• Italian Job: Fiat Powertrain Technology's 'MultiAir' Rolls Out Worldwide

    'Best of what's new for 2010': this is what Popular Science, the influential American magazine, called MultiAir technology, adding that its innovative features raise the bar in terms of fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness. What's it all about? FPT, a.k.a. Fiat Powertrain Technologies, invented and marketed… Continue reading »

  • Nissan Leaf: The First Ever Electric European Car of the Year

    The European Car of the Year title is prestigious enough but for 2011, the Nissan Motor Company Ltd. scores a double whammy, with its all-electric Nissan Leaf. Why? Because the Nissan Leaf is the first electric car to win the title. The Leaf, claimed to… Continue reading »

  • 2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 Revealed

    Aston Martin GT4 has been racing now for two years, and during this time has already won numerous races like European GT4 Cup, GT4 class at the Dubai 24 Hours, Nürburgring 24 Hours and the Spa 24 Hours. For the 2011 racing season, Aston Martin… Continue reading »

  • Plans to Cut Road Deaths Among Young Drivers

    Compulsory post-driving test training for young drivers could reduce road deaths in that sector by a third, according to the Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM). Writing in the latest edition of the IAM’s magazine, Advanced Driving, IAM chairman Alistair Cheyne says that compulsory post-test training… Continue reading »

  • Euro NCAP Results Breakdown (Videos)

    Euro NCAP crash tests are used to rate cars in four areas: adult protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist, which scores items like seatbelt warnings and speed limiters. Test cars are given a score between zero and five, the latter representing top marks.… Continue reading »

  • Land Rover to be Future Sponsor of Rugby World Cup

    Land Rover has announced that it is to sponsor the Rugby World Cup during two upcoming seasons. The company will support two tournaments, the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011 and its equivalent in England in 2015. This extends Land Rover's established ties… Continue reading »

  • Jaguar XFR Stratstone Le Mans Limited Edition

    Stratstone Jaguar, a British luxury car dealership franchise, is selling 50 limited Jaguar XFR Stratstone Le Mans Limited Editions through its dealership network. This limited edition XFR is available in Polaris White and Midnight Black, with a 503bhp 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine under the… Continue reading »

  • Ginetta releases first details about the new G55

    Yesterday Ginetta unveiled the new G55, that will compete in the Michelin sponsored Ginetta GT Supercup together with the G50. New Ginetta G55 is powered by a 370bhp 3.7 litre Ford-sourced engine mated to a Hewland gearbox and fitted with cool air induction kit, up-rated… Continue reading »

  • Toyota's Winter Tyre Trial

    Some say winter tyres are big softies. This isn't entirely untrue, as winter tyres have a rubber compound formulated to maintain performance at low temperatures, so braking and active safety systems, like traction control, are not compromised. In some countries, Germany for example, they are… Continue reading »

  • Ford C-MAX Models Score Top Euro NCAP Rating

    The independent Euro NCAP has awarded Ford's all-new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX models its maximum 5 star safety ratings. They are the first Ford passenger cars to have undergone Euro NCAP’s new crash tests. The two multi-activity vehicles went on UK sale this month. Now,… Continue reading »

  • McLaren's Money Progamme: MP4-12C Prices Released

    The first in a range of high-performance sports cars from McLaren Automotive, the MP4-12C, will go on sale in the UK and Europe in Spring 2011. At unprecedented prices for a car with a carbon chassis, it will be the first to offer 600PS (591.8… Continue reading »

  • Winter of Discontent: Snow Driving Tips

    You don't have to go to the lengths taken by the owner of the Model T Ford above to drive in winter but it's worth taking the following tips from the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motoring). Peter Rodger, the IAM's Chief Examiner says, “Bad weather… Continue reading »

  • On Song: The New Lamborghini V12 Engine

    One look at the pictures shows that the engine triumphs in the form stakes. Complex castings are there in numbers, their intricate shapes highlighting their function. However, when it comes to engines, V12 or otherwise, function generally outstrips form and, when we look at the… Continue reading »

  • Electric Car Sales Lack Vital Spark

    UK sales of electric cars have yet to take off, according to various sources. The Guardian reports that sales of new electric cars dropped from 397 units in 2007 to a scanty 55 units in 2009. This is a fall eight times greater than the… Continue reading »

  • Mazda Fleet Sales into Edinburgh

    Eastern Western Motor Group, a family-owned concern based in Scotland, has opened Western Mazda, a new dealership just a mile from Princes Street in Edinburgh. Mazda has been increasing its focus on fleet sales, expanding its Business Development Programme, which was launched earlier this year,… Continue reading »

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