SHARKWERKS CAYMAN GT4 REVIEW

CARS ARE LIKE canines. While a car won’t make a mess on your carpet, a year in automotive terms is like a dog year. Viewed in that context, the outgoing nine-year-old Audi A5 Cabriolet is something of a geriatric hound.

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BENTLEY CONTINENTAL SUPERSPORTS REVIEW

FOR THE FIRST century and a bit of the motorcar’s existence, it was an inalienable fact that the rate at which any given car could accelerate was determined, in part, by such things as load, surface conditions and incline, as well as more mechanical factors such as engine speed and which gear happened to be selected at the time.

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AUDI A5 CABRIOLET REVIEW

CARS ARE LIKE canines. While a car won’t make a mess on your carpet, a year in automotive terms is like a dog year. Viewed in that context, the outgoing nine-year-old Audi A5 Cabriolet is something of a geriatric hound.

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VAUXHALL INSIGNIA GRAND SPORT REVIEW

DRIVE DOWN ANY motorway for five minutes and we guarantee that you’ll see at least one Vauxhall Insignia; a combination of keen pricing, low running costs and plenty of kit makes it a firm favourite with company car drivers. However, times change, and after nine years the original Insignia was definitely ready for replacement.

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ALFA ROMEO STELVIO REVIEW

DESPITE THE FACT that ‘SUV’ stands for sport utility vehicle, not many manufacturers actually put the ‘sport’ into these cars. However, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio looks to buck that trend by promising to be every bit as fun to drive as the engaging Giulia saloon on which it’s based.

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MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS COUPE REVIEW

A CAR’S LOOKS are a subjective matter, but few would argue that Mercedes-Benz’s saloons aren’t sleek and interesting to behold. Its coupe versions are often even better, and we’d suggest that its latest E-Class Coupe is one of the firm’s best designs yet.

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SUZUKI SWIFT REVIEW

IF YOU’RE AFTER a little hatchback, you’re spoilt for choice. Want something that’s fun to drive? There’s the Ford Fiesta. Fancy a classy interior? That’ll be the Mini. Or, if you need a true all-rounder, the Skoda Fabia is our top choice. The outgoing Suzuki Swift, meanwhile, looks fairly funky, but it’s cramped inside and has a low-rent interior and engines that are some way behind the best turbocharged units out there. So, it’s time for a reboot, and here it is: the new Swift, a car that takes inspiration from its predecessor but improves on it in almost every area.

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AUDI RS3 SPORTBACK REVIEW

IN A QUEST to remain at the pointy end of the hot hatch horsepower pyramid, Audi and Mercedes- Benz have been locked in a battle of numbers for more than half a decade. The Audi RS3 packed 335bhp when it first appeared back in 2011, before being edged out by the even more powerful 355bhp Mercedes A45 AMG just two years later.

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FORD FIESTA ST REVIEW

FORD’S PINT-SIZED FIESTA ST hot hatchback has long been a favourite of ours. In fact, it’s been our overall top hot hatch for five years in a row. So this third-generation model is in a prime position to carry on that winning streak.

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