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Volvo FMX self-driving truck

Volvo tests self-driving truck in an underground mine

Swedish manufacturer equips a truck with laser scanners to enable it to negotiate the poorly lit, narrow, slippery corridors of an underground mine

8 September 2016
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1979 Lotus Esprit S2

1979 Lotus Esprit S2 road test – Throwback Thursday

This ultra-cool looking mid-engined, rear-wheel drive supercar came with pop-up headlights and Lotus handling

8 September 2016
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Autocar social - a week in pictures

Here are our picks of the images on Autocar’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages from this week

4 September 2016
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Polonez 1500

Polonez 1500: the Eastern Bloc's Ford Escort - Throwback Thursday

How did the Polish state-funded Polonez fare against rivals like the Chrysler Sunbeam, Ford Escort and Morris Marina? All is revealed in this 1979 Autocar road test

25 August 2016
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Ford Sierra Minker K1

Ford Sierra Minker K1: quicker than a Countach – Throwback Thursday

Turbo Technics’ reworked Sierra V6 was a tenth quicker to 60mph than even Lamborghini’s V12 supercar

18 August 2016
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Aston Martin DB5 Autocar road test 1964

Aston Martin DB5: the original road test - Throwback Thursday

Back in 1964 the Aston Martin DB5 was up against the Jaguar E-Type and Maserati 3500 GTI

11 August 2016
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Technical cutaway of a gearbox

F1 champ Mike Hawthorn’s love of automatic gearboxes – Throwback Thursday

In his world championship-winning year, Hawthorn used the pages of Autocar to praise the performance benefits of the auto ’box

4 August 2016
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Reliant Robin

Seven cars that should not make a comeback

The McLaren F1 will be reborn as a three-seat GT, but what other car revivals wouldn't be so keenly received?

25 July 2016
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Land Rover Discovery - the generations

We look back at the four generations of Land Rover's popular off-roader ahead of the all-new 2017 model's arrival

31 May 2016
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Chris Evans is Top Gear's main host

Top Gear preview – season 23 kicks off this Sunday

Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc start new era; Dodge Viper ACR, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, BMW M2 and Ariel Nomad confirmed for first episode

23 May 2016
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  • Car review
    23 September 2016
    Aston kicks off its ‘second century plan’ with an all-new turbo V12 grand tourer
  • Ford Ka+ 1.2 Ti-VCT 85
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    A rounded, refined and well-sorted bargain supermini – once you’re used to the confusing role redefinition imposed on the once-cheeky Ka
  •  Maserati Ghibli Diesel
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    Maserati releases another range of updates for its range best seller, the Ghibli. We've driven the diesel version, but there's little improvement on before
  • Tipo Front
    First Drive
    21 September 2016
    New Fiat Tipo offers impressive space and practicality for a reasonable price. We try the 1.6 diesel on the demanding roads of North Wales
  • Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150
    First Drive
    20 September 2016
    The Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150 makes perfect sense: it's spacious, tidy to drive for an SUV and cheap to run