A look back at the Lamborghini Countach (1974 – 1990) 0

On those days, when there’s not much in the way of fresh news stories from the motoring world, we can allow ourselves to reminisce a little and revisit some of the classics of yesteryear. Today’s choice is particularly special; Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the Lamborghini Countach… From the moment the first prototype appeared(…)

Car production drops for first time in 14 months 0

A drop in domestic demand was the main reason for UK car production falling for the first time in 14 months, industry figures revealed. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 151,795 vehicles were manufactured, a drop of 1% compared to October 2015. The reason for the drop in production was attributed(…)

British insurers ask for driverless car data 0

Driverless car technology is becoming closer and closer to becoming an everyday reality; the changes necessary in the rules of the road however, still appear some way off. The insurance industry has issued a demand for more data from carmakers, regarding accidents involving driverless vehicles, with specific attention to whom or what was culpable. Insurers(…)

Parking prangs increase by 35% average length of cars grows 0

The steady increase in the amount of cars that are too big for conventional parking bays has led to a huge spike in the amount of minor parking prangs over the past two years, a report has revealed. A 35% increase in bumps, has been fuelled by the increasing amount of drivers purchasing ‘Chelsea tractors’(…)

Creepy footage shows ‘ghost girl’ on top of car as it speeds along busy road 0

Creepy footage has emerged from Bangkok, where a car has been filmed driving at speeds of up to 50mph, seemingly with a young girl perched on top. A group of superstitious Thais filmed what they believed to be a ghost, as they trailed the red car making its way down a busy road in the(…)

US demands that electric cars make noise at low speed 0

In the US, a road safety body has demanded that electric cars travelling at low speeds be made to make a warning noise to alert pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has voiced the need for the rule; due to the fact battery cars are virtually noiseless. The rule would benefit blind or(…)

The Grand Tour car crash stunt ‘crass and insensitive’ 0

A stunt pulled by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond for their forthcoming Amazon motoring show ‘The Grand Tour’ has been labelled as “crass, insensitive and desperate” by various road safety charities. Across London, Berlin and Los Angeles, fake collisions were staged to promote the new series, launching November 19th. King’s Cross in central(…)

Jaguar Land Rover to launch electric car 0

Jaguar Land Rover is set to join the ranks of the electric vehicle manufacturers when they release their own version, currently slated for a 2020 launch. JLR – Britain’s largest car manufacturer – is working in conjunction with Ford and Tata Motors to test connected and automated vehicles in the UK. The new car is(…)

Samsung purchases connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash 0

Samsung has made a major move into the connected car technology realm by purchasing automotive electronics maker Harman International Industries for a reported $8bn (£6.4bn). The offer of $112 per share is a 28% premium to the closing price of Harman stock posted at the close of trading on Friday. This marks the largest overseas(…)

Posh car capital of the UK revealed as Ely 0

A new study has revealed the startling difference between the values of cars up for sale; depending on what region of the UK you happen to be in. The study, conducted by Wizzle.co.uk – a consumer car selling service – has found Ely in Cambridgeshire, to be the posh capital of UK motoring. Rhondda meanwhile,(…)