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‘Mustang mania’ sweeps the globe

Ford Mustang

Ford is claiming that the Mustang is now the best-selling sports car in the world. According to IHS Markit global automotive registration data, the iconic pony car became the most popular sports car in the world in 2016 with sales of 150,000. In the first full year of sales in …

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Electric car’s record-breaking Nurburgring lap

NIO EP9 all-electric supercar at the Nurburgring

Whoosh! Watch the NIO EP9 all-electric supercar smash the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record… A remarkable video has been released by Chinese-backed NextEV featuring its futuristic car lap the notorious 12.9-mile “Green Hell” in six minutes, 45.900 seconds – 19.22 seconds faster than its previous lap time. Shaving 2.1 seconds off …

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Fassbender in the Ferrari fast lane

Actor Michael Fassbender Races with Ferrari.

Hollywood star Michael Fassbender has stepped into a real-time role as a Ferrari racing driver. The Steve Jobs and 12 Years a Slave actor has successfully completed the first round of the 2017 North American Ferrari Challenge racing series. A lifelong fan of Ferrari and Formula 1, 40-year-old Fassbender began …

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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs drag racer

Jeep Cherokee SRT

Jeep’s awesome 6.4-litre V8 HEMI-engined Grand Cherokee SRT goes head-to-head with a Hot Rod Coupe at Santa Pod. UK drag racing champion Stuart Doignie launched the Jeep off the start line and down the quarter-mile straight in 13.5 seconds, defeating the HEMI-engined Coupe, driven by Kelvin Dunn, by just 0.9 …

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Top 10 family ‘car confessions’ revealed

Car confessions

Parents and kids appear to bond best when they’re in the car, according to new research. British parents are quite literally ‘going round the houses’ when it comes to discussing serious issues with their children – by using the family car as a travelling ‘confessional’. The study, for Renault Scénic, …

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Drivers urged to put safety first

automatic emergency braking - aeb

New car buyers are more likely to upgrade infotainment systems than choose enhanced safety features, according to new research. Four in five motorists say that safety technologies are important when buying a car, but a fifth refuse to pay extra for them even if it reduces the chance of having …

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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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