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First drive: The all-new BMW Z4 showcases the brand’s roadster-building expertise

07/11/2018

What is it? The convertible market usually takes one of three directions. First there’s the half-baked chopped-up hatchback or saloon, then there’s the super-sporty soft-top, and finally there’s the comfortable and glitzy cruiser.It’s these latter two that BMW needs to blend together in this – the latest Z4. Buyers of cars such as this one won’t tolerate a rough ride or spartan interior, but at the same time BMW has a reputation to maintain, and giving it the title of ‘the ultimate driving machine’ won’t go unchallenged.So, with a new platform, upgraded interior and divisive new styling, can the latest Z4 take the fight to talented rivals such as the Porsche Boxster and Jaguar F-Type?

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Paris Motor Show 2018: round-up

05/10/2018

The Paris Motor Show 2018 was plagued with issues before the doors even opened. Several key manufacturers – Volkswagen, Nissan, Infininti and more – announced prior to the event that they wouldn’t be attending, which left many thinking that it would be somewhat of a ghost show.

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Eight cars that have stuck to their roots

27/09/2018

Cars may go through different names and generations, be rejigged for new markets or facelifted for existing ones, but thankfully for those of us who don’t like change there are some constants in the motoring world. We’ve chosen some of our favourites here.

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UK Drive: Porsche’s lighter 911 Carrera T aims to capture some of the GT3’s sparkle

04/09/2018

What is it? You’ve likely heard of the Porsche 911 GT3, right? The stripped-out, ultra-focused version of Porsche’s already capable 911? Accompanied by a price in excess of £100,000 (as well as waiting list stretching far into the future), it’s a car few will ever be able to purchase. So Porsche has applied the same measures to its base 911 Carrera to create this – the Carrera T. It’s lighter and more exclusive than Porsche’s entry-level 911, but costs close to £25,000 less than the range-topping GT3.

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UK Drive: The Porsche 911 GT3 RS offers a mesmerising driving experience

31/08/2018

What is it? It’s a pretty special moment whenever Porsche introduces any new car, but a new RS model? Well that’s even more of an occasion. It brings us to this – the new 911 GT3 RS. It’s a harder, stiffer and more track-focused version of the already very capable 911 GT3 designed to handle every corner you throw at it. It’s already proving incredible successful – Porsche simply cannot build enough to meet demand – but we’ve managed to get some time behind the wheel to see what all the fuss is about.

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The best cars revealed at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

28/08/2018

Every year during Monterey Car Week, the eyes of the world turn to the exclusive community of Pebble Beach, California. That’s because since 1950, it’s played host to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – a motor show in which the world’s most interesting, rare and valuable cars are judged on their authenticity, history, style and current condition.

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Porsche crashes into tree after coming off North-east road

17/05/2017

A Porsche has crashed into a tree after a collision on a North-east road. The incident happened on the B9013 near Burghead at around 2.50pm. A grey Porsche 911 and grey Land Rover Discovery were involved in the crash. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said there were no serious injuries.

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