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Votren De Este Votren De Este 1987 Daimler-badged XJ40 3.6 12 days ago

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Firstly, I want to welcome in the new editor. It’s a shame to see Paul Walton leave, but it seems he’ll still be writing for the magazine and fresh faces are always a good thing. I was moved to write by Sam Skelton’s piece about the 2.9-litre XJ40. This is a car that so many people over the years have told me was utter rubbish and that there was no point in owning such a slow and thirsty car. But I bought my first one in 2005 – I was still a university student, which shows how cheap they once were. And I didn’t keep it for long, because it failed the MoT on rust in 2007. I’ve had other Jaguars since, and nowadays I have an X350 2.7 diesel. But I’d like to find another good 2.9 if I can find one to relive the days that got me into Jaguars. Ideally it’d be Signal Red like mine was, a manual, and have a cloth interior. My car had a digital dashboard, so I’d like that if I could. Does anyone know of a car like this for sale anywhere? Thank you to Jaguar World for rekindling an old spark with your article.

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 25 Years Porsche 911 996 1 month ago

Porsche 996 frailties

You didn’t mention the Porsche 996 cylinder bore scoring (Porsche 996 at 25 years), another known issue for the 996 and first generation 997. It’s serious, costly and painful. Early 996s (3.4s) had gearbox issues and 996s tend to eat radiators too.

I own a 993 C2 manual coupé and so I was surprised that Sam Dawson quotes the 996 as ‘better built than their predecessors’. I think he’s seeing that from only one perspective, the body perhaps? Granted that key areas of an Eighties 911 — kidney bowls, sills, B-pillars – would rust from the inside out but I reckon the aircooled engines were more robust.

If I were looking at the Porsche 996 era, it would be a 986 Boxster because it’s lighter and more fun to drive in the 3.2 form, though they do suffer the same type of issues as the 996.

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Votren De Este Votren De Este New 2024 Porsche 911 ST 992.2 spied at the ‘Ring 1 month ago

Apologies if our editorial led you to believe Porsche will create a Turbo S Targa, because this is not the case. Porsche has only used the Targa body style on its Turbo for the late 930 generation, and since the 997.2 era, has offered either Coupe or Cabriolet body styles for its Turbo S offering. It is highly unlikely Porsche will again turn to the Targa body style for its Turbo engine, and DrivesToday knows of no plans to introduce this for the upcoming 992.2 generation.

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 250bhp 2011 Mini Coupe Cooper S 1.6 R58 2 months ago

In real life — colour of this Mini not like on the jpeg images

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 1991 Jaguar XJ40 Estate 3 months ago

One more example of XJ40 Estate *BRG — but is it official Jaguar production car?

XJ40 Estate *BRG - but is it official Jaguar

XJ40 Estate *BRG - but is it official Jaguar

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Votren De Este Votren De Este Adam & Gordon Bryson’s US-specification 1980 BMW 320i E21 3 months ago

We couldn’t agree more, David. On a side note, if you want your car featured in our Readers Rides page then please get in touch by sending a few high resolution images and a 100-200 word description of your car to us

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 1990 Jaguar Sport XJR-15 4 months ago

Very nice and fast car — but totally dangerous

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 1967 Pontiac GTO 5 months ago

Welcome to our May issue – I don’t know about you, but it feels like this year is flying by; maybe it’s the contrast with the last two years’ glacial pace caused by lockdowns and Covid. This month’s magazine features not one, but two purple muscle cars. This wasn’t deliberate, it’s just a bit like the old bus analogy – we had one then another one turned up very shortly after and we just had to share them both with you.

In some ways they represent different ends of the muscle car spectrum. The ’67 GTO is nearer the beginning of this halcyon period, while the ’72 ’Cuda the end. And that’s the funny thing, the muscle car era barely lasted a decade, yet it’s the era that many enthusiasts wax lyrical about or obsess over… I wonder in the future if the era we’re living through now will be referred to as the Second Muscle Car wave?

After all, you can buy outrageously powerful Camaros, Mustangs, Corvettes and Challengers today… will that be the case in a decade? Hmmmm, what do you think?

Also kicking off this month is the story of my own muscle car’s restoration; it was something I knew eventually I would have to undertake, but I’d been procrastinating about for years, but then events overtook me and I was forced to bite the bullet. There is something quite nice about having a scruffier car, as it means you can enjoy it more without worry. “Another ding? Nah, who cares…!” With an immaculate car, a lot of the fun evaporates, as worries about scratches or worse come to the fore. Well, I hope you’re looking forward to a summer of fun, getting out and enjoying your vehicles!

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 1966 Aston Martin DB6 4.0 vs. 1965 Jaguar E-type 4.2 FHC Series 1 6 months ago

Just one more comparison road test between Jag XKE e Type and Astons DB6 — but in Cabrio form

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Votren De Este Votren De Este Buyers Guide BMW M3 E36 7 months ago

The E36 M3 celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. Revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 1992, it remained in production for most of the ‘90s, but its legacy lives on three decades later. While it is not a car that we ever ignore in these pages, in fact you could probably call it a ‘bread and butter’ model for BMW Car, the anniversary seemed a good time to re-evaluate what this variant of M3 has to offer for potential purchasers. For this we enlisted the help of top-notch automotive journalist Ben Barry, himself the owner of an E36 M3 3.0-litre coupé for 18-years, and the key holder to an Evo saloon for a period, too. Ben talked to a couple of respected E36 M3 experts and you can read his, and their, thoughts starting on page 18. Rest assured that this will not be the last M car feature of the year, for 2022 also marks the 50th anniversary of BMW M – a milestone that we will be marking on several occasions throughout the coming months.

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Votren De Este Votren De Este Jaguar XJ-S’ first race, Mosport Park, August 1976 8 months ago

In fine health

Thank you for the recent Finishing Lines article on the fabulous Group 44 XJ-S.

I am pleased to say that XJR2, the first of the three Group 44 XJ-Ss, is still in fine health in my lock-up. I am hoping to be able to wheel her out for some events next year and that may even include some races. It is a magnificent car and anyone with any Jaguar in their blood should try to watch it live.

Keep up the good work. I still eagerly await every edition.

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Votren De Este Votren De Este Lotus’s EV era Sports cars, four-door coupé, SUVs 11 months ago

The replacement for the Lotus Elise being an EV was always going to upset some, but Lotus boss Matt Windle is confident that the Type 135 will deserve the hallowed emblem. He said: “I know some people won’t like it, but we’ve always been innovative and looked for the best solutions. There’s a lot of references to what Colin Chapman would have made of it. He was pretty agnostic to powertrains; he just wanted the one that gave the best performance, and that’s what we will do. These cars will be fun to drive and will be a premium product which moves Lotus into a different era.”

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 1989 Giocattolo Competizione 1 year ago

Very rare sport car!

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 246bhp 1.8 Turbo engined 1983 Volkswagen Golf Mk1 1 year ago

Had one for 3 years, so light (810 kilos) and fun to drive!

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 2006 BMW 630i E63 1 year ago

Nice Coupe

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 2022 Lotus Emira 1 year ago

About the same power, similar weight, and similar price as a Porsche Cayman/Boxster GTS 4.0. I think it'll fool a lot of people thinking it's a supercar. In terms of brand recognition and value, I don't think it's better than the Porsche. But I would be more inclined to buy this instead because it's just more special.

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 2022 BMW M5 CS F90 1 year ago

Excess all areas. Okay, I’m old and old school. I remember reading Cars and Car Conversions and then Performance Car before progressing on to evo. However, the huge size, massive power and ridiculous costs of many of the cars featured in your pages of late are making them completely irrelevant to all but a privileged few, not to mention irrelevant on most of our finest roads.

The £140k, 626bhp, 1825kg BMW M5 CS; the £5million, 836bhp Aston Martin Victor; the £117k, 616bhp, 2320kg Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo…are these cars really made for driving?

I’m happy with my lightly modified 30th Anniversary Mazda MX-5. £25k new, cheap to run, insure, maintain and modify. I can revel in country B-roads (on which it easily fits), wringing the sweet little naturally aspirated motor to the red line on every precise manual gearchange, working to carry every possible mph onto the next straight, feeling the little car move under me on its skinny 205-section tyres – and loving every second! Is it just me, or am I missing something?

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Votren De Este Votren De Este 1992 McLaren F1 vs. 1996 Porsche 911 GT1 and 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR C297 1 year ago

Top speed — what is the topspeed advertised in 1992 McLaren F1 owners manual/brochure? That number should be used, if there is such a number. The prototype speed records can be ignored, but it would be best to have some other number in place.

Estimates — they are based on deep learning (not really deep tbh). The AI does take in account the year of the car (which implies tyre performance) but this effect probably in this current version of neural net is not strong enough. So you could look at it as if the tyres are almost ignored or the effect diminished.

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Votren De Este Votren De Este Celebrating five decades of the 1971 BMW 2002tii E10 1 year ago

The 2002tii hits 50 this year, and it’s still looking fantastic, isn’t it?

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