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Mazda MX-5 1.5 R-Sport 2020 UK review

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You surely know the drill by now when it comes to limited-edition MX-5s.  

Mazda’s iconic two-seater has received so many over the years that we’ve lost count, but that hasn’t stopped them from finding homes. Only so many of each new edition will be made, after all, and although few arrive with any major mechanical... ( подробнее )

Great car designers & their finest creations

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Car designers can have a huge effect on a company’s fortunes and leave legacies that last for generations.

While some can spend an entire career without ever contributing a complete project, others have an ability to   turn out one stunning shape after... ( подробнее )

Land Rover Defender Hard Top commercial variant goes on sale

Land Rover has opened UK order books for the Defender Hard Top, the commercial version of the new Defender 4x4.

Available in three-door, short-wheelbase Defender 90 and five-door, long-wheelbase Defender 110 bodystyles, Hard Top models eschew rear passenger seats for greater cargo capacity, while retaining the standard car's off-road capabilities.

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Toyota Aygo JBL Edition packs upgraded sound system

Toyota has released a special edition of its Aygo city car that sports upgraded cabin speakers and a grey and orange exterior.

Called JBL Edition, this latest iteration of the Aygo focuses on "audio excellence", according to   Toyota, and features   the most powerful and sophisticated sound system yet in an Aygo.

The new set-up... ( подробнее )

Lucid Air: 1065bhp EV officially unveiled with 517-mile range

California-based EV start-up Lucid has revealed the production version of its Air saloon, an electric performance saloon with up to 1065bhp   and a claimed maximum range of 517 miles.  

The marque’s debut model is claimed to be “the most aerodynamic luxury car in the world”, with a drag co-efficient of just 0.21 - 0.01 less than the new... ( подробнее )

One-off Aston Martin Victor is road-legal V12 hypercar

Aston Martin's   bespoke Q Commission division has revealed its latest customer creation:   a one-off supercar that combines elements of the One-77 and track-only Vulcan.

The Victor is the most powerful road-legal   naturally aspirated car Aston Martin has yet produced. Its 7.3-litre V12 powerplant was stripped and rebuilt by Cosworth,... ( подробнее )

2021 Ineos Grenadier: 17,000 would-be buyers register interest

More than 17,000 would-be buyers have registered to buy Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s rugged new off-roader, the Ineos Grenadier, which   appeared for the first time in public at London's Concours of Elegance last week.

Talking at the event, commercial director Mark Tennant revealed that expressions of interest for the vehicle were running well ahead... ( подробнее )

Autocar confidential: Bentley's sales snub, the standalone Citroen and more

In this week's round-up of automotive gossip,   we hear why Bentley isn't worried about annual sales growth, the uniqueness of Citroen's   ?-C4 electric hatchback,   and more.

Bentley's sales snub

Bentley is one of the few manufacturers not aiming for annual sales growth, according to boss Adrian Hallmark. “We’re not aiming for... ( подробнее )

Renault to re-brand F1 team as Alpine for 2021

The Renault F1 team will be rebranded as Alpine F1 for next season, as part of a major push for the performance sub-brand.

The French giant's F1 outfit, which is run from Enstone, Oxfordshire, will carry the name and colours of the revived sports car firm. The 1.6-litre hybrid powertrains will remain branded as Renault E-tech units, ensuring... ( подробнее )

BMW E39 5 Series: Autocar buys a modern classic

We say it a lot, but Autocar’s road testers provide the most comprehensive new-car buying advice you can find. Each review they write is packed to the gills with helpful outlines of a particular car’s strengths and foibles and is a must-read for any prospective buyer of that vehicle.

But none of that is much use when you’re approaching... ( подробнее )