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The styling and proportions are perfect, the look of the mid-'60s GT40 eloquently recreated but with some handy upscaling to accommodate all sizes. And it has even echoed its ancestor's Ferrari-beating antics, though not via four consecutive Le Mans victories - instead it snatched the evo Car of the Year 2005 trophy from the superb Ferrari F430. There was high praise for the Ford's benign chassis and the accessibility of its monstrous supercharged V8 power. Over...

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Above remember the days when you could actually see an engine, not just a plastic shroud Here's Porter's Jag's 4-litre V8 complete with supercharger and associated plumbing. Below putting its 370bhp to good use Above remember the days when you could actually see an engine, not just a plastic shroud Here's Porter's Jag's 4-litre V8 complete with supercharger and associated plumbing. Below putting its 370bhp to good use hen I was a kid I briefly harboured thoughts of becoming a lawyer, not...

Porsche 911 Gts At El Mirage

Porsche 911 Gts Mirage

Some up and it crumbles to dust not much coarser than talcum power. Once you get below the loose crust, though, the bed is rock hard a perfect, non-corrosive surface on which to drive as fast as your car will carry you When the SCTA holds speed trials here, the runs are conducted on a 1.3-mile course marked by cones across the lakebed. This makes it much shorter than the more famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, but it doesn't stop racers hitting big speeds. The outright record for El Mirage...

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Anti-lag BANG as you change gear and you're there. I'm getting carried away again, I know, but it's that sort of car - it makes you dream of being Rijrhl or if you're a girl Mouton. And if you don't believe me, just pop the satnav into Race mode, because it will begin reading you pace notes for the road ahead. That's right, you can have your very own electronic co-driver. Give it time and you'll probably even be able to download a voice file to make it sound like Phil Mills or Nicky Grist....

Audi A2

I Compact but spacious, with clever packaging, an aluminium body and spaceframe chasis, and a titchy but torquey three-cylinder diesel, it couldn't be more relevant Yet production stopped five years ago Instead, Audi will now sell you an A1 a shrunken-down A3 that's thoroughly competent but distinctly charisma-free. The A1 is great at being a small Audi, then, but the A2 is great at being a small car full stop. Its aluminium construction sees it weigh just 990kg,...

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In the passenger seat, Maximilian Stoschek seems quite anxious. Can't say I'm surprised. A bloke he met only moments ago is driving the car that he and his father Michael have painstakingly created, with the help of Pininfarina and an as-yet-undisclosed heap of cash. By sheer fluke, I am the first journalist in the world to drive the car they call t really is purely by chance that I'm first into this quite exquisite recreation of the Lancia Stratos HE Hail there been a journalist here called...

Richard Meaden Reports From The Launch Of Gran Turismo 5 In Madrid And Takes The Game For A Test Drive

After more than L five ears of b ood, sweat and tears, Kazunori Yamauchi's latest opus, Gran Turismo 5, has finally made it to launch. It's a mark of the pent-up hunger for this game that GTs servers - built to cope with 500,000 simultaneous players - are on the verge of meltdown on the day of the launch due to the sheer weight of numbers playing the game online. The system's capacity is rapidly doubled. As you'd expect, GT5 features a myriad of circuits, many of them new, plus no...

Citroen Ds3 Racing

Citroen Ds3 Racing

FRENCH FIRM'S HOTTEST HATCHBACK EVER CREATED BY CITROEN'S RALLY TEAM 204BHP TURBO 1.6 23,100 PRICE TAG However the air freshener in the dashboard looks more out of place than ever. Underneath all the carbon fibre and oprional decals 410 , the Racing has 30mm wider tracks front and rear and sits 15mm lower than the standard DS3 on new 18in wheels. The front brake discs have grown to 323mm in diameter up by 40mm and are now clamped by four-piston Brembo calipers. The engine is the same 1.6-litre...