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Felix Page Autocar writer
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21 August 2020

As the working week draws to a close, you no doubt want to catch up with everything that has happened in the world of motoring over the past few days. 

So we’re bringing you our favourite videos, stories, photos and quotes of the week all in one place. Here are today’s picks:

HOT NEWS

Jaguar Land Rover is embarking on a serious hydrogen power research project with the aim of developing fuel cell-powered versions of its larger vehicles, which means we could see an FCEV version of the Range Rover before the decade is out. Read all about the brand's Project Zeus initiative below. 

Jaguar Land Rover project aims for hydrogen SUVs by 2030

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

So, then, the Aston Martin DBX – is it really better than a Bentley Bentayga? There's only one way to properly find out the true worth of a luxury performance SUV such as this: a comprehensive test that takes in tarmac, track and trail. Matt Prior climbs aboard and assesses whether this is really the car that can save Aston Martin. 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Our Ford Focus ST long-termer is continuing to impress with its keen performance and seamless usability, but how does it stack up next to a genuine supercar? After driving the hot hatch back-to-back with Honda's fearsome NSX supercar, Andrew Frankel has an answer that may surprise you. 

Ford Focus ST 2020 long-term review

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"This will be McLaren Automotive’s scarcest road car in its decade-long history. There are over twice as many Sennas in existence as there will be 620Rs, and even the legendary P1 is relatively common by comparison.​

The new track-focussed 620R is the final, fastest and rarest of McLaren's Sports Series line-up. Essentially a street-legal GT4 racer with 610bhp and a starting price of £250,000, it promises to offer truly mindblowing performance on track, but what about on the road? Can this limited edition justify a £100,000 premium over a lightly used 600LT?

McLaren 620R 2020 UK review

FROM THE ARCHIVE

The iconic Porsche 959 was so far ahead of its time that it took 33 years for the 911 Carrera 4S to catch up. To see just how far Porsche has come in the last three decades, we united the pair for a no-holds-barred stand-off. See which emerged as victor below. 

The evolution of Porsche: new 911 vs legendary 959

 

POPULAR OPINION

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Putting a proper petrolhead in charge of one of the world's biggest car brands can only be good news, which is why Steve Cropley is celebrating the appointment of ex-Le Mans Classic and Goodwood racer Jim Farley as Ford's new CEO. Here begins a bold new era for the brand, he says, and we just might get some scintillating new performance models, too... 

Steve Cropley: Ford's future is in safe hands

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7 April 2020

The nicest 5 series ? Especially the 535 i and M5 pre-facelift.

 

 

15 April 2020

  is that the same ford Biff had in back to the future?

17 April 2020

China should be treated as a pariah state for all sorts of reasons: outrageous copycat car designs, totalitarian government with an appalling human rights record, releasing coronaviruses.....

22 April 2020
streaky wrote:

China should be treated as a pariah state for all sorts of reasons: outrageous copycat car designs, totalitarian government with an appalling human rights record, releasing coronaviruses.....

while some of what you say might or might not be actually true, what your saying about the Coronavirus could be scaled up to something more sinister.....

22 April 2020
streaky wrote:

China should be treated as a pariah state for all sorts of reasons: outrageous copycat car designs, totalitarian government with an appalling human rights record, releasing coronaviruses.....

 

You should have stayed stuck under that rock from which you crawled out from..."releasing"?. You are a significantly dangerous foolish moron, who should be stamped on promptly. "coronaviruses" plural?...name the others apart from covid19?. Pariah, a euphemism for YOU.

289

27 April 2020

....since you seem to have set yourself up as the Autocar 'official' English language moderator....you may like to review your own offering! - "from which you crawled out from"

Really? this qualifies you to be dismissive and judgemental !

28 April 2020
289 wrote:

....since you seem to have set yourself up as the Autocar 'official' English language moderator....you may like to review your own offering! - "from which you crawled out from"

Really? this qualifies you to be dismissive and judgemental !

 

You are correct, though it detracts not a jot from my choosing to post exactly what form of words I like...just as you do...now see below...:)

7 May 2020

Take it slowly - you are f****** idiot. Why? Because Coronaviruses is a scientific term for a group of viruses. And yes, it can be used in plural form.

289

27 April 2020

....totally agree.

Ignore TiS, hes a twat with nothing remotely useful to say.

28 April 2020
289 wrote:

....totally agree.

Ignore TiS, hes a twat with nothing remotely useful to say.

 

Punctuation has no less a place than grammar, so..."hes"?...a slip from your perfect record...try either he's or he is. Now we shall all find out if you are as quick to acknowledge your error and my post, pointing it out, as I was with your comment. Clock is ticking...

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