October 22, 2014

McLaren P1 GTR Driver Programme & interior revealed (+video)

Photo McLaren P1 GTR interior

Details of the P1 GTR Driver Programme for the new McLaren P1 GTR have been revealed, as has the first look at the GTR’s stripped-out interior. Back in August, at Pebble Beach, the McLaren P1 GTR was revealed as a lighter, more powerful track P1 as McLaren looked to mimic the owner benefits Ferrari offers its […]

Daimler sells its stake in Tesla – pockets £500 million

Photo Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes’ parent company Daimler has sold its remaining 4 per cent stake in Tesla Motors and pocketed £500m ($780m). B-Class co-operation continues. It’s more than five years since Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, took a 10 per cent stake in Tesla Motors as it sought a partnership that would yield EV dividends. But it’s […]

Jaguar Land Rover planning US production

photo Jaguar Land Rover planning US production

Jaguar Land Rover are planning to open production in the United States and are looking at sites in the southern States to build 200k cars a year. Ever since Jaguar Land Rover was grabbed by Tata in 2008, they’ve hardly put a foot wrong. With ever increasing sales (particularly for Land Rover and Range Rover), […]

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell EV – first UK deliveries

Photo Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell EV - first UK deliveries

The Hyundai ix35 FCEV – the hydrogen fuel cell EV ix35 – has now arrived with the first UK customers as the first production fuel cell car in the UK. It’s more than a year since Hyundai delivered the first ix35 FCEVs – that’s the hydrogen fuel cell electric version of the ix35 – to […]

Porsche 918 Spyder almost sold out

Photo Porsche 918 Spyder almost sold out

The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid hypercar – Porsche’s answer to the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari – has just a few months production left before it’s sold out. With 2013 the year of the hybrid hypercar, wealthy car lovers were spoilt for choice with three different choices for a supercar with a few green credentials mixed […]

Audi RS7 completes Hockenheim lap without a driver (+video)

Photo Audi RS7 completes Hockenheim lap without a driver

Audi has piloted an RS7 round the Hockenheim track without a driver – and at ‘race’ speeds – to demonstrate how far autonomous technology has progressed. Last week we reported that a driverless Audi RS7 was going to do a lap of Hockenheim – ahead of the DTM finale – to showcase Audi’s latest autonomous technology, […]

Ford boosts Dagenham with clean diesel engine investment

Photo Ford engine production Dagenham

The Ford plant at Dagenham is getting a jobs boost with news that Ford is investing £190 million in its UK home plant to produce new clean diesel engines. There was a time when Ford’s plant at Dagenham was the Ford car production powerhouse in Europe, but those days are long gone and all the […]

New Volvo XC90 POLESTAR planned

Photo new Volvo XC90 Polestar planned

The new Volvo XC90 SUV won’t start arriving on UK roads until summer 2015, and it looks like there are plans to offer a Polestar performance version. The new Volvo XC90 does seem to have blended the best of the ‘old’ XC90 with the best of modern technology in an SUV that looks as innovative as […]

Mercedes S-Class Maybach confirmed for LA – Maybach to be a Mercedes sub-brand like AMG

Photo Mercedes S-Class Maybach

The new Mercedes S-Class Maybach – effectively a replacement for the Maybach brand – will debut at the LA Auto Show in November as the ultimate S-Class. We’ve known for some time that the new Mercedes S-Class will spawn a number of variants, and that one of those will be an ultra-luxury, ultra-long (18 feet) […]

Want a cheap Toyota GT86? Toyota DROP prices.

Photo 2015 Toyota GT86

The Toyota GT86 is getting a new four model line-up for 2015 and a new entry-level spec and price. The new Toyota GT86 Primo costs from £22,995. Earlier this year, the price of the Subaru BRZ was dropped by £2,000 as Subaru tried to steal sales from the Toyota GT86, and now Toyota has responded […]

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