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Autocar Lunchbox: AMG's finest works, the attention-seeking Volkswagen and more

It’s everyone’s favourite part of the working day, lunchtime, and you’re no doubt craving a hefty dose of car-related content. 

So we’ve revived our Autocar Lunchbox feature to bring you our favourite videos, stories, photos, quotes and more all in one place. Here are today’s picks:


There's a hot new V8-powered version of the Land Rover Defender inbound. We know because we've seen it. 

It'll pack around 500bhp courtesy of a 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 borrowed from BMW's M Division, and is likely to be priced from around £100,000. Don't expect it to make up a big portion of sales, however, as the V8 Defender is likely to be a low-volume special variant, rather than a full series-production offering.

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Here's a fast estate straight line speed test with a bit of a difference. 

Two cars here are the obvious new ways of going really, really fast while having space for, I don't know, some luggage or a dog or something. They're a Mercedes-AMG E63 S estate, and a Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. Then there's the outsider: an Audi RS6, the V10 version, made between 2008 and 2011. As standard this would be somewhat down on power over the other two, but our used contender has had a power upgrade to also make considerably more than 600bhp.