercar is for drivers who love driving – and could be the best car Alfa Romeo has come up with for decades, says Simon de Burton
Cars

Renaissance van

A van may seem an unlikely choice as a luxury limo, but given a bespoke interior conversion it can combine the ultimate in comfort and connectivity with absolute discretion. Simon de Burton reports
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Bikes

The comeback of the café racer

These stripped-down machines are back as artisans transform well-used road bikes into modern-day racers – and big brands bring out their own retro models. Simon de Burton reports
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Cars

So long, old sport

The similarities between the All-New Range Rover Sport and its predecessor end at the name. Simon de Burton gets behind the wheel of an altogether smoother, faster and more refined beast
Sport

Formula E leads the charge

The 2014 Formula E championship will unleash the potential of all-electric racing. Simon de Burton sees the future of motorsport – and it’s nearly carbon neutral and considerably more spectator-friendly
Cars

Taking the Benz

Battered but magnificent, the Mercedes-Benz W196 00006/54, driven to victory in the 1954 German and Swiss Grands Prix, broke records last month when it was auctioned for almost £20m. Simon de Burton reports
Sport

Circuit ringmeister

Perilously narrow and prodigiously long, with blind crests and 73 bends, the former German Grand Prix track at Nürburgring is the world’s most challenging – and it’s open to petrolheads like Simon de Burton
People

The new private office

A dynamic trio are reviving the concept of the private office for millennials, advising on everything from building a property portfolio to upgrading a fleet of private jets. Simon de Burton reports. Portrait by Richard Grassie
Cars

New JD Classics showroom

In November 2014 an Essex-based restorer-dealer virtually unrivalled in the vintage‑car world opened a Mayfair space to showcase its most immaculate Astons, Ferraris, Mercedes and Porsches. Simon de Burton swung by
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