Audi RS7 2014 review: Sportin’ a pin-striped suit

Taking off from where we left the Audi RS6, there is not much of a difference between the RS7 and its estate edition. At the heart of it, and even in the façade – if you overlook the aluminium strips that frame the air dams – both shone with a …

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Audi RS6 2014 Avant Review: The sixth estate

Who would want to buy a station wagon that weighs two tonnes and spills over your parking in this part of the world? Not because it could come in handy when you’re moving homes; or because it looks cool in red, burning red. Maybe because you want to swing it …

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Mercedes SLK55 AMG Review: The bridge from Affalterbach

The last time I met the SLK, it was trying hard to look muscular between its sharply sculpted lines.It handled well enough, but there was something that did not quite push it into the league of sports cars that parked themselves in your bucket list. But six years later, as …

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Jaguar XK-R 2014 Review: The X appeal

Warning: The Jaguar XK-R is likely to face ire from girlfriends or wives. So much of x-appeal could drive any woman to fall out of love with it just no sooner than you fall in. UPSIDE: Very powerful, Good looking, Value in the sport luxury segment, Happy handling DOWNSIDE: Fuel-thirsty, …

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Nissan 370 Z Coupe 2014 Review: Natural high

The Nissan 370Z is like a burger meal from old McDonald’s kitchen. Fast, tasty, and you can upgrade to fizz and fries for just a little extra. Ever since it dropped its price, and its roof as an option, the sportster has been a favourite among those who want an …

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Mercedes A 250 Sport Review: For sport’s sake

Just a few kilometers down my test road, the Mercedes A 250 gave the initial impression that confirmed what the bling-laden large grille made a point of. The low firm ride, tight manoeuvring, a delayed yet strong pick up – all of it gave a full clearance to its Sport …

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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2014 review: Torque Shark

I held the power of the cult in my hand, handed down through six generations. It was hard for me to restrain myself from going overboard but the GTI seemed to be more composed than ever. Even though what began as a mere 110 hp in the first generation has …

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe Review: The Family Sports Coupe

My last encounter with a sport coupe from Hyundai was brief, uneventful and very long ago. Either in size or in the size of the engine, this one wasn’t comparable. Whatever little was left of that memory was startled to scatter as the Hyundai Gensis Coupe came to life with …

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Mini John Cooper Works 2013 Review: 1.6 Calibre Automatic

For those who noticed, the reference to firepower in the title isn’t a coincidence. The Mini John Cooper Works is actually like a bullet, fitted with an automatic transmission for the first time ever. But does that make it bang on for thrill-seekers? Join the Drive. At an age and …

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Porsche Boxster S 2013: Converting dogmas

When was the last time you met an ardent car enthusiast, especially of the male orientation, who is planning for a Boxster? He might be saving for one, as an instance of the inevitability of compromises in life, but dreaming, aspiring, even craving… when was the last you heard of …

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