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Range Rover Sport introduced by Daniel Craig in NYC – here’s why

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Ollie Kew, 10 April 2014 13:30

Daniel Craig was reputedly paid £1million to appear at the unveiling of the all-new Range Rover Sport in New York, according to industry insiders. What’s more, the British actor is to receive four Land Rovers for his troubles, but they’re not the blinged-up Rangies you might be expected – he’s secured four Defenders instead. What would a Bond actor want ...

Porsche Macan S (2013) CAR ride review

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Georg Kacher (photography by Jurgen Skarwan), 10 December 2013 14:00

The Porsche Macan is Stuttgart’s new SUV, the smaller, younger brother of the Cayenne – a huge commercial success.  It’s slightly shorter, a tad narrower but noticeably lower (100mm) than the Cayenne, and although the spec of the new Porsche looks similar to the Audi Q5 on which it’s based, dynamically the two vehicles roam separate orbits. This is our ...

CAR blog: Sebastian Vettel is human after all

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Ollie Kew, 06 December 2013 10:30

It’s almost a fortnight since Sebastian Vettel ended his fourth consecutive F1 title-winning season with victory at Interlagos in the Brazilian grand prix. Getting those winter F1 withdrawal symptoms already? I’d wager you’re not – Vettel’s nine straight wins since August has divided F1 fans. Some say it’s a return to the bad old days of Schumacher whitewashes and processional races for also-rans; ...

McLaren MP4-12C versus the world (CAR Magazine archive, July 2011)

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Ben Oliver, 23 September 2013 15:08

It’s the group test to end all group tests: McLaren 12C versus Ferrari 458 versus every other supercar that matters. Can anything overwhelm the mighty McLaren? Three days on road and track should settle it once and for all. So, this is IT, the big one. In a layby on an empty Welsh road linking nowhere in particular to somewhere ...

Calling rally fans: win a copy 'McRae: Just Colin' from CAR

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Damion Smy, 23 September 2013 09:00

On rally stages, the word’s ‘Colin’s coming!’ meant spectators scrambled for vantage points, leaned over that bit more and inched their necks out further to see the spectacular driving style of Britain’s first World Rally Champion. Twenty years ago, Colin McRae won his first ever WRC rally, and two years later he won the world title. He is still the ...

CAR blog: how is Ferrari doing without Enzo?

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Ollie Kew, 18 September 2013 12:00

This month marks 25 years since the death of Enzo Ferrari. As you’re almost certainly aware, the last production Ferrari Enzo lived to see built was the F40 – a fitting swansong for the man who gave the world its most illustrious and recognised car brand. But, in the intervening quarter-century since ‘il Commendatore’ passed away, what’s been happening to ...

CAR blog: Porsche vs Honda – which Nurburgring lap is your winner?

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Ollie Kew, 16 September 2013 16:00

A supercar cracking a less than 7min Nurburgring laptime, and a hot hatch mustering a time of under 8min – both are records, and both Porsche and Honda were ramming the numbers down our throats at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. It’s mighty impressive that if the Porsche 918 Spyder lapped the world famous German track in the new record ...

Gavin Green reviews the 2013 Frankfurt motor show

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Gavin Green, 12 September 2013 14:30

A fleet of BMW i3s silently lugged foot-weary hacks from hall to hall at the vast Frankfurt motor show, that biennial techfest that celebrates the global dominance of Germany’s car industry. It’s not often that the most important new car at a show also doubles as journalist taxi. >> Click here for CAR's A-Z guide to the 2013 Frankfurt motor ...

CAR blog: has Ferrari hit the self-destruct button by hiring Kimi?

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Tom Clarkson, 11 September 2013 10:00

Apologies for the misunderstanding. Just for a moment I thought the reason why Ferrari have lost three – soon to be four – world titles on the bounce to Red Bull was down to the Milton Keynes team’s driver line-up and nothing to do with the genius of Adrian Newey. Can you believe it? It was only a momentary slip ...

CAR blog: Range Rover Sport vs Land Rover Defender, off road

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Ollie Kew, 02 September 2013 10:00

In one of the enjoyable surprises this job has a pleasant habit of throwing up, I’ve just been off-roading in a couple of brand new Land Rovers at the brand's off-road experience centre in Gaydon, adjacent to the automotive treasure trove that is the Heritage Motor Museum. And, as luck would have it, there was a chance to drive the ...

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