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From the vault: Subaru WRX STi vs HSV GTS

Lets not fiddle with each other’s tockleys here. This comparison doesn’t deserve to exist on so many levels it’s almost funny. You won’t catch a wannabe HSV GTS owner wasting a sideways glance at a WRX STi. Simple as that. Meanwhile,

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Dodge Viper at PCOTY 2003

So, the mighty Dodge Viper is now dead. MOTOR‘s exposure to the V10-engined muscle car was limited, but its most famous appearance was at Performance Car of the Year 2003. The only American in the field, few knew what to

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Audi S1 long-term update 4

Kkrrcchhh. It’s one of the most shameful noises you can hear in a car, that of alloy wheel scraping against kerb. It’s evidence you’re unfit to hold a licence, that you have failed to master one of driving’s most basic

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Nine most desirable Japanese cars

Nine screamers from the land of the rising sun that stoke our fires of desire 1. LEXUS LFA Easily the most special modern Japanese car, the LFA took a decade to develop, but it was time well spent. The searing

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BMW M2 vs Porsche Boxster S vs Ford Focus RS

This trio does not exactly look like the makings of your classic three-car comparison. Maybe it’s better to look at this as a get-to-know-you session with three of the hottest new hard-charging performance cars. The good news is we’re not

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Opinion: Reduce traffic with a four-day week?

I am often accused of not having anything constructive to say. Apparently I’m keen to point out the problems of a particular situation, while not actually offering up any solutions to those problems. But to hell with that; what would my

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Top five safety car drifts

Being a safety car driver sounds like fun, but in general it involves a lot of waiting around doing nothing interspersed with brief flurries of frantic action. Little wonder, then, that when the safety car is unleashed the drivers tend

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Porsche 911 Carrera S vs Jaguar F-Type R

There is an awful lot of navel-gazing being done about the new Porsche 911. Few sections of the car enthusiast community are more prone to such things than Porsche devotees. It’s Weissach’s punishment for making the world’s greatest sportscar –

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Audi S1 vs MINI Cooper JCW

We’ve all tried limiting ourselves to ‘just one’ at some point. But whether it’s hot chips, surfing a wave, or an episode of True Detective, indulgence, the moreish bastard, usually wins out. We gorge, splurge, upgrade. Cars offer no exception

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Opinion: What next for V8 Supercars

What do car manufacturers get out of success on the racetrack? Does winning Australia’s classic touring car race, the Bathurst 1000, translate into a sales spike on Monday? How many extra sales of Volvo’s S60 can be directly attributed to

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