Steve Cropley: highlights from a year in motoring

Steve Cropley: highlights from a year in motoring

June

My car of the year is the rear-driven Porsche Taycan, a rarity despite our testers reckoning it to be the best of the lot. A nice no-frills version is £80k, but most insist on more stratospheric models. Of course, £80k is no giveaway, but its value is obvious. It’s quick, wonderfully refined, draws the eye of anyone who likes cars and has the best residuals this side of a diamond tiara.

This remarkable Wells Vertige sports coupé is a lovely thing, so it was a treat spending time with Robin Wells (entrepreneur and body designer) and Robin Hall (consummate engineer who did the rest). I’ve driven it, too, which makes me ever more sure that the 25 per year they plan to build (and sell at £40k-£50k) will attract many more potential buyers than they need.