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2014 CAR review: the year's best concept cars

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Anonymous, 18 December 2014 07:00

  Like a good sauce, a year in the life of  CAR needs reducting down before it becomes truly rich and tasty. Here's the first in a series telling the distilled story of 2014: 12 months of cars, people, incidents and much more stuff, both good and bad... and yes, even ugly. Kicking us off, it's seven of the year's ...

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2014 CAR review: the year's best concept cars

2014 CAR review: the year's best concept cars
  Like a good sauce, a year in the life of  CAR needs reducting down before it becomes truly rich and tasty. Here's the first in a series telling the distilled story of 2014: 12 months of cars, people, incidents and much more stuff, both good and bad... and yes, even ugly. Kicking us off, it's seven of the year's ...

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  • 18 December 2014

Snowkhana 3: Yuletube - it’s Ford’s 2014 Christmas card

Snowkhana 3: Yuletube - it’s Ford’s 2014 Christmas card
Check out Ford’s fun festive treat for fans of Ken Block’s Gymkhana series of videos: Snowkhana 3: Yuletube. As the name implies, it’s the third instalment of the Blue Oval’s Christmas stop-gap animation, designed to promote its association with stunt-driving oversteer specialist Ken Block. A model Fiesta spins around a cast of characters from hit children’s films, so look out ...

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  • 08 December 2014

The best (and weirdest) Minis ever, by design chief

The best (and weirdest) Minis ever, by design chief
Over the next year and a bit, BMW’s Munich museum is subject to a mini takeover. A giant Mini takeover, in fact. Quite simply, it’s the most complete collection of significant Mini models ever to be in the same place at the same time, telling the brand’s story from start to finish. The exhibition’s called, logically enough, The Mini Story. ...

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  • 03 December 2014

The most expensive number plates ever sold in Britain

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Tim Pollard, 28 November 2014 10:03

The most expensive number plate ever sold by the DVLA in Britain is 25 O - bought this week by a Ferrari trader for £518,000. Prancing Horse collector and dealer Talacrest snapped up the rare registration for its 250 SWB once owned by musician Eric Clapton. The same dealer also bought spent £130,320 on 250 L for a 1964 250 ...

Honda NSX order book closed already; Civic Type-R's opens

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 27 November 2014 13:55

Honda has closed the order books for the NSX hybrid sports car - despite the car not even being shown in public. Dealers have been taking orders for the new 2015 NSX for the past two years, and now have 100 signatures, officials have confirmed to CAR. That's enough demand for this limited-volume coupe to cap supply for now; it's ...

Attack of the clones: the most shameless knock-off car designs

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James Taylor, 25 November 2014 07:00

Copycat car design is in the news once again, as Land Rover threatens legal action in response to a suspiciously Evoque-alike product unveiled at the 2014 Guangzhou motor show. The LandWind X7 appears to be the automotive equivalent of a fake Rolex, in that it looks more or less like the real thing but hugely undercuts it on price. The ...

Video: new world record for tightest handbrake parallel park

Video: new world record for tightest handbrake parallel park
The Guinness World Records team has confirmed a new world record for the tightest parallel park, set at the China Drift Championship last week. Driver Han Yue handbrakes his Mini into a parking space just 8cm longer than his car. It’s an impressive feat of stunt-driving - although we are left wondering how many spare cars/panels they got through in ...

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  • 24 November 2014

How a Mustang got to top of world’s tallest building

How a Mustang got to top of world’s tallest building
It was quite a tall order: put a new Ford Mustang at the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, in Dubai. That’s the 112th floor, in case you were wondering. Now, you can’t easily drive a car 399m (1300ft) up into the sky. So Ford engineers had to dismantle the Mustang, crate it up some of the ...

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  • 21 November 2014

Gymkhana 7 hits Youtube: Ken Block's new video

Gymkhana 7 hits Youtube: Ken Block's new video
  Since the ‘Hoonicorn’ Mustang first surfaced at the 2014 SEMA show, interest has been well and truly piqued for this, the seventh instalment in Ken Block’s tyre-destroying Gymkhana video series. At the wheel of a monstrous custom car, combining the body of a 1965 Notchback Ford Mustang, a state-of-the-art four-wheel drive system and a bonnet-bursting 830bhp 6.7-litre V8, Block ...

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  • 18 November 2014

Ashes to Ashes Audi Quattro up for grabs

Rated 4 out of 54

James Taylor, 07 November 2014 14:15

Fire up the laptop! To raise money for the BBC's Children in Need appeal, the Audi Quattro from the TV series Ashes to Ashes is being auctioned by the Beeb on eBay. Looks shiny… Currently owned by the BBC, the 1983 Quattro has returned from a restoration and respray at the hands of Audi UK ahead of the auction, along with a ...

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