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Renaultsport Megane Red Bull Racing RB8 (2013) CAR review

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ben Barry, 22 July 2013 07:00

Remember the Clio Williams? Then you’ll probably remember the Williams 2. And 3. Owners of the first, supposedly one-off run of Clio Williams certainly do. Things have moved on since those days: Renault engines are no longer powering Williams F1 cars to victory – but they are taking Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull to three world championships and counting. And, yes, ...

Vauxhall Astra VXR (2012) CAR review

Rated 4 out of 54

Ben Barry, 11 June 2012 12:00

There are some pretty serious operators in the hot-hatch business right now, and this is Vauxhall’s answer: the new 2012 Astra VXR. It’s based on the extremely good Astra GTC, but ups the ante considerably with 276bhp and 295lb ft torque. More details of the 2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR, please… The VXR uses an all-alloy – the outgoing car had ...

Seat Leon Cupra R (2010) CAR video review

Rated 3 out of 53

Ben Barry, 13 July 2010 10:12

Seat's Leon has long spawned some suitably feisty variants, and CAR Online was recently invited to Rockingham Race Circuit to drive the latest and hottest to date: the Cupra R. With 261bhp, a 0-62mph time of 6.2sec and a 155mph top speed, it's no slouch, and, as road test editor Ben Barry discovered, it makes for an interesting alternative to ...

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