Reviews

Nissan 370Z Nismo

They say self-possession comes with age, and it certainly seems to be coming to the Nissan 370Z. Last year, as a toe-dipping exercise before really establishing its Nismo performance sub-brand, Nissan gave its now five-year-old V6-engined rear-drive coupe an official

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Mazda 3 XD Astina ‘Kuroi’ | Review

Good performance cars are like good comedy: it’s all in the delivery. It’s primarily this reason why diesel performance cars have struggled to gain a foothold, regardless of how impressive their numbers may be. Diesels produce plenty of low-end punch,

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Bentley Continental GT3-R

Welcome to the glorious contradiction that is the Bentley Continental GT3-R. It’s neither a road-going race car nor a homologation special, but at the same time, it’s no ordinary luxury grand tourer either. What it is is the fastest accelerating,

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BMW M3

Having devoted plenty of ink to BMW’s new M4 coupe, we thought it was time we covered its sedan sibling, which retains the iconic M3 badge. This marks the first time MOTOR’s had the luxury of covering the two- and

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Abarth 595 Competizione

Do you have that particular friend, one who takes nights on frustrating tangents… Forgets their wallet, makes being in public slightly embarrassing, yet without fail, is the first friend you call before rounding up the troops, simply because you’re guaranteed

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Caterham CSR 175

A while back I wrote in my editorial, “bring on the electronics in performance cars!” If I had dribbled more twaddle I would have needed a bib. In fact, I should run for parliament. It took just 20 minutes in

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Range Rover Hybrid

It’s always baffled me why hybrids emerged at the city-car end of the market. To my mind, the weight, complexity and cost of electrifying a car makes little sense in the low-margin world of small cars, yet is much less

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Range Rover Sport SVR

This is not a car for shrinking violets. Those looking to make subtle, inconspicuous progress will need to look elsewhere. It’s not necessarily the size, though at over two metres wide and 1.78m tall the Range Rover Sport SVR has

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Jaguar MY16 F-Type R

You may be familiar with Jerry Seinfeld’s internet show Comedians in Cars getting Coffee. If not, you should be, as it’s extremely entertaining and showcases some incredible machinery. However, if Jerry ever finds himself in a tight spot and needs

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Aston Martin Vanquish S

You know a component has been underperforming when its replacement transforms the entire car to which it is attached. There is more to the MY15 Aston Martin Vanquish than a new transmission, but if just looking at what it does

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