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The TAG Formula One engine

TAG Story Porsche returned to F1 in the 1980s, building the engine that won McLaren two successive championships. Total 911 explores one of the most successful partnerships in the history of F1, made possible by Techniques d’Avant Garde.

1979 Matco Diamante

Richard Heseltine examines the distinctively American concept of the ‘neoclassic’ and specifically the Matco marque…

1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T

It’s hard to believe, but 1990s American performance cars like the ’92 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T are getting on for almost three decades old and almost certainly worth re-examining…

First production car with a digital key 2016 Volvo S90 & XC90

Fishing in your trouser pocket for the keys to your car is probably one of the most Pavlovian things you can do but in terms of automotive tech history, the time between that shiny amalgam of shaped metal, plastic-tasting fresh air and the engine rumbling to life has branched out into some of the most innovative developments in the industry

1990 Alpine A710 W71 Prototype

It didn’t get to succeed the A610, but instead transformed into one of the ’90s most extreme sports cars

1979 Aston Martin Bulldog - looking back Project K-9

Proof of concept. Original Bulldog project leader Keith Martin recalls the earliest road tests of Aston Martin’s pioneering supercar.

2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept

This month we’re remembering the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept, something we (perhaps somewhat controversially!) reckon might have made a better-looking C7 or C8…

Jaguar XJ-S’ first race, Mosport Park, August 1976

As our feature on shows, the XJ-S could be turned into more of a sports car, although it wasn’t a natural racing car due to its size and weight. That didn’t stop Bob Tullius and his Group 44 team from campaigning the car in the late Seventies, with considerable success.

1995 Castagna Alfa-Romeo Vittoria - SZ-based prototype

Think the Alfa Romeo SZ ‘MOSTRO’ was ugly? Castagna’s similarly conceived Vittoria took things to a whole new level

Stoewer the missing German link

Drives-Today takes a tour of a Polish city in what was once Germany, and uncovers the history of the forgotten marque of Stoewer that called it home

Forgotten fast cars 2006 BMW Z4 M Coupe E86

The boss of BMW M, Markus Flasch, refers to them as ‘submarine projects’; namely the sort of after-hours labours of love that created cars like the E86 Z3 M Coupe

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT C199

Crafty competition plans resulted in the wickedly fast and noisy SLR 722 GT – but sadly not a suitably evocative race series, as James Page discovers

Vincent Hugo Bendix 1881-1945 - Financially volatile hero of braking and sponsor of aviation

He was called ‘The King of Stop and Go’, although, to be chronologically precise, he should have been the ‘King of Go and Stop’ – his ‘go’ invention preceding the ‘stop’. Vincent Bendix’s whole life seemed to evolve on a stop-and-go basis. He was a big man, bighearted and a big spender. He made a fortune, spent a fortune and was no stranger to bankruptcy, divorce and ill-judged investments.

1982 Citroen BX - from Gandini’s original 1977 design sketch to the production

A quirky outlier that managed to find a mainstream audience, and justified Citroen’s existence to its new masters

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