The McLaren 570S Track Pack 0

Exciting news has emerged from the depths of darkest Woking: McLaren has announced they are doing a Track Pack for the 570S. It costs £16,500 – or about 1.8 Volkswagen Ups – in addition to the standard car’s £143,250 asking price. So, what do you get for that? To put it bluntly, lots of good(…)

UK asked to clarify connected cars data rules 0

A consortium that has been tasked with the testing of driverless cars in the UK, has urged the government to clarify who has access to the data. The Flourish consortium, which has insurance giants Axa, engineering company Atkins plus law firm Burgess Salmon amongst its number, has warned on the dangers of restricting access to(…)

Drivers reject self-driving cars, even if they will save lives 0

Without doubt, autonomous cars are the current buzz-topic in the automotive industry. Self-driving vehicles will save time, money and even lives through their ability to prevent road-traffic accidents, stay within the speed limit and avoid any illegal manoeuvres. Safety features aside, there is another way autonomous vehicles can drive to the rescue, but their human(…)

8 in 10 people say holidays are spoilt by the car journey 0

Heavy traffic leading to horrendous car journeys is the number one reason for spoiling holidays or days out says a large percentage of British motorists. In a recent survey conducted by Automyze, 81% of those asked said that the entire day out was ruined by the journey to it, 52% blamed traffic congestion. It wasn’t(…)

A look back at the Toyota Corona Mk3 (1964 – 1969) 0

The Corona was a main player in the Japanese carmaker’s range since it was first released in 1957. Constantly evolving over time, in keeping with the manufacturer’s philosophy to meet the demands of its customers, a Corona was an ever-present in the line-up well up to the 1980s. Originally intended to be a no-frills family(…)

A look back at the Renault Dauphine (1956 – 1967) 0

Last week, we nostalgically cast our eyes over the Renault 4CV, a car easily as much of a French icon as Citroen’s little run-around, and with twice the horsepower. The 4CV was probably the car that laid the foundations for Renault’s subsequent success; the Dauphine however was that success. It shifted a phenomenal two million(…)

New Peugeot 508 coming next year featuring Instinct Concept-Inspired Looks 0

Despite the acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors, Peugeot, or more specifically PSA, have not shirked from their intended plans to offer a D-segment saloon. As a likely rival to the new Opel Insignia, Ford Mondeo and even the brand new Volkswagen Arteon, with a more raked roofline, the new 508 (the name(…)

A look back at the Nissan S-Cargo (1989 – 1992) 0

Okay, it wasn’t the most physically attractive of vehicles, but what it did do; it did well and with the minimum amount of fuss. Let’s face it; it was never going to be taken completely seriously. The Nissan S-Cargo was an ingeniously styled (and titled) small van. Initially based on the K10 Micra and built(…)

Birstall garage named among ‘world’s best designed petrol stations’ 0

A petrol station in Birstall, Leicestershire has been named one of the world’s best designed petrol stations. DesignCurial, a major design website, judged 200 gas stations around the world before narrowing the competition down to a ‘top ten’. Stations are judged on their design, innovation, and their structures impact and relationship to the area around(…)

Dubai police’s Bugatti Veyron officially world’s fastest police car 0

If you were to spot a Bugatti Veyron speeding through the streets of Dubai, you wouldn’t necessarily expect it to be the one doing the chasing. But the supercar is the latest addition to the city police force’s stable of high performance vehicles, and is capable of hitting speeds of 253mph. The Veyron is in(…)