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  • Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE (2007) review

    03 June 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    How does a hydrogen-powered RX-8 work – and no technobabble please... It's simple. The RX-8's rotary engine can run on either petrol or hydrogen, which is stored in liquid form in a second fuel tank.

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  • Lotus Exige 265E (2007) review

    03 June 2007 by Angus Fitton

    It looks like a slightly more colourful Exige - what's the story? This is the Exige 265E - the fastest ever Exige and the first bio-ethanol Lotus. The digits 265 denote the 265PS power output, or...

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  • Lotus Exige 265E (2006) review

    03 June 2007 by Angus Fitton

    It looks like a slightly more colourful Exige - what's the story? This is the Exige 265E - the fastest ever Exige and the first bio-ethanol Lotus. The digits 265 denote the 265PS power output, or...

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  • Mercedes CL65 AMG (2007) review

    Price:  £149,565

    22 May 2007 by Nick Trott

    Looks like a bit of a beast. Is this another warp-enabled starship from AMG? Yep. This is Mercedes’ big CL-class coupe fitted with AMG’s ballistic 6.0-litre V12 bi-turbo engine and a bunch of...

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  • Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series (2008) review

    Price:  £100,000

    16 May 2007 by Nick Trott

    Black Series? Sounds posh and a little edgy. What's all that about then? AMG groups its cars into five divisions. The Black Series machines are second only to the borderline psychotic and...

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  • Nissan 350Z (2007) review

    Price:  £26,795

    10 May 2007 by Peter Burgess

    Nissan's new-for-2007 350Z is still a cracker The 2007 350Z looks the same as the old one, doesn’t it? If you look carefully there’s a bulge in the bonnet and therein lies the story. The new-for-2007...

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  • Audi S5 (2007) review

    Price:  £39,825

    26 April 2007 by Georg Kacher

    Have I missed something? How can we be reading about an S5 when we haven't even had an A5? Because Audi knew BMW was going to launch its M3 this spring and wanted to spoil the Munich firm's thunder.

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  • Hyundai Coupe facelift 2.7 (2007) V6 review

    Price:  £19,597

    19 February 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Doesn't look too bad. Someone said Hyundai Coupe facelift and all I could think of was that mess they made of the original Coupe seven years ago... We're equally relieved. This Coupe still looks...

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  • Ferrari 612 HGT-S (2006) review

    Price:  £183,145

    26 December 2006 by James Foxall

    Hasn’t the 612 Scaglietti been around for a while? Yes it has. It was launched in 2004, but Ferrari has just revealed a special HGT-S pack for it. It costs a steep £7420, but that’s fairly...

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  • Audi TT 2.0T S-Tronic (2006) review

    Price:  £24,900

    31 October 2006 by Ben Barry

    Haven’t you driven the TT? We’ve already tested the 3.2-litre four-wheel drive Audi TT, but this car’s the cut-price sibling: a front-wheel drive, 2.0-litre turbo which, at £24,625, undercuts its big...

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  • Vauxhall Monaro VXR500 (2006) review

    Price:  £35,995

    11 October 2006 by Jon Smith

    Hang on, isn't the Monaro dead? Not yet, mate. The Aussie-built Calibra-for-the-Millennium Monaro VXR refuses to go quietly. And rightly so. You see it's all thanks to Greens Vauxhall dealership and...

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  • Mercedes CL63 (2006) AMG review

    Price:  £103,552

    05 October 2006 by Ben Whitworth

    Another Mercedes AMG model – is there no stopping these power-crazed Germans? Yes, another AMG, and no, there’s no stopping them. Not that we're complaining. When the CL63 AMG arrives here next March...

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  • Ford Shelby GT500 (2006) review

    15 September 2006 by Jason Barlow

    Over-sexed, over-hyped and now over here. Why should I care about a hot Mustang? Care? You should get down on your knees and give thanks to the Lord! OK, so we habitually write off American cars as a...

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  • Mercedes CL600 (2006) review

    Price:  £107,097

    13 September 2006 by Georg Kacher

    Who would buy a CL when they could have an S-class or, more likely, an SL? You’d be surprised just how many people have fallen for the blend of S-class refinement, seating for four and a sharper...

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  • Lotus Europa S (2006) review

    Price:  £33,945

    10 September 2006 by Ben Barry

    What's this – a slightly bigger Elise? Kind of. Lotus claims the Europa delivers the majority of the Elise and Exige's driving thrills while offering a load more practicality and comfort – 'business...

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  • Jaguar XKR Coupe (2006) review

    Price:  £70,097

    07 September 2006 by Ben Oliver

    Another old engine in a new shell; why should I get excited? True, both the new XK and now the new XKR use drivetrains largely carried over from the last-generation XK. But there wasn't much wrong...

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  • Mercedes SLK55 AMG Black Series (2006) review

    Price:  £73,795

    31 July 2006 by Angus Fitton

    Sounds ominous, what's it all about? AMG's gone hardcore to take on BMW’s 'CSL' and Audi's 'RS' monster saloons. From the new cutting edge Performance Studio in Affalterbach AMG has the capability to...

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  • Porsche Cayman (2006) review

    Price:  £36,220

    31 July 2006 by Angus Fitton

    Good grief, it's a slightly slower Porsche! What are they thinking? Not everyone can afford the £43,930 for the Cayman S. So here's a Cayman minus the ‘S’ bit and minus a handy £7710. There are...

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  • Audi TT 3.2 V6 quattro (2006) review

    Price:  £29,635

    31 July 2006 by Jason Barlow

    Another Volkswagen hatch in drag? Not quite. Where the old car shared too much with the Golf - to the detriment of the driving experience - this new TT is actually an ally/steel hybrid, with an...

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  • BMW Z4 M Coupe (2006) review

    Price:  £42,245

    31 July 2006 by Jon Smith

    There's been a lot of talk about this being the reincarnation of the True, it's a lot less confrontational in its appearance than the 'bread van' original, but this Z4-based coupé follows the same...

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