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1966 Ford Ranger II Concept

From work on Hollywood sci-fi blockbusters to designing the tail-lights on the ’64 Falcon Futura, designer Syd Mead’s star turn was the Ranger II concept pick-up truck, as Richard Heseltine discovers…

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First production-series car with a reverse camera 1990 Toyota Soarer Limited

A recent study by US automotive consumer guide Edmunds revealed around 15 000 people are injured in automobile incidents while a vehicle is reversed in the United States alone. It’s a sobering statistic; one that becomes all the more tragic when we consider that of those, 210 are fatal and 31% involves children.

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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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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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Mercedes-Benz CLK 209-series

The 209-series CLK gained many admirers during its time on sale new, and today the Coupes and Cabriolets are among the most affordable Mercedes-Benz cars you can buy second hand. Here we look back on these multi-talented models and see what’s out there in the market

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1958 Renault Floride - shifting France into Ghia

Renault turned to Italy in the quest to create an image-builder

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The TAG Formula One engine

TAG Story Porsche returned to F1 in the 1980s, building the engine that won McLaren two successive championships. Total 911 explores one of the most successful partnerships in the history of F1, made possible by Techniques d’Avant Garde.

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1979 Matco Diamante

Richard Heseltine examines the distinctively American concept of the ‘neoclassic’ and specifically the Matco marque…

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1992 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T

It’s hard to believe, but 1990s American performance cars like the ’92 Dodge Daytona IROC R/T are getting on for almost three decades old and almost certainly worth re-examining…

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First production car with a digital key 2016 Volvo S90 & XC90

Fishing in your trouser pocket for the keys to your car is probably one of the most Pavlovian things you can do but in terms of automotive tech history, the time between that shiny amalgam of shaped metal, plastic-tasting fresh air and the engine rumbling to life has branched out into some of the most innovative developments in the industry

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1990 Alpine A710 W71 Prototype

It didn’t get to succeed the A610, but instead transformed into one of the ’90s most extreme sports cars

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1979 Aston Martin Bulldog - looking back Project K-9

Proof of concept. Original Bulldog project leader Keith Martin recalls the earliest road tests of Aston Martin’s pioneering supercar.

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2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept

This month we’re remembering the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept, something we (perhaps somewhat controversially!) reckon might have made a better-looking C7 or C8…

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Jaguar XJ-S’ first race, Mosport Park, August 1976

As our feature on shows, the XJ-S could be turned into more of a sports car, although it wasn’t a natural racing car due to its size and weight. That didn’t stop Bob Tullius and his Group 44 team from campaigning the car in the late Seventies, with considerable success.

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1995 Castagna Alfa-Romeo Vittoria - SZ-based prototype

Think the Alfa Romeo SZ ‘MOSTRO’ was ugly? Castagna’s similarly conceived Vittoria took things to a whole new level

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