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The Dodge Hornet Concept Had A Supercharged Mini Cooper S Engine And No B-Pillars

In 2006, Chrysler revealed its intentions to take on Europe's supermini elite with the Dodge Hornet

The R50/53 Mini Engine Is Part Chrysler, And It's Still Made Today

In the late 1990s, Chrysler and Rover joined forces to create Tritec, an engine manufacturer based in Brazil that still operates under Fiat ownership

That Time A 2.0 Skoda Octavia Did 227mph At Bonneville

It's 10 years since a modified Octavia broke the 2.0-litre forced induction land speed record in Utah

5 Times Stripped-Out Specials Actually Cost Less Than The Regular Model

Sometimes a manufacturer would give you less and actually charge you less...

The Mid-Engined Concepts That Came Before The New Mini

As the Mini hatch turns 20, we're taking a closer look at two very different but both mid-engined concepts that served as forerunners

That Time When A Tuner Created The First Mercedes Hot Hatch

Today it’s perfectly normal to see half a dozen Mercedes-Benz A-Class models on your morning commute, but in the 1980s a hatchback Mercedes was an alien concept; never mind one with 160 horsepower…

From The Chrysler TC By Maserati To The MC20: Is The Brand Back To The Glory Days?

Maserati is on track for a dramatic rebirth spearheaded by the MC20, but 30 years ago, things were very different for the company

That Time Chevrolet Made A Corvette With A 9.8 Marine V12

The Corvette 'Falconer' ZR12 was intended to take on the original Dodge Viper, but it never made production

Ford Reveals Early Design Sketches For The GT40

Ford's archivists found some very early sketches for the GT40, showing a radically different vehicle to the one that was put into production

That Time Audi Made A Hybrid Inline-Five 100 Avant

Audi has rolled out the original 100 Avant Duo for a photocall A7 Sportback TFSI e, reminding the world plug-in hybrids have been a thing for a while

Maserati Made A Roofless Track Car Which Became A BMW-Engined De Tomaso

Born out of an aborted supercar project, the Barchetta is one of the stranger parts of Maserati's chequered history

The Porsche Boxster Bergspyder Came Agonisingly Close To Production

Porsche has revealed all about the Boxster Bergspyder - a roof-less, windscreen-less 981 which came closer to production sign-off than you might expect

That Time Mercedes Made A ‘C30 CDI AMG’ With A Diesel Inline-Five

Audi may be making headlines by turning much of its S range over to diesel power, but Mercedes tried something similar 17 years ago