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Every Aston Martin Zagato driven from DB4 GT to V12 Vantage. All The Zagatos. From DB4 GTZ to V12, we drive the lot. Plus, those Centennial one-offs. These cars represent…
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Look at the badge ‘Cinqueporte’, it says, in exactly the same script as that on the saloon version of Maseratis largest car, which denotes a door count of four, rather…
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Alfa Romeo Exotica The 4C meets its 8C big brother Alfa Romeo 4C and 8C Hooray! The first customer 4C right-hookers are finally with their lucky owners. That’s cause to…
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Discovering why the first and purest is also the best to drive. Lamborghini Countach in Italy. Harry Metcalfe drives an LP400 ‘Periscopica’ in its homeland - and discovers greatness. Does…
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Maserati Convertibles Touring never built a 3500 GTI - until now... A 1950s prototype convertible inspired an evolution that never happened - until now. Dale Drinnon compares two extraordinary soft-top…
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It’s Lotus-based, so it’s light. But the body is aluminium, not gold. Drive-My drives the unique and illustrious Goldbug Elan. Words James Elliott. Photography Paul Harmer.
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Lifelong Bugatti enthusiast Ray Jones owned a record- breaking Bugatti engine and the frame of a fabled works Type 59. So his son built him the body to go with…
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The birthday present. Created for an American collector to mark Aston's centenary, this DB9 is part of a soon-to-be-completed Zagato trilogy. Words Mark Dixon. Photography Dirk De Jager.
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It’s 30 years since Hannu Mikkola won the Drivers’ World Rally Championship in a Group B Audi Quattro. To celebrate, Octane joined him on a closed stage in Argentina. Words…
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Ferrari 750 Monza ‘Ice Racer’ tested. Only four cylinders, not 12, but ‘The Ice Racer’ is every inch a proper competition Ferrari. This is its story. Words Tony Dron. Photography…
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This is no ordinary Mustang. A one-off created by Shelby American and dubbed The Green Horne t by superstar Bill Cosby, it was bid to $1.8m at auction - yet…