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Exhaust

The secret to its power boost is the sports exhaust system and a new intake set-up that boosts mid-range and top-end speed and 310lb ft to play with. The only Porsche-app'oved way of getting that number to match the GTS's 408bhp, is to specify the 8k+ Powerkit option. So the price of your S would climb to 82k. Now the wheels. The S comes from the factory with a set of 19in Carrera SII rims. To get the centre-locking RS bpyder wheels as worn by the G b wo jId set you...

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Dodge makes up for some of its recent flops with a reworking of its iconic muscle car womxPatDevereux V8 plenty of grunt, and noise. As there should be Stylingis a vast improvement he last gen the big car - it weighs 1,796kg and measures over five metres stem to stern - didn't feel underpowered or make too much noise as we thrashed it up and down the San Francisco hills. In a massive, Bullitt-style leap ahead, the s eering wheel now also feels connected to the front wheels instead of a large...

Gentleman Racer

Also launched is the 458 Challenge, a far tamer version, based heavily on the 458 road car isn't an official Ferrari racing car, but it does replace the 430 GT2, which has quietly turned into a hugely successful FIA GT racer, scoring class wins in everything from Le Mans to Sebring. FOR ANYONE WHO worried the Ferrari 4S8 looked too pretty and not aggressive enough, you can now buythis-a scowling 458 GT2. The silhouette-racer with a spaceframe chassis IF AGGRESSIVE LOOKS indicate impressive...

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Little too long, mid it starts to look lilui an angry futuristic Chuw.se drauon. Though thatcoulcl I and the X-Bow actually looks like an angry futuristic Chinese dragon. Though that could well just be me. It was very cold. On the road, we trotted through the Austrian Tyrol and into die Otztal Alps very agreeably, the X-Bow more than supple enough to cope with potholes and pimply roads without making you feel as if it had the suspension compliance of a pure racer. It also feels as tight as a...

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When a car is commissioned by a man who owns and races the 1970s original, you know it'll be special. All hail the New Stratos IIERE ARE BIG, SAW-TOOTIILD kerbs at Lc CastelJct, and ex-Fl driver Tiago Monteiro isn't afraic to use them. We only have access to one loop of this amazing circuit, formerly known as Paul Ricard, now owned by a certain Bernard Ecclestone, Esq., but it's fast enough to get a car airborne. Especially if you're launching it into the apexes the way Tiago is. Feels good,...

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Joy Drinks Like A Camel

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Lexus Full Hybrid Leads The Way Again

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Mexico Custom Pack

Sold with a garage-worth of spares, this stunner is described as 'one of the best and most original Mkls in the country'. Who are we to argue 67,000 miles carandclassic.co.uk mile London-Mexico World Cup RalLy, and that makes itr in the cold light of day, a business product, a piece of commercial exploitation. But it came out at a time when probably nD one who drove one or even saw one had ever been to Mexico or anywhere like it. They wore anoraks with stripes down them though, 'cos they looked...

Now You Can Afford To Satisfy Your Wants And Needs

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It just grew up. In 1999, no one could believe an out-of-nowhere suparcar could be such a serious rival for a Lamborghini. Then cars like the Enzo and Carrera GT came along, and the Pagani upped its power and dropped its weight to run alongside them. And after 11 years, just when it should have been gracefully accepting its final journey into sheltered accommodation, it kicked out with the Zonda R, a car that's so fast there's no road on the planet available to...

Top Gear New Car Guide

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Fordfocus St

Bidding a fond farewell tc the blown, 2.5-litre five-pot from the Focus RS, the new ST will use Ford's leaner, greener 2.0-litre EcoBoost. That's still good for 244bhp though, which should make the latest fast Focus a convincing rival to the well-established Megane RS and Coif GTI. turbocharged from the Subaru catabgue, the former with a modest 150bhp (good for insurance cost and CO, cleanliness purposes), the other with anything up to the current WRX STi's 300bhp 300lb ft output. The price-tag...

Monthly Campaign To Bring Back Cool Old Stuff

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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.

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

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The Mother Of All Pit Stops

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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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