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Porsche 911 GT3 996.2 vs. 911 Turbo X50 996.2

Two of the headiest incarnations of the 996 came in the form of the GT3 and Turbo X50. Either one dishes up euphoria, but which would you belay? We sample both…

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Lancia Gamma Coupé 2500IE vs Alfa Romeo GTV 6 2.5

Boxing Match These two charismatic children of the 1970s arguably reached full maturity in the 1980s. But does Alfa V6 sportiness trump Lancia boxer-four elegance?

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2005 Jaguar XKR 4.2-S X100 vs 2014 XK Dynamic R 5.0 X150

Two limited-edition models saw out production of the X100 and X150 generations of XK – a 2005 4.2-S and a 2014 Dynamic R. With extended equipment lists and improved driving capabilities, they are the best models of each to buy

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Mercedes-Benz R107 at 50 - full story of the longest-lived of all SL roadsters

The Mercedes-Benz R107 is the longest-lived and most numerous of all the SL roadsters. Here's the full story behind its 50-year success. Words Massimo Delbo. Photography Marco Nagel/Mercedes-Benz.

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Bucket-list classics The Big Test

Raw roadster, GT, hot-hatch, cool cabrio, supercar, spicy saloon and luxury cruiser. A great example of each should be on everyone’s bucket list of cars to try, buy or borrow. These are our top picks.

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1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing W198 vs. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS63 AMG C197

The 300SL Gullwing W198 is a true Mercedes legend while its modern counterpart, the mighty SLS AMG C197, is a modern icon. We take a look at these two magnificent machines and the relationship between them.

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Maserati’s misunderstood Biturbo at 40: Giant Test

Was the Biturbo the biggest mistake Maserati ever made – or a superbly useable exotic that saved the company? As the Biturbo turns 40 years old, we reassess its legacy via four very different versions

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1983 Alfa Romeo Alfasud GTA vs. Giardinetta

South African Alfasuds — GTA and Giardinetta rarities driven. The Alfasud was famously named after its southern Italian factory. But an even more southerly Alfa outpost in South Africa made some real oddities – like this ultra-rare GTA and Giardinetta pairing

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2021 Fiat 500 Electric Icon vs 2022 MINI Hatch Electric Level 1

The Icelandic singer Björk could have been singing about electric cars when she released her song “it’s oh so quiet”. Devoid of a combustion engine, all you’ll hear is a whirring of an electric motor, the rushing of air as you move away, and perhaps some sound from the tyres

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1989 Morgan 4/4 vs. 1965 Alvis TE21 Convertible, 1987 AC Cobra MkIV, 1970 Aston-Martin DBS V8

Which British classics offer the most hand-built character for the money in today’s market? Let’s explore our four choices: Morgan 4/4, Aston Martin DBS V8, Alvis TE21 and AC Cobra MkIV

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2022 Audi SQ5 TDI v 2022 Jaguar F-Pace P400 HS

Pair of familiar SUV faces bring advanced new six-cylinder engines to a fierce under-bonnet battle

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