Octane Magazine - January 2024
Octane Magazine - January 2024
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In this issue
Coming up in Octane 247
Porsche Carrera GTS
Superb six-cylinder 904! The full story of Porsche’s great mid-engined marvel
Driving Jaguar Sport’s V12-powered Holy Grail: the race-bred XJR-15, based on the Le Mans winning XJR-9 and designed by Peter Stevens
Flat out in the sublime 1970s mid-engined GT that brought refinement to the brutal supercar market
Rolls-Royce on the Founders’ Run
With the Museu do Caramulo team on Portugal’s equivalent of the London-Brighton Run, driving a huge and impressive 1920 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Kurtis Sorrell SR100
Sleek and unique 1950s prototype that debuted at the Petersen Motorama in 1953 and won its class at Pebble Beach this summer
What became of Bravingtons?
Our man's horological rabbithole heralds an improptu tour of London
War hero, racer, motor manufacturer and more
COALS TO NEWCASTLE
A Cadillac V-16 restored on a Mediterranean isle may seem an unlikely California concours star, but Jeremy Jackson-Sytner (aka Mr Concours) was there to witness it
From V8-engined Trumph TR7s via the three-wheeled Grinnall Scorpion to being an official dealer for Indian motorcycles-and there might be another surprise in store yet
Tony Hunter had always wanted a Bond car-so he designed and built his own, based on the descriptions in lan Fleming's books
WHO NEEDS TARMAC?
This off-road adventure features some very special V8-engined Defenders. Matthew Hayward endures the Land Rover Classic Trophy
THE ACCIDENTAL HERO
This 1950 Aston Martin DB2 was built for Le Mans - but missed the race. Yet that fact sells short a storied car with celebrity connections and enormous driver appeal
Homologation specials were nothing new in 1980, but few had turned a shopping car into such a beast, or transformed it so thoroughly in the process
Join us as we celebrate six decades of Lamborghini with time behind the wheel of the sublimely sensational Miura SV
Delage crowned Best of the Best
Pearl Collection beauty adds to its silverware with the ultimate honour
Alfa 33 tops summer launches
Concours season is always packed with debuts to interest classic fans, but this year a factory reveal outdid them all
It may be comfort food rather than haute cuisine, but Seiko's 5 is revolutionary
The bowl that burped and shunned the shops
Wartime RAF artist who illustrated many 1950s car brochures and magazines
It all came together at Le Mans for Aston Martin in 1959, with the DBR1
ROBERT COUCHER The Driver
'BUY AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION SUPERCAR WITH A FABULOUS ENGINE, BEFORE THEY ARE BANNED'
STEPHEN BAYLEY The Aesthete
'HAS THERE EVER BEEN A BETTER INCUBATOR OF INDUSTRIAL BEAUTY THAN MILAN IN THE 1950S?'
DEREK BELL The Legend
'I DROVE MCLARENS IN FORMULA 1 AND DECADES LATER AT LE MANS, AND I RECORDED A VICTORY ALONG THE WAY, TOO'
JAY LENO The Collector
'WHEN YOU GET AN OLD CAR RUNNING, NO-ONE CAN DENY YOUR SUCCESS. THAT'S WHY WE BOND WITH THEM'
TIME FURTHER OUT
Only 28 examples of the Brubaker Box kit van were ever made - but it influenced a whole generation. Mark Dixon gets his groove on
As the chairman of the Bugatti Trust retires after 20 years' service, he shows us around its HQ - and reflects on his late father HG Conway, the noted Bugatti authority who co-founded it
THE TROPHY HUNTER
One Dutchman ended up with a Jensen C-V8 purely by chance. Then he began winning international concours with it
LAGONDA WAY UP
Three men in vintage cars, 13 countries, three months, 19,000km: there were bound to be a few mishaps along the way from Buenos Aires to New York...
A SINGULAR VISION
One man was determined to create a groundbreaking British supercar but the Panther Solo II fell short of its ambitious target. Glen Waddington suggests it should be better remembered
THE ONE AND ONLY
The unique Maserati 450S Costin Zagato reas raced at Le Mans by Stirling Moss in 1957-yet its maker then cast it aside. Marc Sonnery uncovers its infamy
HARNESSING THE SPIRIT OF ENDURANCE
Aston Martin has long chased success at Le Mans. Time with LM10, DB3S and DBR9 teaches us how nine decades of experience has informed today's incredible Valkyrie hypercar
Octane Magazine Description:
Publisher: Autovia Limited
Octane Magazine is a British car magazine that focuses on classic and performance cars. It was launched in 2003 and is currently published monthly by Autovia Limited.
The magazine covers all aspects of classic and performance cars, from buying and restoring to driving and racing. It also features interviews with famous car designers and engineers, as well as reviews of the latest classic and performance cars on the market.
Octane Magazine is known for its in-depth coverage of the classic and performance car scene. It has helped many car enthusiasts learn more about classic and performance cars, and has inspired many to get involved in the hobby.
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* Stunning photography
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