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“I’d have sworn it was a rear-drive 911 Carrera”
Interesting car, this: the £70,690 (P4.63 million) baby Porsche Taycan. It's the only flavor of Porsche's electric fastback with no extra letters or words after its name-no '4S' or 'Turbo' topper. This is as basic as the
This could be one of the last purely gasoline-powered cars from the brand
Correct. By 2030, every Bentley on sale will be fully electric. Which makes this Flying Spur V8 one of the last of the old guard, it's safe to assume: A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 sits up front, driving all
Physically demanding, but utterly rewarding
One of my earliest prized possessions was a battered and chipped scale model of a McLaren M-series Can-Am car. It was turquoise-green, flat as a matchbox with gold wheels, and had virtually no screen. I'd throw it around
“It simply drives like an i30N with the seat ratcheted right up”
Good point, and I'm not sure it's camouflage when it's emblazoned with the company's logo, either. It's like army fatigues with the word 'soldier' repeated all over them. But I think the point is Hyundai wants you
This generation is now 13 years old
It's a monstrous looking thing, isn't it? This is the Nissan GT-R Nismo, and it may be among the last GT-Rs to roll officially out of the factory. Perhaps the last.That ought not to be a colossal
“99% of the experience for about 85% of the cost”
We've had a few of them this year, headline billing going to the Porsche 911 Turbo S that scooped our Performance Car of the Year award after a grueling few days of lapping Anglesey. Such hardship.But it's worth noting,
The PDK version, to be exact
On the surface of it, nothing is new: We have a Porsche 718 Boxster painted in a deeply classy color, looking composed and assured on a B-road. It's a story now 25 years old, with only 2016's plot twist
This powertrain is best suited for highway cruising
You're not the only one to have said that, which we found particularly curious. Curious because as thine eyes will attest, this is not a big, V12-engined shouty supercar, nor is it a particularly rambunctious hot hatch with fiery exhausts.
But it’s far from the best small Benz out there
Yessirree. Or rather, ja genau. This is the three-pointed star's take on the formula. Mercedes-Benz uses the umbrella term EQ Power for its plug-in hybrids, and they get an e in the badge. This is the GLA 250e.
“It’s far more civilized than any racing car would ever have the luxury of being”
What you're looking at is the Lamborghini Huracan STO (Super Trofeo Omologata). Well, the development car. Recently, Top Gear was invited to have a go in it around the Nardò Ring as Lambo finalized the last elements of its development program-
It’s got the power of a hot hatch, but not the handling of one
It's Merc's A-Class, which, in October, was Britain's best-selling car. Yep, the A-Class, and not the Ford Fiesta or Focus. Even though 2020 has been a decidedly odd year for the car industry for one big,
“Asking for three pedals is a hipster choice”
The current shape of 911 (fine, they're all the same shape) has been a manual-free zone since it landed last year. Porsche promised it would throw in a manual gearbox at some point, but higher demand for the eight-speed
And check out that lovely cabin
Ah, well...not quite. Jujiro Matsuda did take over what would eventually become known as Mazda way back in 1920, but at the time, the business was called the Toyo Kogyo company and dealt mainly with industrial uses for cork. Bear with
The Germans know how to harness oil better than anyone
It's true-UK sales of motors that drink from the black pump have folded faster than a short-sighted UFC contender.Briefly, diesel occupied a 50% market share in Britain. Right now, only 14% of new cars sold here are diesels.
P300 or P400? We test both to find out
And it is. It's the version of the new Defender that's fastest on the road, and most capable off it.It's the short-wheelbase 90 body motored along by the new 3.0-liter gasoline straight-six engine, with
If you could call any Bentley ‘standard,’ that is
It's the Bentley Continental GT Mulliner. And it's what happens when a bunch of people-somewhat improbably-navigate the paint, leather, and stitching options on Bentley's configurator and conclude "nice, but a bit common."Correct. Boldest of all is
Is this the best limited-series Chiron?
In the flesh, the exterior of this Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport delivers a far more aggressive design dynamic than that of the regular Chiron. At the front, there's a whole new clamshell featuring heavy use of visible carbon fiber in the
It stands out by not standing out
You're in luck: Here's the new Audi S8. Not that you'll have noticed. It's difficult to think of any car you can spend £100,000 on, packing a 563hp wallop, that commands this little attention.To recap, the
Thanks to Rocketeer
You've got it. What you need to know is this: it fits without having to hack away bits of the chassis, and it weighs no more than the four cylinder engine it replaces. All aluminum, see, where the four-cylinder has
It could overload your senses
Yes, and it was ferocious. If you're new to the 765LT, maybe start there to learn all about the mods made to turn the regular 720S in the 765LT. Here, we'll concentrate on what it's like to drive on
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