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BMW M5 E60 vs. M5 F10

The BMW M5 has long been considered king of the sports saloons but what’s better than owning one? Owning two, of course! We catch up with Don Wearing to discuss his E60 and F10 duo. Which one would you choose?

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Modified 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 996.2 vs. 2009 Cayman S Sport 987

Porsches have always lent themselves to brash colourways, demonstrated by this Mint Green 996 and Orange 987 Cayman S Sport. And, as if their striking livery wasn’t enough, both cars have been enhanced by Suffolk-based marque specialist, Charlie Wildridge...

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1989 Ferrari 348 ts vs  1994 F355 GTS

Surely it’s not fair to compare the notoriously lambasted Ferrari 348 with its lauded successor, the F355? But could it be that the former is simply misunderstood – and maybe offers something that’s missing from its illustrious successor?

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 250 W114 vs. 1971 Jaguar XJ6 2.8 Automatic Series 1

If you were an executive in the late Sixties and early Seventies, there was only two choices of car – the Spartan Mercedes-Benz W114 or the prestigious Jaguar XJ6. With both cars worth similar values today, how do the 2.8-litre versions of both compare now?

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1995 Jaguar XJS Celebration Coupe vs. Cabrio

Initially controversial, the XJS became Jaguar’s longest running model. In its 21st and final year of production, the company launched the ‘XJS Celebration’ – now deemed by many to be the most desirable of the range – We examine its history and find out what makes them so special…

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1986 BMW M5 E28 vs. 1992 BMW M5 3.8 E34

We got the rare opportunity to sample pristine examples of the E28 and E34 M5 back-to-back, and what an experience it was

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1997 Alpina B10 V8 E39 vs. 1999 BMW M5 E39

BMW has bought out Alpina – so how might Alpina’s future products differ from BMW’s own M-cars? Comparing the fastest versions of the E39 5-series will give us some clues.

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1971 Alpine A310 vs. 1972 Lotus Europa Special

Developed on opposite sides of the English Channel, the Alpine A310 and Lotus Europa offered supercar technology in miniature.

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Air versus water with the Porsche 911 964 and 911 997

In terms of engineering and construction, the 964 and 997 are chalk and cheese on the 911 pantheon. Thanks to their individual attributes, however, both command a similarly powerful fan base. If you have a mind to, these Porsches can also be significantly modified, as we discovered on an Essex airfield shakedown

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1966 Aston Martin DB6 4.0 vs. 1965 Jaguar E-type 4.2 FHC Series 1

Which do we think is the best Sixties coupe out of an iconic E-type 4.2 and an equally famous Aston Martin DB6 4.0? There's only one way to find out and that's to drive these two beautiful British sports cars side-by-side.

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