Here come the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Here come the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar

Last year, we drove Volvo's 501bhp S60 Polestar prototype. We liked it very much because, well, it was a sensible Volvo saloon with 501bhp. But at the time, Volvo said only 10 S60 Polestars would ever be built - each costing a six-figure sum - and that was that.

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Fisker files for bankruptcy

Fisker files for bankruptcy

Fisker, which hasn't made a car since July 2012, has been sold to Hybrid Tech Holdings, an investor group that says it wants eventually to re_start production of the Karma and later launch other vehicles with similar technology.

 

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV does 148mpg

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV does 148mpg

Good news for frugal green-laners: Mitsubishi’s plug-in Outlander will return an official 148mpg. Mitsu says its Outlander PHEV officially emits just 44g/km of CO2, making it exempt from both vehicle excise duty and London’s congestion charge.

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Man sells testicle to buy Nissan 370Z?

Man sells testicle to buy Nissan 370Z

Mark Parisi is a man. Like many men, Mark Parisi has two testicles. Like fewer men, Mark Parisi has decided he does not need two testicles, and would prefer instead to have one testicle and one Nissan 370Z.

 

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Forza Motorsport 5 has arrived

Forza Motorsport 5 has arrived

It would appear we’re entering the next era of driving games. With the arrival of the PS4 and Xbox One comes a glut of new virtual over_steery titles:  Drive Club, Need for Speed: Rivals and Forza Motorsport 5 are all debuting on the new consoles, while the venerable Gran Turismo series is getting a long_awaited reboot on the PS3 later this year.

 

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This is a 750bhp Toyota 86

This is a 750bhp Toyota 86

Our love for the Toyota GT86 is deep and true, but we’ve always suspected the 200bhp rear-drive coupe could handle a little more power. And it seems Toyota agrees.

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Daihatsu and Honda bring back the kei car

Daihatsu and Honda bring back the kei car

Space is a premium commodity in Tokyo. When they ran out of room at street level, they simply built an elevated road, then a series of Expressways on top of that. Once they were all full, the legislators decided to shrink the cars. Under the current rules, Japan's Kei-jidosha - K cars - can be no more than 3.4m long and 1.48m wide, with tiddly 660cc engines.

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Mercedes SLS: sold out

Mercedes SLS sold out

The Mercedes-Benz SLS has officially sold out. Well, nearly, anyway. Though there might be a few stragglers lurking around in dealerships, officially, it's gone.

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Merc’s GLA gets the AMG treatment

Merc GLA gets the AMG treatment

This is Mercedes GLA 45 AMG Concept, a sporty SUV that's just been unveiled at the LA Motor Show. In fact, you might as well scrub off the ‘Concept' moniker, as production GLA 45s have already been seen pounding round the Nurburgring. This thing is happening. Next year.

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Honda NSX: a 458 at half the price?

Honda NSX a 458 at half the price

The original Honda NSX was Senna's supercar. Even though the great man spent barely a day at Suzuka with a prototype, the association remains powerful enough to secure the NSX's place in the supercar hall of fame. That and the fact that it was bloody marvellous to drive, and arrived just as Ferrari was badly fumbling the ball.

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