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New owners handed keys to Aston Martin Red Arrows

Aston Martin Vanquish Red Arrows

Nine Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows limited edition sports cars have been presented to their excited owners at a handover event at RAF Scampton, the Lincolnshire home of the Red Arrows. Among a spectacular show that included a display from the Blades Aerobatic team and the Royal Air Force …

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Japanese car brands dominate reliability survey

Reliability - Mitsubishi Outlander

The reputation of Japanese car manufacturers for reliability is as strong as ever, according to the results of the latest What Car? survey. The study of more than 14,000 vehicles aged 0-3 years revealed that, of the 10 most reliable brands, an impressive six were Japanese brands, with Lexus at …

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Road rage Britain – drivers fess up

motorway traffic

A Almost all UK motorists – that’s a staggering 97% – have experienced road rage behind the wheel, claims new research. Anger on the roads is most frequently prominent among those living in South West England and the West Midlands, while urban streets and A roads were revealed as bigger …

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A lifetime of driving – in numbers

Traffic jam

Motorists will shed a tear in their car 33 times, explode into 81 fits of road rage and join in on 112 Wayne’s World-style sing-alongs in the course of their lifetime on the road, a study found. It also emerged during our time behind the wheel we will be involved …

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Driverless Brits could head to the suburbs

Volvo's autonomous driving vision

New research has revealed that 40% of motorists would consider giving up city life for the suburbs if they could avoid congestion by using a driverless vehicle. According to the Goodyear Tyres UK study into the effects of traffic congestion, nearly half (46%) might also think about changing their job …

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Top 50 most common driving distractions revealed

Dazzling high beams

Heavy rain, backseat drivers and spiders in the car are among the most common motoring distractions, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study also found debris on the road, children squabbling in the back and dashboard warning lights lead to drivers taking their eyes off the road. …

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World’s first PS4 controller-operated Nissan GT-R

world's first PS4 controller-operated Nissan GT-R

Nissan has brought reality and virtual together with the ultimate remote-control car for gamers – the Nissan GT-R /C. Operated by GT Academy winner and NISMO driver Jann Mardenborough, using an unmodified PlayStation 4 DualShock, the remote-control GT-R raced around Silverstone reaching speeds of 130+mph. Jann controlled the GT-R /C …

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New four-year MoT plan ‘risks lives’

MOT test engineer

Controversial planned changes to the MoT test will increase the number of unsafe vehicles on Britain’s roads, according to Government figures obtained by consumer motoring site The Government’s plans to extend the annual roadworthiness test from three to four years – which is currently undergoing a consultation period – …

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Most expensive UK cities for car repairs

Garage servicing

New research looking at the most expensive average price of car repairs in the country’s 20 biggest cities has revealed that London DOES NOT top the league. Coventry is the holder of the dubious title thanks to an average cost of £290.52, while the average for the UK as a …

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