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Lamborghini Diablo

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"It’s just about to tick over into a new decade, the 1990s, and Italian ego-masseur Lamborghini is getting ready to take the silly blanket off of its brand new car. Expectations are high, the new car is going to "

Karmann Chameleons: The Ghia-Styled Volkswagen

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"The original Volkswagen Beetle’s silhouette is as distinctive as it is ubiquitous. Curvy yes, sporty, no. But then that wasn’t part of the Beetle’s brief.  Designed in 1938 to get the German masses moving, it took until 1945 for "

Classic Daimler SP250

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"Ah, the Daimler SP250 – or ‘Dart’ as it’s known here in the UK. It was, unfortunately, one of many a sad victim to fall foul to a company merger. Danni Bagnall explains. Daimler – the English firm and no relation "

1000 BHP Cars – Performance on a Grand Scale

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"Everything is getting bigger these days: skyscrapers, waistlines, gas bills, commercial breaks on TV, NHS waiting times, television screens...and vehicle power outputs. Let's think about the last item on that list. To more seasoned petrolheads, it doesn't seem so "

Great Shakes: Bertone’s Beach Buggy

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"The 1960s: mini-skirts, moon landings, music and a Missile Crisis... And beach buggies. A broad bevvy of buggies, each with balloon-bloated tyres seemingly capable of taking on a lunar landscape. Lamborghinis Miura and Countach, Lancia Stratos, Fiat Abarth 131 Rally, the "

Prodrive P2

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"Bwaaaah. Bu. Bu. BWAAAAH! Flat but percussive with rough, loping edges, it could only be a boxer four. Rough and inconstant, the gloriously impure gargling swells with each passing second, gaining pitch and volume as the revs continue to climb. "

50 years of Jaguar XJ

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"The XJ was the last Jaguar that company founder Sir William Lyons personally oversaw; a super-saloon to join the company ranks, alongside motoring greats like the E-type and the Mk2. It was revealed to the public, in the form of "

Lotus’s forgotten wedges

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"Pop quiz: you have three seconds to name a wedge-shaped Lotus. Go! Okay, hands up who answered 'Esprit'? Blimey, that'll be all of you, then. Well, it is the obvious answer, isn't it? But it wasn't the first wedge-shaped Lotus. "