A former Motoring Editor at the Telegraph, Erin combines a bike licence and race licence with a love of high-speed cars and penchant for embarrassingly low-speed crashes. Now she has two sons, she’s largely put her leathers to one side, preferring the cut and thrust of automotive industry debates and wondering which cars have Isofix…
1. Honda NSX (above) – I’ve stroked this car more times than I care to recall; time to drive it please.
2. Alfa Romeo Giulia – if ever a brand inspired more public goodwill, I’ve yet to meet it. Saw this in Frankfurt this year; it’s on sale in September.
3. Rolls-Royce Dawn – with that burnt orange leather interior, it’s screaming out to be taken down Ocean Drive, roof down, very slowly.
4. BMW M2 – with the manual gearbox, please. About 370bhp, which puts it into the “serious” category.
5. Ford GT – well, we can but dream. In the year that Ford returns to Le Mans, too.
6. Jaguar F-Pace – I still haven’t driven it, and I’d like to try 2WD and 4WD please, plus both gearboxes and all engine options. And then I shall be ready to form an opinion.
7. Maserati Levante – As columns passim have shown, I’m an unashamed fan of the SUV, and I’m also a Mazzer lover, so this could be the car to end all cars. If only there was a seven-seat option…
8. McLaren 540C – I’m not really sure how to say this, having been a motoring journalist for a national newspaper for the past 10 years… but I’ve never driven a McLaren. I know.
9. Peugeot 308 R Hybrid – Booom. Anything that takes a hot hatch idea and ramps it up further gets a tick, and to do it to the already fantastic 308 GTi is a win win win.
10. Range Rover Evoque Convertible. C’mon. Who isn’t curious about what it feels like to drive this?!