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Toyota to return to the WRC in 2017

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

James Taylor, 30 January 2015 11:17

Who doesn’t have fond memories of Castrol-liveried Celicas and Corolla WRC’s powersliding their way to glory in far-flung rallies around the globe? Toyota president Akio Toyoda has today announced the company will return to the World Rally Championship frontline in 2017 with a new car based on the Yaris. No word on Castrol stickers just yet. The addition of another ...

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Toyota to return to the WRC in 2017

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

James Taylor, 30 January 2015 11:17

Who doesn’t have fond memories of Castrol-liveried Celicas and Corolla WRC’s powersliding their way to glory in far-flung rallies around the globe? Toyota president Akio Toyoda has today announced the company will return to the World Rally Championship frontline in 2017 with a new car based on the Yaris. No word on Castrol stickers just yet. The addition of another ...

McLaren reveals 2015 F1 car – and bizzarre promo vid

Rated 4 out of 54

James Taylor, 29 January 2015 17:13

In what’s surely the most eagerly awaited new car reveal ahead of the 2015 F1 season, McLaren has today pulled the covers from the MP4-30. It’s not only their first car to be powered by a Honda engine since 1992 but also one which sees Fernando Alonso return to the Woking fold after a partnership that ended less than amicably ...

VW Golf GTD Estate (2015) set for Geneva show debut

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

James Taylor, 29 January 2015 12:27

Following in the gently smoking tyre tracks of the Golf R Estate, Volkswagen is hatching another hotted-up wagon as suited to conquering B-roads as it is Ikea. This time it’s a diesel: the VW Golf GTD estate. VW Golf GTD Estate: the stats This is the first time VW’s applied the GTD badge to an estate. The wagon will pack ...

McLaren 675 LT (2015): pictures, details of new Longtail

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Tim Pollard, 28 January 2015 13:00

Last week there were hints that McLaren was about to revive the famous Longtail badge; today it is official - and this is the first look at the new 2015 McLaren 675 LT. Annoyingly, Woking continues to dripfeed small nuggets every week across its social media channels, so the only new picture issued today is this admittedly lightweight looking alloy ...

Alpine Vision Gran Turismo concept: Renault’s virtual sports racer

Rated 4 out of 54

James Taylor, 28 January 2015 10:45

The Gran Turismo video game franchise is becoming as important an arena for creating and presenting concept cars as the world’s motor shows. Latest concept to appear in pixels is the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, a futuristic sports racing car taking its styling cues from Renault-Alpine Le Mans cars of the past. It’s been created partly to commemorate 60 years ...

Mitsubishi to show new plug-in hybrid crossover at Geneva

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Tim Pollard, 27 January 2015 09:00

Perhaps predictably, Mitsubishi is sticking with its two key brand pillars at the 2015 Geneva motor show: it’ll show another crossover that’s also a plug-in hybrid. The company is enjoying some success with its Outlander PHEV, which recently became the best-selling electrified car in Europe. In the first eight months of 2014 it accounted for one in five EVs sold ...

Renault Kadjar confirmed: it’s the Qashqai from France!

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Tim Pollard, 26 January 2015 07:00

Renault today confirmed its new mid-sized crossover would be called the Kadjar. It's the French firm's version of sister brand Nissan's Qashqai, one of the most successful new model launches in the past decade. Paris says this is its first C-segment SUV, neatly airbrushing the unsuccessful Koleos of 2008 from company records. Expect to see the Renault Kadjar on sale by ...

McLaren 650S track special: is this the new 'Long Tail?'

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

CJ Hubbard, 23 January 2015 13:00

McLaren has released two teaser pictures of a mystery new variant of the 650S supercar, which will go on display alongside the McLaren P1 GTR at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Details are scant at this stage, but we understand that this will be the most track-focused version of the McLaren 650S yet – and it will have more power. ...

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (2015): the Huracan’s going racing

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

James Taylor, 22 January 2015 14:52

Not a car lacking in visual drama, the Lamborghini Huracan. But this new racing version, the Lamborghini Huracan GT3, turns the extremity up a notch further than 11. Haven’t I read about a racing version of the Huracan before? We brought you news of the one-make Super Trofeo car back in August but this car is designed to do rather ...

Jaguar XF R-Sport Black (2015): last hurrah for current XF

Rated 4 out of 54

James Taylor, 21 January 2015 10:19

To stoke the embers of the Jaguar XF range and keep sales ticking over until its replacement arrives, JLR has announced various equipment upgrades and a new run-out variant called the Jaguar XF R-Sport Black. That name’s quite a mouthful… It’s based on the existing XF R-Sport variant, which is essentially a regular XF that looks a bit sportier with ...

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