Toyota GT86 – a real driver's car

I lined the Toyota GT86 up at the start of hil. I was a little concerned, but I gently squeezed the throttle. The road was quite narrow and I knew there was a danger of slithering off. I felt elated as crested the first rise and entered the tricky, rising left hander that so often brings such efforts to a halt.

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BMW i3 concept coupe at Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Auto Show is where BMW have chosen to show their first-ever all-electric model from the new BMW ‘i’ brand as work goes on to prepare the car for series production.

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BMW's four-door coupé

Now we have the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé which I had the chance to drive recently. Some might argue that Mercedes-Benz filled this niche first with the Mercedes-Benz CLS. I don’t see it that way. I think BMW’s eye has been more firmly on the Porsche Panamera.

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Jaguar's 550bhp grand tourer

It is fascinating to watch a new, more youthful, more confident Jaguar emerging from the various trials and turmoils of recent decades. It was a transformation that was needed. The age profile of Jaguar owners was greying and getting greyer.

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Volkswagen Eos still impresses five years on

When the Volkswagen Eos was launched in the UK in July 2006, it was one of the early mainstream adopters of the folding metal roof. Since then, the coupé cabriolet has become a stylish option for many manufacturers.

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Jaguar unveils 'E-type' C-X16 Concept

Jaguar has today released the first details and photos of the C-X16 concept – the car that is aimed at taking the Big Cat back into the market it used to dominate with the legendary E-type (or XKE as it was known Stateside) – ahead of its world debut next Tuesday at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Mini range expands: Now, the coupe

For the first time the Mini range gets the addition of a two-seater coupe, which MIni say gives the ‘ultimate in go-kart feeling’ to the already agile Mini handling.

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Honda's hybrid coupe

The Honda CR-Z is a sporty 2+2 Coupe, but, under the skin, it shares much of the technology from the Insight. For the CR-Z the engine is bigger at 1.5-litre, rather than the 1.3-litre version in the Insight.

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Scirocco R adds sporting appeal

I was very smitten with the new Volkswagen Scirocco when I tested it in October 2008. So, when the performance Scirocco R appeared on my list of cars to road test, I was, needless to say, enthusiastic to try the higher performance version.

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Good looks focus attention on Peugeot RCZ

I have a soft spot for small sporting Peugeots. It could be something to do with the two Peugeot 205GTIs that I owned in the 1980s. So, when the new Peugeot RCZ coupé turned up in my driveway, I was more than a little interested.

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Nissan 370Z a true hairy sports car

There’s no doubting the aspirations of the Nissan 370Z. It is clearly aimed at the style conscious sports car market. But, if that makes you think that it is all style and no performance, think again.

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