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  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4S PDK (2009) review

    Price:  £74,720

    31 July 2008 by Adam Towler

    Following last month's meaner and greener 911 in traditional rear-drive form, Porsche has introduced the four-wheel drive Carrera 4 variant in standard and ‘S’ guises. CAR has just driven a Carrera 4S...

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  • Mazda RX-8 R3 (2008) review

    Price:  £24,995

    16 July 2008 by Jesse Crosse

    Mazda has been producing rotary engines since the year dot and they’ve become the company’s trademark long after others have given up on the idea. Yet rotary engines – like the new Mazda RX-8’s – are...

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  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe (2008) review

    Price:  £296,500

    27 June 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    It's time to drive the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, some two years after the company threw back the covers hiding its 101EX concept. Back then, no one ever pretended that was anything but a gossamer...

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  • VW Scirocco GT (2008) review

    Price:  £20,500

    16 June 2008 by Anthony ffrench-Constant

    Volkswagen has finally launched its new Scirocco coupe and CAR has tested the first production versions. Anthony ffrench-Constant reviews the new Scirocco and wonders why it has taken VW so long to...

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  • Porsche 911 Carrera PDK (2008) review

    Price:  £63,070

    13 June 2008 by Chris Chilton

    Same-again styling hides some great technical innovations on the facelifted, second-generation 997, Porsche 911. With a new range of direct-injection petrol engines and clever seven-speed dual-clutch...

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  • Mercedes CLC 220 CDI (2008) review

    Price:  £22,260

    11 June 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    Previously the C-class Sports Coupe, now the Mercedes-Benz CLC, this is the junior coupe in the three-pointed star’s line-up. Some 1100 modifications underline the change to the bootbadge. But is the...

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  • Audi S5 7-speed S-tronic (2008) review

    Price:  £41,715

    03 June 2008 by Tim Pollard

    Audi has just about the most bewildering array of transmissions of any car maker – and it’s about to get more confusing, with the launch of a twin-clutch version of the S5 coupe. We’ve just driven the...

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    Jaguar XKR-S (2008) review

    Price:  £79,995

    23 May 2008 by Ben Barry

    Here’s the car Jaguar fans have been waiting for: the XKR-S, the fastest, hardest-looking XK so far. Available only in Ultimate Black as a limited run of 200 in right- or left-hand drive for...

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  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe (2008) review

    Price:  £85,000

    22 May 2008 by Ben Barry

    It might look exactly the same, but there's a new 4.7-litre V8 in this Aston Martin Vantage. The suspension, steering, interior and transmission  of the V8 Vantage has also been significantly revised.

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  • Alfa Romeo Brera S 2.2 (2008) review

    Price:  £24,950

    20 May 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    With the new Brera S, Alfa Romeo is hoping to tempt proper enthusiast drivers back to the marque. The Brera is a car that has always tempted, but ultimately disappointed. So by turning to Prodrive,...

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  • Maserati Granturismo S (2008) review

    Price:  £89,900

    15 May 2008 by Ben Barry

    With 433bhp, the Maserati Granturismo S is the most powerful production Maserati ever built, limited-edition MC12 not included. Shown at the Geneva show a year on from the original Granturismo unveil...

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  • Audi TT 1.8T (2008) driven review

    Price:  £23,000

    02 May 2008 by Christopher Hubbard

    Just when you though Audi were getting carried away with the TTS and TT TDI we have the much more sensible 1.8 turbo. And no, this isn’t the old car come back to haunt us, but an entry-level version...

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  • Audi TTS Coupe (2008) review

    Price:  £33,390

    30 April 2008 by Gavin Green

    The new Audi TTS is the fastest and sportiest version of the iconic TT. Finally, the TT gets the performance to complement the style. Power comes from a hotter version of the TT’s existing 2.0-litre...

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  • Audi TT 2.0 TDI (2008) driven review

    Price:  £26,350

    29 April 2008 by Ben Pulman

    The Audi TT TDI. Is this oil-burner from Audi another Ingolstadt niche? Or a svelte coupe and cabriolet with low-end grunt, low emissions and decent fuel consumption? A few critics of Audi's...

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  • Lotus Exige 270E Tri-Fuel (2008) review

    28 April 2008 by Jesse Crosse

    At 270bhp, this is the most powerful Exige Lotus has ever built yet it is also one of the most environmentally friendly. The Exige 270E Tri-Fuel, to give it its full title, has been produced by...

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  • Farbio GTS (2008) review

    Price:  £59,925

    12 February 2008 by Dan Trent

    The Farbio GTS is a dream come true. Whether childhood doodlings or merely idle musing, who among us hasn’t harboured dreams of building the ultimate supercar. It would have 2000bhp! Eight turbos!...

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  • Bentley Brooklands (2008) review

    Price:  £230,000

    12 February 2008 by Gavin Green

    It is quite an extraordinary car, this Bentley Brooklands. Think of it how you will (two-door version of the Crewe’s Missile Azure T, hardtop version of the Azure), but it's definitely blindingly...

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    Infiniti G37 S Coupe (2007) (European drive) review

    Price:  £31,000

    11 December 2007 by the CAR road test team

    Who are they trying to kid? Will Europeans really consider a premium car built by Nissan? Infiniti arrives in Europe in 2008 and we’re first to drive the new G37 Coupe to find out if it cuts the...

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  • Lotus Exige S Performance Pack (2007) review

    Price:  £37,550

    04 December 2007 by the CAR road test team

    What? Another new Exige? Yes indeed, but don’t be expecting anything too groundbreaking: this is evolution over revolution. Essentially we’re talking 2008 model year changes here and the addition of...

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  • Ford Mustang Bullitt (2007) review

    Price:  £31,075

    12 November 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Mr Bullitt, we’ve been expecting you It was inevitable. You can’t build a retro version of America’s favourite sporty car and then ignore the fortieth anniversary of its starring appearance in...

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