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New 435bhp GT3 revealed

The worst kept secret of 2009 has today been confirmed as fact: three years after it was first released, the Porsche 997 GT3 has been updated to reflect the redesign of the Gen2 997 and its all important new technology.

Does the GT1-based engine remain? And what about PDK? Well read on…

New Focus RS – final details revealed

After the success of our long-term Focus ST260 Mountune we’re eagerly awaiting our first drive in the new Focus RS. The Mountune upgraded demonstrated the depth of untapped potential within the Focus ST, and with the resources of Ford’s RS engineers we can only only imagine how much further they have taken the humble Focus.

Nissan releases details of the SpecV GT-R

It feels like we’ve been waiting an eternity to hear details of Nissan’s more-focused version of its R35 GT-R, and at last the official silence has been broken.

We’ve become used to the leaner and meaner version of the GT-R being referred to as the V-Spec, but true to form (with this R35 model at least) Nissan have decided to break away from the past and this time call it the ‘SpecV’.

BMW X5 M official video released

BMW have released a promotional video of the X5 M providing official confirmation of the next models to be launched by M GmbH.

We’ve already seen spy-pictures of a pre-production X6 M and German magazine AutoBild were invited last week to drive the X6 M at the Nurburgring, so production isn’t far away.

Extreme SLR breaks cover

This remarkable car is the SLR Stirling Moss. Inspired by the Mercedes 300SLR that the legendary British racer drove to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia road race, the SLR Stirling Moss is a spectacular swansong for the McLaren-built Mercedes supercar.

KTM makes the X-Bow winter-proof

We’ve enjoyed many miles in the X-Bow this year – in the popular feature One Vision we explored five different ways of delivering driving thrills and of course our Silverstone Track Test where it set one of the quickest times of the year around the GP circuit. Its virtues are many, from its lightness of touch to the precision of its controls, but one thing we’ve never felt compelled to praise the X-Bow for is its comfort in cold weather.

V10 power for Audi R8

The Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro has many numbers to whet the appetite, but one of them jumps from the spec sheet more forcefully…