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All change at Alpina, as BMW ownership reshapes its future
​The passing of Alpina founder Burkard Bovensiepen in October must seem particularly symbolic to fans of Alpina’s uniquely classy take on go-faster BMWs.
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2024 Aston Martin Vantage
​The 2018 Vantage fell short; weird looks, uninspiring interior, awkward dynamics. But as Aston continues its ascendance, expect greatness.
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Porsche salutes Roland Kussmaul
​As acclaimed 911 test driver and engineer Roland Kussmaul turns 80, Porsche has dived into its extensive photographic archive to celebrate his legendary career.
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Porsche celebrates hip-hop anniversary with film documentary
​On 11th August 1973, DJ Kool Herc hosted a party in the Bronx that would go down in history. With two turntables connected together, he created beats for his friends to accompany with raps and acrobatic breakdancing
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Why Citroën is the new Dacia
​Citroën has a new boss with a new strategy. One very close to Dacia’s. By Phil McNamara.
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Porsche committed to more sustainable leather sourcing
​Leather Working Group (LWG), based in the English city of Milton Keynes, is a non-profit organisation with around two thousand stakeholders.
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Porsche chases profits
​Porsche will impose “significant price increases” on its models in the middle of the year as it seeks to keep profits high, the company’s chief financial officer said.
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Jaguar Land Rover swings back into profit
​As we went to press with this issue, Jaguar Land Rover announced that sales were up to 80,000 during the third quarter of the year ending December 2022
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BMH Mini bodyshell sales hit a high in 2022
​British Motor Heritage reports that a total of 45 Mini bodyshells left their factory in 2022
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New VW boss Thomas Schäfer’s in tray
​Post-Diess, VW needs to rethink its focus. New CEO Thomas Schäfer sits down with CAR to reveal his plans for the brand.
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Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener tells all
​Under Gorden Wagener, Mercedes has the most consistent design language of the German big three. But what's next?
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Why Ford has split itself in two
Ford’s splitting its EV and combustion-engine divisions, as is Renault. Why? And will it work?
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What a close look at Tesla can tell us about Twitter’s chances under Musk
​Twitter looks like it’s in turmoil – but isn’t that exactly how Tesla went supernova?
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UK’s first Destination Porsche opens
​The venerable Porsche Centre Reading has been transformed into the country’s first ‘Destination Porsche’ – a retail destination for enthusiasts and customers alike
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Design 911 opens new distribution centre in the Netherlands
​For many British businesses, especially those trading overseas, the fallout from Brexit has been an administrative nightmare.
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Cracks in the system
Strong demand amid oil refinery shutdowns at the heart of rocketing petrol prices
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Puma celebrates Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS
​Puma marks 50 years of the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 with a special edition of its classic shoe: the Puma Suede
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McLaren faces difficult decisions as it enters SUV ring
​Having decided to get into crossovers, McLaren now has a series of obstacles to overcome. Probably in order of urgency, they go something like this.
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