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The Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender

If you want to snap up a brand-new, old-school Land Rover Defender, you’ll have to move fast as production stops in December. Simon de Burton mourns a national treasure

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Dubbed “Britain’s first supercar” when it hit the streets in 1977, this under-the-radar classic is once again getting collectors all revved up, says Simon de Burton

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Bentley’s preposterously powerful, extras-packed, 190mph Mulsanne Speed fuses trademark Flying B sportiness with a cosseting cool that extends all the way to the on-board refrigerator. Simon de Burton reports

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

With its seashell leather massage seats, slick infotainment set‑up and 18-speaker sound system, Rolls‑Royce’s Ghost Series II is superbly sybaritic – but unfeasibly fast, finds Simon de Burton

New JD Classics showroom

New JD Classics showroom

This month an Essex-based restorer-dealer virtually unrivalled in the vintage‑car world opens a Mayfair space to showcase its most immaculate Astons, Ferraris, Mercedes and Porsches. Simon de Burton swings by

BMW’s i8 hybrid

BMW’s i8 hybrid

BMW’s new petrol-electric hybrid sportster is priced at a fraction of its competitors. Does it measure up? Simon de Burton takes it on a 150-mile blast through Californian canyons to pit its gusto against its green credentials