The steering wheel retracted into the dash and for 25 minutes, the Audi drove itself, indicating, checking traffic, passing slower vehicles, accelerating, avoiding roadworks and generally being the most polite driver on the Autobahn that day.

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Ten Standout Drives Of 2017


We may look back at 2017 as the year when everyone started talking seriously about electric cars, but you can’t fool the travel diary and we were onsite to ensure there was still enough fun to make it a truly memorable season of new car launches.


In a last ditched effort to hold back the inevitable onslaught of hybrid, fully electric and even autonomous, self-driving cars, let’s remember 2017 as the year of the hedonistic SUV and the outrageous super car, with just one self-driving exception.


This is not a compilation of the best, most significant, fastest, best value or even the most sensible cars, rather it’s the 10 among the 58 international launches we attended in 2017 that stood out from the rest. Send us your thoughts if you agree, disagree or were there. [To be continued...]

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