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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...

Bip

Two special-edition, iiber-exclusive supercars meet in the American desert for a quick face-off SC SHOULD THE FACT THAT A VEHICLE fairly bellows 'My owner likes to pleasure himself' lie a consideration for the supercar buyer 1 love Porsches as much as Richard Hammond, although I own 100 per cent fewer of them, but this special edition is almost as ugly as it is cynical. Yes, it's a Speedster, and that's a marvellous nameplate, but in essence it's done to a 911 what a surgeon could do by putting...

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Lexus Full Hybrid Leads The Way Again

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Mexico

I don't need to eat them to be happy just looking at 3 plate of them will do it. It's their simplicity, the honest, round, shiny greenness of them. They make me smile in exactly the same way that the orange Escort Mexico Mkl sitting at the rack made me smile. It's an odd car really, born out of straightforward commercial greed Fore launched it in 1970 to exploit the rallying success of the Escort RS1600 and designed it to sit between the Escort GT and Twin Cam. It...

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...

Morgan 3wheeler

Over half a century since t was last sold, and looking precisely that ancient, Morgan's 3-Wheeler returns. Powered by a lOObhp Harley Davidson motorbike engine, the 500kg aluminium bathtub is essentially an Ariel Atom for the Downton Abbey-generation. If both wars didn't get you, this probably will. Putting some much-needed lead in the new C4's pencil, the DS4 is a shorter, taller, wider and more stylish version of its boring five-door brethren. Still a proper five-seater, and with bags of...

Now You Can Afford To Satisfy Your Wants And Needs

Subject to availability at participating MazdaJ MPS Specialist dealers only on vehicles registered between A January and 31 March 2011. 0 finance available on Mazda Conditional Sale on Ma da3 MPS. Finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be 18 or ever. Guarantees Indemnities may be required. Mazda Financial Services RH11SR. Model shown Ma da3 2.3 5dr MPS with metallic paint. OTR 23,155.

Only Yourself To Blame

With girlfriend in passenger seat. Doghouse Australian woman survives being run over by her own car twice Essex pensioner Loses life savings after leaving 80.000 on roof of car gs & Fantamag. Magazines for All American shoplifter arrested after attempting speedy getaway on lawn mower

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Skoda Superb

ARRIVED > Wsf 20(0 SPEC 2.0 TI> i U*rtc , PRICE 075 27,020 bJu MILEAGE 4,788 TESTMPG 40.6*pg WHY ITS HERE because it's oar 2009 Luxury Car of the Year. And it's a Skoda BY Jason Barlow w i& m iF sMS Map toMI I HAD A FEW DAYS IN BERLIN LAST month. I reckon this is Europe's most dynamic city, a place with a boundless capacity for reinvention. Most of the truly heavy historical stuff that's happened in the past 100 years pretty much pivoted around Berlin, one way or another, and you can...

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

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...

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

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...

Charlie Turner

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...