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  • Reasons to like the Jaguar XE SV Project 8.

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    Like many, I grow tired of the constant flow of ‘most powerful this’ and ‘new Nurburgring record holder’ that. Familiarity breeds contempt, and when there’s a six-figure pricetag involved, such a machine moves straight into the world of ‘might as well not exist’. They do, exist, though, and while essentially irrelevant to the average man […]

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  • Down and dirty with a Group B Ferrari 308

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    If you’re of a certain age, any mention of Group B might prick your ears. Ranking high among the most spectacular motorsport machines ever built, Group B rally cars oozed menace, roared deafeningly and spat fire. All this is excellent, but my favorite thing about them is the breathtaking variety in which they came. Take […]

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  • Driving a wedge into your Aston Martin preconceptions.

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    It’s most appropriate that the badge of this car’s maker provides instructions on how best to gawp at it. However, Ogle Design has put its name to far more than this flamboyantly angular creation. David Ogle’s design consultancy has shaped many facets of daily life, and also provided Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder in a galaxy far, […]

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  • And now for something completely different: The Ferves Ranger

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    Here’s an interesting little curio. This tiny yellow beastie is a Ferves Ranger, built in 1967 by FERVES – a portmanteau of Ferrari Vehicoli Speciali. In production for five years, the Ranger took its mechanical package from the Fiat 500 and 600, something you might have guessed from the car’s miniscule size. I say minuscule, […]

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  • When all you can do is Astonish

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    Nuccio Bertone. Clever bloke. He ran a styling company from the end of the second world war until his death in 1997, and his name has been borne by some of the most iconic and exotic cars of all time – along with plenty at the absolute opposite end of the spectrum. The car in […]

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  • A thin line between love and 8?

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    So, what do we all think of the BMW 8 Series Concept, then? It’s central to BMW’s courtyard-located showcase at Goodwood, along with a smattering of BMW’s more high-profile coupes and roadsters. There’s a 507 in attendance, and a rather claustrophobically glass-ensconced E31, the last car to bear the 8 Series badge. The car in […]

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  • Delicate sound of thunder: Nick Mason's Ferrari 512 BB/LM

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    Yes, that Nick Mason. The man clearly can’t get enough noise in his life. After banging things with sticks for over four decades in epoch-defining kaleidoscopic rock outfit Pink Floyd, he became the lynchpin of “Ten tenths”, a business specializing in supplying the media with some of history’s most iconic and expensive cars. As quoted […]

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  • This is the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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    “Hot oil and thunder, Sound and scent vie to overwhelm Your senses. It’s Goodwood.” An inverted racing car held aloft by sinuous metal tentacles can only mean one thing. It’s that glorious weekend, where the Sussex Downs echo to the sound of vintage motorsport weapons and high-dollar showroom icons alike. The Goodwood Festival of Speed […]

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  • Drown (out) your sorrows with Supercars.

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    We don’t get political here at Hooniverse, but what we do do is offer somewhere to escape to when the world is heavy with grim omens. And what better form of escape is there for the octane-veined motive-power enthusiast than a field packed with glittering supercars? The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed was impeccably timed […]

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  • 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed: A taste of the glorious noise

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    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkwVRwbPSZc&ab_channel=TheHooniverse[/youtube] This, friends, is merely a taste of the amazing machines and the tremendous noise you’ll find on Lord March’s estate. Taking in the Goodwood Festival of Speed needs to be added to your automotive bucket list.

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