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Pictures of the week

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A 1959 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe, formerly owned by Stephen Ward, the physician at the centre of the Profumo scandal, was one of the stars of this year’s record breaking Race Retro sale held by Silverstone Auctions. A frenzied bidding battle saw the car eventually sell for a total of £124,200, more than twice its estimate.

A 1959 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe, formerly owned by Stephen Ward, the physician at the centre of the Profumo scandal, was one of the stars of this year’s record breaking Race Retro sale held by Silverstone Auctions. A frenzied bidding battle saw the car eventually sell for a total of £124,200, more than twice its estimate.

The third model in Jaguar’s ultra-high performance R-S range, the XFR-S Sportbrake, joins its XFR-S saloon sibling in the exclusive 300km/h club.

The third model in Jaguar’s ultra-high performance R-S range, the XFR-S Sportbrake, joins its XFR-S saloon sibling in the exclusive 300km/h club.

With over 300PS generated from its 2.0-litre turbo engine, the Astra VXR EXTREME will be the most powerful front-wheel drive Vauxhall ever when it’s unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

With over 300PS generated from its 2.0-litre turbo engine, the Astra VXR EXTREME will be the most powerful front-wheel drive Vauxhall ever when it’s unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

Kia’s first high-performance model, the pro_cee’d GT, has now been joined by a five-door version, the cee’d GT. The new model is available in two versions – the cee’d GT costing £20,495, and the cee’d GT Tech priced at £22,995.

Kia’s first high-performance model, the pro_cee’d GT, has now been joined by a five-door version, the cee’d GT. The new model is available in two versions – the cee’d GT costing £20,495, and the cee’d GT Tech priced at £22,995.

As a part of the most comprehensive model campaign in the brand’s history, Škoda is renewing and expanding its model range. The design language of the five-door coupé ‘VisionC’ introduces the next evolutionary step.

As a part of the most comprehensive model campaign in the brand’s history, Škoda is renewing and expanding its model range. The design language of the five-door coupé ‘VisionC’ introduces the next evolutionary step.

The 84th Geneva Motor Show will see Citroën unveil the C1 Swiss & Me, a concept version of the New Citroën C1 city car. Bearing the colours of the Swiss flag and paying homage to the city of Geneva, the C1 Swiss & Me demonstrates the personalisation possibilities of the New Citroën C1.

The 84th Geneva Motor Show will see Citroën unveil the C1 Swiss & Me, a concept version of the New Citroën C1 city car. Bearing the colours of the Swiss flag and paying homage to the city of Geneva, the C1 Swiss & Me demonstrates the personalisation possibilities of the New Citroën C1.

The new, high-performance Alfa Romeo MiTo and Giulietta 'Quadrifoglio Verde' models will make their world debut at the Geneva Show on Tuesday, combining 90 years of 'Quadrifoglio Verde' heritage with the very best of Alfa Romeo's DNA.

The new, high-performance Alfa Romeo MiTo and Giulietta ‘Quadrifoglio Verde’ models will make their world debut at the Geneva Show on Tuesday, combining 90 years of ‘Quadrifoglio Verde’ heritage with the very best of Alfa Romeo’s DNA.

Meet the T-ROC, the latest Volkswagen SUV concept, which is making its debut at the Geneva Show. The T-ROC offers a glimpse at future Volkswagen SUVs: it is smaller than the Tiguan, but larger than the Taigun SUV concept, which is in the development phase.

Meet the T-ROC, the latest Volkswagen SUV concept, which is making its debut at the Geneva Show. The T-ROC offers a glimpse at future Volkswagen SUVs: it is smaller than the Tiguan, but larger than the Taigun SUV concept, which is in the development phase.

The Geneva Show will see two Maserati worldwide premieres. The first is the debut of the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition (pictured), developed from the concept car presented at the Frankfurt Show last September. The second premiere is the much anticipated concept car that will give a nod to the style of Maseratis of the next 100 years.

The Geneva Show will see two Maserati worldwide premieres. The first is the debut of the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition (pictured), developed from the concept car presented at the Frankfurt Show last September. The second premiere is the much anticipated concept car that will give a nod to the style of Maseratis of the next 100 years.

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