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  • Targa - Six of the best semi-convertibles

    Targa - Six of the best semi-convertibles

    With the release of Porsche’s best-ever Targa, the new GTS version, we celebrate highlights from the history of the semi-convertible. Historically there was one main problem with convertible sports cars: they tended to be a bit bendy after the...

  • Old gear

    Old gear

    We shouldn’t be surprised by an explosive parting of the ways, but Jeremy Clarkson and the BBC were always heading in different directions, says Matt Joy. Hopefully some of you out there are old enough to remember Top Gear in the days before it...

  • Isuzu D-Max triumphs again in Trade Van Driver Awards

    Isuzu D-Max triumphs again in Trade Van Driver Awards

    Isuzu UK continues to upset the status quo with its award-winning feats, with the accolade this week of Best Trade Pick-Up in the 2015 Trade Van Driver Awards for the second year running. Matt Eisenegger, editor of Trade Van Driver, said of the...

  • In her middle years the new Smart for Two gets ever better

    In her middle years the new Smart for Two gets ever better

    She might be only 2,695 mm long, able to park nose-to-pavement in various properly programmed parking areas, and the model tested may take 14.9 seconds to reach the magic ‘ton’ (10.7 seconds for the turbo, top of the range), but without hassle she...

  • What’s new?

    What’s new?

    Aston Martin has mixed the best elements from the Vantage range to create arguably the greatest mash-up of all time. The Vantage has been the main-stay of the Aston Martin range since 2004, and although it’s been around for a while it’s been...

  • Who will stop Hamilton?

    Who will stop Hamilton?

    Lewis Hamilton just seems to be in his best form ever. He has dominated three of the first four away races. He has an excellent car and seems to have mastered his racing. When in the lead, he paces the car methodically to bring the driver behind...

  • Qatar F1 race hopes appear to remain distant

    Qatar’s hopes of joining the Formula One calendar in the near future appear to have receded after commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone indicated he was unlikely to add a third Middle Eastern race to the schedule just yet. “I think we’ve got enough...

  • Passion for classics

    Passion for classics

    Throughout more than 50 years living and working in England, John Farrugia hardly ever needed to buy a car. But there was one significant exception, when he bought a 1958 Austin Cambridge A55 from his brother-in-law, Mario Conti. It was a classic...

  • Button hoping for a good step up in Barcelona

    McLaren are hoping for a boost in Barcelona next month even if Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix is another struggle, Jenson Button said today. "I think already in Barcelona you'll see a good step," declared the Briton, looking forward to team mate and...

  • Smooth roads and good infrastructure

    Snug tightly in my aisle seat on my way to Madonna di Campiglio courtesy of YTC Travel, I came across an e-mail with a pdf of a recent study conducted by the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development of the University of...

  • The Spanish are lurking

    The Spanish are lurking

    Roads that perforce we use on a daily basis are crumbling into a zigzag of lines a couple of centimetres wide. Unfortunately, from time spent in the English Fens, where this is a common occurrence, the roads are being built on peat, which absorbs...

  • New Land Rover Discovery Sport defines family with better volume

    New Land Rover Discovery Sport defines family with better volume

    Land Rover has revealed the new Discovery Sport. The first member of the new Discovery family, Discovery Sport, features 5+2 seating in a footprint no larger than existing five-seat premium SUVs. Discovery Sport’s progressive new design approach...

  • Great things come in small packages

    Great things come in small packages

    It might be a four-seat, family-orientated car but every model of the B Class will happily stretch beyond 160 km/h. Not only are they pleasantly fast but you choose the mill you want from a choice of course petrol or diesel. But there is a natural...

  • Where are all the Chinese cars?

    Where are all the Chinese cars?

    China is one of the largest car markets in the world already and it’s expanding faster than any other. This is great news for car makers looking to sell cars within China, but what about the country’s domestic manufacturers who are looking beyond...

  • As good as expected

    As good as expected

    Having seen the original concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Fair in the mid-1990s, it came as a most pleasant surprise to find the TT is still very much on the front burner and has now been transmuted into one of the most awesome road cars of the...

  • SEAT unveils the 20V20

    SEAT unveils the 20V20

    SEAT has its eyes set on the year 2020. The Spanish carmaker revealed its strategic vision for the future in Geneva with the 20V20 showcar (meaning Vision 2020), an SUV that sets the stage for the brand’s future and new design language. “The 20V20...

  • Toyota’s hybrid idea

    Toyota’s hybrid idea

    For several decades now, the car industry has faced three important environmental challenges: ambient air quality, climate change and energy supply and demand. In order to conserve energy resources and prevent glo­bal warming, there is a growing...

  • Peugeot 308 voted Car of the Year 2015 in Casablanca

    Peugeot 308 voted Car of the Year 2015 in Casablanca

    This prestigious Car of the Year 2015 award was presented to the Peugeot 308 on January 27 in Casablanca, Morocco, during an evening that brought together many interested parties from the kingdom, motor industry professionals, guests and media...

  • 2015’s supercar stars

    2015’s supercar stars

    The car world’s annual Geneva war dance has come and gone, but shots have been fired and the power struggle has become faster, harder and more amazing than ever. The race to squeeze as much power, as much prestige and as much desirability into the...

  • Hamilton and the rest

    Hamilton and the rest

    The first grand prix of the season is already archived but much has been said about how the event unfolded. All seemed in place up to qualifying until latecomers Manor-Marussia missed out due to a glitch in the software that starts up the engine,...

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