Hugues Gonnot

With a background in engineering, Hugues Gonnot’s passion for cars is ultimately what drove him to become an automotive writer in 2000. For as long as he can remember, he has always been fascinated with everything on four wheels, devouring any car-related magazine or article he could find.

Hugues served as editor-in-chief for two different magazines and one website. He also contributed to several publications. His interests cover all aspects of the automobile—except motorsport—and he is particularly fond of classic American cars like those land yachts from the 1970s and 1980s.

Most recent articles

NewsThis is It: Refreshed 2024 Tesla Model 3 Finally Shows Up
The much-anticipated update to the Tesla Model 3 , known as “Project Highland,” is finally out. As we suspected, the most significant changes to the exterior are up front, with a sharper bumper and headlights. In the rear, the taillights have a different look, as well. New 18-inch Photon wheels …
NewsRenault 5 Turbo 2 Sells for 160,000 USD on Bring a Trailer
This sporty – and quite exclusive – French hot hatch just sold for US$ 160,000, breaking the record price on Bring a Trailer for a Renault 5 Turbo. Imported to the United States by Bavarian Motors of Cincinnati, Ohio, this example spent time in several states before being acquired by …
NewsIs the Manual Gearbox Making a Comeback ?
It was said to be doomed by increasingly stringent pollution standards and the electrification movement that has taken the automotive world by storm. An article in the Wall Street Journal indicates that things are not as black and white. In 2021, stick shift enthusiasts comprised only 0.9% of the U.S.
NewsPininfarina Battista Breaks Two World Acceleration Records
The Pininfarina Battista is now the world’s quickest-accelerating production car after a recent session on the NATRAX circuit in India, where it ran the quarter-mile in 8.55 seconds and the half-mile in 13.38 seconds. The company teamed up with the Indian arm of British magazine Autocar . The publication's editor, …