October 31, 2014

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Tesla Model S P85D – fully specced – costs £109,000

Photo Tesla Model S P85D

The new four-wheel-drive, 681 bhp Tesla Model S P85D has gone on sale from £81,000 – with first deliveries in July 2015 – but costs £109k fully specced. Earlier this month Tesla revealed the 4WD Model S – the Model S P85D – as a new range-topping Model S with an enormous 681bhp thanks to […]

Spyker loses its $3 billion claim against GM over Saab sale

Photo Victor Muller Saab

A federal appeals court has dismissed Spykers $3 billion claim against GM for blocking the sale of Saab to Spyker to prevent GM technology going to the Chinese. It’s two years since Victor Muller decided there was still a way to extract value out of the debacle that saw Spyker take over Saab and then […]

Tesla Supercharger Network extends to Scotland

Photo Tesla Supercharger Edinburgh Airport

The Tesla Supercharger Network now extends to Scotland, with the first Supercharger EV station north of the border opening at Edinburgh Airport. The toughest part of convincing car buyers that electric cars are a viable alternative to ICE cars (apart from the cost) has been range anxiety and a lack of places to charge your […]

Jaguar Land Rover starts production in China

Photo first Range Rover Evoque built in China

Jaguar Land Rover this week starting building cars outside the UK for the first time, with Range Rover evoques rolling off a production line in China. The car market is now global, but it’s not a ‘free’ market; different countries impose different import tariffs and competing on a level playing field with imported vehicles is […]

Lotus Exige S gets six-speed automatic gearbox option

Photos Lotus Exige S Auto

The Lotus Exige S – the Exige with the heart of an Evora – is to get a new six-speed automatic gearbox option, on sale January 2015 at £2k premium. A new car from Lotus is about as rare as hens teeth – despite Dany Bahar’s efforts to change that – and until Lotus get […]

New BMW X5 M & X6 M teased – LA debut likely (+video)

Photo 2015 BMW X5 M

The 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M – the most powerful versions of the latest X5 and X6 – are teased on video ahead of a likely debut at the L.A. Auto Show. It’s more than a year since the revised BMW X5 was revealed (with the latest X6 arriving this summer) and now it’s time […]

Honda Accord AXED – no replacement expected

Photo Honda Accord AXED - no replacement expected

The Honda Accord is to be axed in the UK and Europe by the end of 2014 with no replacement planned as Honda decide the traditional saloon is now unworkable. The Honda Accord seems to have been around forever as a competent, but rather unexciting, traditional saloon and estate appealing to a very traditional market […]

BMW i8 S with over 500bhp planned

Photo BMW i8S

A BMW i8 S with over 500bhp and more aggressive looks is planned as a new halo hybrid supercar as BMW hits its 100th anniversary in 2016. BMW hits its 100th anniversary in 2016, and it’s long been expected that there will be a new ‘halo’ car for the BMW range to celebrate. That now looks […]

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 […]

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