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A look back at the Aston Martin V8 (1972 – 1990) 0

Aston Martin had been through a testing period in the 1970s ; the very future of the classic British brand being called into uncertainty. Despite the company’s fragility, the quality of the cars it produced showed no signs of the difficulties. If anything, a tangible improvement was noticeable. The cars were faster, more luxurious and(…)

Road rage woman clings to moving car’s bonnet 0

You’ve got to love social media. If every person in the world didn’t have both access to a mobile-camera and the ability to post footage for the entire planet to laugh at, we wouldn’t have access to great stuff like this… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5232635/Woman-clings-car-drives-road-rage.html#v-2948382162659459095 So. Road rage. It can make people do some extraordinarily scary things as(…)

A look back at the Toyota Celica A20/35 (1970 – 1977) 0

Today our retrospective focuses on one of Japan’s most illustrious exports to the UK and US (in particular) – the Toyota Celica A20/35. The first generation of the Celica had always been slated primarily as an export and had been designed accordingly. To all intents and purposes, it was a coupe version of the Carina.(…)

Ten year old leads police on 45-mile high speed chase 0

In the US state of Ohio, police have been led 45 miles on a high-speed car chase through Cleveland pursuing the unlikely fugitive of a 10-year old boy. The junior-school racer stole his mother’s boyfriend’s car before leading the Ohio State Highway Patrol on the chase, at one point skidding through a ditch to avoid(…)

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(…)

Nissan recall thousand of Titan pickups due to seatbelt issues 0

Japanese car giant Nissan has recalled thousands of Titan pickups after a defect was found with the model’s seatbelts. The car manufacturer announced it was recalling 52,016 Nissan Titan Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab pickups, from 2016, because it had been found that the vehicle’s rear seat belts might not adequately protect passengers in(…)

Peugeot boss: No new performance cars ‘until we’re truly global’ 0

The head of Peugeot, Jean-Philippe Imparato, has prioritised global success in the short term over the development and release of any high-performance vehicles. The company’s CEO did go on to say that such expensive projects may be considered later however. In a recent interview, Imparato said that the 308 Hybrid R project would be put(…)

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(…)

GPS Bullets Are Now Being Used in the US 0

The role of new technology and cars are reaching new-fangled levels and nothing seems to be slowing them down. US cop cars, if you haven’t seen them in action on any late night TV, are extremely vital in stopping most criminal activity. Cars are constantly used in high speed chases, as cameras and surveillance units(…)