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Hybrid cars are awesome

I haven��t been a great fan of hybrids over the years. This shouldn’t come as any surprise; I’ve never been a fan of stop-gap engineering. And, having driven a Tesla, I can tell you for sure that the hybrid’s days

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Audi S1 long-term update 1

I have a problem with the Audi S1 and it’s not even the car’s fault. I’ve driven the car on a number of occasions and have always come away impressed, but for one particular (and, arguably, peculiar) reason I haven’t

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Mercedes-AMG CLA45 AMG S/B

How do you road test a Shooting Brake? Well, unusually for MOTOR, you start by hopping in the back. Not a position we’re generally accustomed to, as we like to do the driving, but when the greatest difference between two

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Audi A1 Sportback 1.8 TFSI

They want the best gear, but have less of an idea. These are the kind of folks that, when shopping for a shrunken sport hatch, would shoot straight for Audi’s updated A1 1.8 TFSI Sportback. Like a weight-lifting dwarf in

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New York Motor Show: 2016 Nissan GT-R revealed

Nissan has lifted the covers of the 2016 model year GT-R at the New York Motor Show. It claims the updates to this year’s model are the most significant since the R35’s introduction in 2007, however in reality there’s been

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New York Motor Show | Mercedes-AMG C63 cabriolet revealed

Mercedes-AMG is releasing new models in quicker succession than the 20 seconds it takes to lower the lid on this first-ever C63 cabriolet. Based on the C63 coupe, the C63 cabriolet shares its stiffer rear suspension components and 50mm-wider rear

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New York Motor Show | Honda NSX GT3 revealed

First it returned to F1 with McLaren and now Honda is preparing to race in the FIA GT3 class with this fully homologated NSX GT3. Officially slated as an Acura – Honda’s US luxury brand – the NSX GT3 will

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New York Motor Show | Audi R8 Spyder revealed

It is all about the air-to-weight compromise with the second-generation Audi R8 Spyder unveiled at this week’s New York Motor Show. As with most cloth-topped versions of coupe siblings, there is a need to balance mass-adding rigidity required for lopping

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New York Motor Show: Lincoln Navigator Concept unveiled

Rare is the vehicle with a name reflective of its intent, but the Lincoln Navigator Concept is a fitting title for one big, fast, nautical SUV. Ford’s US luxury arm uses a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine with “more than” 300kW

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Geek Speak: Dynamometers

THE history books rightly record the birth of the dynamometer in 1719, more than 150 years before the car. You see, dyno doesn’t necessarily mean rolling road, though the world’s first dyno – invented by ‘Honest’ George Graham of London

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