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Lotus Esprit Turbo - For Your Eyes Only

Perfect for its time...

Citroen 2CV - For Your Eyes Only

Overshadowing a Lotus is never easy, but Citroen managed it...

Aston Martin DBS - Quantum of Solace

Keeping up appearances...

Totota 2000GT - You Only Live Twice

The Bond car that Bond didn't drive...

Goldfinger to Quantum of Solace - James Bond Cars

Now pay attention: James Bond drove Astons and Lotuses. And a lot more besides; here are the most important...

Aston Martin DBS - On Her Majesty's Secret Service

A new-age Aston for the new-age Bond...

Aston Martin Vanquish - Die Another Day

Taking gadgets to a whole new level

Aston Martin DB5 - Goldfinger

The most famous car in the world...

Lotus Esprit - The Spy Who Loved Me

Sink or swim, this was one cool Lotus

Aston Martin V8 Vantage - The Living Daylights

A new Bond, but back to the old ways...

Model Racer - Ford Model T at Le Mans

Robert Coucher at the Le Mans Classic in a 1923 Ford Model T.

Above fashion - Alfa 8C MM Spider

The greatest sports car in Alfa’s long history is restored to its former glory for one of the world’s foremost collectors.

Time Traveller - Porsche 356

Porsche’s 356 was way ahead of its time in many ways. We drove what’s reckoned to be the world’s best of the early split-windscreen models to see what all the fuss was about

Happy Never After - Cisitalia Nuvolari Spider

The Cisitalia Nuvolari Spider was perhaps the most successful, most heroic and most preventable failure in Italian motor racing history…

Cutting Wedge

Where and when did the 'wedge' shape originate from?

Pur Sang T35 - Bugatti replica

Could you drive to work in a Grand Prix Bugatti? In winter? Octane spent a week living with one of the superb replicas built by Argentinian company Pur Sang to find out

The Real McQueen - McQueen's 911

Steve McQueen’s Le Mans movie 911 has been missing since it left La Sarthe in 1971. So how did it manage to be off radar for so long?

Voulez-vù? - Fiat 8V

After 40 years languishing in a Californian back yard, this Zagato-bodied Fiat 8V is now enjoying a second European career

Jay Leno's Column: The Collector

Jay talks about his fascination with three-wheelers

Carroll Shelby's Column: The Legend

Talking about All American Racers...

Butch Cassidy and the Starstruck Kid - Newman at Le Mans

In 1979 movie star, Paul Newman drove a privately entered Porsche 935 at Le Mans - and Octane's Delwyn Mallett was a member of the pit crew.

Adrian Beecroft in the Aston Martin - Goodwood Revival videos

Adrian Beecroft pilots the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato around Goodwood.

Gallery - McLaren F1

The fastest car of the 1990s in detail...

Fit for a Duke - Bizzarini Duc d'Aosta

Commissioned by a wealthy young Italian noble, the Duca d’Aosta was the ultimate ‘street’ Bizzarrini – but it also marked the end of a turbulent ride for the company that took on Ferrari at its own game, and lost.

The Big Green Machine - Le Mans Healey

Healey’s 1968 Le Mans car was chopped around for the 1969 and 1970 races, so Healey specialist Brian Wheeler built his own replica and invited the original works drivers to help him test it.

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