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McLaren F1: the inside story by Peter Stevens and Gordon Murray

Rated 4 out of 54

Anonymous, 29 August 2014 11:15

For a kid who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s with those cliché supercar posters on my wall, the chance to chat to Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens for the September 2014 issue of CAR magazine was both terrifying and incredibly exciting. In the name of completeness I’ll mention that Murray was the genius behind the McLaren F1, designer Stevens ...

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McLaren F1: the inside story by Peter Stevens and Gordon Murray

McLaren F1: the inside story by Peter Stevens and Gordon Murray
For a kid who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s with those cliché supercar posters on my wall, the chance to chat to Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens for the September 2014 issue of CAR magazine was both terrifying and incredibly exciting. In the name of completeness I’ll mention that Murray was the genius behind the McLaren F1, designer Stevens ...

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  • 29 August 2014

Ian Callum’s hot-rod love affair: his 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Coupe

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Tim Pollard, 28 August 2014 16:32

Jaguar design director Ian Callum unveiled his new-for-2014 Mk2 today – but this is far from his first hot-rod influenced car. Back in February 2007, CAR ran a beautiful seven-page feature on Callum’s own project at the time: a lovingly restored 1932 Ford hot-rod. He’s been a fan of the rodding scene forever and back in 2001 he met Jon ...

Why the Volvo XC90 changed the modern face of Volvo

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Tim Pollard, 26 August 2014 08:29

Volvo is a brand that’s quietly undergone some serious change in recent years. From a purveyor of boxy practicality through an attempt to inject some R-flavoured, BTCC-hooning sporting excitement; from a Swedish outpost of the Ford empire to Chinese ownership. Volvo’s seen it all over these past three decades. I’d argue that one model has done more to recalibrate the ...

CAR infographic: 11 amazing facts about the McLaren F1

CAR infographic: 11 amazing facts about the McLaren F1
  The new September 2014 issue of CAR magazine, on sale now in print, for iPad, Android, Nook and Kobo e-readers, is a supercar special, celebrating six decades of the most brutal and focused cars ever built. No supercar tale is complete without the mighty McLaren F1 of 1994. It recently topped a poll of CAR readers as the greatest ...

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  • 22 August 2014

The most expensive cars ever: Ferrari sells for $38m

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Tim Pollard, 15 August 2014 10:19

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold overnight for a record $38,115,000 (£22,528,626) at the prestigious Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction held during Monterey Car Week. At a stroke, the Ferrari has become the most valuable car in the world, overtaking the 1954 Mercedes W196 R F1 Racer which sold for $30m at an auction at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of ...

Five reasons to celebrate end of paper UK driving licence

Five reasons to celebrate end of paper UK driving licence
From January 2015 Britain’s much-derided paper counterpart driving licence is being phased out. This is A Good Thing, ending an annoying bi-partite arrangement that’s blighted drivers’ pockets for 16 years. Driving licences have been with us since 1903, when they were first mandated – but the current, annoyingly two-part licences have been in use since 1998, with a bank card-sized ...

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  • 12 August 2014

Elon Musk to appear in an episode of The Simpsons

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Tim Pollard, 31 July 2014 09:29

Tesla chief Elon Musk is to appear in popular TV animation The Simpsons, the show’s executive producer has revealed. In a tweet this week, Al Jean said Musk would be in the first of 11 episodes of the next series of The Simpsons, the long-running comedy now entering its 26th season. Elon Musk to star in The Simpsons For a ...

Range Rover Sport SVR the fastest SUV around the Nurburgring

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Tim Pollard, 30 July 2014 11:35

In a questionable bout of willy-waving, Land Rover today announced one of the most pointless speed records we’ve yet heard: the new Range Rover Sport SVR became the fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring. The breathed-over RR SVR lapped the Nordschleife in 8min 14sec, spelling out the performance credentials of the fastest ever Land Rover. The record was set by ...

Seven things we learned about the Aston Martin DP-100 concept car

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Tim Pollard, 22 July 2014 08:59

The new August 2014 issue of CAR magazine has a stunning, eight-page photoshoot on the Aston Martin DP-100 concept car. We met its makers and spent a day with the amazing mid-engined supercar – where we learned the following nuggets. 1) Why the Aston Martin DP-100 is mid-engined ‘One of the phrases that we like to use is “out of ...

Smart: the best concepts and special editions

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James Clark, 18 July 2014 11:24

As Smart lifts the lid on the new ForTwo and ForFour this week, CAR magazine looks back on wonderful, wacky and downright woeful Smart special editions and concepts that have been created since the diminutive City Coupe first arrived on the scene in 1998. Smart ForTwo Crossblade The Crossblade was a 2002 special edition based on the cabrio version of ...

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