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New Ferrari 488 Pista 2018 review

There’s an illustrious history when it comes to Ferrari’s special series mid-engined models. From the 360 Challenge Stradale to the 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale, all three enhanced the performance on offer in the standard cars of the time, but even by Ferrari’s standards, the 488 Pista is something else.  Let’s start with the name. ‘Pista’ means ‘track’ in Italian, so you can guess what this stripped-out, lighter and more powerful version of the firm’s 488 is about.  • Best…

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MINI Cooper vs SEAT Ibiza

Superminis are hugely popular in the UK. It’s never a surprise to see one top the new car sales charts every month, with more featuring across the rest of the table. It’s not just cheap and cheerful models buyers love. Premium small cars are closing the gap thanks to affordable finance deals, and the MINI is a stand-out example. Keen to continue this trend, the firm has launched a facelifted car. Customisation options are a key to the MINI’s success,…

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A first-time you’ll never forget

There are moments in life that mark you forever. I was born a few kilometers from Maranello and as a child, I spent a lot of time clinging to the outside fence at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track, trying to catch a look at the latest Cavallino. The mix of memories and emotions still resonate, so you can imagine how I feel driving on this track in the new Ferrari 488 Pista. Never has any V8-powered special edition Ferrari been so…

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New Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept review

Porsche has big plans for its future range of electrified cars. Over £5 billion has been invested in the technology, a redesigned factory sits in the heart of Stuttgart and 25 per cent of Porsches by 2025 will be electrified in some way – Porsche is on a Mission and it carries an E. The German firm begins its voyage into the world of electric cars with the Mission E saloon next year, and what we’re driving here, the Mission…

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