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When @harrismonkey picked his top five cars for #TopGearMagazine’s Speed Week 2018, this is what he had to say about the Porsche 911 GT2 RS: “The fabulous, unhinged GT2 RS certainly missed the final call, which I’m putting down to it being too scary for my colleagues. If they’d grown a pair, the fundamental brilliance of this machine would have shone through; as it was, they all sat around muttering about it being a right handful. Bunch of Jessies. But this is a democratic vote, so I rightly shut up, flexed my biceps, beat my chest and moved my colossal 5ft 6in alpha-male frame on, to the Alpine A110. After a bowl of quinoa.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Would it have made your top five?
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📷 @mark_scenemedia


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Audi SQ2 vs A35: hot hatch meets hot crossover for a hot-tempered fight in a cold climate. Read more in this month’s Top Gear magazine - last chance to buy today. Get your copy via the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Dodge Demon versus Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE versus Chevy Corvette ZR1. TG’s favourite muscle group gets a workout in the desert. That’s 2,245bhp of pure Yankee firepower right there... yet you can have all three for the price of just one McLaren 720S. But, would you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Meet India’s first supercar, the DC Avanti. Bugattis and Lambos wouldn’t last a second on Indian roads. What you need is something fit for purpose, a true Bombay bad boy. Read about it in this month’s Top Gear magazine, on sale now.
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📷 @rowan_topgear


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#ChrisHarrisDrives: Welcome to “the most complex car” @harrismonkey has ever seen: the Le Mans-winning Porsche 919 Hybrid.
Watch the full video on YouTube. Link in bio. 📷 @mark_scenemedia 🎥 @neiloscarey


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The hot hatch is evolving! In some cases it’s not even a hatch any more. See, the sweet spot of affordable, fast cars is diversifying to include estates, crossovers, coupes and EVs. To find out Top Gear’s take on the future of everyone’s favourite class of car, check out this month’s Top Gear magazine, on sale now. Buy your copy via the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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📷 @markfagelsonphotography & @jonnyfleetwood


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#TopGearArchive: The Procar BMW M1 Championship was born in 1979, designed to run as a support race for European rounds of the Formula One season. It was an awfully delightful spectacle that sadly only lasted two years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fast-forward to 2018 when a group called Petrolhead Days organised an oldtimer track day, inviting the BMW M1 Club down to Zolder for a little party time. A few took their road-going M1s on track, the rest in their M1 Procars.
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We have the pictures, and you will want to look at them because the M1 Procar remains a glorious thing and of course, marks the starting point for BMW’s M Division. See, HISTORY IN ACTION. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Back in 2017, Australia hammered a final Holden Commodore-shaped nail into the coffin of its own automotive industry. But does that mean that Aussie car culture is dead? Well, in the latest Top Gear Magazine we use a Jeep SRT Trackhawk (the most Australian car not from Australia) to check its pulse. Includes a 2,000bhp Lamborghini-bodied drag car, Skylines and this 1,000bhp, supercharged Toyota Hilux. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Last chance to buy this issue of #TopGearMagazine. Get your copy now via the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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📷 @rowan_topgear & @eastonchang
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Aston Martin is quite open that it’s aiming its sights at Ferrari and McLaren with two new mid-engined supercars. The first is the AM-RB 003, a carbon-bodied hypercar with a hybrid engine. Next up, the Vanquish. When it launches in three years’ time as an aluminium V6 hybrid, it’ll be a direct competitor to the Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S. Luckily, we have access to them right now. So let Top Gear magazine’s @rixjack be your guide to Aston’s very fast future.
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“Just as Porsche drops the ball and makes the Cayman sound like a malfunctioning fart machine, the little Alpine steps up and clocks it one bang on the jaw...” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#TopGearArchive: In 2018, @harrismonkey delivered his verdict on the top five cars of #TopGearMagazine’s Speed Week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Find out which cars he chose on TopGear.com. Link in bio. 📷 @rowan_topgear


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In a Sleepy Hollow lockup lives the mega-million-dollar car collection of a man called Jim Glickenhaus. But these aren’t bubble-wrapped museum pieces: every single one has a number plate and is driven on the road. Including this threesome of Sixties endurance racers: the Ferrari P3/4, Ferrari 412P and Ford GT40 Mk IV. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Top Gear visit JLR Classic Works in Ryton, Coventry. Envisioned as a one-stop shop for older metal, consider it as a kind of SVR of the ancient - of which both Jaguar and Land Rover have a considerable surfeit, and a committed enthusiastic following of each. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It’s here that you can come to get an authentic restoration or subtle upgrade from the people that made the things in the first place. Which, in light of the cottage industry of specialists that have sprung up around both marques, adds a touch more security, even though prices are undoubtably higher. This is definitely no backstreet operation, though.
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📷 @mark_scenemedia
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