Drive it!: The Motor Magazine

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Drive it!: The Motor Magazine
This time Drive it! goes sporty with tuning shows, endurance racing and a classic car that's been given a performance upgrade with modern technology.Present it! Mini Cooper SThe Mini is more than just a beloved classic. In 2001, the British icon took the leap into modernity - and 2.5 million have been sold since. Now the wraps are off the third-generation new Mini. Its dimensions are a little less mini - almost 10 centimeters longer and 4.5 centimeters wider. Drive it! takes a look.Admire it! WEC - FIA World Endurance Championship - 6 hours of BahrainThe WEC, the World Endurance Championship, brought this year's FIA World Endurance Championship to a close with a 6-hour race in Bahrain. The inhospitable terrain along the 5,412-kilometer route added to the excitement - as did the windswept desert sand, which played havoc with traction on the asphalt. Drive it! takes a look behind the scenes with the victorious Audi team.Test it! Peugeot 308The new Peugeot 308 comes with a new look and a new concept. Designed along the lines of less is more, the cockpit is equipped with just eight buttons and knobs. Essentially everything is operated via a central touchpad. But how easy is it to get to grips with? We take a close look at the 35 kW diesel model.Examine it! Essen Motorshow 2013When the Essen Motor Show opens its doors, car-, motorsports- and tuning fans come running. Five hundred exhibitors present the latest in automobile trends. There is a lot of horsepower on show, and plenty of curiosities as well. A Bosnian pensioner spent a year and a half building a wooden VW Beetle. Momir Bojic stuck 20,000 pieces of oak onto the sanded metal bodywork of a 1975 model Bug.Vintage! Porsche-powered Karmann GhiaJochen Bader's Karmann Ghia RS is one of a kind. It's part Volkswagen, part Porsche and a whole lot of fun. He took the sporty body of a 1970 Karmann Ghia and pumped it full of Porsche technology. The result is a Ghia with an output of 321 horsepower and a top speed of more than 300 kilometers an hour.
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