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First Drive: Ford Fiesta ST
Jun06

First Drive: Ford Fiesta ST

Aimee Woods finds herself totally smitten by Ford’s latest hot hatch, the Fiesta ST What is it? The incredible 2018 Ford Fiesta ST has landed and as expected, it has stolen hearts with its hellishly good performance. The ST200 was a difficult act to follow but the Ford designers have truly excelled with this magnificent machine. First Impressions of the Ford Fiesta ST? The ST is spectacularly sculpted and commands attention with...

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SEAT Leon ST Cupra
Apr30

SEAT Leon ST Cupra

Buying an estate car tends to be a practical consideration. But this souped-up Seat really moves too, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Estates are rarely cars of choice. Rather they are the heroically dull option when the number of bikes, wellies, labradors and kids you need to ferry around has increased to an unmanageable amount. But over the past few years, a new breed of discreet but sporty load-luggers has emerged which sprint...

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2018 Honda Civic Type R
Apr09

2018 Honda Civic Type R

 The Type R has been given a facelift and Hannah Gordon has been finding  out just what has been nipped and what has been tucked What is it? The ‘demonic’ looking hot hatch is back and carrying with it a big haul of awards naming it as the best in its class. Who is it aimed at? It may have five-doors and a decent size boot but this car is all about power and driver enjoyment whilst pushing it to its limits, it does settle down enough...

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First Drive: Renault Mégane RS
Feb13

First Drive: Renault Mégane RS

The Renault Mégane RS is the most fun I had, on track and off, in a long time writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Sitting lower to the ground than the regular Mégane, the RS 280, the latest hot hatch to be unleashed by the French marque, is low, orange and racetrack-ready. Its predecessor was revered by hot hatchback aficionados, so much is expected of it. First impressions of the new Renault Mégane RS? Despite being painted an...

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Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 4MATIC 
Jan04

Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 4MATIC 

The new Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 perfectly blends performance and high-end luxury, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Sometimes the best cars are the most understated; you could be a thrill-seeking speed freak and nobody need know. The latest variant of Mercedes E-Class, the AMG E43, is just that. Designed to plug the gap between the regular E-Class and the rip-roaring E63, the E43 is a fast but demure car, rather than a hooligan...

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Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.9 Turbo petrol Quadrifoglio
Aug02

Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.9 Turbo petrol Quadrifoglio

 Has Alfa Romeo produced a serious rival to the Germans asks Geraldine Herbert What is it?  The Quadrifoglio, or four-leaf clover, has been the symbol of high-performance Alfa Romeos since 1923 when Ugo Sivocci painted one on the grille of his car for the Targa Florio race in an effort to break a string of second-place finishes. (Spoiler alert – it worked) Who is it aimed at? The flagship four-door performance Quadrifoglio competes...

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