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Hennessy launches 300mph Venom F5 hypercar 0

John Hennessy has unveiled the new Venom F5, a car he claims will become the fastest in the world. Inspired by the F5 Tornado fighter jet, it’s hoped the Venom will produce speeds to match. Hennessy himself has hinted that it may become the first car to travel at 300mph. Ahead of the unveiling, the(…)

Formula One: The Worst Teams – Andrea Moda 0

For some reason, Italy has a more seasoned track record in producing rubbish Formula 1 teams than most other countries put together. The last couple of weeks have seen us pick over the bones of the monstrosities that were the Life and Coloni teams. This week our retrospective spotlight of mediocrity falls upon another short(…)

Volvo unveils the Polestar 1: Sweden’s first electric sports car 0

Volvo and its Chinese parent company Geely have revealed a ambitious mass market hybrid electric sports car. The vehicle, called the Polestar 1 is described as ”an electric car supported by a traditional internal combustion engine”. Despite being designed in Sweden, the car is set to be manufactured in China, at the Geely plant in(…)

Tesla falls behind with production of ‘mass market’ electric car 0

Tesla has fallen behind on production of the Model 3, the car touting as being the company’s first ‘mass market’ vehicle. The third quarter of 2017 saw only 260 cars produced. The reason given for the disappointing figures are “production bottlenecks” but Tesla have been quick to point out there are “no fundamental issues with(…)

UK drivers could be paid for owning an electric car 0

UK driver could be paid for owning an electric car under a new partnership between Nissan and Ovo Energy. The planned initiative is aimed at speeding up the mass adoption of green vehicles in the UK. The “vehicle to grid” technology will allow its users to connect their vehicles to the grid during off-peak, cheaper(…)

Smoking in your car can depreciate value by £2,000 0

Despite increasing efforts to make the habit as difficult as possible, there are still 7.6 million smokers in the UK. If you’re one of them, you might want to reconsider sparking up in your car from now on. Research released by buying advice website Carbuyer.co.uk has found that cars in which the previous occupant had(…)

The worst cars ever tested: #10 The 2003 Nissan Murano 0

On the surface, the Murano was a considerable success for Nissan. It certainly looked striking, so much so that it was used as an inspirational example of the firm’s new design direction, a firm pointer towards where Nissan, as a brand, intended to go. It sold well too, an upscale interior and compact overall size(…)

Will autonomous cars pave the way for younger drivers and newer tests? 0

This is a guest blog by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon Autonomous cars – the latest stage in the evolution of the automobile. Able to drive themselves, take control, reduce road-traffic accidents and ensure we stick within the speed limit. The self-driving, four-wheeled runarounds will have minds of their own and could potentially save(…)

The Servicing Stop five essential Autumn driving tips 0

There’s no getting round it, Autumn is in the pipeline. As the evenings inevitably grow darker, the mornings get frostier and our collective spirits become gloomier. It’s important to take steps to ensure our vehicles are prepared for the deluge of nasty seasonal weather that’s about to get thrown at them. Obviously, driving at this(…)

Mini show off hardcore John Cooper Works GP Concept 0

Mini has teased visitors to the Frankfurt Motor Show with a tasty looking little (as you’d expect) concept. Titled the John Cooper Works Concept, the rugged looking Mini embraces a aggressive design style. Mini say the concept embodies driving fun ‘on both the race track and the road’ which implies it’s going to be something(…)