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Revealed: Motoring Research's top stories of 2018

Counting down our top 20 most-read stories of 2018, including a Suzuki Jimny preview and news of a 200mph SUV.

McLaren F1 designer awarded CBE in 2019 New Year's honours

Professor Gordon Murray has worked in automotive design for more than 50 years and now he has been awarded a CBE by The Queen
Williams Racing eSports 2018

Williams Racing triumphs in debut season of esports virtual racing

Sim racing team collects 85 race victories plus a prestigious championship win
Traffic cone in a potholeShutterstock

'Shocking' rise in pothole reports revealed

More than half a million potholes were reported last year, reveals the RAC - a rise of 44 percent in just two years
McLaren MSO 720S Spa 1968 Collection

McLaren celebrates 50 years of Spa success with special 720S supercar

With just three examples to be built, the ‘720S Spa 68’ will be extremely rare
2019 Land Rover Defender disguised in AmericaLand Rover

Confirmed: the new Land Rover Defender will launch in 2019

Land Rover has confirmed the all-new and much-anticipated Defender will be revealed in 2019
Hyundai fingerprint technologyHyundai

Smart car: you will soon be able to start a Hyundai with your FINGERPRINT

Hyundai will become the world's first carmaker to launch fingerprint recognition technology on the 2019 Santa Fe
McLaren Special Operations Ayrton Senna 1988 P1 GTR

McLaren creates special P1 GTR inspired by Senna's 1988 F1 car

Bespoke commission celebrates Ayrton Senna's first Formula One World Championship win
Record year for SORNFootman James

It has been a record year for SORN declarations

SORN off: data provided via the DVLA shows that the number of vehicles declared SORN has risen from 1,201,340 in Q3 2008 to 5,134,244 in Q3 2018
2019 Nissan GT-R Naomi Osaka special edition

Nissan announces special edition GT-R to celebrate tennis ace Naomi Osaka

Up to 50 examples of performance car will be made, featuring bespoke paintwork options