Upgrade Guide

Upgrade Guide

Modifying guide Ford Focus ST170 Mk1
The Focus ST170 is widely revered as a fantastic handling car with a smooth and rev-happy 2.0-litre engine that delivered plenty of smiles-per-mile. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be made even better... Words JAMIE KING Photos ADE BRANNAN MODIFYING GUIDE: MK1 FOCUS ST170How to extract the best from the hot Mk1 that wasn’t an RS. The Mk1 Focus was a bit of a turning point for Ford; before its arrival in 1998, Blue Oval hatchbacks were something of a handful when the road got twisty.
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Modern automatic transmission technology meets Jaguar XJ-S unleashed
You can send the hate mail to the usual address, but I’ll come right out with it and admit that despite being an XJ-S fan I’ve often found the V12 cars rather underwhelming in standard form. The late 6.0-litre is a formidable beast but given its complexity and additional capacity I’ve frequently found myself wondering if the 5.3-litre offers a great leap over the late six-cylinder cars. Until now, that is.
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Buying and tuning guide BMW M5 E60
With a screaming 5.0-litre V10 under the bonnet and room for the family, the E60 M5 is just about the most insane super saloon money can buy. It's not a sensible purchase, and a bad one could break you, but it's an incredibly special car and one that's well worth experiencing at least once in your life. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Matt Richardson The V10 Super saloon profiledE60 M5 An in-depth look at the sensational V10 saloon.
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Upgrade guide: Ford mk2 Zephyr/Zodiac
Fantastic Fifties styling and a great big engine bay mean the Mk2 has always been a popular choice for modders and rodders. MK2 ZEPHYR/ZODIAC IMPROVING YOUR CLASSIC FORD JUST GOT EASIER Upgrade guide: Ford mk2 Zephyr/Zodiac - Tuning tips for the 1950s Ford. UPGRADE GUIDE The big 1950s Fords have a strong following and it’s not surprising. They’re lovely, smooth cruising cars but they also have a touch of Americana about them.
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190bhp 3.8-litre XK engined 1955 Jaguar Mk VIIM - perfectly upgraded for everyday use
In standard specification, a Jaguar Mk VIIM would require some degree of mechanical sympathy and patience to drive, but this one has several updates, so is it any better? Overstepping the mark Words & photography Rob Hawkins Modified Mk VIIM Perfectly upgraded for everyday use With its 3.
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Upgrade Guide Ford Cortina Mk3
Stylish and plentiful, the now-iconic Mk3 Ford Cortina has lots going for it. Here’s how to make it even better. IMPROVING YOUR CLASSIC FORD JUST GOT EASIER Ford MK3 CORTINA UPGRADE GUIDE: Mk3 Cortina Get more from your Cokebottle Cortina without ruining its classic appeal with our fivepage tuning guide. The shape of the Cortina throughout the years has always been a good reflection of the times in which they were made.
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Tuning and modifying Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 L494
So you've bought a Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6, but how can you make it even better to drive and own? TUNING AND MODIFYING Range Rover Sport 3.0 SDV6 L494 Significantly lighter and nimbler than its predecessor, the impressive 2013-on L494 Range Rover Sport is one of the most desirable mid-sized luxury SUVs on the planet. Facelifted in 2018, the torquey and efficient 130mph 3.0-litre SDV6 model remains the most popular choice with UK buyers.
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Ford Consul Classic and Capri
If you want tune and improve a 1960s Ford with a di­fference, look no further than the Classic and Capri range. Something quite different to the mainstream classic Ford here — it’s the stylish Consul Classic range. These oft-forgotten cars share a lot in common with the 105E Anglia in terms of visuals — the sweeping back window of the Classic for a start — but you may be surprised to learn that there’s also a very similar front suspension.
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