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New Kia Stinger storms airport runway

Kia Stinger Newquay runway

Kia has celebrated the launch of the all-new Stinger Gran Turismo with a high-speed airport stunt. Three Kia Stinger ‘GT S’ models were let loose on Cornwall Airport Newquay’s 1.7-mile runway, achieving speeds of more than 150mph. Demonstrating the power of the new rear-wheel drive Kia flagship, three pro-drivers took …

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Sir Chris Hoy sets donut record in a Caterham

Sir Chris Hoy Caterham donut record

Six-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy has broken his first record on four wheels at Donington Park. Sat inside Caterham’s most powerful model, the Seven 620R, he completed 19 consecutive donuts in 60 seconds as part of the Seven’s 60th anniversary celebrations. “Everyone knows I spend a lot …

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Do you judge people by their car?

Mini forecourt

More than half of Brits say they make assumptions about a person based on their car, new research claims. The survey of 1,002 adults carried out by car leasing company Vantage-leasing.com also revealed that the type of car you drive may even affect your love life. One in three said …

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Men vs women – who are the best drivers?

men vs women

It’s a topic that will run and run – which of the sexes are better behind the wheel? New research has revealed exactly what men and women think about each other’s driving prowess, and it seems that there’s no shortage of ego – on either side. In the survey by …

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Bad habits develop ‘two weeks after passing driving test’

Driving a car

Motorists begin driving without a seatbelt just two weeks after passing their test, according to new research by commissioned by Comparethemarket.com. Furthermore, after three weeks they are tailgating and even illegally using their phone to text when driving. The study, timed ahead of the new driving test from December 4, …

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Tempting seven-year warranty for new MG

MG ZS SUV

MG has announced that its new compact SUV – the ZS – will come with a seven-year/80,000-mile warranty will be included in the price. Completely transferable to any new owner, it almost matches Kia’s fully transferable seven-year/100,000 mile warranty. The new MG ZS (originally badged ‘XS’ at the 2017 London …

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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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