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Nissan creates mobile phone temptation-free zone

Nissan Signal Shield

Nissan has utilised Victorian technology in a bid to stop drivers from being distracted by their mobile phones at the wheel. Despite tough new police crackdowns, one in five admits illegally texting while driving. Now boffins have created a prototype compartment within the armrest of a Nissan Juke lined with …

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Ayrton Senna remembered – 23 years on

The infamous 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, Italy, was one of Formula One’s darkest weekends. On Friday, April 29, young Brazilian Rubens Barrichello crashed his Jordan so heavily and comprehensively it was a miracle that he escaped with just a broken nose. The following day, during qualifying, 31-year-old …

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Ferrari 70th Anniversary UK Tour – full details

Classic Ferrari cars

You probably don’t need telling that Ferrari is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion, a special UK Tour is taking place from June to September. The stunning new LaFerrari Aperta will lead the Ferrari 70th Anniversary UK Tour, visiting every official Ferrari dealer in the …

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Volvo celebrates its 90th birthday

Original Volvo

Volvo Cars starts production of its new XC60 mid-size SUV in Gothenburg, Sweden, this month – 90 years after the first-ever Volvo, the ÖV4, saw the light of day on April 14, 1927. A A total of just 275 vehicles were sold in its lifetime, which was modest even in …

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Life in the slow lane

motorway traffic

The M25 was the UK’s slowest motorway in 2016, with speeds averaging just 25mph, according to new research. SATRAK Vehicle Tracking analysed data from 527,000 vehicles and found that the M4 was only slightly quicker with 30mph average speeds. Cambridge was surprisingly the slowest city in the UK with vehicles …

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Ferrari Land opens for thrillseekers

Ferrari Land

Europe’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster is the highlight of Ferrari Land which has opened for business at PortAventura World near Barcelona in Spain. Red Force gives thrillseekers and Formula 1 fans the chance to accelerate from 0-112mph in five seconds from a height of 112 metres. It’s just one of …

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Original Mini reborn as luxury runabout

Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive

Iconic British people’s car, the Mini, has been reimagined for the 21st Century, blending modern technology and connectivity with bespoke coachbuilding techniques. Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive is the eagerly-awaited second model to be made by the low-volume, British-based coachbuilder. Based on a classic Mini and reborn into a …

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‘The Range Rover Story’ tour

Range Rover prototype full-size clay model

A new interactive visitor attraction celebrating 50 years of the legendary Range Rover has opened at Land Rover’s Solihull manufacturing plant in the West Midlands. ‘The Range Rover Story’ tour features the 1967 Velar prototype chassis and full-size prototype clay replica. Range Rover has been manufactured at Solihull since 1970, …

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Real-world fuel economy figures revealed

Just one in 10 cars hits advertised MPG, claims new research

The gap between advertised and on-the-road MPG is now at its widest ever point, with just one in 10 cars managing to hit their official fuel economy figures, according to new claims. Motoring website HonestJohn.co.uk analysed 118,000 Real MPG fuel reports, submitted by UK drivers, and found that an average …

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Ways to pay for your new car

Used MINIs

Deciding to buy a new car can be really exciting, but working out how to pay for it can be hard. We’ve teamed up with www.money.co.uk to give you the options available… Cash If you have a lump sum of money already saved for your car, then using cash can have an …

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