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The Reckoning. Launch in Britain of the 1986 Renault Alpine V6 Turbo presents the 1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo with an unlikely new challenger. The 150mph plus French slingshot coped with…
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Twin test TT Coupé 2.0 TDI ultra + 2.0 TFSI. The new benchmarks?  The new model maintains the heritage of the original, but with greatly improved dynamics and technology... The arrival…
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We let loose a lucky reader in a Lotus Carlton. The List Reader Tim Dubois wants comfort and lots of power – so we grant him his dream drive in…
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The ultimate sensation - Lamborghini Countach LP500S 1984 road test. It’s the most outrageous looking car on four wheels, but has it got the substance to go with the image? We’ve…
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Fresh Heir. BMW has redefined the roadster; it’s the superb 1988 BMW Z1 by Georg Kacher. The Z1 is one of the most fascinating cars of the ’80s... When early prototypes…
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Grand Designs - design legend Tom Tjaarda rates our style choices of the year, including Aston Martin DBS, Citroën SM, Jaguar XJC, Buick Riviera and Mercedes-Benz 280CE C123. Here are…
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Drive-my gets behind the wheel of Britain’s boutique supercar, The Noble M600 first drive. The explosion mattered little to the villagers of Enderby, its deafening crash washing down the tunnel…
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We’re given exclusive access to Harrods’ 1901. Waverley electric car and find out whether EVs have changed over the past 100+ years. The world’s oldest motoring event takes place every year…
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1985 BMW 735i Automatic E23 - more efficient E23 7-Series BMWs introduced in December 1982 featuring latest 10-to-1 compression ratio, 92x86mm, 3,430cc M30 engine (first introduced in the latest 6-Series…
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Can BMW build a four-door Ferrari? BMW M5 E34 1990 vs. Ferrari Testarossa 1990 giant road test. BMW has just launched, in Britain, the fastest saloon ever made (means RHD…
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The Giulietta was launched over 60 years ago, setting the template for four decades of small, characterful and desirable Alfa Romeos. Words Richard Bremner. Photography Alfa Romeo.