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2004 Ford Mustang GTR concept. Image by Ford.

Snippet: Ford Mustang GT-R Concept Likely to Race - 2004 Ford Mustang GT-R concept
The 440 bhp Mustang GT-R took centre stage on Ford's New York show stand. The stunning concept adheres to rules for various GT racing series, which could herald a return to the track for the pony car. The GT-R is said to share 85% of the basic model's parts with the main feature being the 5.0-litre V8. Customers will be able to buy the engine off the shelf at the Ford dealer for around 8k.
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2004 Jaguar XJ long wheelbase. Image by Jaguar.

Snippet: Jaguar Hints at Re-birth of Daimler - 2004 Jaguar XJ LWB
Jaguar launched the long wheelbase version of the XJ saloon at the 2004 New York Motor Show, but they maintain they will not simply badge-engineer a Daimler. The XJ's wheelbase is stretched by 5 inches and will go on sale in the autumn, initially powered by the 4.2-litre supercharged V8 only. The limo version, christened Concept 8 in its show guise will lock horns with the long wheelbase derivatives of the BMW 7, Audi A8 and Mercedes S-class.
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2004 Caterham R500 Evolution. Image by Caterham.

Snippet: New Superlight 7 Unleashed - 2004 Caterham 7
Caterham has launched a revised version of the R500: the Evolution. The 42k range topper packs a 250 bhp punch, enough to launch it to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds thanks to a power-to-weight ratio of 530 bhp per tonne! Clearly aimed at the track day and club racer, the Evolution features a fully adjustable suspension set up, race proven brakes and special road-legal semi-slick Avon tyres.
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2004 Lexus LF concept. Image by Lexus.

Snippet: Lexus Sports New Concept in New York - 2004 Lexus LFC concept
Toyota's premium brand Lexus unveiled a sleek sporting coupe at the 2004 New York Motor Show. Known as the LF-C the concept is fitted with a high output V8 and is said to offer luxury sports motoring with versatility. Some of the cues may be carried over into the forthcoming replacement for the slow selling (and ugly) SC430 model.
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2003 Honda Civic Type R. Image by Mark Sims.

Review: 2003 Honda Civic Type R review - 2003 Honda Civic Type R
We live in a cost-cutting society. People are more interested in the supermarket that sells baked beans for three pence a can than the one that has a good range of fresh organic produce. Compare your grandparents' furniture to the flat pack variety found in the average household. To grab the attention of the masses, a company must now have prices that significantly undercut its rivals. Which is how the Honda Civic Type R bowed in as the latest contender for hot hatch superiority.
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2004 MG ZS. Image by MG.

News: MG Rover reveal new-look models - 2004 MG ZS / 45
MG Rover has released teaser photos of the much-needed replacements for the Rover 45 and MG ZS. The cars will be officially launched at the 2004 British Motor Show (tagged "Motor Show Live!") where we will get to check out the new interior as well as the facelifted exterior.
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2004 Saab 9-7X. Image by Saab.

News: Saab launches its first SUV - 2004 Saab 9-7X
As part of its aggressive product development programme, Saab unveiled the new 9-7X SUV at the New York Auto Show. Expanding its model range to four vehicle lines, Saab the fastest growing European premium car brand in the American market is now targeting one of the fastest growing market segments.
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Column: Diagnosis of car fever - do you have it? -
Are you afflicted with Car Fever? James Jenkins offers some explanation.
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2004 Malaysian GP. Image by Toyota.

Motorsport: 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix review -
Our fears were confirmed in Malaysia: Ferrari still have the superior package. Bill Keen reports.
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2004 Land Rover Discovery. Image by Land Rover.

News: Groovy Disco Tech - 2004 Land Rover Discovery 3
Land Rover continues its move upmarket with the all-new Discovery 3. James Jenkins takes a look at what's on offer.
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