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Sunday, May 13

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Android Auto: everything you need to know

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... ▻ Android Auto explained ▻ How it works, what it costs ▻ A simple way to sync your Google phone. In the past five years, car manufacturers have been promising an infotainment system that's intuitive, quick and simple to use – and…

Thursday, May 10

A diamond for the rough: all-new Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV arrives

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... ▻ New Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV ▻ V12 with 563bhp, rear-steer, awd ▻ Can be yours from around £275k. It's finally here, whether we like it or not: this is the all-new Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV. Rolls is pulling no punches, as it's not…

Wednesday, May 9

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Aston Martin resurrects the (1998) V8 Vantage V600 with a V12

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... ▻ The V8 Vantage but not as we knew it ▻ 591bhp V12 with seven-speed gearbox ▻ Devlieries in Q3 this year. Aston Martin may have switched things up with the groundbreaking new Vantage, but it's about to head back down memory lane,…

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New BMW M5 Competition revealed: imposing levels of thrust

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... ▻ Seared version of M5 ▻ 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds ▻ 615bhp, because. The sports saloon arms race continues, and the M5 Competition is the latest onslaught from Munich. Featuring a rather silly 615bhp on tap, sharpened handling and…

Tuesday, May 8

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How green hybrid tech is making AMGs faster

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The tech powering AMG 53 cars ▻ Explaining EQ Boost and more ▻ Plus the new mild hybrid system. Think of the Merc-AMG CLS53 four-door coupe and E53 Coupe and Cabriolet as the new 'starter' series for AMG's larger cars, a little like the C…

Friday, May 4

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VW Golf GTI TCR: it's the fastest road-going Golf GTI ever

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... ▻ VW Golf GTI TCR ▻ 286bhp, front diff lock ▻ Launches end of 2018. Wörthersee 2018 is just around the corner and, as usual, Volkswagen has been cooking up something new to show the floods of GTI fans. This is the first pictures of the…

Wednesday, May 2

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McLaren Senna prototype (2018) drive: first taste of ultimate McTrackday car

An early test of the McLaren Senna prototype ▻ On track at Silverstone before sign-off ▻ 789bhp, 590lb ft, £750,000, 500 to be built. First things first – this isn't a review of the final production McLaren Senna. By the time you read this…

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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 (2018): our first ride in the £150k super-saloon

... ▻ Jaguar's Project 8 first ride ▻ What it's like riding shotgun... ▻ ...in the ultimate XE saloon. It's almost a year since Project 8 was unveiled at Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations HQ. But SVO boss John Edwards assures…

Monday, Apr 30

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Happy birthday Land Rover: 4x4 brand celebrates 70th anniversary

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... ▻ Land Rover's 70th anniversary ▻ Born 30th April 1948 in Amsterdam ▻ A look back on LR's history. Many happy returns, Land Rover! The perennial 4x4 brand is celebrating its platinum anniversary, after the first-ever Series I Land…

Tuesday, Apr 24

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury: EV blends saloon and SUV

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... ▻ Ultimate Luxury concept ▻ From Mercedes-Maybach ▻ All-electric SUV/saloon fusion. Crikey, Maybach is at it again with another over-the-top concept. This, to give it its full name, is the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury…

Thursday, Apr 19

Jaguar XF Sportbrake: is the Jag estate fighting back against SUVs?

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake long-termer ▻ A year-long long-term test review ▻ Should you consider Jag's estate? Month 1 living with a Jaguar XF Sportbrake: the introduction. You know those Leica cameras, where cutting-edge digital image capture…

Wednesday, Apr 18

DBS will return! New Aston Martin DBS Superleggera teased for 2018

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Aston Martin has teased an all-new DBS Superleggera model, which will be revealed later in 2018. It is understood that the new DBS will replace the ageing Vanquish, due to the brand calling its new coupe a 'Super GT' – something it also…

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New Mercedes A-class review: a mini Benz worthy of the badge

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... ▻ Lashings of tech and interior quality ▻ Improved drive and overall practicality ▻ On sale now, first deliveries in May 2018. Want to join Club Benz but can't stretch to a C- or E-class? Tempted by an A-class but worried you'll be…

Sunday, Apr 15

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BMW X2 vs Jaguar E-Pace vs Volvo XC40: who makes the best premium baby SUV?

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... ▻ X2 vs E-Pace vs XC40 ▻ Premium crossover test ▻ Which one takes the crown? You know a compact SUV makes a lot of sense. A Hyundai Tucson or a Ford Kuga could drop into your life in the next few hours and immediately set about being…

Wednesday, Apr 11

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Gaining an Avant-age: new Audi A6 Avant estate is here

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It's here to rival the BMW 5-series Touring and Mercedes E-Class Estate and, like the A6 saloon it's based on, promises the world from its humble mid-size exec shape. In terms of design, the A6 saloon and Avant estate are almost identical…

Monday, Apr 9

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Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo: virtual concept to real-life racing car

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For the last few years, car manufacturers have made exclusive, virtual concepts for the GT Sport racing game – and now it's Audi's turn. Called the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo, Audi's effort is an all-new racing car that'll be coming to GT…

Wednesday, Mar 28

12

Classic Mini Electric sparks up new tech in an old shell

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It had to happen eventually didn't it? At the 2018 New York motor show, BMW has done something everyone was expecting, and plonked an electric powertrain into a Mini. Except there's a twist: it was an original, old Mini - not a new hatch.…

Wednesday, Mar 21

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Vauxhall Corsa GSi: first details of sporty new hatch

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First, Vauxhall confirmed that its top-shelf Insignia would bear the resurrected nameplate, but now the brand's little hatch will gain the trim name. It's a three-door only model, and takes styling cues from the VXR version, so there's a…

Thursday, Mar 15

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Meet the new Audi Prototype e-tron GT electric limo: Audi's going Tesla chasing again

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The new all-electric Audi e-tron GT four-door sports car has been trailed at the company's AGM in Ingolstadt today. This presages a production car due to be built from 2020 alongside the Audi R8 supercar, chief executive Rupert Stadler…

Monday, Mar 12

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Ford Fiesta ST (2018): first ride in the new supermini

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Ford's 2012-2017 Fiesta ST wasn't only the best small fast hatch in the business; it was one of the best fast Fords ever. But it wasn't without its faults. Rear passenger room was tighter than a Porsche dealer in a haggling battle and…

Tuesday, Mar 6

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New Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe: Affalterbach four-door revealed in Geneva

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After months of spy shots, teasers and spy shots used as teasers, Mercedes has finally unveiled the next fully-fledged AMG car. Called the AMG GT 4-Door – not the AMG GT4 like we expected – the new four-door marks a huge point for Mercedes…

Winging it: Toyota's new GR Supra racing concept

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Signalling how important a halo model the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept is to the brand, president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl fist-pumped the air upon its announcement at the 2018 Geneva motor show. Still a concept at the moment – and…

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Bugatti Chiron Sport: Lighter, nimbler but just as powerful

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How to improve something as rapid as the Chiron? If you're Bugatti, you unveil the Chiron Sport at the Geneva motor show – a car that now promises incredible handling to match its already mind-blowing speed. Interestingly, there's no…

Monday, Mar 5

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A stately PHEV: new Bentley Bentayga Hybrid has arrived

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Crewe has just pulled the covers off its first-ever electrified model – the new Bentley Bentayga Hybrid. Bentley claims that its new plug-in Bentayga variant is the 'world's first luxury hybrid' – something Land Rover won't be pleased to…

Wednesday, Feb 28

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Ultimate business express? New Audi A6 saloon is here for 2018

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Outside lane dwellers, rejoice – your new car has arrived. This is the new 2018 Audi A6, hot off the Audi presses in Ingolstadt, and we have the full story. Audi is promising the world with its new A6: a sporty drive, a comfortable ride,…

Tuesday, Feb 27

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The new BTCC-spec 2018 Honda Civic Type R looks incredible

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The Honda Civic Type R isn't the most conservative looking car we've ever seen. Instead, it's probably best described as a heady mix of sharp angles, aero-helping fiddly bits and exhausts. However, it looks positively tame compared to its…

Thursday, Feb 22

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Cupra Ibiza revealed: concept shows pocket rocket Part Deux

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A Cupra Ibiza concept gatecrashed the launch of Seat's new performance brand today, at a disused race track just outside of Barcelona. The Ibiza hot hatch – running the 197bhp turbocharged four-pot from Volkswagen's Polo GTI – was a…

Cupra Ateca - it's the first standalone Cupra performance car

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You're looking at the new 2018 Cupra Ateca. And no, that's not a typo. It's the first fruits of the new standalone Cupra brand - a move by the Spanish car maker to spin off its performance division into a separate standalone badge, much…

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Peugeot 508 (2018): why the new five-door fastback will surprise you

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Frappe fort! Hit hard!' Pierre-Paul Mattei, the chief designer of Peugeot's all-new 508, is jabbing the air as he talks me around the new car's design. 'We knew we had to hit strong, to make something different, or we shouldn't go into the…

Wednesday, Feb 21

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New Ferrari 488 Pista: how to follow a supercar like Speciale

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How to follow up the family tree of go-faster V8s if you're Ferrari? With this: the new 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista. It's the already-leaked range-topper for its junior supercar range and continues the bloodline from the 360 Challenge Stradale,…