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Mercedes-AMG C63 scores one for drivers

The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is no place for dilettantes. The race circuit sprawls over 2.9 miles (4.7km) of southern Portugal, blending acute corners with catch-your-breath plunges over blind crests.<p>Until recently, it would have been the last place on the Iberian Peninsula to spot a …

Automotive Design

First drive: Mazda MX-5

TopGear.com gets its mitts on the most hotly anticipated new convertible of the year.<p><b>What's this, then?</b><p>It's the all-new, fourth-generation Mazda MX-5.<p><b>And by all-new, you mean ‘a bit different to the old one'?</b><p>No, all-new. Fresh from the ground up, and both lighter and smaller than the car it …

Roadsters

Has Porsche built the perfect 911 killer?

Is the new Cayman GT4 the most satisfying car Porsche makes? Top Gear's Ollie Marriage gets behind the wheel.<p><b>Out with it, is the Cayman GT4 fit to stand shoulder to shoulder with the 911 GT3?</b><p>Absolutely. It's a humdinger of a car, mighty on track, addictive on the road and capable of making your …

Top Gear

BMW 228i Convertible: A purist’s indulgence

Convertibles cannot change the weather, but leave it to a BMW to try.<p>The drop-top version of BMW's compact 2 Series coupe was designed to reduce buffeting and wind noise. In this, the German marque’s replacement for the 1 Series convertible, noise is cut by a manufacturer-claimed 50% over the …

North America

Maserati Ghibli S Q4 slides onto US buyers’ radar

Italian cars have long been considered exotic, exorbitantly priced and largely unattainable. Maseratis, Ferraris and Lamborghinis have left all but the wealthiest of buyers pressed against showroom windows, drooling over the delicacies inside.<p>But if Sergio Marchionne has his way, Italian cars will …

Maserati

European tech funding rose by 78% in 2014 to $5.7B, U.K. and Germany account for almost half

Venture capital (VC) funding in tech companies rose by 78 percent in Europe last year, leading to $5.7 billion invested across 855 individual deals, according to a new report by VC database company CB Insights.<p>The 2014 European Tech Report reveals that the U.K. and Germany accounted for 44 percent …

Europe

Berichtssaison an der Börse: Wie Anleger eine Bilanz entschlüsseln

Bilanzbegriffe und was sie bedeuten<p>HGB, IFRS, IASB, US-GAAP<p>HGB steht für Handelsgesetzbuch. Nach dessen Vorschriften müssen Unternehmen in …

Mercedes’ Vision GT: Now for sale

Remember the Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo? Of course you do.<p>It's that insanely evil concept car commissioned by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi to appear exclusively in GT6. Merc even built a full-scale static model for last month's Los Angeles auto show to scare people.<p>Now news has …

Automotive Design

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Top 10

Audi A3 Cabrio 1.8 TFSI: Bügellose Eleganz

Endlich: das Audi A3 Cabrio hat seine unansehnlichen Bügel abgeworfen. Außerdem verschwindet das Stummelheck. Aus dem hässlichen Entlein unter den Cabrios wird ein echter Augenschmeichler.<p>Das alte A3 Cabrio ist genaugenommen ziemlich hässlich: Zwei hässliche Überrollbügel hinter den Fondsitzen …

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2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe: An All-Aluminum Beauty

"Shall we shag now or shall we shag later?"<p>Rarely has Jaguar thrived as beautifully as it is under the stewardship of Indian conglomerate Tata—and the more-immediate leadership of a group of executives with an education from the best automakers in Germany. A stunning example of this is the new …