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Jaguar F-Pace SVR vs. Audi RS Q8 Vorsprung, Porsche Cayenne Coupe GTS, BMW X6 M Competition F96

With their giddy power outputs, coupe-esque bodies and hefty 4x4 underpinnings, these super-SUVs shouldn’t work. But boy do they

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Mk8 vs. BMW 128ti F40, Hyundai i30 N, Renault Mégane RS300, Cupra Leon

Round 3 of our search to find the best hot hatch on sale sees the middleweights get in the ring. Which will go on to the finale: i30 N versus GTI Clubsport Mk8, Leon 300, Mégane RS or BMW 128ti F40?

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2022 Ferrari Roma vs. 2021 Bentley Continental GT V8, 2021 Lexus LC 500, 2022 Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Ferrari’s brilliant Roma is built for long drives on epic roads, so that’s where we’re heading, with a Bentley, Aston and Lexus for company. Which is the ultimate sporting GT?

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs. Audi Q4 E-Tron, Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2

Right here, right wow. Your £50k future EV has already landed. Beyond the tech and the flash, do newcomers from Hyundai, Volvo and Audi have the substance to topple Britain’s best-selling EV, the Tesla Model 3?

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2022 Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition vs. 390 Final Edition

We take a trip to Lotus’ private test track in Hethel to drive and bid farewell to the Elise and Exige.

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2022 VW Golf GTI Mk8 vs. 2022 BMW 128ti F40

VW’s reborn icon challenges the car BMW said it would never build. The latest incarnation of VW’s hot-hatch icon is now sufficiently upmarket to take a swing at the 1 Series BMW once said it would never build. They’ve got a lot of front, this pair...

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1978 Jaguar XJ-S 5.4 V12 Manual vs. 1990 Lister Le Mans 7.0 V12

The Lister Le Mans is a full-bore evolution of the suave Jaguar XJ-S. But instead of madness on wheels, Ben Barry discovers a bargain alternative to the Ferrari F40

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Maserati 3500 GT triple test - Early Maserati heaven – times three!

Maserati’s first ever road car, the 3500 GT was hugely appreciated as a grand tourer in its day, before suffering neglect as a classic. Its reputation is now being restored – and so are the cars, as one man’s hat-trick clearly shows

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1996 Alfa Romeo 164 3.0 24v Cloverleaf vs. 1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 S XJ40

Both of these archetypal Eighties executives began their lives well before they went into production, one a joint venture with rivals, the other as a last stand at independence. With the Alfa Romeo 164 and Jaguar XJ40, they're both cars you buy with your heart over your head, one more so than the other.

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2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet 992 vs. 2021 McLaren 720S Spider

Convertibles add weight and reduce stiffness, though they can be undeniably seductive. But do they make any sense with supercar levels of performance? The McLaren 720S Spider and 911 Turbo S Cabrio 992 should provide the answer.

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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII vs. 1993 Jaguar XJS Convertible 6.0 V12

In the mid ‘90s, would a Canadian buyer spend the cost of a small house on an XJS coupe, or go for a cheaper home market alternative? Craig Talbot investigates the choice

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T 991.2 vs. 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6 997.1

Ten years after the seventh-generation 911 landed, we revisit the end-of-line 991.2 Carrera T and introduce it to an early example of the 997.1 Carrera

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1992 McLaren F1 vs. 1996 Porsche 911 GT1 and 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR C297

Forget about hybrids, this is the true holy trinity. We gather the three iconic road-legal Le Mans legends… and drive them

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 ‘Touring’ vs. 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ E9

It is almost 50 years since BMW and Porsche were at each other’s throats on track with the lightweight 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ E9 and 911 2.7 RS. How do these legendary homologation specials compare on the road?

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