Saturday , October 20 2018
Home / Gareth Herincx (page 3)

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.

Peugeot 508 review

Peugeot 508 review

There’s no doubt that Peugeot is on a roll. Not only have its new SUVs has been successful – notably the 3008 which was crowned 2017 European Car of the Year – but it’s also just announced that from 2019 every new model will be available with either a hybrid …

Read More »

Jaguar XE sets lap record at forgotten circuit

Jaguar XE 300 Sport sets lap record at forgotten Grand Prix circuit in France

A Jaguar XE 300 Sport has established a lap record for a production saloon at the original Circuit de Charade in Clermont Ferrand, France. The 5-mile (8km) track, which included public road sections, hosted the French Grand Prix in 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1972, but it fell out of favour for …

Read More »

Hot Skoda in bizarre 134mph arrow-catching record

Skoda Octavia arrow shoot record breaker

Daredevil Markus Haas set a new Guinness World record for the farthest arrow fired and caught in a moving vehicle – with a little help from a Skoda Octavia Combi vRS 245. Markus, a martial arts expert, teamed up with Olympic archer Laurence Baldauff to set the remarkable 57.5m (188ft) …

Read More »

2019 Mazda MX-5 review

It may be a living legend and still the world’s best-selling roadster, but not even the Mazda MX-5 can afford to rest on its laurels. Despite becoming the first car to win the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year double when it was launched …

Read More »

Ford Fiesta ST scoops prestigious award

Ford Fiesta ST

The pocket rocket that is the Ford Fiesta ST has been crowned Parkers New Car of the Year 2019. There were also 18 category winners, ranging from the Best First Car to the Best Car for Thrill-Seekers, but it was Ford’s hot hatch that won the overall prize. It was praised …

Read More »

Cyclist slipstreams Porsche to 149mph record

Porsche Cayenne cycle speed record

Brit Neil Campbell has set a new European bicycle speed record – with a little help from a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The 44-year-old beat his own record of 135mph at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire. Neil’s bicycle was created by Cheshire-based Moss Bikes and is designed to be incredibly strong and …

Read More »

Death of the traditional handbrake

Electronic parking brake

New research has revealed that just a third of new cars are now fitted with manual handbrakes as manufacturers ditch them in favour of electronic parking brakes. According to research by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, only two mainstream manufacturers, Dacia and Suzuki, offer manually-operated handbrakes on their entire ranges. Many …

Read More »

London to Brussels in a Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace Channel Tunnel

The 100% electric Jaguar I-Pace has showcased its efficiency and practicality, driving the 229 miles from London to Brussels on a single charge. Starting its epic journey on London’s South Bank, with its 90kWh battery fully charged, it headed to the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone. However, unlike the 80 …

Read More »

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The pioneering Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the golden goose that keeps on giving for the Japanese brand. When it was originally launched in 2014 it was perfectly timed to benefit from the boom in SUVs, the switch to greener cars and the incentives offered for plug-in hybrids, including exemption from …

Read More »

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets speed record

Record-breaking Jaguar XE SV Project 8 at Laguna Seca

The awesome Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has confirmed its status as the world’s fastest production saloon with a new lap record in the US. Driver Randy Pobst clocked 1min 37.54sec in a Project 8 at the 2.2-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California – almost a second faster …

Read More »