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Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mk8) review – the quintessential hot hatchback, but is it the best?
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport – front cornering
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Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mk8) review – the quintessential hot hatchback, but is it the best?

The eighth VW Golf GTI is fast, capable and easy to live with, but can it live up to the brilliance of its predecessor?
4 Jun 2024
Toyota GR Supra review – can it rival the Porsche 718 Cayman?
Toyota GR Supra 3.0 – front cornering
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Toyota GR Supra review – can it rival the Porsche 718 Cayman?

A divisive but ultimately fascinating sports car that has its flaws, but fights back with charisma
3 Jun 2024
MG4 XPower 2024 review – the price-to-performance king
MG4 XPower front
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MG4 XPower 2024 review – the price-to-performance king

MG’s sales-smash electric hatchback gains a 429bhp twin-motor version – but it’s not as much fun as it sounds
3 Jun 2024
Litchfield BMW M2 2024 review: 640bhp tuned M2 tested
Litchfield BMW M2 – front
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Litchfield BMW M2 2024 review: 640bhp tuned M2 tested

Litchfield has given the BMW M2 more power than a Lamborghini Huracán – we try it on track
2 Jun 2024
Analogue Lotus Elise SuperSport review: the Elise perfected?
Analogue Elise SuperSport – front
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Analogue Lotus Elise SuperSport review: the Elise perfected?

Based on the Series 1 Lotus Elise, the Analogue SuperSport is driving stripped down to its bare essentials; it's brilliant
30 May 2024
New Bentley Continental GT hybrid prototype review: Bentley’s most powerful road car ever
Bentley Continental GT – front
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New Bentley Continental GT hybrid prototype review: Bentley’s most powerful road car ever

The W12 engine is dead, but the new Continental GT’s hybrid V8 hits harder and uses less fuel. We sample it in prototype form
29 May 2024
Toyota GR Yaris v Mercedes‑AMG A45 S v Hyundai i30 N v Honda Civic Type R
Hot hatch test final four
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Toyota GR Yaris v Mercedes‑AMG A45 S v Hyundai i30 N v Honda Civic Type R

The rally-bred Toyota GR Yaris, bombastic Mercedes‑AMG A45 S, thrillsome Hyundai i30 N and dazzling Honda Civic Type R are each brilliant in their own…
26 May 2024
Ford Mustang GT 2024 review – old school in all the right ways
Ford Mustang GT – front
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Ford Mustang GT 2024 review – old school in all the right ways

We loved the new Ford Mustang in track-focused Dark Horse form – how does the standard GT fare?
23 May 2024
Vredestein Ultrac Pro 2024 tyre review – a worthy alternative to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S?
Vredestein Ultrac Pro
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Vredestein Ultrac Pro 2024 tyre review – a worthy alternative to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S?

New high performance tyre claims unique blend of grip and ride comfort. We put it to the test
23 May 2024
BMW M135i 2024 review – a match for the Volkswagen Golf R?
BMW M135i review
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BMW M135i 2024 review – a match for the Volkswagen Golf R?

BMW’s hot hatch is a good car, but no longer a unique one, and misses the mark for pure fun
22 May 2024
Acura Integra Type S 2024 review – a Honda Civic Type R with added restraint
Acura Integra Type S
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Acura Integra Type S 2024 review – a Honda Civic Type R with added restraint

It’s not officially coming to the UK, which is a great shame because this close relation to the Civic Type R is every bit as brilliant in its own way
21 May 2024
Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica 2024 review – a supercar of the old-school
Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica
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Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica 2024 review – a supercar of the old-school

The Huracán will soon be replaced by a V8-engined hybrid, but it’s going out as one of the truly great modern supercars
13 May 2024
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Volkswagen Up GTI (2017-2023) review – a modern-day Mk1 Golf GTI?
Volkswagen Up GTI
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Volkswagen Up GTI (2017-2023) review – a modern-day Mk1 Golf GTI?

The Up GTI was an instant hit when it arrived in 2017, packing a characterful three-pot engine in an affordable, Mk1 Golf GTI-sized package.
13 May 2024
Aston Martin Vantage 2024 review – the best Aston in years
Aston Martin Vantage 2024 track
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Aston Martin Vantage 2024 review – the best Aston in years

The junior Aston Martin has been thoroughly reengineered. It’s not so junior any more 
12 May 2024
BMW M2 v Mercedes-AMG A45 S – £65k performance machines go head-to-head
BMW M2 v Mercedes-AMG A45 S
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BMW M2 v Mercedes-AMG A45 S – £65k performance machines go head-to-head

Hyperhatch versus sports coupe, four-wheel drive opposes rear, auto confronts manual. Despite their differences, the AMG A45 S and BMW M2 are still cl…
3 May 2024
BMW X5 M Competition 2024 review – 616bhp super-SUV takes on Porsche’s Cayenne
BMW X5 M – front
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BMW X5 M Competition 2024 review – 616bhp super-SUV takes on Porsche’s Cayenne

The new X5 M packs a brutal 616bhp punch, four-wheel drive and an M-tuned chassis – has BMW created a high-riding M5?
2 May 2024
Honda NSX (2016-2022) review – Japan's answer to the Porsche 911 Turbo
Honda NSX
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Honda NSX (2016-2022) review – Japan's answer to the Porsche 911 Turbo

The NSX melds technology and tactility to impressive effect, but still lacks the ultimate emotional appeal of the best supercars
1 May 2024
Ferrari SF90 XX Spider 2024 review – on the road with Ferrari’s open-top track car
Ferrari SF90 XX Spider – drift
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Ferrari SF90 XX Spider 2024 review – on the road with Ferrari’s open-top track car

Designed for the track, Ferrari’s latest XX car has been let out on the road
1 May 2024
Honda Civic Type R (FL5) review: the undisputed king of hot hatches
Honda Civic Type R – front
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Honda Civic Type R (FL5) review: the undisputed king of hot hatches

The FL5 is more exciting, tactile and rewarding than any other current hot hatchback, and one of the best everyday performance cars you can buy
30 Apr 2024
Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé 2024 review – 443bhp six-cylinder hybrid targets BMW M440i
Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC 2024
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Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé 2024 review – 443bhp six-cylinder hybrid targets BMW M440i

The six-cylinder hybrid CLE 53 has the specs on paper, but it lacks the engagement to match its strong AMG looks
28 Apr 2024
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR v Subaru Impreza RB5 WR Sport – homologation heroes go head-to-head
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR v Subaru Impreza RB5 WR Sport
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR v Subaru Impreza RB5 WR Sport – homologation heroes go head-to-head

Enemies both on the stages and off, Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evo VI and Subaru’s Impreza RB5 were high points in the history of rally-bred homologation spe…
27 Apr 2024
Mini Countryman JCW 2024 review – the most expensive Countryman is our least favourite
Mini Countryman JCW – front
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Mini Countryman JCW 2024 review – the most expensive Countryman is our least favourite

Mini has tried to make the 1.7-ton Countryman JCW drive like a hot hatch – the result is a compromised, frustrating driving experience
26 Apr 2024
Kia Stinger GT S (2017-2022) review
Kia Stinger GT-S MY21 – front cornering closer
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Kia Stinger GT S (2017-2022) review

There are few more distinctive cars on the road, and the GT S continues to entertain and engage, despite its flaws
25 Apr 2024
BMW M5 Competition F90 review
BMW M5 Competition 2020 Front Quarter
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BMW M5 Competition F90 review

The BMW M5 is now only available in Competition trim in the UK, but this is no bad thing as it remains a finer-honed version of the standard M5
25 Apr 2024
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Hyundai i30 N (2018 - 2024) review
Hyundai i30 N 22 – front cornering
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Hyundai i30 N (2018 - 2024) review

The i30 N sits at the top of a very talented field. With a truly engaging chassis and a punchy powertrain, it's a fantastic thing to drive
25 Apr 2024
Abarth 124 Spider (2016-2019) review – a Mazda MX-5 with Italian flair
Abarth 124 Spider
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Abarth 124 Spider (2016-2019) review – a Mazda MX-5 with Italian flair

Flawed but boisterous; fun and with plenty of character, its problem is a lack of finesse and its dreary engine
23 Apr 2024
New Porsche Macan Electric review – still the driver’s choice for SUVs?
Porsche Macan Electric – front
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New Porsche Macan Electric review – still the driver’s choice for SUVs?

The Porsche Macan has gone electric for its second generation – we've driven it in base form and £95k, 630bhp Turbo guise
23 Apr 2024
Audi S3 Sportback 2024 review – finally a driver’s hot hatch?
2024 Audi S3
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Audi S3 Sportback 2024 review – finally a driver’s hot hatch?

The S3 disappointed us with lacklustre dynamics at its launch, but chassis tweaks have injected some much-needed engagement in its mid-life update
22 Apr 2024
Volkswagen Touareg 2024 review – a true BMW X5 rival?
2024 Volkswagen Touareg
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Volkswagen Touareg 2024 review – a true BMW X5 rival?

Volkswagen’s dependable SUV has had a big update and still does exactly what it says on the tin, which is no bad thing
19 Apr 2024
Mercedes-Benz CLE 450 Cabriolet 2024 review – a six-cylinder drop-top with old school charm
Mercedes-Benz CLE 450 Cabriolet
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Mercedes-Benz CLE 450 Cabriolet 2024 review – a six-cylinder drop-top with old school charm

The drop-top CLE melds elements of the C and E-class into a sleek Cabriolet package, offering a smooth, refined drive in six-cylinder form
18 Apr 2024
Toyota GR Yaris review
Toyota GR Yaris (2020 - 2024)
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Toyota GR Yaris review

Toyota’s road-going rally special is a great driver’s car of the type we worried we’d never see again. It’s a little gem
16 Apr 2024
Audi RS4 (B7, 2006 - 2008): a V8 supersaloon benchmark
Audi RS4 B7
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Audi RS4 (B7, 2006 - 2008): a V8 supersaloon benchmark

Still the iteration by which all others are measured, Audi's second RS4 surprised us all with its exceptional engine and handling when it was launched…
16 Apr 2024
Aston Martin DB12 Volante 2024 review – Britain’s Ferrari beater?
Aston Martin DB12 Volante
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Aston Martin DB12 Volante 2024 review – Britain’s Ferrari beater?

First drive of the new V8-engined DB12 Volante, the latest model in Lawrence Stroll’s armoury to turn the company around
15 Apr 2024
BMW i4 eDrive35 review: does less equal more?
BMW i4 eDrive35 – front
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BMW i4 eDrive35 review: does less equal more?

BMW’s cheapest i4 gets a smaller battery, less power and a £50,755 price tag – is it a worthy alternative to a Polestar 2?
12 Apr 2024
Hyundai i20 N (2021 - 2024) review – a cracking supermini hot hatch
Hyundai i20 N eCoty – front cornering
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Hyundai i20 N (2021 - 2024) review – a cracking supermini hot hatch

An inspiring hot hatch from Hyundai N. Agile, and with a limited slip differential that offers superb mid-corner traction, it's a formidable Fiesta ST…
11 Apr 2024
Ford Focus RS Mk1 (2002 - 2003): a rally-inspired hot hatch icon
Ford Focus RS
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Ford Focus RS Mk1 (2002 - 2003): a rally-inspired hot hatch icon

It could be unruly but the hottest of the first-generation Focus models was a blisteringly quick and rewarding machine
11 Apr 2024
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