March 28, 2015

Spyker B6 Venator Spyder on the way

rear voew of Spyker B6 Venator on road

-+*Spyker has revealed in its annual report that it will reveal a convertible version of the Venator Concept revealed at Geneva 2013 – the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder. Spyker has always promised much but not actually managed to deliver anything really significant. But there is promise in the new Spyker B6 Venator we saw at […]

McLaren 12C Can-Am & Historic McLaren Can-Ams at 2013 Goodwood FoS

McLaren 12C Can Am & Historic Can Am racer photo

-+*McLaren are celebrating their 50th anniversary at the Goodwood Festival of Speed by taking the 12C Can-Am up the hillclimb and showcase historic Can-Am McLarens. Last summer, McLaren showcased a 12C Can-Am racer at Pebble Beach to see if the reaction from track day lovers was good enough to justify a production run of a […]

Rolls Royce Wraith Convertible planned & the Wraith hits Harrods

Rolls Royce Wraith in Harrods's window

-+*Rolls Royce are planning a convertible version of the Wraith and have also planted a new Wraith in the window of Harrods to reach their target market. The Rolls Royce Wraith – a RR Ghost Coupe – made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March as the most dynamic car Rolls Royce has […]

London Congestion Charge: Buy 76-100g/km car NOW to get 3 years free of charge

Car driving in London Congestion Charging Zone

-+*The London Congestion Charge rules are changing on 1st July 2013 so your car will need to emit less than 76g/km to get in to London free of charge. Whether you think the London Congestion Charging Zone is a great way to clean up the air quality of the capital or just another way to […]

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid: Production to double to cope with demand

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid driving on road

-+*Volvo’s new V60 plug-in hybrid is proving so successful that Volvo are trying to double production to 10,000 a year to cope with demand. The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid finally went in to production at the end of 2012 as the first diesel plug-in hybrid on the market, and despite our antipathy towards expensive, and heavy, technical […]

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse world speed record: Video

Video thumbnail for youtube video Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse world speed record: Video

-+*The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse officially became the fastest convertible in the world recently and we have video of the 254mph record- breaking run. We’ve had a little flurry of publicity for Bugatti recently as they first lost, then recovered, their world speed record for a production car from Guinness, and then we thought they might be coming up with something […]

New Maserati Ghibli could get 4.0 litre V8 Diesel

Side view of new Maserati Ghibli

-+*The new Maserati Ghibli – which has the option of a V6 diesel – could get a new V8 diesel with 360bhp if demand for the V6 diesel drives sales. The car world is slowly losing its V8s, V10s and V12s as car makers turn to fewer cylinders and forced induction to provide performance with […]

VW Group planning 10-speed DSG, new powerful diesel engine & more plug-in hybrids

VW Group 10SPeed DSG, Powerful diuesels and more plug-in hybrids

-+*Volkswagen has a new 10-speed DSG gearbox in development, a new diesel engine with electric boost delivering 136bhp per litre and will roll out more plug-in hybrids. The end of the internal combustion engine is nigh, they say, as the world tries to clean up its environmental act and works towards a goal of electric motors to […]

Audi planning their own version of the electric VW e-Up

Photo of Audi A2 EV

-+*It’s reported by the German motoring press that Audi are working on their own version of the electric e-Up city car for launch in 2015. Audi has played endlessly with their e-tron range of electric cars and range-extenders in recent years, but precious little has seemed even close to production. Perhaps the most promising EVs from Audi […]

Ford Fiesta eWheelDrive gets wheel hub electric motors

Ford Fiesta eWheelDrive

-+*Ford has partnered with German specialist Schaeffler to build the Fiesta eWheelDrive EV with electric motors in the rear wheel hubs as a research vehicle. Car makers haven’t entirely given up on the idea of the electric car, although they do seem to be starting to move to the point where the EV is seen as an urban […]