Drive it!: The Motor Magazine

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Drive it!: The Motor Magazine
Drive it! tests new mid-range and subcompact models that have been on the market for more than 30 years. We also tag along with a racing legend as he takes to the track.Present it: the Lexus IS 300h F-SportIt's the fourth generation of the Lexus IS series, and finally the luxury carmaker has added a hybrid engine option to the range. We hit the road in the F-Sport model, with a 2.5 liter four cylinder engine and electronic motor pushing out 164kW to the back wheels. Our tester decides whether the latest installment is up to scratch.Test it: the Peugeot RCZPeugeot's popular sports coupé hit the streets of Germany in 2010, and with 50,000 units sold, it's time for a first facelift. Drive it! took a closer look at the diesel version of the sports car. Its turbocharged two-liter engine puts out 120kW of power that can fling the RCZ up to 100 km/h in just 8.7 seconds.Examine it: Professional Cleaning Solutions Versus Household ProductsIt can be tough to get chocolate off of seats or dirt from out of seams, so those who value their cars need to know the right cleaning tricks. Drive it! examines whether you need expensive professional cleaning solutions to keep you car spic and span or whether ordinary household products do the trick just as well.Taste it: Fiat PandaThe Panda is a real classic in the sub-compact segment. In the last 33 years, Fiat has sold more than 6.5 million of them. The model is currently in its third generation, and Drive it! took the new eco-variant for a spin. Its two-cylinder engine generates 63 kW of power, and according to the Italian carmaker it burns just 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers on the street.Economical aspects aside, though -- how well does the cult car handle?Vintage: Oldtimer Grand Prix am NürburgringThe Oldtimer Grand Prix attracts fans of classic and vintage cars to the Nürburgring. Fifty thousand people turned out to admire some of the finest models from over 90 years of automobile history. Highlights include a special celebration for one of Germany's most famous exports: the Porsche 911.
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