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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. "

The Cars of British GT

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"The cars of British GT may well represent the perfect meeting point of sex appeal and audience recognition. These are not the sort of sinuous but seriously exclusive single-seater machines that you see at racetracks and nowhere else, and between "

Classic Ford prices

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"If you’re a classic car enthusiast you’ve probably watched prices rise extortionately during the last decade. Just last year, the Coutts Index examined the performance of “passion assets” such as classic cars, art work, coins and antiques, with "

Atalanta roadster: a glorious blast from the past

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"At one end of a small Oxfordshire town lies Bicester Village shopping mall: mecca for Chinese tourists and the brand-obsessed.At the other, the infinitely more interesting Bicester Heritage: de facto home of the UK classic motor industry. If you "

Marcos – From Kit Car to Le Mans

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"For many small volume car manufacturers the kit car route allows them to offer the buyer something different but without the need to have a large factory and workforce to finance. Jem Marsh, the founder of Marcos, realised this throughout "

QWest – the Tesla Estate

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"There’s a lot of pressure for a sequel to perform, yet comic book movie franchises seem keen to push their product out over and over again, weaving ever more tech and intricacy into their storylines. Often, after the building "

Audi RS6 v Audi R8

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"Under no ordinary circumstances would you compare an Audi RS6 to an Audi R8. One’s a large estate that weighs about the same as a small asteroid, the other is a supercar with a mid-mounted V10 that gives you "

Mitsubishi EVO

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"The Mitsubishi EVO. Where to start?! Throughout its 23-year history, the EVO name has been legendary for the Mitsubishi brand. And since being phased out back in 2015 – with the last model being produced for eight years – the namesake has become "

Rolls-Royce Wraith

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"When you’re talking about numbers, there comes a point where they sort of stop mattering. At this point and beyond is where things more important than numbers come into play, the numbers just become a sort of, well, numbers. "

Rolls Royce Phantom

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"The phantom is a beautiful haunting, a ghost that shimmers and glistens as it winds down lonely roads and climbs unscalable heights. A trailblazing myth that soars through the skies, and transcends each dimension. There are no barriers, no limits, "

IndyCar 2018

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"Approaching the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, USA, is like approaching a moonbase. The road is as straight a ribbon of blacktop as an ironed liquorice chew, and fires you directly at an imposing ring of rust-coloured mountains. Across open desert "

Gas turbine cars: an ill wind?

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"The vast majority of cars on our roads are powered by piston-engined internal combustion engines. A gas turbine, however, has no pistons. Instead, air is compressed and fed into a combustion chamber, into which fuel is sprayed. The fuel/air "