It has been reported this morning that Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling have agreed to dip in to tax payers funds to help Tata, the owners of Jaguar and Land Rover. Along with most other car makers in the world, Jaguar and Land Rover has been hit hard by the current economic blight. But it […]
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Now this is something I really approve of. As many of you will have seen on last week’s Top Gear, May was out playing with the Honda’s FCX Clarity in California, and commented, just as we have, that this is the real way forward for electric cars. The Honda FCX Clarity is the first proper […]
Despite the fact that the new Lotus Evora is not due to start delivery until next Summer, Lotus of London, in Park Lane, has this week taken delivery of the first Evora to hit a showroom anywhere in the world, and it will be on show from the 22nd December. The Evora is going to […]
Cars UK [rating:3.0] With the first UK Mercedes SL65 Black Series cars about to hit the UK, now seems a good time to have a look at the most powerful Mercedes SL ever to hit the roads. The Black Series cars from Mercedes are the ultimate AMG version. The SL65 is the third in the […]
So, President Bush has decided to use a chunk of the funds allocated for banking bailouts to US car makers, principally Chrysler and GM. I suppose it was inevitable. After all, what has Bush got to lose? If it turns out to be a bad move it’s hardly going to tarnish the image of the […]
Mercedes McLaren has announced that its run-out model, the Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss, dubbed the McLaren Speedster, will make its début at Detroit. This will certainly brighten up the Detroit Motor Show! After months of speculation, Mercedes McLaren has announced to the world that the spectacular Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss will be […]
What does a car maker which specialises in ultra-luxurious, powerful and, by definition, thirsty cars do when the world goes mad and starts to see its products as anathema? Bentley finds itself in this ludicrous position. Of course, the current credit problems play a big part in Bentley’s problems, either because buyers need finance to […]
As I’m sure many of you will have seen at the weekend, Clarkson got to play with the Tesla Roadster, an electric sports car based on the Lotus Elise. Made for interesting viewing. It was obvious that the weight of the batteries would compromise the handling, but its actual straight-line speed was a real revelation. […]
The SSC Ultimate Aero, made by Shelby Super Cars in the USA, is an astonishing car. In current guise it puts out 1183bhp and has a top speed higher than the Bugatti Veyron. In fact, it holds the record for the fastest production car in the world. But that doesn’t mean the guys at SSC are resting […]
A few weeks ago, we brought you some teaser images of the upcoming Volvo S60, and we speculated that it would look just like every other Volvo when it arrived. Well, it’s only the concept, but it looks like I might have to eat my shoes – it looks very good, and very un-Volvo like. […]