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Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with 671bhp revealed ahead of Geneva

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Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with 671bhp revealed ahead of Geneva

V8 powered hybrid four-door Grand Tourer gets 671bhp, an official top speed of 193mph and a Geneva Motor Show debut

Porsche has revealed its most powerful Panamera ever - the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid – a new flagship four-door coupe, which is a V8-powered stablemate for the V6-powered Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.

Revealed by Auto Express around the time of last year's Paris Motor Show, the new car will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid uses the 542bhp 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 from the Panamera Turbo in tandem with a 134bhp electric motor, for a total power output of 671bhp and 850Nm of torque. Power is transferred to an all-wheel-drive system through an eight-speed PDK gearbox.

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Striking new 2018 DS 7 Crossback SUV uncovered

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Striking new 2018 DS 7 Crossback SUV uncovered

New DS 7 Crossback is brand’s first SUV and offers luxury cabin and autonomous functions. We’ve also been for an early passenger ride

The covers have finally come off the new DS 7 Crossback, and Auto Express has been given a tour of the SUV ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut. The brand has pulled out all the stops for its first SUV, which has a plug-in powertrain, unique suspension and various autonomous functions.

Since splitting from parent brand Citroen in 2015, DS has been saddled with an ageing line-up. However, with the DS 7 Crossback, the maker finally has a ‘bespoke’ model to take on premium cars such as the Audi Q5 and Range Rover Evoque.

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New Ford GT: 638bhp, 216mph supercar gets lightweight Competition Series edition

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New Ford GT: 638bhp, 216mph supercar gets lightweight Competition Series edition

New ford supercar bearing the legendary GT name gets 638bhp turbocharged V6, and a new lightweight option has emerged.

The Ford GT is shaping up to be one of 2017 most anticipated new supercars, as the long rollout of the V6 powered, ultra-exclusive model continues well after its Detroit 2015 reveal. Ford has at least now revealed some performance figures.

The GT’s mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo produces 638bhp – less power than two of its biggest rivals, the Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 675LT. However, the GT clocks in a faster top speed 216mph, making it the fastest production Ford ever made.

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New 2017 Nissan Micra: prices and specs

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New 2017 Nissan Micra: prices and specs

'Revolutionised' Nissan Micra hatchback will go on sale later this month, and we've got all the details

The arrival of the new Nissan Micra is now imminent, and in anticipation of its release in 2017 Nissan has unveiled starting prices for its latest, more sophisticated supermini.

The base-level Micra Visia will cost £11,995 when it goes on sale, with the added premium on the price front reflecting the new model’s inflated footprint and more upmarket appearance. Nissan hopes that the alterations will turn the Micra into a direct rival of the Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa.

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McLaren Super Series 720S: First video of new supercar in action

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McLaren Super Series 720S: First video of new supercar in action

McLaren's 650S replacement, widely reported to be called 720S, has been teased again in a new video

McLaren has released yet another teaser for its upcoming second-generation Super Series model – a replacement for the 650S, which is rumoured to be called the 720S.

The latest update ahead of the car’s full debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a couple of weeks is a video of the new supercar in action on track, while McLaren has also released a few fresh details regarding the car’s performance – specifically braking and grip levels.

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