An Aston Martin DB5 for budding James Bond!

James Bond and the Aston Martin DB5 ? They are synonym with one another. Christmas is upon us...  here's something for young fans of the famous secret agent. The Little Car Company just released a scale electric version for spoiled children. The Light Car Company Aston Martin DB5 is two third the size of the …

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Test Drive: Renault Arkana E-TECH Hybrid: the SAC with the French Touch

The Sports Activity Coupé or SAC concept was a BMW creation that Audi and Mercedes copied before “percolating” (as economists would say) on mainstream brands like Kia with the XCeed or Toyota with the C-HR. This time, it's the French’s turn to get on the bandwagon with the Renault Arkana. Peugeot and Citroën will come …

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Want a new Ford Escort? It’s possible!

The first generation Ford Escort was produced between 1968 and 1974 while the second generation carried on until 1980. These were rear-wheel drive cars, powered by Kent or Pinto engines available in several displacements, from 1 to 2 litres. Ford soon developed sportier version and even racing ones. These got a Lotus twin-cam under the …

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New car test: Volvo C40: the proletarian Polestar?

Until now, Volvo showed off its electric expertise into its top-of-the-range Polestar brand. Announcing its full range electrification for 2030, the Swedish brand must accelerate. Just  what it is obviously doing from now on as it will introduce one electric model per year for the next five years. First one is the C40 built in …

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Test Drive: BMW 545 e XDrive: the absolute saloon!

The prospect of spending a week at the wheel of a "real" BMW, a saloon car with an in-line six-cylinder petrol engine under the bonnet, could only bring a smile to my face... At a time when the European authorities seem to aim destroying the Old Continent car industry, this 545 e XDrive is a …

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Test drive: Opel Insigna GSI: The well-kept secret

Saloon cars sale have been declining for many years... and those that don't have four rings, a bavarian propeller or a three-pointed star on the bonnet have an even tougher life! Mainstream manufacturers saloons are disappearing one after the other but, fortunately, there are still some worthy of interest for driving enthusiasts. The Insigna GSI …

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Test Drive: Opel Mokka 1.2T 130 AT8: Identity Crisis

While waiting for the imminent arrival of the new Opel Astra, the Mokka surely best represents Opel’s future, sharing a large chunk of components with its French relatives. The least we can say is that it all adds up pretty well for Opel's smallest SUV. It seduces woth both its modern lines and a trendy …

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Test Drive: Mercedes-AMG A45 S: Big spades of fun

The kings of drift and counter-steering won’t probably be impressed reading this AMG A45 S  spec sheet. A small 2.0 turbocharged four pot engine ; four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox will surely never wake up an enthusiastic driver in the middle of the night. And yet... we would have spent days and nights behind …

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Museo Storico Alfa Romeo: the time machine

The Italian brand is celebrating its 111th anniversary this year... a good reason step back in time and have a look at the brand’s long and eventful history by visiting the Alfa Romeo factory museum in Arese, Italy. Archetype of the Formula 1, this Alfetta or Tipo 158 was famous from 1938 to 1951. Designed …

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Lifestyle Test: Ford Transit Custom Nugget+: comfortable nomadism

It seems that people have never been so keen to move around, to change their surroundings, to see more things around their country. Which means small vans converted into campers are attracting more and more people, young and old. Last summer, we had the opportunity to discover the flavour of gypsy life aboard the Ford …

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