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  • from Autocar

    Classic concept cars, production-ready models and a hydrogen-filled future. Here are our star cars from the LA motor show 2014 The LA motor show has given us a glimpse of the future - whether it be in the rise of hydrogen fuell cell-powered cars like Toyota's Mirai, through new production models including Mazda's CX-3 or Jaguar's AWD F-type, or further afield with Audi's Prologue.While the show halls are packed with new metal, here are our expert's picks of the best cars on display at the LA...

November 6, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Some of the more offbeat highlights form the world's largest aftermarket show in Las Vegas SEMA is a motor show where anything goes, and the madcap creations get as many headlines as the latest manufacturer products.The 2014 SEMA show didn’t disappoint in displaying the wacky, wonderful and sometimes weird cars and components.Most eye-catching was a Chevrolet Camaro modified to run on 34inch alloy wheels, something the firm who created it, Starr, proudly claimed as a world first. Other...
  • from Autocar

    All the action from the year's wackiest motor show in Las Vegas, featuring a new Mazda MX-5, several hot Ford Mustangs and a trick Toyota One million-square foot of floor space at the Las Vegas Convention Centre is playing host to SEMA, a motor show like no other.SEMA is the Speciality Equipment Market Association’s annual trade show, an event where more than 2500 of the global organisation for the aftermarket’s members display their latest products to more than 60,000 members of the trade.From...

October 15, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Our eight judges each ranked the 12 cars in order of merit, with their combined scores being used to determine the ultimate pecking order in Britain’s Best Driver’s Car 2014 We feared for the Alfa Romeo 4C when we planned this feature, but not all of our testers had driven one and there was a chance, we’d heard, that the geometry had been knocked out on the last one we drove. So it got another chance but didn’t take it.We thought that Jaguar’s F-type R coupé would fare rather better. But Castle...
  • from Autocar

    This year our quest to determine the most entertaining and capable machine, on road and track, is one of the most closely fought ever The line-up for Britain’s Best Driver’s Car usually assembles itself. There’s a big name, a must-have, which everything else falls easily around.But not this year. Not since Lamborghini declined, wisely perhaps, to allow any publication to compare a Huracán alongside any other car. So we mulled over a long list of what we thought we should gather for what we...
  • from Autocar

    Our most eclectic category contained the Alfa Romeo 4C, Ariel Atom 3.5R and Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy – and produced the widest range of results Misfits, oddballs, square pegs… call ’em what you will, our most eclectic category produced the widest range of results, one car coming bog last by 13 clear points, another missing outright victory by just three.There is no point trying to find a thread to unite the Ariel Atom 3.5R, Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy and Alfa Romeo 4C. They all have four...
  • from Autocar

    The supercar section traditionally throws up three strong contenders for outright BBDC honours. This year, Ferrari's 458 Speciale squares up against McLaren's 650S and Porsche's 911 GT3 These three are sure to be at the business end of this year’s contest: Ferrari’s achingly brilliant 458 Speciale versus McLaren’s unfeasibly potent 650S versus last year’s outright winner, the already proven Porsche 911 GT3 – in non-barbecue specification this time around.Between them, these three represent the...
  • from Autocar

    Is this the year when new technology usurps the enthusiast’s preferred mechanical hardware in the fine-handling stakes? We find out by pitching BMW's i8 against the Porsche Cayman GTS and BMW M4 A trio of rear-drive cars here, two of them with your enthusiast’s preferred mechanical hardware, the third with something quite radical and no less promising for that.BMW’s M4 coupé is a traditional front-engined, rear-drive machine powered by a 425bhp twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six, and the Porsche...
  • from Autocar

    The old-school charms of front-engined, rear-drive V8s rarely fail to entertain, but can the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Jaguar F-type R coupé or Vauxhall VXR8 GTS challenge for overall glory? Handling Day – the shorthand name for our Britain's Best Driver's Car competition – never fails to defy your expectations. The more ‘foregone’ the contending line-up seems, the greater the potential for confounded surprise.For every underachiever, though, there is always a delightfully unpredicted ace in...

October 14, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Britain’s best driver’s car; Fiat chief mulls Ferrari’s future; new Ford Mondeo driven; Volvo V60 Polestar road test; goodbye to our Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG This week’s issue of Autocar, dated 15 October, is devoted to our annual quest to find Britain’s best driver’s car.The premise is straightforward: the year’s best-handling cars scrap it out on road and track. We mulled over a long list of what we thought we should gather for what we informally know as Handling Day.Usually, we’d then cut that...

October 8, 2014

October 7, 2014

  • from Auto123

    John Hennessey and his team wanted to create a Ford Mustang to rival the new 650-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. They now have one with the 717-horsepower Mustang GT HPE 700! However, the tuning expert is not stopping there: a 375-horsepower, 4-cylinder EcoBoost  is also in the works. Under the hood of the Hennessey Mustang GT HPE 700 is the familiar 5.0L V8 equipped with a new exhaust system, fuel pump and injectors as well as a Roots...
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