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(…)

Secret 1930s era car collection discovered in France 0

A secret horde of hidden Second World War era cars has been discovered in a small quarry in rural central France. The cars – now heavily rusted and dilapidated – were most likely hidden away in the quarry at the start of the conflict, to prevent the French authorities from requisitioning them. They were most(…)

Jeremy Clarkson launches motoring social media app 0

Earlier this year Jeremy Clarkson and his The Grand Tour co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May released plans for an ambitious new social media app aimed at petrolheads the world over. The app has now finally been released. ‘Drivetribe’ – as it’s called – is a sort of website/app/social media platform, went live on November(…)

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(…)