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Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates historic Le Mans win

Limited edition Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates historic DBR1 Le Mans win

A limited edition DBS Superleggera, the DBS 59, has been created to honour Aston Martin’s legendary 1959 Le Mans 1-2 finish. Aston Martin Cambridge has commissioned a collection of 24 DBS 59s – one for every hour of the iconic endurance race. Created by Aston Martin’s bespoke service, Q by Aston …

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Historic Le Mans Ford GT40 up for auction

Historic Le Mans Ford GT40

A 1966 Ford GT40 – one of three that propelled Ford to its first-ever 24 Hours of Le Mans victory – is the latest star entry for RM Sotheby’s upcoming flagship auction in Monterey, California, on August 24-25. Chassis P/1016 (which sported No 5 on the day) was one of …

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Porsche celebrates 70 years with special exhibition

Porsche’s anniversary year has moved up a gear with the opening ceremony of the “70 years of the Porsche sports car” exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. On June 8, 1948, the first vehicle to bear the Porsche name was registered. It was the iconic Porsche 356 “No 1” Roadster. Since then, …

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Heavens above! Range Rover Sport PHEV’s world first

Range Rover Sport PHEV Dragon Challenge

The new plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport has become the first vehicle to climb the stairs to one of China’s most famous landmarks – Heaven’s Gate. Driven by Le Mans class-winner and Panasonic Jaguar Racing reserve and test driver Ho-Pin Tung, it took a dizzying 99 turns …

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Iconic Jaguar D-type back in production 60 years on

Jaguar D-Type reborn

This beauty is “new” Jaguar D-type. It’s the first of 25 cars that will be hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire. Back in 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. However, only 75 were completed, which is why the period-correct cars are being manufactured now. The legendary …

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Ford GT supercar production begins

First Ford GT supercar

The first road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the assembly line in Ontario, US. “When we kicked off 2016, we had two primary objectives for our Ford GT supercar – to excel at Le Mans, and to start deliveries before year-end,” said Raj Nair, Ford …

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Historic Jaguar back on track

Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJ-R9 LM

Racing driver Andy Wallace has been reunited with his 1988 Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJ-R9 LM at Silverstone. Andy also got bang up to date during his day-and-night track sessions, also driving the new 550PS, 5.0-litre supercharged V8 Jaguar XJR. Driving at night on the Silverstone circuit gave Andy the opportunity …

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First drive – Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi adds a touch of class to the fast-growing PHEV sector with the launch of the A3 e-tron. It may not look it, but rarely has a new Audi lived up to the company’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” (Advancement through Technology) slogan as the new A3 Sportback e-tron. Audi’s first ever …

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Hot Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type Project 7

The Project 7, the fastest and most powerful roadgoing Jaguar, is to go into limited production. Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team plans to build just 250 examples of the car. The newest member of the F-Type family will be capable of 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds and an electronically-limited top …

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