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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 2021 UK review

Clubsport spec already improves the GTI recipe but can the Clubsport 45 go one better?

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 2021 UK review
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Revology Mustang Bullitt 2021 UK review

A cake-and-eat-it car for those prepared to pay, with plenty of easy-going character but limited handling appeal – much like the original

Revology Mustang Bullitt 2021 UK review
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Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 UK review

Can a more civilised Type R really work - or just dilute what originally made it special?

Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 UK review
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The UK is one of Alpina’s strongest markets, yet its cars are still phenomenally rare here – which is just how owners like it
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From Buchloe to Britain: How Sytner became the UK's Alpina experts

Following the Alpina B3 Touring's five star road test verdict, we meet the man who enlightened a country on the appeal of the modified BMW

From Buchloe to Britain: How Sytner became the UK's Alpina experts
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Lotus Exige 390 Sport Final Edition 2021 UK review

Valedictory Final Edition is the curtain call for Hethel’s intoxicating road-racer. After 21 years, just how much will the Exige be missed?

Lotus Exige 390 Sport Final Edition 2021 UK review
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"In the right conditions, Insight owners can claw more than 650 miles from the 40-litre fuel tank"
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Hybrid pioneers: Mk1 Toyota Prius vs Volkswagen XL1 vs Honda Insight

Toyota’s uber-efficient petrol-electric pioneer was a technical tour de force. We hail the Mk1 Prius and two other hypermiling hybrid heroes

Hybrid pioneers: Mk1 Toyota Prius vs Volkswagen XL1 vs Honda Insight
20 LUC Torque Vectoring 2021 0056
In strict terms, the A45 and Golf R can deliver only half of the engine’s torque to the rear axle (assuming both axles have similar grip levels)
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Clash on the 'pan: Torque-vectoring hot hatches face off

Today’s 4WD hot hatches can power oversteer like proper sports cars. We head to a skidpan to investigate the various methods and outcomes

Clash on the 'pan: Torque-vectoring hot hatches face off
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Volkswagen Golf Estate 2.0 TDI 2021 UK review

Spacious estate costs less than £1500 more than the regular Golf, but broadens its remit considerably

Volkswagen Golf Estate 2.0 TDI 2021 UK review
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Cupra Leon 2021 UK review

On the face of it, this appears to be a better-looking, cheaper and potentially sharper VW Golf GTI Clubsport. So is there a catch?

Cupra Leon 2021 UK review
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Volkswagen Golf R Performance Package 2021 UK review

Is new 316bhp mega hatchback’s R Performance options pack worth £2000?

Volkswagen Golf R Performance Package 2021 UK review
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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 2021 UK review

Sporting electric GT gets an off-road makeover – plus an estate-flavoured body. One ingredient too many?

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 2021 UK review

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