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Over­heard on the in­ter­net, so it must be true...

Top Gear (UK) - - INTAKE - Mercedes says there’s no AMG ‘Two’ in the works, to cap­i­talise on the R&D se­crets un­locked by the F1-en­gined ‘One’. A lighter ‘Mi­nus One’ and cir­cuitonly ‘One Track Mind’ re­main un­con­firmed at this stage.

Launch­ing Viet­namese car brand VinFast at the Paris mo­tor show, am­bas­sador David Beck­ham (re­ally) opined: “It’s in­cred­i­ble, I mean, to cre­ate some­thing in such a short space of time is re­ally, it’s re­ally in­cred­i­ble, you know, it re­ally is. It’s beau­ti­ful. It’s sleek. It’s mod­ern. It’s high tech. It’s pre­mium. It’s in­cred­i­ble. Con­grat­u­la­tions.” The lat­est pro­to­type spot­ted scur­ry­ing around VW’s Ger­man work­shops is a T-Roc cross­over with a fold­ing can­vas roof. With the Bee­tle crushed and no Golf cabrio mooted, a cross­over will be VW’s only soft-top. Are niches still niches when they’re main­stream? US buy­ers of the 2.7-tonne, 6.75-litre Rolls-Royce Cul­li­nan will be forced to pay a $5k gas-guz­zler tax, be­cause it’s classed as a ‘sta­tion wagon’. Pur­chasers of the 660bhp Lambo Urus – which gets worse of­fi­cial econ­omy – will not, as it’s of­fi­cially ‘an SUV’. In other news, it may be too late to stop global warm­ing.

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