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Meeting Mr. Land Rover Defender

How did the Defender get its name - and why? Bill Morris, Land Rover’s chief engineer at the time, tells us the story behind the Defender’s arrival

29 August 2015
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Matt Prior's tester's notes - defining a supercar

What does it take to be a modern supercar? Is it all to do with power and torque figures? Or could it be something else...

28 August 2015
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Throwback Thursday - The evolution of transmissions, 25 August 1950

For years, British drivers had favoured the manual transmission, but would a rise in automatic transmissions in the US sway motorists here?

26 August 2015
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Cropley on cars - Handling Day looms; new Smart Fortwo has grown up

Honda Civic Type R is my personal Handling Day favourite; swapping old Smart ForTwo for new; Driving license change is pleasantly uncomplicated

24 August 2015
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Matt Prior's tester's notes - why premium is the new normal

Plenty of manufacturers talk about moving upmarket, but few realise it's more about engineering quality than stitching and leather

20 August 2015
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Throwback Thursday - Four-wheel drive on test, 19 August 1966

Does farming know-how translate to the road? Henry Ferguson thought so, and his four-wheel drive prototype won favour with our testers

19 August 2015
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Cropley on cars - Defender is an instant classic; Ferrari FF is never ordinary

Now is the time to buy a Land Rover Defender, Ferrari FF shoes cruising ability, celebrating the Ford Transit

17 August 2015
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Land Rover Defender special - crossing the Atlantic, plus video

We know they’re virtually unstoppable on land, but can a Land Rover Defender possibly conquer the sea as well?

14 August 2015
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Throwback Thursday - Giugiaro’s vision of a 1990s Jaguar, 15 August 1990

In 1990, Giugiaro unveiled its vision of how a modern Jaguar saloon would look - complete with self-opening doors and self-starting engine

12 August 2015
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From the archives - Driving a Land Rover from Calcutta to Calais

In 1951, we took a Land Rover from Calcutta to Calais, crossing countries and continents on a 6000-mile road trip

12 August 2015
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