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Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche 911 GT3 video trailer

Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche 911 GT3 video trailer
brightcove.createExperiences();   The new October 2014 issue of CAR magazine has a thrilling twin test between the new Ferrari 458 Speciale and the benchmark Porsche 911 GT3, our favourite fast Porsche since - well, the last one. It's an epic battle across the wild moorlands of north Wales, shot beautifully by ace car photographer Mark Fagelson and told by veteran ...

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  • 19 September 2014

VW Golf GTI (2014) long-term test review of Mk7 GTI

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

the CAR road test team, 19 September 2014 12:31

Month 5 running a VW Golf GTI: we want a manual handbrake! From the outside looking in, non-enthusiasts must think all car magazines are deadly dull and boring, and probably full of stories about camshafts and axles. Well, I’m about to write 200 words about a handbrake, so if you don’t want to be implicated as a car-nerd cliché, look ...

BMW M235i (2014) long-term test review

Rated 4 out of 54

the CAR road test team, 12 September 2014 09:32

Month 1 running a BMW M235i: the introduction Days just haven’t been quite so sunny in the Our Cars pages since we lost the old 1-series M Coupe a couple of years back. Eschewing the tech overkill that blights the M5, there were no buttons to adjust steering or damping, just a simple six-speed manual gearbox, and a packet of ...

Audi TT video: a hot lap of Ascari in the new TTS

Audi TT video: a hot lap of Ascari in the new TTS
brightcove.createExperiences(); A few years ago, I drove the second-generation Audi TT-RS around Brands Hatch. It looked sharp, its five-cylinder engine sang with a nape-tingling burble, and it was bloody quick too. But boy did it understeer; I mean, this thing REALLY understeered. You accelerated through even moderately quick corners and the tyres spun, then they heated up and did it ...

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  • 12 September 2014

Caterham Seven 160 (2014): long-term test review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

the CAR road test team, 09 September 2014 11:25

Caterham Seven 160 diary notes: learning to climb in Confession time: the taller members of the CAR team are struggling to get in and out of the Kei-terham. I'm 6ft 2in and cannot physically contort myself into the snug cabin with the roof up. My flailing limbs and long back are simply too inflexible to get in. It's like an extremely ...

Audi RS6 Avant (2014) long-term test review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

the CAR road test team, 08 September 2014 10:51

Month 2 running an Audi RS6: the road-test review bit Hot Audis blow a bit, well, hot and cold, you know that. But the RS6 is definitely hot. I love the way it looks both understated and impossible to mistake for a TDI, how special the interior feels, the way the doors phut shut like a silenced revolver. But mostly ...

BMW M4 Convertible (2014) review

Rated 4 out of 54

Chris Chilton, 05 September 2014 09:30

Heavy and a little wobbly, the old M3 Convertible struggled to show its screaming 4.0 V8 off in the best possible light. Has the switch to turbo power transformed its replacement, the new M4 Convertible? Give us the good new first. I’m presuming there is some good news about the new BMW M4 Convertible? There’s plenty. The kerbweight is down ...

Lexus RC F (2014) review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Chris Chilton, 05 September 2014 06:00

The RC F is the first performance car from Lexus since the incredible LFA supercar, and bucks the current turbo trend with a traditional naturally aspirated V8. But has it got the goods to outmuscle BMW’s M4? Where did this Lexus RC F suddenly spring from? It’s based on the RC coupe which US dealers get very soon, but which ...

Skoda Fabia (2015) review - we drive an early prototype

Rated 3 out of 53

Graeme Lambert, 04 September 2014 07:00

A turbocharged engine, wider track front and rear, a kerbweight starting under a tonne and design specifically aimed at attracting a younger crowd; it sounds special, but it’s actually the new 2015 Skoda Fabia. New Skoda Fabia: what's new? The latest Fabia is crucial for the Czech maker, the firm trotting out more than 3.5 million examples of the first and second ...

Audi TT Coupe (2015) review

Rated 4 out of 54

Georg Kacher, 02 September 2014 12:00

Audi’s TT has carved out a niche all of its own in the mainstream coupe heartland. The first-generation TT of 1998 was style personified - a goalpost-mover which recalibrated our ideas of what style meant, and at affordable prices too. Shame the drive was less compelling than the wardrobe. The second-generation TT of 2006 improved things considerably in the trouser ...

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