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Dodge Charger Duo 1968 440 R/T and 1968 small-block V8

Seeing one 1968 Dodge Charger in the Scottish countryside is unusual enough, so two of them together certainly gets our attention. Especially when they’re such different cars and different stories.

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Citroën DS, CX, Traction Avant, XM, C6 and new 2023 C5X

Citroën used to make the most ambitious, most modern, most innovative cars in the world. It’s now getting some of that spirit back.

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1992 Maserati Ghibli 2.8 GT Auto Tipo AM336 vs. Ghibli Open Cup Tipo AM336 and Ghibli II Cup Tipo AM336

The final iteration of the Biturbo family – the Ghibli II Tipo AM336 – was launched 30 years ago. While it blew through the 1990s with plenty of praise, it breezed over most people’s heads. Today, we investigate how it’s going down a storm with a new generation of enthusiasts.

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1979 Alfa Romeo Alfasud Super 1.3 Type 902 vs. 1977 Fiat 128 1300 CL

Advanced engineering and design sophistication came as standard in Italy in the 1970s – even for family cars. But in this Fiat 128 versus Alfasud face-off, which one do we prefer five decades on?

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1968 Porsche 912 vs. 2007 911 Carrera S 997.1

In the latest instalment of our series showcasing readers rides, we head to Hitchin and meet the owners of a 1968 912 and a 2007 997 Carrera S. Two very different Porsches they may be, but these black beauties share more in common than you might think...

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First-gen model 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 930 test versus rare 1989 3.3 Turbo LE 930

How different are the first 911 Turbo and the last-of-line 930 LE, a UK-only runout model limited to fifty units in 1989? We hit rural Suffolk and sample fantastic examples of both...

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 vs. 1970 Lamborghini Espada

Why underrated Espada and 365 GTC/4 offer all the glorious V12 thrills of their exotic brethren for a fraction of the price. Lamborghini’s Espada and Ferrari’s 365 GTC/4 have long existed in the shadow of more exalted siblings. Richard Heseltine says it’s time they received greater recognition.

Editor's comment
‘The Espada continues to pull on the heartstrings and remains my favourite Lamborghini. The Ferrari 365 GTC/4 appeals for different reasons, a true GT from a time before the term became shorthand for a track-orientated blunt instrument.’ Richard compares two thoroughbred underdogs: turn to pages
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2023 Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4MATIC+ W177 vs. 2023 Audi RS3 8YA

They sit right at the top of the hot-hatch food chain, so can the fresh Audi RS3 8YA put the bite on the ballistic AMG A45 W177?

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1986 Audi Ur-Quattro and e-tron GT

All-wheel-drive technology has defined the Audi brand for more than four decades, so it’s a moment to savour when the latest model to wear the famed quattro badge meets its formidable forebear.

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1971 Maserati Bora Tipo AM117 vs. 2023 Maserati MC20 Tipo M240

Not all supercars have to be hard work and feel brash. So says Maserati, whose MC20 picks up the mid-engined reins from the 1971 Bora as a usable, liveable and above all likeable supercar.

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1995 Aston-Martin DB7 3.2 Automatic vs. 1998 Jaguar XKR 4.0 X100

As supercharged grand tourers, not only are the Aston Martin DB7 and Jaguar XKR similar in concept but, due to their joint Ford parentage, they share much below the surface. The pair even arrived around the same time, too. We get an early example of each side-by-side to look at these similarities as well as their many differences.

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