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2023 RennTech S76R - Mercedes-Benz S-Class W140 based restomod

Well over two years in development, the RennTech S76R is the most powerful naturally aspirated 140-series S-Class in existence. Mercedes-Benz Enthusiast spoke exclusively to its creators...

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300bhp 1.8 20v AWP engined Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Mk1

Small cabriolets often get tarnished with the same, lame image, but Brandon Quail’s Berg-Cup kitted 300bhp 1.8T example is far from your regular rag top!

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Kamei-kitted Typ19 1985 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2 - period perfect 80s icon with a 2.8 VR6 twist

There are many different types of hero in this world; ones that leap off tall buildings in a single bound, those who fight off evil empires, and then ones that fight off ghosts and drive VWs in their spare time… like John Vanek.

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ABF 2.0-litre engined 1985 Volkswagen Scirocco GL Mk2 Typ 53B

Having taken a gamble with a cheap project car, Bobby Mahi found a trusted pair of hands when it came to bringing this show winning Scirocco to life – he built it himself.

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Fuel-injected 4.2-litre 1958 Jaguar XK150

Upgraded XK150. Breathing new life into a ’50s sports car courtesy of an injected 4.2-litre engine and all the mod cons including air con.

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Modern automatic transmission technology meets the Jaguar E-type

We discover the startling transformation which can be gained from applying modern gearbox technology to older Jaguars.

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180bhp 1937 Fiat Topolino Hot Rod - Plenty of surprises lurk under the skin...

This innocent-looking Fiat Topolino hides a big secret. Under the skin, it’s a full-on 180hp hot rod with a real Jekyll/Hyde character.

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Air-cooled classic 270bhp 3.2-litre 1967 Porsche 911 SC restomod

Don’t mess about! If a particular competition model has caught your eye, or if a specific era of Porsche production turns you on, then go for it. This is precisely what Dave Lewis did — infatuated by the legendary 911 ST of 1967, he found just what he wanted in a 1981 SC backdate...

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N54B30-engined 460bhp 2010 BMW 335i Touring E91

Touring isn’t the most obvious model to modify into a track car, but with some serious hardware, an eight minute Nürburgring lap time and a top speed of 180mph, the results for this one speak for themselves.

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Super clean Canadian Rallye on centre-looks Volkswagen Golf G60 Mk2

Having found one of North America’s best-kept Golf Rallyes on his doorstep, Danny Delic has spent a decade tracking down the most obscure parts to bring it up to spec.

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Stage 3 411bhp Volkswagen Golf Mk6

The Channel Island of Guernsey has a population of 65k, measures 25 square-miles and the maximum speed limit is 35mph. Although beautiful, it’s not an obvious automotive hub. Tom Godfrey both sourced and built this swashbuckling Mk6 Golf R there though. With an eye for the treasure, he’s our kind of pirate…

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550bhp Volkswagen Golf R32T Mk2 All-wheel-drive Polish Mk2 monster!

With over 500bhp and all-wheel drive, it’s no wonder Ernest Staciwa’s Mk2 sleeper boasts supercar acceleration times, even if he doesn’t like to shout about it…

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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 996.2 converted to RWD

This side of a GT3 or Turbo, the Carrera 4S is widely considered the optimum 996. Paul Layte decided to refine the recipe. We track his car’s evolutionary progress to hot-yet-practical road-burner...

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