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2023 Maserati MC20

Mighty MC20 Maserati Tuscan Test. Maserati’s carbon chassis MC20 is one of our most anticipated cars this year. We head into the Tuscan hills to find out whether the all-new Trident pierces the skin of its supercar rivals.

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1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T

Power of 16 Exotic Italian supercars don’t come much more extreme than the late Claudio Zampolli’s ‘excess all areas’ V16T with its 16-cylinder engine. We uncover its secrets.

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2022 Ferrari Roma

We trace the tracks of some obscure Roman roads in Britain to find out how Ferrari’s new Roma performs in the real world

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1971 Giannini Fiat 128 NP S Sport Coupe

Not all coachbuilt Italian sports cars are paragons of beauty, as Giannini’s ‘interesting’ 1971 Fiat 128-based prototype proves

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1941 Alfa-Romeo 12C Prototipo

Alfa 12C a wartime mystery. After 80 years, a unique 1941 Alfa Romeo V12 racing prototype has emerged from oblivion. Born in the midst of the war, the story of the long-lost 12C Prototipo can now – finally – be told.

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1972 Marciano 268A

Marciano 268A This Alfa Montreal-engined one-off took more than 25 years to build

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2022 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo M157

With 580bhp of V8 power and a top whack of 203mph, the Ghibli Trofeo is Maserati’s fastest ever saloon. Is it a true end-of-era firecracker?

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2022 Peugeot 308 SW Allure Premium 1.5 BlueHDi 130

You’re not going to mistake the new Peugeot 308 for anything else on the road but, while the design-led exterior is cutting edge, there’s not much that’s innovative about the diesel parts that sit under the swish bodywork. It sits on top of the EMP2 platform, a chassis development that underpins everything from a DS 9 luxury saloon to the Citroën Dispatch van.

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Sbarro’s twin-V6 1996 Alfa Romeo Issima

Sbarro Alfa Romeo Issima. Lurking behind this sports car’s Alfa grille lies a 12-cylinder engine

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2022 Kimera EVO37

What if Lancia still made its world championship-winning Rally 037 today? Now we know what it would feel like: the new Kimera EVO37 completely modernises Lancia’s icon with superb results, as we discover on a first drive

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Teo Fabi wins 1991 World Sportscar Championship, Japan

As neither Mitch Evans nor Sam Bird have been able to secure the Formula E World Championship (held in mid-August at the Berlin ePrix: see news, p6), it means Teo Fabi remains Jaguar’s final champion after winning the World Sportscar Championship 30 years ago

Editor's comment
As neither Mitch Evans nor Sam Bird have been able to secure the Formula E World Championship (held in mid-August at the Berlin ePrix: see news, p6), it means Teo Fabi remains Jaguar’s final champion after winning the World Sportscar Championship 30 years ago
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1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Cabriolet 'Studionove' Boneschi

What is it that makes an Alfa Romeo so instantly recognisable? It is, of course, the unmistakable ‘trilobo’ triangular front grille, which has adorned pretty much every car that ever came out of Milan (or Turin, for that matter). But not absolutely every one…

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