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Porsche launches new 718 Boxster – Welcome (back) to the turbo-four future

Porsche replaces the flat-six set up the Boxster has housed for 20 years with a new turbocharged flat-four.
Despite the changes to its exterior being best described as subtle, the Porsche Boxster has been subjected to its most far-reaching update since making its debut 20 years ago. The adoption of four-cylinder engines will be tough for some purists to swallow, but what these new units lack in ultimate character, they make up for with scorching performance and decent efficiency.

Better still, the tweaks to the suspension and steering have made the 718 Boxster even sharper and more involving to drive. Few cars at any price are as entertaining as this mid-engined Porsche on a twisting back road. Elsewhere, the updated looks give the Boxster even more visual appeal, while the interior still sets the standard for fit and finish. The Porsche is also surprisingly practical, thanks to its roomy cabin and two spacious boots.

The new Porsche Boxster is available to pre-order now at G.T. Vehicles, contact us on 0208 838 6789 for more details.

Jaguar’s new F-Pace is a serious rival to the Audi Q5

Jaguar launches first SUV, arguably the most important car in the brand's recent history.

Jaguar’s new F-Pace is a serious rival to the Audi Q5.

The new Jaguar F-Pace is arguably the most important car in Jaguar’s recent history. It’s the first SUV Jaguar has ever made and with rivals like the Volvo XC60, Porsche Macan and BMW X3 offering excellent choices for drivers and families alike, the F-Pace has to be pretty special to stand out from the crowd.

When the F-Pace was officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, it generated a great deal of interest: all eyes were on Jaguar to see if it could successfully break out into the lucrative SUV market while making a car that still managed to be quintessentially ‘Jaguar’.

The F-Pace closely resembles the handsome Jaguar C-X17 concept car that was revealed way back in 2013. Now, with full prices and specifications released for the F-Pace, we’ve got everything you need to know about the first car Jaguar has [...]

Land Rover Defender production ends after 68 years

The final Land Rover Defender left the JLR plant in Solihull on the 29th January

The last ever classic Land Rover Defender has left the production line in Birmingham.

It’s the end of an era for factory workers in Solihull, marking the last of the vehicles in production for 67 years.

The iconic British 4×4 has been popular from farmers to members of the royal family, as well as celebs like Beatles singer Paul McCartney.

Since 1948, it has sold more than 2 million units.

But now Indian owners Tata want to upgrade the Defender model.

The company took over Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008, while both were making losses, and has already made changes to the upmarket Range Rover line.

At the moment the Defender is mostly built by hand, taking 56 hours. This makes it more expensive than other vehicles which rely more on machines for manufacture.

It was first built after WWII, with rationing still in place. Steel was scarce so lightweight aluminium was used for the body instead.

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