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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Pocket rocket!

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Stuttgart’s latest AMG offering, the Mercedes C63 AMG saloon. Armed with 451bhp and 443lb ft it’s got a clear power advantage over its nearest rivals. The C63 treads a touch more firmly than its BMW counterpart, or for that matter the RS4. As impressive as the outright performance – with 451bhp from a 6.2-litre V8, [...]

Audi’s RS3 storms back onto the road

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Sizzling hot hatch that’s as fast as an R8 but less than half the price is set to rip up the road. It’s the ultimate hot hatchback! After years of snatched spy shots and hushed rumours, Audi has at last taken the covers off this – the RS3. A final farewell to the A3, which [...]

Bentley’s update on its most successful ever model, the Continental GT

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The fabled Bentley life of gadabout leisure and careless privilege doesn’t sit well with debt and tough times, even though in the UK each car that rolls off the line at Crewe keeps not only the factory’s 3,500 employees in jobs but also supports the livelihoods of up to 120 people in the plant, the [...]

New Mini Cooper Countryman Diesel by BMW – Sold Out until March!

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MINI has had so many pre-orders for its new Countryman that it can’t supply a fresh order until next year. But that might be just as well, because the model I reckon will become the most desirable will not be available until March 2011. That is the MINI Cooper Countryman diesel automatic with four-wheel drive. [...]

Citroën has got MINI in its sights with its new DS3 Racing

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The DS3 Racing, a supermini-sized hot hatch launched in time to capitalise on the imminent arrival of the company’s DS3 World Rally Car. The spec sheet reads as follows: 204bhp driven through a six-speed gearbox to the front wheels, 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds, a chassis honed by Citroën’s new in-house Racing division, and pumped up [...]

Range Rover Evoque Cosworth

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Land Rover tuners Project Kahn have revealed a teaser image for a hardcore version of the five-door Range Rover Evoque. Kahn you believe it! Range Rover’s hotly anticipated Evoque isn’t due to go on sale until next summer, but premium tuning outfit Project Kahn are already making big plans for the Brand’s smallest ever model. [...]

217mph Pagani Zonda Roadster – UK debut

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Another limited-edition Zonda, but Horacio Pagani assures us that the Cinque Roadster will be the final iteration of his iconic supercar, which burst onto the scene way back in 1999. A roadster version of the Cinque wasn’t planned initially, but customers kept knocking on Horacio’s door and begging him to build one. It costs £1.5million. [...]

Toyota recalls 12,000 more uk cars

The Japanese company said it was recalling around 12,000 UK-registered iQ models because of a steering problem. Cars affected are those produced between September 11 2008 and October 22 2010. Toyota said the steering problem can occur when iQ models are driven over safety strips known as ‘’rumble strips’’. The company said the problem had [...]

Skoda Fabia vRS – Skoda’s latest entry into the hot hatch market

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The DSG works with the TSI and XDS. The DRLS are crammed with LEDs, and without ABS the ESP wouldn’t be half as capable. Clever car, the latest Fabia hot hatch. There’s also HCC and TPM to look after your hill starts and tyre pressures respectively, and the whole lot is orchestrated by a state [...]

Lamborghini celebrates the end of production of Murciélago

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It is one of the most stunning and successful super sports cars of all time – the Lamborghini Murciélago. And that will always be the case, even if its production life has now come to an end. At the headquarters of the badge bearing the sign of the bull in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the last Murciélago [...]

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