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Aston Martin Vantage, just right

In Aston Martin, Car Reviews, Performance, Supercars by Tim Barnes-Clay

The Aston Martin Vantage is what dreams are made of for those who adore British sports cars Why? Well, let’s start with the car’s looks. It’s stunning from the back, with attractive lights and a subtle spoiler. Things are a tad less dramatic at the front, although the shark-nose is appealing. What works, though, are the proportions. The two-seater car …

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Fiesta ST and Focus ST, I’ll take both

In Car Reviews, Ford, Performance by Neil Lyndon

Any Ford that bears the “ST” badge is best driven in one of two ways… Anything between those two states is a waste of the car’s abilities (or, as three-times World Champion Jack Brabham once said of Grand Prix racing, “You’re either on the gas or you’re on the brakes; and if you’re not, you’re fucking around.”) I enjoyed establishing …

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The Audi RS 6 Avant, an addictive estate car

In Audi, Car Reviews, Performance by Tim Barnes-Clay

Buying a car this expensive and this close to all-electric vehicles taking over the world would be madness. Or would it? I mean, maybe the latest RS 6 will become a collector’s item – a rare V8 gem left in the cold, clinical world of automotive electrification. Ok, so I’m being a tad dramatic, but you really do need to …