1961 Ford Thunderbird


Ford had originally launched its Thunderbird as a response to the Chevrolet Corvette, but while the Corvette was supposed to be a sportscar, the Thunderbird was more of a tourer – or a ‘personal luxury car’, as Ford called it. ...

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2011 Jaguar XKR-S

When Jaguar replaced the XJS with the XK8 in 1996, the difference between the new and old cars was like night and day. The XK8 featured Jaguar’s new 4.2-litre V8 engine, which also came in supercharged guise, in the XKR. ...

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1963 Mini Cooper


In the 1960s, if you wanted to emulate your favourite motorsport hero, the Mini was the car in which to do it. However, while the standard Mini was an absolute hoot to drive, more power meant more fun. That’s where ...

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Half a century after it was introduced, the 911 rumbles on. But back in 1977 when the 928 burst onto the scene, Porsche’s plan was to replace its flat-six supercar with this water-cooled front-engined V8 machine, which supposedly addressed many ...

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Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia


Karmann started talking to VW as far back as 1950, about building a sportscar. The plan was for VW to supply the floorpan and running gear, while Karmann would build the car and Italian design house Ghia would design it. ...

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