The Auto Express Podcast with Vicki Butler-Henderson

The Auto Express Podcast with Vicki Butler-Henderson

The Auto Express Podcast is a weekly car show where you can digest the latest news, the most exciting reviews and behind-the-scenes stories you won’t hear anywhere else! Each Wednesday, join host Vicki Butler-Henderson and members of the Auto Express team as we delve right into the heart of the automotive world. Subscribe now, and follow us on Twitter @AutoExpressPod for regular updates. Find out more at www.autoexpress.co.uk/podcast.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 42 min
Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by Steve Fowler and John McIlroy on this week’s Auto Express podcast. John chats to Gordon Murray about his latest supercar project, the T.50s Niki Lauda, in an exclusive interview. The team mull over the all-new Nissan Qashqai and the next-generation Mercedes C-Class, and Steve talks about his time with the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. Plus, Hugo Griffiths drops in to answer more of your motoring ...
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WORLD land speed record legend Richard Noble is this week's guest on the Auto Express podcast. He discusses his own record at the wheel of Thrust 2, and reveals the secrets behind the supersonic SSC and Bloodhound projects. He's joined by Vicki Butler-Henderson, Steve Fowler and Sean Carson as they examine the McLaren Artura, new Porsche 911 GT3 and Ferrari Purosangue whilst Hugo Griffiths answers more of your motoring ques...
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THIS WEEK on the Auto Express podcast, Steve Fowler and Andy Pringle join host Vicki Butler-Henderson to examine the biggest news stories from the past seven days. The team look at the new Audi e-tron GT to see if it has what it takes to beat the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S. Abarth’s new VR test-drive tech is discussed, and the team ponder the facelifted Ford Focus ahead of its launch later this year. John McIlroy drives the n...
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THIS WEEK on the Auto Express podcast, host Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by James Brodie and Andy Pringle. The team mull over the week’s biggest news stories, including the reimagined Ford Mondeo, an exciting new future for Lotus and what's next for Tesla's high-performance models. Sean Carson argues the case for the Nissan GT-R being the best everyday performance car, while Vicki champions the Ford Sierra Cosworth. Plu...
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THIS WEEK on the Auto Express podcast, host Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by Le Mans legend Derek Bell, who talks to us about the highlights of his spectacular career driving some of the world’s most iconic race cars. The team also discusses the week’s top news stories, including the Mercedes EQA and our exclusive investigation into Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. All this, plus more of your motoring questions are answered.
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This week, TV’s Mike Brewer is the special guest on the Auto Express podcast. The star of Wheeler Dealers joins hosts Steve Fowler and Alex Ingram to discuss his path from the used car forecourt to global TV star. The team examine the new Ioniq 5 and mull over the latest developments from Renault and Alpine, including its forthcoming electric hatchbacks, while Hugo Griffiths answers more of your burning motoring questions.
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This week on the Auto Express podcast, host Vicki Butler-Henderson, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler and chief reviewer Sean Carson are joined by ex-Formula One driver Karun Chandhok. He discusses his rise to the top, and what it’s like to be a poacher turned gamekeeper while commentating on Sky F1. The team mull over the new Hyundai Kona N, Smart’s forthcoming SUV and Mercedes’ stunning MBUX Hyperscreen, while we answer more of your m...
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Dr Andy Palmer is the special guest on the first Auto Express podcast of 2021. He talks about EVs, the Palmer Foundation and his career at Aston Martin and Nissan. Andy is joined by Vicki Butler-Henderson, Steve Fowler and John McIlroy to discuss the week’s biggest stories, including the rebirth of Vauxhall’s VXR brand and the BMW X8. The team reveal the cars they’re most looking forward to in 2021, and Hugo Griffiths drops in to a...
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This week on the Auto Express podcast, Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by Steve Fowler and John McIlroy. The team discuss what lies ahead for Jaguar and mull over the £1.5m, 300mph Hennessey Venom F5. John grills World Rally legend Sébastien Loeb on WRC and his future in the Dakar. The team reveal their own personal highlights from the podcast and the cars they’ve driven in 2021, plus Hugo Griffiths answers more of your motoring q...
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On this week’s Auto Express podcast, Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by Steve Fowler and Hugo Griffiths. Steve reveals what it’s like to drive the Tesla-rivalling Ford Mustang Mach-E, and whether it’s a car worthy of the iconic pony badge. Hugo breaks down the costs of a drink-drive conviction, that could total a staggering £70,000, while the Hyundai Tucson and a new Bentley Blower go under the spotlight. Vicki, Sean and Hugo salu...
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This week on the Auto Express podcast, special guest Tiff Needell joins us. He speaks to hosts Vicki Butler-Henderson, Steve Fowler and James Brodie about his life in motorsport and subsequent TV career. The team also mull over Kia’s product plans, including the radical new Sportage, Toyota’s electric crossover and how Porsche’s eFuel program could save the combustion engine. And as ever, more of your motoring questions are answere...
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On this week’s Auto Express podcast, host Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by Steve Fowler and Sean Carson. The team discuss the future of hydrogen power, as Toyota readies the next-generation Mirai, while the new McLaren Artura and Maserati MC20 supercars are put under the spotlight. Steve talks Fiat 500 and meets the original car’s biggest fan, Mr Motorsport, Steve Rider, and more of your motoring questions are answered.
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On this week’s Auto Express podcast, host Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by Steve Fowler and Sean Carson. The team discuss what the forthcoming petrol and diesel ban means for motorists, lift the lid on the new Honda Civic and celebrate the new Porsche 911 GT3. Vicki speaks to the boss of tyre safety charity TyreSafe to uncover the secrets of staying safe this winter, and more of your motoring questions are answered.
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Four-time IndyCar champion and three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti is the special guest on this week’s Auto Express podcast. He reveals to hosts Vicki Butler-Henderson, Sean Carson and John McIlroy the highlights of his impressive career, and what it’s like to help develop the Gordon Murray T.50 supercar. The team dissect the new BMW iX, next Nissan Qashqai and MINI’s Urbanaut concept, plus more of your motoring questions a...
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THIS WEEK on the Auto Express podcast, host Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by current World Rally Championship leader Elfyn Evans, to find out how preparations for his final title charge are shaping up. The team mull over the Audi RS e-tron GT, discuss Bentley’s all-electric future and celebrate the arrival of the new facelifted Land Rover Discovery. Plus, Sean Carson drives the new BMW X5 M Competition and Hugo Griffiths answers...
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Lotus chassis guru and GT racer Gavan Kershaw is the special guest on this week’s Auto Express podcast. He reveals the secrets of Lotus’ development and discusses the forthcoming Evija electric hypercar. The rest of the team, including Vicki Butler-Henderson, John McIlroy and James Brodie dissect the week’s biggest news stories, including the BMW iX3, new VW Golf R and what the future holds for Aston Martin. Once again, Hugo Griffi...
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Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by Steve Fowler and Sean Carson in this week’s Auto Express podcast. The team discuss MINI’s three-pronged attack on the electric-car market, reveal the radical reinvention of the Porsche Macan and ponder over the rebirth of the all-American Hummer as a Tesla Cybertruck rival. Sean goes for a drive in some of Bentley’s best models and chats to the firm’s CEO Adrian Hallmark about the brand and its f...
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Vicki and the team are joined by CBeebies presenter Grace Webb from Grace's Amazing Machines to talk about her passion for all things mechanical. Vicki also goes to Goodwood to drive the new Jannarelly, while editor-in-chief Steve Fowler reveals all about the surprisingly sexy new Renault Mégane and deputy news editor James Brodie talks about Europe's cheapest EV from Dacia. Plus Hugo Griffiths drops by to answer listeners&...
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On this week’s Auto Express podcast, host Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by executive editor Stuart Milne and deputy news editor James Brodie. The team discuss Mercedes’ exciting electrified future, and the new Audi RS e-tron GT - and why that car could trigger the beginning of the end for the V10 Audi R8. Vicki gets to grips with the Porsche Taycan, while John tests Lexus’ first full EV, the UX 300e. And the team reveal the winn...
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On this week’s Auto Express podcast, host Vicki Butler-Henderson is joined by John McIlroy and James Brodie. The team discuss two brilliant new hot hatches, in the shape of the Golf GTI-rivalling BMW 128ti and the Fiesta ST-baiting Hyundai i20 N, and ponder on why motorists are being saddled with a £25m bill for breaking down on motorways. Steve Fowler chats to PSA’s UK boss Alison Jones, and Hugo Griffiths answers more of your mot...
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