Nissan reinvents the Qashqai crossover

Nissan reinvents the Qashqai crossover

What was the most-read car review on TopGear.com in 2011? Nope. Nope. Wrong again. It was the best-selling, British-built Nissan Qashqai, arguably the first car to properly nail the crossover sector. And Nissan has just unveiled this, the second-gen version.

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Jaguar F-Type Coupe: your first look

Jaguar F-Type Coupe first look

This is your first official look at the production Jaguar F-Type Coupe. And it's a first official look which proves that, erm, the F-Type Coupe has a roof. Which is good news, what with it being a coupe.

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The Lexus ES is back

Lexus ES

The Lexus ES is back, after seven years. The ES was one of the first two Lexus models introduced during the brand’s inauguration in 1989. Now, the ES range includes a hybrid model, alongside the usual petrol offerings.

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Dubai police get a Brabus G63 AMG

Dubai police get a Brabus G63 AMG
The Dubai police force has just given us a new reason to get arrested - it's added a Brabus-tuned G63 AMG to its fleet.

 

Yep, the 690bhp B637 "700 Widestar" is the latest lump of exotica the Emirati rozzers can tool around in. And with a top speed of 240 km/h, 0-100 km/h time of 4.9 seconds and a roster of off-road credentials, it'll be able to bring many deserty high-speed pursuits to a close.

 

It rounds off the Dubai police force's crim-troubling armada of the Lamborghini Aventador (for high-speed motorway chases), four-wheel drive Ferrari FF (for, er, wintry high-speed motorway chases), and Bentley Continental (for storing more than one assailant).

 

Trumps the Italian Carabinieri's Evora, doesn't it? But doesn't get anywhere near Richard's Vitara...

 

We'll be at the Dubai motor show to mop more exclusive live pics, so keep checking back to see what we've discovered...

Is the Toyota Prius going hydrogen?

Is the Toyota Prius going hydrogen

This is Toyota's Fuel Cell Vehicle, an eco-saloon set to be unveiled at the Tokyo show later this month. It previews a potential successor to the Prius, but rather than a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, this concept is powered by hydrogen. And air.

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It’s a brand new Bugatti Veyron!

Meo Costantini 02

Yes, it's another special edition of the car that Top Gear magazine declared the greatest of the last 20 years. It's officially the fastest roadster in the world. It's the Veyron ‘Meo Costantini', a very limited edition of Bugatti's 1200bhp Grand Sport Vitesse.

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Gran Turismo 6: now with Lunar Rover. And Deltawing

Gran Turismo 6 now with Lunar Rover. And Deltawing
Gran Turismo 6, the latest instalment of Sony's megalithic Playstation racing franchise, is coming soon to the PS3.

 

And to whet your collective appetite, Polyphony has released a rather delicious trailer video. It contains many, many excellent cars doing many, many excellent things. Including - ready for this one? - the 1971 NASA Lunar Rover. Yes, the precursor to the moon buggy driven by James May and Top Gear magazine.

 

It's not yet clear on which tracks you can drive the Lunar Rover. But we're guessing, unless you've got a spare week or two to kill, you might want to steer clear of the Nurburgring. Moon buggies are just the tip of the GT6 goodness. New cars for the latest version of the game include the Aston One-77, the new Corvette, Pagani's Huayra... and the amazing, ridiculous Deltawing.

 

Anyhow, take a look at the trailer - which also features Red Bull ace Adrian Newey, though we suspect you probably can't drive him in-game - and tell us what you like the look of. That Audi quattro S1 looks mighty tasty to us...

 


This is the Skyrunner off-road flying car

This is the Skyrunner off-road flying car

For those with an exceptional memory and/or Google, you may remember our coverage of the Parajet Skycar - essentially a quad bike with a paraglider wing/propeller setup on the back. Despite the Skycar's failure to displace the Ford Fiesta as Britain's best-selling car, the concept has been revisited by American firm Skyrunner, which has just given us this.

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The Lexus RC Coupe has landed

The Lexus RC Coupe has landed

This is Lexus’s answer to the BMW 4-Series coupe and Audi A5. This is the RC Coupe, due to be officially unveiled at the Tokyo show later this month. It looks pointy. It looks interesting.

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Mitsubishi hearts hybrids

Mitsubishi hearts hybrids

Mitsubishi is going hybrid concept crazy for the Tokyo show later this month. The Japanese manufacturer will show three concepts at its home show, all offering different takes on the combustion-engine-plus-electric theme debuted in its Outlander PHEV.

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