In this regular series on the CarGurus UK Blog we look back at certain cars or automotive innovations as they celebrate milestone anniversaries.
At its launch 40 years ago, few could have predicted the impact the Audi Quattro would go on to have on the automotive world. Dan Prosser recalls this pivotal moment in Audi’s history.
It is 30 years since Lexus arrived on the scene and changed the shape of the luxury car market, particularly in the US. Lewis Kingston examines how the brand came to be.
Fiat, the Italian car maker, has been in business for 120 years. To mark the occasion, Lewis Kingston remembers some of its greatest cars, including the 500 and Panda.
Two decades after production of the Honda S2000 came to an end, Lewis Kingston looks back at what remains a fun and fascinating sports car.
As the Land Rover Discovery turns 30, Lewis Kingston looks back at how it came to be and its role alongside models such as the Defender and Range Rover.
As with so many automotive technologies, the origins of the disc brake can be traced back to the aerospace and defence industries.
Celebrating two decades of BMW’s often frustrating – but ultimately brilliant – iDrive infotainment control system.
The Ferrari 348 made its debut at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show. Three decades on, it makes for an intriguing used buy, says Lewis Kingston.
As Nissan celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary GT-R, Lewis Kingston looks back to how it all began with the 59bhp Skyline.
In 1999 Audi unveiled its vision of the future – a distinctive city car called the A2. So advanced was its construction and packaging that it still stands out two decades later.
It is now a decade since Audi launched the V10 version of its R8, a car designed not only to dethrone the thumping Porsche 911 Turbo, but also blow raspberries at Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Dan Prosser remembers Audi’s first true supercar.
When Mazda launched the MX-5 it regarded it as a bit of a gamble. More than 1.2 million cars later, it was obviously worth the risk.
It is now 20 years since BMW launched the original, genre-defining X5. Lewis Kingston explores how it came to be.
It is now six decades since Volvo released the first car with a three-point seat belt. Lewis Kingston explores the history of this remarkably effective safety device.
As the Honda NSX turns 30, does it still feel as extraordinary as it once did? Or have today’s more powerful, more usable supercars taken the shine off what once made it so special? We’ve got an afternoon in Northern France with one to find out.
When Land Rover invited us to help celebrate its 70th anniversary, there was one particular car we were desperate to ride in. Continue reading >>>
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