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Road test 2023 Alfa-Romeo Tonale Veloce Plug-in Hybrid Q4 Type 965

Alfa’s future is full-electric, but for now its first-ever plug-in hybrid – the 280bhp Tonale Q4 – plugs the gap. But is it going to excite Alfisti? We head to Italy to find out.

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All-new, fully electric 2023 Abarth 500e

Scorpionissima! The all-new, fully electric Abarth 500e promises a whole new experience for Scorpion fans.

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1953 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series 3 Racer

Lancia’s ground-breaking Aurelia B20 GT was not only an object lesson in elegance but also a superlative tool for racing. That status remains as relevant today as was in 1951.

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1967 Lancia Flavia Super Sport by Zagato

Ercole Spada’s strikingly styled Lancia Flavia SS Zagato coupe was all set to become a regular Lancia production model. It’s tragic that such a missed opportunity was also such a timeless design classic.

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Road and track test 2023 Ferrari 296 GTS F171

The new open-top F171 296 GTS aims to deliver the same sensational driving sharpness as its fixed-roof GTB sister – but how well does it actually perform?

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Road test 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale 160 Hybrid Type 965

Alfa’s crucial new Tonale is now on UK roads in right-hand drive. We head to Yorkshire to discover just how well it drives.

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1997 Sbarro Ionos - semi-official V10-powered spirit of the Lancia Stratos

A semi-official, V10-powered attempt to revive the spirit of the Lancia Stratos

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1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary vs. 2001 Diablo VT 6.0 SE

RAgeing Bulls. Lamborghini has always produced outrageous cars – but what happens when old oxen mature? We drive the very last Countach and Diablo off the line to find out.

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180bhp 1937 Fiat Topolino Hot Rod - Plenty of surprises lurk under the skin...

This innocent-looking Fiat Topolino hides a big secret. Under the skin, it’s a full-on 180hp hot rod with a real Jekyll/Hyde character.

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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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1966 Jaguar FT by Bertone

Bertone Jaguar FT — Marcello Gandini’s vision of a mid-1960s Jaguar.

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1963 Ferrari 250 GT Allegretti - sensational evocation of Drogo’s classic

With distinct 250 GTO vibes, this Ferrari is in some ways even more exotic. We get behind the wheel of a 250 GT-based reincarnation of a famous Drogo-bodied Ferrari 250 GTO.

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500whp 2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI MkIV

Don’t let that Chrome Blue wrap confuse you into thinking this fourth-gen Golf is purely all-show and no go. As Bryan McCarthy discovers, it’s got plenty of ‘go’ to back up that show!

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