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Fast and furious in the new Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Santa Pod

Two years on from the UK launch of the iconic Ford Mustang, some 6,000 examples have found homes here in the land of potholes, congestion and scenic countryside. Globally, Ford sold some 125,809 Mustangs in 146 countries in 2017, making it the world’s best-selling sports coupe (minus the accent). But …

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Tesla Model S P100D vs Ferrari 458 Italia

Tesla Model S P100D vs Ferrari 458 Italia

Watch what happened when a Tesla and Ferrari squared up against each other on the drag strip at Santa Pod Raceway. The duo were taking part in the Ultimate Street Car event, to show modified petrol car fans what modern electric vehicles are capable of. Far from settling with a …

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Iconic Lotus Carlton tops all-time poll

Lotus Carlton

The mighty Lotus Carlton has been named the most iconic performance Vauxhall ever. Powered by a 3.6-litre turbocharged engine and capable of a top speed of 177mph, there were calls for the super saloon to be banned when it was launched in 1990. The Lotus Carlton topped a poll carried …

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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs drag racer

Jeep Cherokee SRT

Jeep’s awesome 6.4-litre V8 HEMI-engined Grand Cherokee SRT goes head-to-head with a Hot Rod Coupe at Santa Pod. UK drag racing champion Stuart Doignie launched the Jeep off the start line and down the quarter-mile straight in 13.5 seconds, defeating the HEMI-engined Coupe, driven by Kelvin Dunn, by just 0.9 …

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Ford Escort tops owners’ poll

Ford Escort

The iconic Ford Escort has been voted Britain’s favourite classic Ford by fans of the best-selling car brand. Launched in 1968, the Escort was sold in six generations and enjoyed an impressive 32-year production run, with the final hatchback model rolling off the production line at Halewood, Liverpool, in July …

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