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First drive review: Aston Martin Rapide S (2014)


The Rapide S is widely seen as the prudent Aston Martin. But the new model's punch and panache add lots of spice, says Giles Smith
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Ferrari 612 Scaglietti review (2004-2010)


When the 612 was launched in 2004, the notion of a comfortable and practical Ferrari was anathema to supercar enthusiasts. Time and changing fashion...
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Aston Martin Rapide review (2010-2013)


The idea of an Aston designed to be practical seems as relevant as pondering roof-rack options for the Virage coupe; this four-door saloon, however...
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Audi S7 Sportback review (2010-on)


Audi S-series cars sit between the standard A models and the super-hot RS line, and as such, they are a curious bunch.
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Mercedes-Benz CL-class (W221) review


The CL-class is effectively a two-door version of the S-class saloon with a coupe roofline. For decades the S-class has been a shining example of...
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The Clarkson review: Bentley Continental GT Speed (2013)


I don't understand why people get so cross when politicians do a U-turn. Would you rather they were so consumed with towering self-belief that they...
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Bentley Continental GT review (2012-on)


The Bentley Continental GT: a car for crossing continents in complete comfort, and at a fair old lick.
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First drive review: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (2013)


When, in 2009, Porsche brought out a four-door grand tourer, some of the car’s harsher critics balked at its hard-to-love looks.
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The Clarkson review: Bentley Continental Supersport...


Blackpool out of season is not very nice. Everything’s shut, apart from a few forlorn amusement arcades that are populated only by a handful of...
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The Clarkson review: Bentley Continental GT V8 (2012)


I’m in northern Sweden — really northern Sweden — slap bang in the middle of Europe’s last great wilderness. For 300 miles in any direction...
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The Clarkson review: Mercedes CLS 63 AMG (2011)


‘I’d go so far as to call the Mercedes CLS driving experience imperious. You feel a bit like Idi Amin. Or was that just me?’
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The Clarkson review: Porsche Panamera (2011)


‘Underneath, the Panamera is not that bad to drive, but it seems to have been styled by some lunatics. It is the ugliest car on the road today’