The Great British Public has spoken: the Jaguar E-Type has officially been voted the greatest homegrown car ever made, ahead of the Mini, McLaren F1 and Aston Martin DB5. A previous poll also named it the most beautiful car of all time – even Enzo Ferrari agreed. Yet, without wishing to crush a million middle-aged dreams, the E-Type is actually pretty disappointing to drive. Admittedly, the late-model V12 Coupe I tried isn’t the best of the breed.
The Mercedes-AMG G63 is a 571hp, £135,950 contradiction in terms. This rugged, body-on-frame 4x4 was first conceived as a military vehicle in 1972, but the subsequent boom in luxury SUVs – led by the original Range Rover – meant the Geländewagen found its niche as a civilian, not a soldier. Now, four decades on, the fully-loaded G63 AMG comfortably outsells the sensible G350 diesel, and is the chariot of choice for London’s high-net-worthiest. So what’s the appeal? Let’s start with the looks.
Lotus Cars deserves both your attention and your respect. The Norfolk company doesn’t just build some of the finest sports cars on the planet; it is also, in its Lotus Engineering guise, one of the foremost motor industry technical consultancies in the world. As a car manufacturer, though, it has never managed to make the leap from niche player to middle ground.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".