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Revealed: bad ‘carma’ victims

car problems

Used blue cars bought seven-and-a-half months ago are the unluckiest cars, according to new research. Bad ‘carma’ is an all-too-common curse among Britain’s 30m car owners with more than two-thirds (68%) of motorists claiming to have had at least one vehicle which has been dogged with bad luck. While one …

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Happy birthday Volvo Amazon

Volvo Amazon

Volvo is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the classic Amazon. Named after the female warriors in Greek mythology, it is still one of the most iconic models in the Swedish car giant’s history. The new four-door model was revealed during the first weekend of September in 1956. Its bold design …

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Your chance to own a genuine Batpod

Batman's Batpod for sale

A Batpod from The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises movies is to be auctioned for the first time. Batman’s hi-tech motorbike was custom designed for the blockbusters and is expected to be one of the highest selling lots in Prop Store’s September 27 auction in London with an estimated sale …

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Ford Mustang is top of the pops

Ford Mustang

The new Ford Mustang is the UK’s most popular high-performance sports coupe. Ford has done some number-crunching and based on the sales of rivals with 250PS (247bhp) or more for the first half of 2016, it’s comfortably ahead of competitors from Porsche, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes. More than 4,000 right-hand …

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Renault record-breaker back at Bonneville

Renault ETOILE FILANTE AND RENAULT DAUPHINE at Bonneville

Renault’s famous ‘shooting star’ gas turbine-powered car has returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah – 60 years on. The Renault Etoile Filante (“shooting star” in French) established four new world land speed records – two of which still stand to this day. On September 5, 1956, the whistle …

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Self-driving Ford ‘coming in 2021’

Ford Fusion driverless testing

Ford plans to mass-produce a fully autonomous self-driving car without a steering wheel by 2021. Company president Mark Fields outlined the bold plan at an event in Palo Alto, California. Ford said it would double its investment in its research centre in the city, as well as collaborating with four …

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Top 10 drives

Jeremy Clarkson's cars

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has named his “top 10 drives of the past year (or so)”. The star of the upcoming Amazon Prime show, The Grand Tour, listed his favourites in his The Sunday Times Driving column. Here they are, in no particular order… Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport …

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Aston Martin’s fashion statement

Aston Martin and menswear retailer Hackett anounce new partnership

Iconic British marque Aston Martin and upmarket menswear retailer Hackett have announced a new, long-term global partnership. One of the first fruits of the new partnership is an exclusive capsule collection for Autumn/Winter 2016 entitled ‘Aston Martin by Hackett’, available from September 5, 2016. Hackett’s relationship with Aston Martin stretches …

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Most powerful Range Rover ever unleashed

Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic

Land Rover has announced the introduction of the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic for 2017. It’s the most powerful (and dynamic) Range Rover ever thanks to the addition of the bonkers 542bhp, 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine lifted straight from the Range Rover Sport SVR and Jaguar F-Type. Land Rover says …

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Millions of UK vehicles on illegal tyres

Tyresafe expert

More than 10 million UK motorists could drive a vehicle with an illegal and dangerous tyre during 2016, according to new research. The survey of Survey of some 340,000 replaced tyres by TyreSafe in partnership with Highways England at 819 retail outlets revealed that more than 27% of tyres were …

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