Drive it!: The Motor Magazine

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Drive it!: The Motor Magazine
This time Drive it! goes sporty, focusing on small cars that pack a punch, SUVs that want to be sports cars, and an unusual vehicle with gull-wing doors from the 1970s.Present it!: The MINI PacemanThe newest addition to the MINI family is the MINI Paceman. It's based on MINI's Countryman, but sits lower and offers room for four adults to travel in comfort over long distances. Drive It! puts the sporty Mini Cooper S Paceman with a 135-kW engine through its paces.Test it! Porsche Cayenne GTSThe Porsche Cayenne GTS offers an extra dose of sporting character. It rips to 100 km/h in a mere 5.7 seconds and hits a top speed of 261 km/h. Its 4.8 liter V8 engine churns out 15 kilowatts more than the Cayenne S, boasting a total of 309 kW.Examine It!: Winter Car Care - Going through a Car Wash in Sub-Zero TemperaturesEven in winter, a trip to the car wash is a regular part of the car care ritual for many drivers. But if water gets into the nooks and crannies, it doesn't take much for the power windows and door locks to freeze solid. Drive It! reveals some helpful tips for keeping cars squeaky clean -- and ice-free -- even in slushy and snowy conditions.Taste it! Toyota Yaris HybridThe Yaris Hybrid is the least expensive hybrid on the market. And it's the cleanest gas-engined car on the road. Toyota says it consumes just 3.5 liters of gas per 100 km driven and emits just 79 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Drive It! puts the Yaris through its paces - to see if the car lives up to the manufacturer's promises.Vintage! The Thurner RSRudolf Thurner, a sports car buff from the Allgäu, came up with idea for the Thurner RS sports car in the 1970s. He built 121 of them, almost entirely by hand. Based on the NSU Prinz, they featured fiberglass bodies and gull-wing doors. Ottmar Philippi owns one of these rare models and has received Thurner's blessing to start building the cars again.
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