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1983 Alfa Romeo Alfasud GTA vs. Giardinetta

South African Alfasuds — GTA and Giardinetta rarities driven. The Alfasud was famously named after its southern Italian factory. But an even more southerly Alfa outpost in South Africa made some real oddities – like this ultra-rare GTA and Giardinetta pairing

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2021 Fiat 500 Electric Icon vs 2022 MINI Hatch Electric Level 1

The Icelandic singer Björk could have been singing about electric cars when she released her song “it’s oh so quiet”. Devoid of a combustion engine, all you’ll hear is a whirring of an electric motor, the rushing of air as you move away, and perhaps some sound from the tyres

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1989 Morgan 4/4 vs. 1965 Alvis TE21 Convertible, 1987 AC Cobra MkIV, 1970 Aston-Martin DBS V8

Which British classics offer the most hand-built character for the money in today’s market? Let’s explore our four choices: Morgan 4/4, Aston Martin DBS V8, Alvis TE21 and AC Cobra MkIV

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2022 Audi SQ5 TDI v 2022 Jaguar F-Pace P400 HS

Pair of familiar SUV faces bring advanced new six-cylinder engines to a fierce under-bonnet battle

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1970 Lotus Type 72 vs. 2022 Lotus Evija

The Lotus 72 is the most successful F1 car of all time. The Evija EV hypercar is the embodiment of new Lotus. So is there any of the old magic in the newcomer? We hit the track to find out.

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2022 BMW 530i G30 v 2022 Mercedes-Benz E300 W213

They are to Germany what the commodore and falcon were to Aussies: large rear-drive sedans that once dominated the market before SUVs ruled the world. So is there still a place for this pair?

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1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 CDI W220 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz S320 CDI W221

They may be a few generations old, but the now highly affordable 220- and 221-series S-Classes remain hugely impressive drives, with space and performance to spare, and loads of on-board toys to master. Here we compare two versions of the big selling ‘S320 CDI’ equipped with very different engines.

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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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