Poor old Richard Hammond. First he gets nearly killed playing silly-buggers with a mad rocket car, and now the poor man has nowhere to keep his own cars. Like Clarkson, Top Gear presenter Hammond lives in the sticks, in his case in rural Herefordshire close to the Welsh border, and about 50 miles from his […]
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Those clever chaps over at Car Magazine have managed to get their hands on what they claim to be the first official images of the Aston Martin Rapide, the Aston Martin answer to the forthcoming Porsche Panamera. Not that you’d ever guess where they came from, with all those ‘Car Magazine’ watermarks plastered across the […]
I’m really not too sure there are any footballers wives or girlfriends who hanker after a classic car. I suppose you’d have to think more along the lines of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly, rather than Posh Spice or Coleen Rooney, for that sort of good taste. But if there is a Wag out there […]
It’s becoming something of a habit at Renault – 5 star NCAP Ratings. And the Renault Megane has just achieved the equal highest Euro NCAP score of 37 points (shared with the Nissan Quashqai) in the latest round of tests. You’ve got to admire Renault. Their cars aren’t the most expensive in the world, and […]
Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, I love you. Yes, I do!! Not since the Jaguar XJ came out in the late 60s, when I was but a slip of a lad, have I fallen in love with a Jaguar. But now, thanks to the renderings released today by Auto Express, I have once again. The image […]
That vital tool of the used-car trade, Glass’s Guide, has today revealed that the Mini 1.4TD is the slowest depreciating car in the UK. For the second year running, the Mini tops the table, although even it has slipped a bit – retaining 63.2% of its value over three years, a fall of 7.8% since […]
The last week has seen a raft of reports about the slow-down of sales at the luxury end of the market. Aston Martin is suffering badly, Bentley has serious problems and Jaguar & Land Rover, both owned by Indian firm Tata, are pushing the government for a £1 billion loan. And today comes news that […]
Mazda has today released the first pictures of the new Mazda 3 hatchback, ahead of the Bologna Motor Show on December 3rd. The pictures come hot on the heels of the recently announced saloon and, just like the saloon, the Mazda 3 hatchback is a much fresher design, with far more sporty pretensions. One of […]
Many of the major manufacturers have had online configurators for some time. The dreamers can go and dream, and the real punters can go and see what they can live without. The likes of Porsche and Mercedes have being doing this for some time, but Ferrari hasn’t really felt the need to play – until […]
I’m sure you all saw Top Gear last night, with both the Bugatti Veyron and the Zonda F Roadster on the Top Gear track for the first time. Definitely worth the viewing! The Zonda is relatively new, so you can forgive the boys for not having it on the track before. But the Veyron has […]