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The story of the 2CV

From its obsession with the single-spoke steering wheel to the production of the C3 Pluriel – which was simultaneously a hatchback and a pick-up truck – defying convention...

Motorsport

Too little, too late

In 1967, Ford of Europe’s Essex-based competition department struck gold when it transplanted the Lotus Cortina’s twin-cam engine into a stiffened Escort chassis...

Motorsport

The Japanese Jaguar

Does one particular car come to mind when you consider the intersection of Japanese ingenuity and Britain’s storied automotive industry? Perhaps the McLaren MP4/4...

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Zero to hero

Minoru Hayashi had a dream. Afflicted with what he called 'a serious car-building illness’, he wanted to establish a new Japanese car company. In 1965, aged just 19...