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New London Taxi LEVC TX review

Considering its importance to the fabric of London life, it’s remarkable there have only ever been a handful of taxi models built solely for the Capital. Unlike the other cars Auto Express reviews, there are not brand new taxis every year – rather there are landmark taxis over the last 70 years that have trudged on, lightly updated, and ferried the millions, if not billions, of people around London.  The story can be loosely boiled down two three models –…

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2019 Acura RDX First Drive: Respect Earned

Let’s face it, the outgoing RDX – while respectably priced and one of the most reliable vehicles in its class – doesn’t garner nearly the same amount of respect as some of its German counterparts. That’s because some luxury consumers (and you know who you are) are more concerned with what badge is on the backside of their vehicles than whether or not it’s actually a better product. But I say, no more – the 2019 RDX finally deserves the same level…

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive: Teeing it up

– Saint Helena, California All the motivation needed to moderate your speed while driving a hot rod new Porsche 911 variant over the Mayacamas Mountains from Napa Valley to the Sonoma coast is the periodic appearance of an oncoming logging truck carrying a load of redwood tree trunks. Such vehicles create the mental impression of the least forgiving possible obstacle in the event of a collision. They also litter the roads with red-tinged bark skins that evoke the appearance of…

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Aston Martin Vantage vs Porsche 911 GTS

Aston Martin is entering a new era, and models such as the latest Vantage are propelling the British marque to the forefront of the sports car class. At least, that’s the theory we’re putting to the test here. With a technical tie-up that sees it use an engine from AMG but Aston’s engineering know-how for the chassis, the signs look positive. But to rise to the top the newcomer will have to beat the car that’s dominated this sector of…

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New Aston Martin DB11 AMR 2018 review

With its limited-edition, green-and-yellow-striped livery, the DB11 AMR could be a mobile billboard for Aston Martin’s racing team. But the new 630bhp V12 is undoubtedly a mouth-watering prospect for anyone with £174,995 to spend on a superfast GT. Like Mercedes’ AMG and BMW’s Motorsport divisions, Aston Martin Racing (AMR) leverages a little extra love for the company’s production cars. • Best sports cars on sale  The DB11 AMR in effect retires the original DB11 V12, launched in 2016, as well as…

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