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CVT – a belting good drive! Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) offers a smooth, two pedal driving experience but how does it work? Words Iain Wakefield. Images Drive-My Daf Owners’ Club.
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Mike and the Mechanics. McLaren Automotive boss Mike Flewitt is also a keen amateur racer. Mark Dixon drives the new McLaren Senna and discovers how it has been designed to…
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An interview with Paul Newsome. Feature: Jaguar C-X75 An incredible car that will never see the light of day as a production car. We take a look at how it…
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The secret world of the £1 million prototypes. The drivers, the test centres and the priceless prototypes – we join the world of automotive testing.
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The Ferrari V12 Story Enzo was never going to make do with anything less. Here’s why. The power of 12. All the greatest Ferraris have had 12 cylinders. Ever wondered…
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When the Ferrari 488 Pista arrives in the summer, 50 per cent of the components that make up its 710bhp twin‑turbo V8 engine will be brand new. Here’s why… Words…
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Porsche All-Wheel Drive Evolution Last month we examined Porsche Stability Management, here we look at the evolution of its all-wheel drive system, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018…
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Transmission secrets. A tale of two pedals. In the second instalment of our two-part guide to transmissions, here beginneth the lesson on automatics. Words John Simister. Illustration Robert Hefferon.
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Tech Guide: Brake Discs. Improve your stopping power with our in-depth guide. Words: Gerry Speechley. Photos: Tarox. This month we begin to examine what makes up your braking system, starting…
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Tech Focus: Superchargers. All you ever wanted to know about superchargers but were afraid to ask. One of the best ways to extract more power from a normally aspirated BMW…
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Under The Skin. The 959 was the most technologically advanced car of its day – so let’s take a closer look at it. Words Glen Waddington.