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Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

It’s the world’s fastest four-door production car

Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo 2

Meet the 205mph Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo – an epic high-performance sports saloon based on the superb new BMW 7 Series. Now available in the UK, the luxurious B7 develops 600bhp from its 4.4-litre V8, giving it a 0-62mph time of just four seconds. That’s Porsche 911 R, Nissan GT-R, McLaren …

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Top holiday driving blunders revealed

Driving in Europe - Italy

One in four Brits have driven on the wrong side of the road on holiday, according to new research. Getting lost topped the list of mishaps committed by British motorists abroad in the study commissioned by car leasing specialists UK Carline. Top 5 driving mishaps 1. Getting lost (35%) 2. …

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Race against clock to revive classic Capri

Ford Capri restoration

A 1984 Ford Capri 2.8 Injection has been completely restored in just three days and is now up for auction. The classic Ford was brought back to life at the recent Silverstone Classic event. eBay, the festival’s official parts and accessories partner, challenged racing driver and car restorer Fergus Walkinshaw …

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Unique Ferrari collection going under the hammer

Ferrari Performance Collection auction sotheby's Monterey

A single-owner collection of 13 of the most iconic road-going Ferraris is to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s during Monterey Car Week. Representing more than 50 years of Ferrari history, the cars are offered almost entirely without reserve and are expected to fetch more than £15 million ($20m) in total. …

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Rolls-Royce unmasks new Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the eighth generation of its Phantom limousine. At first glance the flagship car doesn’t look a million miles away from the outgoing model, but there’s a lot more going on. For instance, the signature grille and Spirit of Ecstasy mascot are set …

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Used electric car best buys named

BMW i3

Growth in demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is charging ahead which means that it’s also a good time to consider buying second-hand. The UK market for alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) saw a record market share of 4.4% in June with more than 10,700 hitting the roads – a rise of …

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Poor eyesight: drivers risking ban

Vision Express eye test

One in three motorists in the UK is risking a driving ban due to overdue eye tests, a new study has revealed. Almost 30% of drivers are overdue an eye test, with 4% admitting to never having had one, according to the research for Vision Express. Drivers with uncorrected vision …

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Which car? Costs compared for different models

Total cost of motoring revealed

How much does it costs to run different types of car every year based on tax, maintenance and fuel costs? Insurance giant Aviva compared the costs of running a hatchback, estate, convertible, SUV and electric car, along with Stuart Masson of The Car Expert website. The results are fascinating, because …

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Electric MINI to be built in Britain

MINI car

BMW has announced that the upcoming 100% electric version of the MINI will be built at the Cowley plant near Oxford. The car will go into production in 2019 and the UK will be the main “production location” for the EV. There were fears that the new model would be …

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Jaguar unleashes new 186mph Big Cat

Jaguar XJR575

Jaguar has unveiled the XJR575, the most powerful version yet of its flagship saloon – watch it go! Accelerating from 0-62mph in just 4.4 seconds and with a top speed of 186mph, it’s powered by the F-Type SVR’s 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine with 567bhp – 25bhp more than the outgoing …

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