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What happens if a children's scooter company reboots a Fifties classic with electric power? #TopGear has the answer...
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In this month's #TopGear magazine we go for a drive around the city of Zurich in the Italian-Swiss Microlino.
. "Today I've been asked why I'm driving a Smeg fridge, how I nicked one of the dodgems from Legoland's driving school, and what time Noddy wants his car back in Toyland. Cruel Jealousy. Meanwhile, Zurich's citizens are cooing, giggling and waving at the 2.4-metre-long bubble of nano-consumption dogfighting with trams down Bahnhofstrasse. Fancy a head-turning two-seater with silly doors? You only need 20 horsepower..."
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Words: Ollie Kew @olliekew
Photography: Richard Pardon
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#Microlino #Zurich #Citydrive #TopGearmagazine #Augustissue #carsofinstagram


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Miss the 2018 Festival of Speed? Catch up here. Witness the supercars and stars of #Goodwood on #TopGear.com now | Link in bio

@fosgoodwood #goodwood #festivalofspeed #carsofinstagram #mclaren #nissan #astonmartin #nio #TopGear

Photography: Mark Riccioni


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We drive four iconic cars that defined a decade of excess. The Eighties.
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Which of this line-up is your favourite eighties classic? Meet the contenders...
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Porsche 930 Turbo: The Yuppie
Audi Quattro: The Poser
VW Golf GTI Mk11: The New Romantic
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth: The Wide Boy
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With this month’s free supersize retro mag, four heroes from the past come back to the future in a battle royale to see which offers the best trip down memory lane.
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#eighties #icons #porsche #turbo #audiquattro #vwgti #rscosworth #TopGearmagazine #Augustissue #carsofinstagram


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“In a world-exclusive road drive, we take the new McLaren Senna from Estoril to Monaco, two places pivotal to its namesake's success..."
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This is a different story. One that ends not back in this pitlane after a handful of hot, furious laps, but some 1,500 miles away in another place that Ayrton Senna made his own. In this month’s #TopGear magazine follow the journey as we take the world's fastest road-legal track car - the McLaren Senna - on a road trip from mountain to track.
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Words: Ollie Marriage @olliemarriage
Photography: Rowan Horncastle @rowan_topgear .
#senna #AyrtonSenna #McLaren #Estoril #Monaco #ChasingSenna #TopGearmagazine #Augustissue #carsofinstagram


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#TopGear.com’s Jack Rix met with Rob Dickinson, former musician and genius behind Singer Vehicle Design to discuss the car that he’s been obsessing over for the last four years. This is it: the 911 reimagined by Singer and Williams.
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I take him (Rob) back to the beginning, to the dream that sparked all this off. “What would a classic Porsche 911 look like if we touched it with a Formula One team? That was the Hollywood pitch. To bestow upon, what we think is the most important sports car in the world, the golden benefits of the modern age. Properly, do it properly with a proper budget and proper support.”
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Read the full story and watch the video walkaround on #TopGear.com now | Link in bio
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Words: Jack Rix
Photography: Mark Riccioni
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#Porsche #Singer #911 #Williams #carsofinstagram


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Meet the 911 reimagined by Singer and Williams. Singer's 'Dynamics and Lightweighting Study' is a $1.8m vision of the ultimate air-cooled 911.
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“Rob Dickinson, former musician and genius behind Singer Vehicle Design, is walking towards me in an enormous, empty warehouse, sparking a fag. We’ve managed to intercept both Rob and the first example of his most ambitious project to date, on their way to Goodwood. The car you’re currently gawping at is the product of a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop the ultimate, no-expense-spared, air-cooled 911 – the snappily-named Dynamics and Lighweighting Study…’
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Words: Jack Rix
Photography: Mark Riccioni @mark_scenemedia .
Read the full story and watch the video walkaround on #TopGear.com now | Link in bio
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#Porsche #Singer #911 #Williams #carsofinstagram


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I spy with my little eye a… victim. Look at it, dawdling along in the slow lane. It’s so small and plain. It’s only got three cylinders. See those skinny little wheels, best-not-rock-the-boat bodywork and apologetic ST badging, and compare…
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HPE850, baby, shock yellow with black stripes, 305-width front tyres, a fat V8 that revs to 8,500 and a supercharger sat on top that alone has twice the volume of the Fiesta’s whole engine. That’s right, I am the Texan tornado, and I see the cowering Fiesta ahead and I smell victory.
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An 850bhp American exchange student joins the last leg of our tour of the UK in Ford's new hatch
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Words: Ollie Marriage @olliemarriage
Photography: Mark Riccioni @mark_scenemedia .
Read the full story on #TopGear.com now | Link in bio


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We’re in Dagenham in deepest, darkest Essex. Ford’s been in business here since the Thirties. Nowadays the place builds diesel engines – millions every year – but until 2002 it was Fiestas (and much besides) spewing forth from the factory gates. The plant may be a shadow of its former self – the whole site a reminder of what an industrial force Ford was in Britain until the Seventies – but it still has its secrets. And by far and away the most fiercely guarded is the existence of this place – the Heritage Collection – a leaky, nondescript shed on the edge of the 44-acre estate whose contents you simply would not believe.
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The new Fiesta ST comes from a strong line of DNA. It's time to meet the family
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Words: Tom Harrison @t_d_harrison
Photography: Mark Riccioni @mark_scenemedia
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Read the full story on #TopGear.com now | Link in bio


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It’s a dangerous game, reinvention. Especially when it comes to cars as universally well-loved as Ford’s Fiesta ST – a nippy, happy little bundle of fun that managed to scratch the hot-hatch itch for reasonable money. Don’t change it enough, and it won’t keep up with the competition. Change it too much, lose the heart of it, and you risk alienating all those that fell for it in the first place. Which means that the new ST’s most uncomfortable face-off happens here, at Anglesey Circuit, under a steel-grey sky, fat with the promise of rain. Pocket rocket adversaries come no more highly recommended than the ‘old’ 1.6 ST200…
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For the second part of our ST test we put it up against its fiercest competitor: the old one.
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Read the full story on #TopGear.com now | Link in bio
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Words: Tom Ford @tomwookieford
Photography: Mark Riccioni @mark_scenemedia
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#Ford #FiestaST #superhatch #tourofBritain #Glasgow


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Three countries and three challenges in a three-cylinder hot hatch, a car we hope to be worthy of three cheers? Sign us up. Three tanks of fuel? Well, we might break that one, given the route we’ve planned. We want to end up on a beach in Devon, having also visited the Angel of the North, Anglesey circuit, Dagenham and the M25. That’s right, we’re using three cylinders to draw a massive ‘3’ on the UK. Which is why our story starts in Glasgow at throwing out o’clock…
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The new Fiesta ST has landed, and it has big shoes to fill. We take it on the ultimate tour of Britain.
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Read the full story on #TopGear.com now, link in bio


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Farewell, Vanquish. Welcome back, DBS. This is Aston's new super, Super GT.
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For all those whooping and hollering that the 600bhp DB11 was too soft and too slow (all three of you), allow us to introduce its evil twin – the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Effectively a replacement for the Vanquish S, it revives a badge last seen on the car James Bond barrel-rolled in Casino Royale in 2006, then adds the Superleggera suffix – a nod to the “innovative lightweight construction methods pioneered by Italian coachbuilder, Touring”.
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Full story on #TopGear.com
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Words: Jack Rix
Photography: Manufacturer
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#Superleggera #Aston #Martin #Vanquish #JamesBond #carsofinstagram


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Alright, it's two wheels, not four. But there's nothing else on the planet quite like it.
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After spending a long weekend at this year’s TT, experiencing its intoxicating highs and infamous lows, I can’t think of a more enthralling motorsport event on Earth. Including those with the correct number of wheels.
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Practice and race sessions stretch across two weeks, with a slightly dizzying array of bike classes that might befuddle the casual onlooker. But you’ve no need for expertise to have your jaw dropped by the physical rush of bikes blitzing past your face at up to 200mph, nor their stomach-churning skips and squirms over crests or joyous little wheelies as they accelerate hard at corner exit.
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Read the full Big Read "Why the Isle of Man TT is the world's greatest race" at #TopGear.com now.
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Words: Stephen Dobie
Images: www.iomtt.com, Getty, Honda, Stephen Davison
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#isleofmantt #tt #iomtt2018 #isleofman #bike #twowheels #bikesofinstagram


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