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Octane issue 183 – on sale now!

Octane issue 183 – on sale now! Classic and Performance Car

Octane celebrates 50 years of the Jaguar XJ with a drive in an early 2.8 manual, plus we talk to Ian Callum on why he thinks it's a masterpiece. 

As the Jaguar XJ6 reaches 50 years of age, Glen Waddington celebrates a car that is arguably not only the finest Jaguar but also the best saloon car ever made. Plus: Why Ian Callum has spent years trying to recapture what made the XJ6 great, insight from development engineer Jonathan Heynes and a few wise words from specialist Robert Hughes. 

Jaguar XJ6

Maserati Ghibli 'SSS'
Maserati Ghibli SSS

This uprated Ghibli – dubbed SSS – was built for a Parisian playboy. Here's the story of the car even the marque experts didn't know existed.

Robin Widdows

Robin Widdows

He was quick, brave and versatile, but when too many contemporaries met their ends he stopped racing, never to return.

McLaren Senna

McLaren Senna

McLaren Automotive boss Mike Flewitt is also a keen amateur racer. Mark Dixon drives the new Senna and discovers how it has been designed to help mere mortals become track stars.

Classic rallying in Georgia

Classic rallying in Georgia
Former Soviet state Georgia has just held its first classic car rally, and Octane took part in one of Russia's most infamous cars. What could possibly go wrong?

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 racer

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 racer

Octane joins racing legends Bell, Merzario and Galli with the screaming flat-12-powered 1975 championship-winning Alfa Tipo 33.


– Mercedes-Benz G Wagen
– Dean Jeffries' Mantaray
– Ford Anglia Allardette

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