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The Bugatti Veyron experience, a decade on

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The Bugatti Veyron experience, a decade on

It was just over 10 years ago this month that Anthony Crawford, Paul Maric and I (plus Karl Peskett, our then videographer and now occasional contributor) paid our own way to visit Bugatti’s factory in Molsheim, France, and spent two days with the Veyron...

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Aston Martin: Vantage exhaust not ‘as crazy as AMG’
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Aston Martin: Vantage exhaust not ‘as crazy as AMG’

The new Aston Martin Vantage might use an AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, but the brand’s chief engineer says – despite being able to match AMG for engine and exhaust drama – the company chose to produce a different type of sound, minus some of the pops and bangs. Click to listen to the new Vantage exhaust note on our facebook page...


Peugeot 3008 GT-Line long-term review, report three: farewell
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Peugeot 3008 GT-Line long-term review, report three: farewell

As we bid farewell to our long-term Peugeot 3008 we can't help but think it's arguably the best Peugeot ever made. It also happens to be one of the best cars in its class.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen: A love story

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen: A love story

Sometimes it’s hard to write an entirely objective review of an object whose primary appeal is emotional. Certainly, you can argue the Mercedes-Benz G-Class – or G-Wagen, which stands for Geländewagen – is a purpose-built, Zombie-apocalypse proof, no-nonsense military-style vehicle designed to conquer every surface the Earth has to offer...

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McLaren Senna designer: ‘I love the controversy it has caused’
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McLaren Senna designer: ‘I love the controversy it has caused’

McLaren’s head of design says he cherishes the controversy surrounding the Senna's styling, defending the function-over-form ethos driving the company's design. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week, Rob Melville, chief designer for McLaren, defended the Senna’s aggressive styling, arguing it’s a no-compromise car in search of 'ultimate road-legal track car' status...


Lamborghini to stick with naturally-aspirated engines, prefers hybrid to turbo
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Lamborghini to stick with naturally-aspirated engines, prefers hybrid to turbo

Lamborghini would rather go down the path of hybrid powertrains to maintain the emotional appeal of its engine noise, rather than following everyone else with their turbocharged V8s. Speaking to the CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week, Lamborghini chief technical officer, Maurizio Reggiani, admitted the company was forced to go turbo in the Urus, but said the Huracan and Aventador replacements will be naturally aspirated for as long as possible...


Lexus can’t win on the same 'battlefield' as the three Germans
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Lexus can’t win on the same 'battlefield' as the three Germans

Lexus says its biggest challenge remains a lack of heritage compared to the 'big three' German luxury manufacturers, but it continues to focus on delivering a luxury brand and the associated experiences. Stop us if that sounds familiar...


Lamborghini: Electric power not suitable
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Lamborghini: Electric power not suitable

Its rivals might be going down a fully-electric patch – think Porsche and the Mission E – but Lamborghini thinks battery-powered technology doesn’t currently gel with its brand characteristics. Speaking to media at the Geneva motor show this week, chief technical officer for Lamborghini, Maurizio Reggiani, confirmed the brand looked at Porsche's electric platform and ruled out using it because of performance issues...


Lexus: Autonomous vehicles ‘very dangerous’ in cities
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Lexus: Autonomous vehicles ‘very dangerous’ in cities

Current autonomous technology isn't yet mature, and letting self-driving cars loose with 2018's systems is dangerous – at least, it is according to Lexus. Lexus international president, Mr Yoshihiro Sawa, told media the company doesn’t believe it’s being conservative with its rollout of autonomous driving features...


Toyota 86: Turbocharging would require new platform
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Toyota 86: Turbocharging would require new platform

Turbocharging the Toyota 86 would require a great deal of work, making it incredibly unlikely to happen in the current generation. Speaking to CarAdvice in Geneva, Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the 86 and Supra, explained why the current 86 won't see a forced-induction powertrain...


2019 Toyota Supra: The inside story
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2019 Toyota Supra: The inside story

There are lots of questions around the whys and wherefores of developing any new car, let alone an icon like the Toyota Supra. Why did it take so long? Why was it co-developed with BMW? Why Toyota has chosen now as the time to bring the name back? We sat down with Tetsuya Tada, the man behind the Supra and Toyota 86, to get some answers...


Toyota Supra hybrid on the cards
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Toyota Supra hybrid on the cards

Toyota is still studying powertrain options for the upcoming Supra, with a hybrid and more ‘evolved’ internal-combustion engine well and truly on the cards. The Supra, co-developed with the new BMW Z4, will almost certainly make use of BMW powertrain and transmission technology when it launches mid- to late-next year, but may come with specific Toyota powertrains in future...


Toyota has no plans to extend warranty beyond three years
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Toyota has no plans to extend warranty beyond three years

Toyota Australia says it currently has no plans to change its warranty period from the current three-year product to match competitors that are offering five or seven in the ever competitive market. With the likes of Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Peugeot and plenty of others offering five or seven-year warranties, the question has come up as to why Toyota, Mazda and others have so far stayed stagnant in their approach to consumer warranties...


Supra to ‘make Toyota exciting again’
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Supra to ‘make Toyota exciting again’

The new Supra is set to ‘make Toyota exciting again’, and the brand is keen to market its highly-desirable new performance car locally as a showcase for its sporty revival. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show today, vice-president for sales and marketing at Toyota Australia, Sean Hanley, said the Supra hasn’t been completely confirmed for our market, but the strength of its badge cannot be underestimated – and that the local arm will be doing all it can to bring the car here...


2019 Toyota Supra confirmed with Gazoo concept
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2019 Toyota Supra confirmed with Gazoo concept

After years of spy pictures, concepts and teasers, Toyota has confirmed the return of the Supra nameplate with the unveiling of its new racing concept at the Geneva motor show. The new, fifth-generation Supra revives the legendary after a 16-year hiatus, marking another move from Toyota into the world of sports cars...