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PCOTY 1st – Porsche 911 Turbo

Surprise! Shout out if you didn’t see this result coming. Ah, silence. And silent certainly described our blue 911 Turbo parked in the Victorian High Country, its rock-punctured radiator relieving itself all over Granya Gap Road. Given he was last

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Top 10: Worst Car Names Ever

Presenting the most craptacular car names ever. Just when you thought the Ford Probe was bad, we give you… Honda Vamos Hobio Travel Dog Honda’s 2003, three-cylinder micro-van was trumpeted as the world’s first dog-friendly small utility vehicle. In hindsight,

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PCOTY 2nd – Porsche Cayman GTS

Drive any Porsche Cayenne, from the base-model to the Turbo S, and it’s the GTS that hits the sweet spot. Do the same with the entire Panamera range and an identical result crops up. So you can imagine that hopes

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PCOTY 3rd – Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

You know what they say about assumption being the mother of all… Well, you know what they say. With a 405kW and 680Nm 5.0-litre supercharged V8 under the bonnet, the F-Type R Coupe was a walk-up starter for this year’s

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PCOTY 4th – Peugeot RCZ-R

Morley circled the feline RCZ-R with an incredulous smirk. “What’s this thing doing here?” he chortled. Attempting to justify its invitation, They Who Decided To Bring It stuttered apologetically. And yet after their first blast in the RCZ-R, each judge

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Top 10: Car Technology Fails

Since MOTOR started way back in 1954 we’ve seen the humble car evolve into a masterpiece of technology and engineering. But don’t think there weren’t a few sneezes along the way. AQUATIC CARS There’s been a few, but we best

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PCOTY 5th – VW Golf R

Before PCOTY 2014 – before the seventh-gen VW hatchback even arrived, in fact – the Golf R had auspiciously pinched the crown as today’s turbo all-paw small-sized cult car. It stole it from STI and Mitsubishi Evo and did so

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PCOTY 6th – Subaru WRX STI

If all you did was look at the spec sheet, you could be forgiven for wondering if the Subaru STI is a new model at all. Check it out: 2.5 litres, max power of 221kW at 6000rpm and a torque

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Walkinshaw Racing Edition

A 1984 Rover Vitesse might seem an unlikely place to find inspiration, apart for perhaps a trip to the local wreckers or re-enacting an old episode of The Bill, but it’s that very vehicle that led to the creation of

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PCOTY 7th – BMW M4

So, seventh place for the heir to one of the world’s most iconic driver’s-car heritages. Dispatched by a VW hatchback, a French front-driver and a Japanese device a third its price. Ouch. No other PCOTY entrant copped as much mid-

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