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Article Image - The Second Act
As anyone who has read ‘David Copperfield’ will tell you, even a writer as great as Charles Dickens can lose his audience after the halfway point. So with the launch of round two of the Phantom Series, has Rolls-Royce done enough to avoid the dreaded Second Act Syndrome?
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Article Image - Driving Desire
They may look like they’re from a past era but the hand-made Morgans are eternal, eccentric and one of the most thrilling drives on the road, one reason why they continue to attract a loyal following.
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Article Image - An Electrifying Drive
When it comes to cars, we’ve long thought the tag ‘revolutionary’ was just marketing-speak. Then we got inside this sporty electric beauty and completely changed our minds.
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Article Image - Beauty and the Beast
It’s hard enough for automotive magazines to choose a car of the year but at Bespoke, the Ultimate Vehicle, category doesn’t just include cars, but boats, planes and bikes as well. Luckily, Ferrari made our lives a lot easier this year with their extraordinary 458 Spider.
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Article Image - Contre-Virage, Ad-Vantage
It’s a very rare thing for a car brand to launch two models at once, but that’s exactly what Aston Martin has done. Both cars may look similar to previous offerings but the Virage and the Vantage S are essentially unique and fresh. Bespoke flies to Andalucía to discover more.
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Article Image - Forging the Trident
Maserati is an Italian luxury car manufacturer that has experienced it all, from supreme racing and commercial success to bankruptcy and automotive irrelevance. Now, having been resurrected to its former glory, Bespoke had the chance to test out its full range along Levantine roads.
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Article Image - Unhinged Starlet
When Ferrari says that it hopes that 50 per cent of its California buyers will be women lured away from top-spec SLs and Bentleys, you can’t help but worry that this is one toned down Ferrari. But, as Bespoke discovers, it’s a complex machine that manages to defy any negative first reactions.
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Article Image - Glorious Insanity
The end-of-the-line Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the perfect send-off for a legendary car. Five years after it started production, it regains its crown as the fastest production car in the world.
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Article Image - Bella Machina
The concept of the Concours d'Elegance dates back to 17th century France during which time the aristocracy used to compare their horse-drawn carriages. Nowadays the competitions are for superlatively restored original-equipment classic cars and the Concorso d’Eleganza at Italy’s Grand Hotel Villa d’Este is one of the most important contests on the global calendar.
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Article Image - Flagship Enterprise
Bentley’s latest offering, the Mulsanne, aims to reassert the British brand’s primacy at the very top of the luxury automotive field. Bespoke recently visited the Highlands of Scotland to put Bentley’s pride and joy through its paces.
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