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Protuning Design 281bhp 2006 BMW Z4 3.0si E85

Putting any project together can feel like a mammoth challenge, and executing an original theme can seem like climbing a mountain. Latvian petrolhead Arno combined his love of Alpinism and BMWs and called upon Protuning Design to execute his vision of a Z4 Everest Edition...

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2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prodrive

In 2006, Prodrive revealed a series of performance enhancements for the V8 Vantage that made the car even more driver focused. Now one of the most sought-after models, we look at the car’s history before driving one for ourselves.

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Uniting an early 1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 with a 2006 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 997.1

Separated by thirty-three years, this 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and first-generation 911 GT3 RS 997 share Porsche’s crucial ‘road racer’ DNA...

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FRUIT OF THE ZOOM
Porsche released the now legendary 911 Carrera RS 2.7 in readiness for the 1973 model year. Fifty years on, we can look back at a strong suite of road-legal, race-inspired 911s able to trace their DNA back to the ducktailed homologation special. Today’s Rennsports, however, have become somewhat burdened by size, weight and a wealth of electronic driver aids, all of which are dictated by modern safety standards, a result of engine output increasing exponentially. Not so with the first-generation 997 GT3 RS, which expertly straddles the analogue and digital eras of Porsche production. With this in mind, we brought together one of the first five hundred Carrera RS 2.7s (build number 433, in fact) and a super-low mileage 997 GT3 RS. You might think comparing 911s separated by more than three decades is a tough call, but these zesty coupes have more in common than one might consider at first glance. This features a pretty even split of retro and modern Porsches — not only do we spend quality time (both on- and off-road) with the new 992 Dakar, we return to New England to check out the trio of air-cooled classics owned by Def Leppard guitarist, Vivian Campbell. Enjoy the article.
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2006 BMW Z4 3.0si Coupé Manual E86

The Z4 M Coupé is a well-regarded modern classic, but why is there seemingly less love for the ever so slightly lesser-engined 3.0si?

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2006 BMW Z4 3.0si Coupe Automatic E86

A big leap forward from its predecessor, the BMW Z4 aimed at Porsche and in coupe form is both affordable and practical right now.

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Mark Fisher’s 2006 Volkswagen Golf Edition 30 Mk5

The more you look at Mark Fisher’s Edition 30, the more dazzling details you uncover. By paying particular attention to the small stuff, he’s created something devilishly good…

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2006 Maserati GranSport Spyder Tipo M138

Maserati Spyder Rare GranSport. Enigma Machine. The GranSport marked a real high point for Maserati in the new millennium. So why were only 26 drop-top GranSports ever sold in the UK? We grab a rare test drive to find out

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Forgotten fast cars 2006 BMW Z4 M Coupe E86

The boss of BMW M, Markus Flasch, refers to them as ‘submarine projects’; namely the sort of after-hours labours of love that created cars like the E86 Z3 M Coupe

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Fully refinished in RAL Pink 250bhp 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk5

It’s like Barbie has spent a heavy night in Wetherspoons, necked a few Jägerbombs, snogged some strangers and then got herself an ASBO and an STD whilst fighting over a Doner Kebab, only in Polo GTi form

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