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Mercedes unveils a much improved CLS 63 AMG

Attention all lovers of executive cars with obscene amounts of power, the latest Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG has arrived. Complete with a subtle shape redesign and 7-speed transmission, the latest top-of-the-range offering from Stuttgart features a ferocious 547 bhp 5.5-litre V8 bi-turbo powerplant. Crikey.

INTERVIEW: Perry McCarthy – The Original Stig

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you will have noticed both the national and motoring press being dominated by the news of The Stig outing himself as Ben Collins. After much legal wrangling, Collins has now been dismissed from his white Stig role ahead of his publication of a tell-all book on life behind the distinctive Simpson helmet, whilst all the while Top Gear executives begin to conjure up who should be given the role of Stig #3.

PERSPECTIVE: It’s a Mini Crisis

I recently had the opportunity to poke around the new Mini Countryman and, my word, what a ridiculous car. For starters it’s a fat old hector, not just for a Mini, but for any quasi-4×4. And secondly, this particular example cost over £30,000 which will get you a nice 997 Carrera S with not many miles on the clock. I have to ask, who would buy one?

Vauxhall GTC Paris Concept: The next Astra?

These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s GTC Paris Concept, which gives the strongest hint yet to the Astra Sport Hatch’s successor and is set to cause a stir when it receives its debut on September 30 at the Paris Motor Show.