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A Glimpse of the Future: The Porsche 911 RSR

The 911 has changed a great deal in the last 50-odd years. Oh it’s still easily recognisable in all its forms, that beautifully slowing roof and elegant silhouette an obvious evolution of the original. Technically however, the new models are a wor...

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The Fastest Flying Spur Yet

The rule of thumb for luxury cars generally goes two doors for speed, four doors for comfort. On the one hand you have the more practical end of the spectrum with room for the school run and the fixtures and fittings of a well-appointed hotel suit...

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Hot Hybrids

Not long ago the only people driving fuel-efficient, hybrid cars were pioneering eco-warriors and Hollywood A-listers with a conscience. Now we are all discovering the benefits of adding a spark of electricity to our lives.

Hybrid cars rely on a co...

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Red Bull Gives Aston Martin Wings

Red Bull Racing is one of Formula 1’s most phenomenal success stories; they entered the race as an underdog amongst the teams that had been competing for decades, most of which were actual manufacturers. Now however they’re a regular contender for...

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An Interview with Paolo Pininfarina

Of all the design studios in Italy – and there are more than a handful well worth the name – few are in quite the same league as Pininfarina. The automotive specialists that once cut their teeth helping to define the quintessential Italian marque ...

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Open Air Luxury

Top down, cruising along Alpine roads in the Italian sun, in many ways, it’s the ultimate driving experience – provided of course that the car you’re in fits the scene. You want something which not only has the performance to take those winding ro...

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Bentley's British Summer

The Bentayga is an impossibility. You expect a lot from a Bentley, any Bentley, and for good reason. Even aside from the price tag their reputation is synonymous with traditional British excellence to the point that anything less would seem appall...

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Aston Martin: The Concept of Beauty

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that the Aston Martin Zagato is the most beautiful car of the year. We’re well aware how bold that claim is, with stiff competition from all quarters, but… well, just look at it.

Five years ago, Aston ...

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The Ford GT in Action

Le Mans is a strange beast; on the one hand you have the LMP-1 and LMP-2 racers, geared up and designed for the annual endurance race in the extreme. On the other you have what are essentially road-faring supercars that just so happen to be able t...

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Miura, Miura On The Wall…

Like climbing Everest, flying a Spitfire and dating a supermodel, driving a Lamborghini Miura should be on everybody’s bucket list.

The two-seater coupe was the beautiful blueprint for every supercar that followed – thanks to a mid-engine layout ...

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Rolls-Royce: Ascending to the Zenith

To claim that they make the best cars in the world is a pretty bold assertion, even from a marque like Rolls-Royce, but one that not all that many automotive aficionados would disagree with. Their cars are among that precious few that have been el...

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Formula E: The Future of Racing

Formula E is a strange beast. Despite having started as recently as 2014, it’s managed to gain a substantial following in a very short time. Its championship takes in the world’s greatest racing hubs, going so far as to formulate new tracks specif...

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Jeep Thrills

Only an iconic brand could get away with it – piggybacking a festival to honour another company’s product. Jeep continued its 75th anniversary celebrations in 2016 by gate-crashing a four-day Harley-Davidson spectacular in the south of France. 

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A Nod to the Past: The Porsche 718 Cayman

The 911 has been the Porsche flagship since it first stole the limelight in 1963. It’s seen plenty of different iterations in the decades since, especially in the couple years since celebrating its 50th anniversary. Indeed, it seems almost impossi...

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Bugatti's Heir to the Veyron

In 2005 the Bugatti Veyron was the best car in the world. For once, there’s no touch of hyperbole in that statement; leaving 0-100 well behind it in just 2.5 seconds with the roar of well over 1000 horsepower, there was nothing that could offer op...

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Stratajet: The Future of Flight

Chartering a private jet is getting easier and easier, with a good number of companies offering online quotes in the lightning quick time of ... 24 to 48 hours. In a world where you can buy anything you want at a click of a button that seems a lit...

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BlackCat: The Catamaran Concept

Mitch Booth knows his way around a catamaran; the Australian sailor won his first championship at the age of seven and has since become an Olympic and Americas Cup veteran, lauded on multiple occasions as yachtsman of the year. If anyone knows wha...

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Bentley’s Heart of Stone

If there’s one thing that has always been on Bentley’s side it’s that they are cars with a certain level of sophisticated traditionalism. From the finely appointed leather seats to the smooth wood of the dashboard, a Bentley’s interior is as iconi...

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The Ford GT: Not the Ford You Know

Ford’s not generally the sexiest car maker in the world. There’s nothing wrong with their hatchbacks other than the occasional boy racer, they’re just not what you’d call impressive. The new Ford GT however is another beast entirely. The 600 horse...

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Aston Martin at Sea

An Aston Martin has a lot going for it, performance, luxury and iconic British design foremost among them. One thing the marque is not known for however is being waterproof, let alone oceanproof. Yet now we have a glimpse of an Aston Martin like n...

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The Executive Decision: Perfect All-Rounders

German manufacturers used to dominate the executive car market – not any more. Europe’s automotive powerhouse still produces the benchmark models but there are now dozens of options. 

The forecourts are littered with a mind-boggling display of luxu...

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Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings 2016

If there’s one thing we’ve always loved about Harley-Davidson it’s their devil may care attitude. Synonymous with putting the pedal to the metal and the rip roaring lifestyle that being a biker entails, Harley-Davidson have become an icon in the m...

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Rolls-Royce Paint it Black

Whether or not you agree with the Rolls-Royce assurance that theirs are the finest cars in the world, it’s hard not to be impressed by them. We’d go so far as to say it’s impossible once you’ve driven one. Ghost, Wraith or Phantom, whichever you h...

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Bikes Off the Beaten Track

Adventure awaits off the beaten path and, whether you’re scrambling up a mountain trail or tearing down a particularly rugged patch of terrain, your bike needs to be up to the task. Road bikes might be able to manage the occasional incline, but fo...

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The Versatile View from the Top

Sometimes you just need a change of perspective, to take a bird’s eye view of things. Granted that could just mean taking some time out to re-appraise things but we like to take idioms rather literally which, in this case, means a helicopter.

Tho...

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The World's Largest Megayachts

Bigger isn’t always better, but when it comes to superyachts you’d be hard-pressed to argue otherwise. As technology and engineering advance, shipyards are able to build bigger and more expansive yachts than ever before, catering to some of the mo...

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A Century of Lamborghini

A century ago this April, Ferruccio Lamborghini was born and with him the beginning of an automotive legend. Well, it took at least a little longer for the marque to be conceived of course, don’t run – or design performance cars – before you can w...

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Comlux Aviation: Flying To The Future

If there’s one way to travel that’s incomparable to anything else, it’s by private jet. Taking all the speed and exhilaration of a larger plane with the personal convenience of being able to bypass the baggage claims and endless queues and simply ...

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DB11: The Future of Aston Martin

It’s finally here: the first Aston Martin DB in over a decade. Oh there was the DB10 for Spectre of course, but the custom-built set vehicles weren’t exactly production cars. Granted though, that was the first time we got a glimpse of the quintess...

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The Rebirth of the Lotus Evora

When the Evora S first hit the road in 2010, it was greeted with more than a little fanfare. Car of the year awards mounted up and, over the six years since, it’s become a mainstay of the Lotus model range. But six years is a long time, especially...

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McLaren Turns to the Tourer

Before the launch of the new sports series, McLaren and practicality didn’t exactly go hand in hand. McLaren and performance, blistering speed and consummate British design yes, but everyday functionality no. That’s never been a bad thing of cours...

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Levante: The Maserati SUV

The concept of a luxury SUV is one that, as little as a year ago, drew plenty of sceptics ready to denounce it. After all, an SUV is a practical, functional vehicle, why would the likes of Bentley make one? Enter the Bentayga however – not to ment...

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Sending Off the DB10

We took a few lessons away from the 24th James Bond film; smart blood is a tenuous concept at best, Bond girls are definitely not defined by age and Dave Bautista is a terrifying individual. More than anything however, was that the lack of a produ...

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The Cat's New Claws: Jaguar's F-Type SVR

At launch back in 2013, the Jaguar F-Type was set to become Jaguar’s new flagship, the physical embodiment of everything they stand for. It even warranted its own short film. Fast-forward to now and the F-Type has become the British marque’s great...

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Ferrari's Upcoming Grand Tourer

A Ferrari isn’t exactly an everyday car. Phenomenal as the marque undoubtedly is, a sports car isn’t ideal for day to day life, especially if you happen to live somewhere that isn’t conducive to top-down driving all seasons. The UK for example.

B...

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A Flying Start for Embraer's Legacy 450

No matter how many aerospace specialists claim otherwise, there is no perfect business jet. It all depends what you’re look for, be that luxury, efficiency or trans-continental capabilities. That said, Embraer’s new Legacy 450 is very, very close....

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The Modern Legend of the LaFerrari

Hybrid cars have come a long way since they began as an environmentally friendly experiment. Now the fusion of electric and petrol engine is at the heart of some of the most phenomenal supercars to ever be created – in no small part to the superla...

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Making Waves: The Best Jet Skis

The world of watersports takes many forms. From the physically challenging sports of windsurfing and waterskiing to the more relaxed approach of boating and canoeing, oceans and lakes have long been used as a playing field for sports that attract ...

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An Evoque for All Seasons

Off-roaders have a hard life. The only times they’re guaranteed to see the light of day is when there’s some hard work to do; high waters, snow and ice, muddy countryside, take your pick. Other than that, they’re relegated in favour of something a...

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Then and Now: The Bentley Continental

Of all the cars on the road, few are as evocative as the Bentley Continental. Even at mention of the name, you probably have an image in your head of the car’s sleek lines, its impossibly elegant form. It doesn’t even matter which particular versi...

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Anchors Aweigh at the London Boat Show

London’s ExCel centre isn’t exactly the most glamorous of locations – convention centres never are – but this week the docklands’ played host to the ever-glamorous London Boat Show. Even if it’s not quite Monaco, this week has seen many of the wor...

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Twisted Automotive: Redefining The Land Rover Defender

Arguably one of the most iconic vehicle designs in the world, the Land Rover Defender has long been the car of choice for those who want a vehicle with some outdoorsy oomph. It was with worldwide disappointment that the model was discontinued afte...

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Fuss-Free Flying with Air Partner

Flying shouldn’t be difficult; it’s the single most convenient way to travel the world. Yet when it comes to the hassle of booking flights, slogging through the endless airport security checks and inevitable reams of delays, it doesn’t feel it.

O...

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Cruising on By: The Greatest Express Cruisers

Superyachts may be the height of luxury but let’s be fair, they’re not all that practical. If you’re all set for elaborate cocktail parties aboard, all well and good, however if all you need it for is a spot of island hopping then you might want s...

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Be Left Breathless: the Lotus 3-Eleven

There are cars built for comfort, others for speed, even some for the sake of practicality if you’d believe it. They all have their merits, whether it’s crossing the Alps in lightning speed or simply navigating British floodwaters without casting ...

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