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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 "

4×4: For or Against?

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"There’s been a trend over the last decade of manufacturers jumping on the SUV and crossover band-wagon, with Lamborghini more recently succumbing to said market, but what’s so special about 4x4? Danni Bagnall investigates. The number one reason "

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. "

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 "