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UK’s Kahn Design debut eagerly anticipated Vengeance Volante at Geneva Motor Show

Following the successful launch of the original Vengeance at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, this year will see Kahn Design debut a new convertible variant, the Vengeance Volante. Like its predecessor, the Vengeance Volante is built on Aston Martin’s bonded aluminium and composite VH platform, chosen for its lightweight strength and torsional resistance, and is manufactured in the UK using traditional British coachbuilding techniques. The Vengeance Volante’s sweeping streamlined curves take inspiration from classic Aston Martin designs of the late twentieth century, swapping the contoured roof of the original Vengeance…

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British classics to shine in Bradford’s City Park

Bradford – Car enthusiasts are to be treated to a host of British vehicles at this year’s Bradford Classic & Performance Car show in August. The 2015 Classic is to feature a legendary Jaguar E-Type, stylish Triumph TR3 and a beautifully designed MGB GT. Car lovers will be able to see an elegant Bentley Brooklands, a powerful Jaguar XJS 4 litre Convertible and a rare, Domino HTR. The Bradford Classic will show an unusual Austin Mini Clubman Hearse and a radically designed, Vauxhall Firenza Droop Snoot. There will be several…

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KHA 17 Design – The name’s in the number plate

When it comes to private number plates, there is no doubt one internationally renowned businessman knows his stuff. Designer and entrepreneur Afzal Kahn not only designs and coach builds some of the world’s most desirable vehicles in the form of the Flying Huntsman, Huntsman 6X6 and the Vengeance, a coachbuilt 2-door coupe set to launch later this year, he also has another passion. Though vehicles are his speciality and have propelled the Bradford born entrepreneur to international heights, Afzal has also spent a fortune building up one of the most…

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AUDI TT ROADSTER

A convincing small coupe The UK is the biggest market for the Audi TT in Europe, so the latest version needs to drive well on our challenging roads to stand a chance of matching the sales success of its predecessors. Yet for all its sporty design flourishes, the model that’s most likely to seduce tax-conscious British buyers is the new 2.0-litre TDI Ultra, the latest of the brand’s fuel-sipping range of diesels that now includes the A4, A5, A6 and A7, with plenty more to come. Of course, buying a…

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ALFA ROMEO 4C

The most important Alfa Romeo for decades Just under 4 metres long, 2 metres wide and 118 cm high. The design choices of the Alfa Romeo 4C are just as bold as its dimensions. Rather than use extreme power, the decision was taken to minimise weight instead. This challenge underlies the design of every component of the car. The result is amazing: an unladen weight of under 895 kg propelled by 240 BHP, giving a weight to power ratio of under 4 kg/HP. A figure that promises genuine supercar agility…

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Ferrari 458 Speciale A

Most hotly contested special edition The first deliveries of the Ferrari 458 Speciale A will commence in February, but we’ve got bad news if you haven’t ordered one yet: they’re all sold. In fact, the iconic Italian brand was only able to satisfy 40 per cent of demand for the $635,000 plus on-road costs convertible supercar in Australia, leading the region’s boss to label it “the most hotly contested special edition in Ferrari’s history”. The 458 Speciale A (the ‘A’ stands for ‘aperta’, which means ‘open’ in Italian) is effectively…

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CLASSIC TRAILBLAZERS

FORD CAPRI MK III The Capri Mk III was referred to internally as “Project Carla”, and although little more than a substantial update of the Capri II, it was often referred to as the Mk III. The first cars were available in March 1978, but failed to halt a terminal decline in sales. The concept of a heavily facelifted Capri II was shown at the 1976 Geneva show: a Capri II with a front very similar to the Escort RS2000 (with four headlamps and black slatted grille), and with a…

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NEW ARRIVALS

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” image=”885″ img_size=”1100 × 735″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] SPYKER B6 VENATOR SPYDER Dutch manufacturer Spyker has revealed a Spyder version of the 375bhp V6-powered B6 Venator concept car Spyker has revealed a new convertible version of the B6 Venator, called the Spyder, at The Quail event in Pebble Beach. The new concept will pave the way for a production model in 2014, powered by a mid-mounted 375bhp V6. This will be the most affordable Spyker model to date, and is aimed squarely at Porsche 911 buyers. The Dutch…

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MINI CLUBMAN (2015)

MINI CLUBMAN (2015) Mini is without doubt the master at creating a plethora of models from a single platform, so it’s no surprise to see a concept version of the Clubman estate based on the latest Mk3 Mini underpinnings. Up front the Clubman has the same deeply sloping headlights and elongated bonnet as the Mk3 hatch, but it has two rear doors and a markedly different rear end. Instead of the single rear-hinged suicide door of the previous Clubman, the concept has two forward-hinged doors, making it a much more…

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MERCEDES C-CLASS (2014)

MERCEDES C-CLASS (2014) This new Mercedes is a medium-size luxury saloon that competes head-on with the very popular BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Mercedes has slotted the new CLA saloon beneath the C-class in its range, so the new C-class is now significantly longer than its predecessor. However, Mercedes has slashed weight by up to 100kg. Thanks to an extra 8cm between the wheels, the interior should offer more space for passengers in the back, plus a bigger boot. The C-class is available in three specification levels – SE,…

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