Monthly Campaign To Bring Back Cool Old Stuff

The gearbox world is in meltdown and TopGear has the ultimate answer Next month 1973 world Sportscar Championship better than having four speeds for fun stuff when have you used anything more than fourth fo going fast in the UK and then an extra gear that would allow I.OOOrpmc.n iking r 70rnph It's green too an overdrive simply extends the -atios of a gearbox during steady ish -state cruising, reducing engine revs and wear and improving economyand emissions. You'll have the acceleration of a...

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Lacrosse Looking a lot like something the more funky DS4 for that s Korean and hopefully half Which will definitely cover as well put together, the new all bases, right Right C4 has it all to do for Citroen. j m It's more spacious than the j fiij outgoing model, offers greater cabin corn for l and has masses v t ' - mm of onboard technology. It might , not be the most exciting thing to drive, but we'll soon have Handsome, shapely, not very exciting C4 A boring...

Peugeot Rcz Test Motes

ARRIVED vW 2010 SPEC QfTTHP Cfc PRICE 22,730 26,iS3 as b t lt uk MILEAGE TEST MPG WHY ITS HERE to see if Peugeot can do cool RY Esther Neve TOPGEARTOP FACT THE most common wheel for a car to get a puncture in is the rear nearside. The front nearside tends to kick up debris from the gutter and deposit it perfectly in line with the ear tyre. Which then collects it and gradually and very gently begins to deflate. Then, you're in an RCZ with Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, the car comes up with a...

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Meet the hungry rookie that's spoiling for a fight with the hot-hatch veterans. Let the games commence Words Paul Horrett Photography Lee Brimble IANT, SI IARP ARROWS raging their way across the roof. Acres of stencilled-on lettering in a scary, quasi-military typeface. Chequered flags on the flanks. And on the dash another pair of arrows aimed, bizarrely and slightly smisterly, at the passenger's groin. An orange roof, orange wheels, red brake calipers and genuine carbon-fibre spoilers and...

Some Porcupine Penis

Just read your Honda-CR-Z-in-Chinese-night-market Awards piece, looked great, but did Matt Master really not eat anything weird What's an adventure without some porcupine penis for pudding Disappointing. GERRY FLINT, VIA EMAIL On the contrary, Gerry, Mr Master s a veritable gastronomic pic-neer. Only last week we saw him eating a plate of chips with tomato ketchup AND brown sauce.

Megane Renault8p0rt Test Motes

THE Megane RenaultSport is due to leave us and it's as unhappy as we are about this arrangement. We know this because it decided to lunch its own clutch just before it was scheduled to disappear. Chris Mooney, the editor of topgear.com, was driving down to the TopCeartest track when the Megane ground to a halt just outside Guildford with a 'box of neutrals. The Renault was recovered to some men practised in the art of mending cars, and the damage to the hydraulic resonator...

Top Gear New Car Guide

A3 More of the excellent uninteresting same from Audi's ubiquitous Not a-Golt It is a Golf though, just a slightly more expensive one with posher bits inside. TGChoice The 2.0TD Quattro Sport Sportback does everything for everyone. And so it should with a name like that EURO NCAP ooooo 3dr L 423cm. K 177cm Boot 350 1080 litres Fuel tank 35 litres Also try V W Gulf, Volvo C30. BMW lSei ies, Mei cedes ACldbb. Alf 3cylll97cc 104 175 3cyl1197cc 104 175 l.2 rsi seSportback 5dr s 1.2 FSI S Line...

Cobra

It gets a 5.0-litre V8 with 440bhp, mated to a standard drivetrain. Most of the interior has been removed in order to shed weight, weight instantly replaced by a roll cage. There's also a set of racer add-ons a HANS-equipped seat, six-point belts, adjustable damping and big Brembo brakes. The body mods also add speed, if not subtlety-a fibreglass bonnet with extra FANCY CIRCUIT RACING a modern Mustang Us neither. Unless we're talking about Ford Racing's Mustang Boss 302S, which looks as If t...

Reading On The Toilet

Loving the new-look magazine, guys, y Just one problem now Paul Horrell has been given a side column and lot a single page, tnis means the magazine now slips off my lap while reading on the toilet. RICHARD WOOD, VIA EMAIL to email us. Nov . Send your words and pictures to topgear.lelters bbc. lt oiii g Whatever's on Jenson's mind, with the world's ShOUiderS number one anti-dandruff shampoo f's nof dandruff. SECOND FLOOR A, ENERGY CENTRE. MEDIA VILLAGE, 201 WOOD LANE, LONDON. W12 7TN

Snipers For Vipers

A Missouri car dealership is offering its customers a free sniper rifle when they buy a new Dodge Viper. Max Motors motto God, guns, guts and American pickup trucks hit headlines last year by throwing in a free AK-47 with every new truck sold This year, boss Max Muller has upped the ante with a Barret .50 calibre sniper for Viper buyers. There's a bunch of evil in the world, and people need to protect themselves. Muller said. ORM AND FUNCTION SIT INTERTWINED like lovers on the sweeping steps of...

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Consultant Editor Editor at Large Road Test Editor Senior Writer Staff Writer Paul Horrell Jason Barlow Piers Ward Sam Philip Dan Read Jeremy Clarkson, Pat Devereux. Richard Hammond, Matt Master, James May, Richard Porter, Andy Wilman Art Director Owen Norris Art Editor Simeon Jewkes Reprographics Executive Special Projects Art Editor Lee Brimble, Justin Leghton, James Lipman, Ripley amp Ripley, Anton Watts. Joe Windsor-Williams, John Wycnertey Production Editor Freelance Sub-Editors Editorial...