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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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Mobiles phone use ‘safer than speeding’

Driver on phone

A quarter of British motorists think it is better to drive while using a mobile phone than speeding, according to new research. The findings emerged from a survey of 2,000 motorists after tough new legislation came in to introduce an increase in fines for those caught driving while using a …

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Bridgestone chasing the Olympic dream

Bridgestone Olympics - Daley Thompson, Chris Mears and Charley Hill

Athletics legend Daley Thompson helps tyre giant Bridgestone launch its Worldwide Olympic Partnership. The double Olympic decathlon gold medallist was joined by Rio gold medal winning diver Chris Mears and UK golfer Charley Hull who tied seventh on her Olympic Games debut in Rio aged just 20. At the event …

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Neighbours at war over parking

Cars parked in the street

A ‘cold war’ exists between many households because of differences over parking, according to new research. While the vast majority of motorists are satisfied with their neighbours’ parking, 14% describe their neighbours’ parking is ‘poor’ or ‘appalling’ (4%). The RAC Insurance Home Parking survey reveals that the top issue for …

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Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary

First Ferrari - the 125 S

It’s 70 years since Enzo Ferrari fired up the 125 S – the first car to bear his name. That test-drive through the streets of Maranello marked the start of a journey which has taken Ferrari to iconic status globally. The anniversary celebrations culminate in Maranello on the weekend of …

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Fiat’s ‘Forever 500’ birthday film

Forever 500 film

Watch a special short film to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic Fiat 500. Fiat has launched a series of activities and events to mark the diamond jubilee of the Cinquino (as Fiat calls it) – a car that has been a much-loved part of popular culture since 1957. …

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