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Aston Martin sells for record-breaking £17.5m

Aston Martin DBR1

An Aston Martin raced by Sir Stirling Moss has become most valuable British car ever sold at auction. The legendary 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 (chassis 1) went under the hammer for $22,550,000 at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in California. The previous record for a British car was set at the …

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Hyundai offers glimpse of a hydrogen future

Hyundai Motor's Next-Gen Fuel Cell SUV

Hyundai has given a sneak preview of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUV’s official launch in early 2018. The near-production-ready version of the yet-to-be-named model was exhibited at a special preview event held in Seoul. FCEVs (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) are zero-emission vehicles, emitting …

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Kia and Volvo top brand dependability league

Kia and Volvo collage

The 2017 JD Power UK Vehicle Dependability Study has revealed that Kia and Volvo are the most dependable brands in the UK, with the fewest problems experienced by owners. Each brand was given a PP100 (Problems Per 100 vehicles) score, with Kia and Volvo on 83, Skoda 89 and Suzuki …

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Ford GT special edition celebrates Le Mans win

Ford GT special edition

The Ford GT is to be made available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honouring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The supercar will feature unique interior and exterior colour themes, and an exclusive wheel finish. “In …

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Car dashboards baffle drivers

Car warning signs

Millions of British motorists are driving their cars without any knowledge of the symbols on the dashboard, according to new research. An Accident Advice Helpline study of 2,000 drivers shows nine in 10 have had a symbol pop up on the dashboard which they haven’t recognised. One in three cannot …

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Meet Infiniti’s electric retro racer

Meet Infiniti's electric retro racer

Infiniti has revealed its stunning race-inspired concept ahead of its debut at the prestigious 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance. ‘Prototype 9’ reimagines what a 1940s Grand Prix car designed by Infiniti, Nissan’s premium brand, would have looked like. Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti’s design guru, said the sleek open-wheeled electric prototype “celebrates …

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Fast food steers UK motorway drivers

Motorway services

Nine out of 10 motorists pick a service station based on their favourite fast food outlet, new research has revealed. A third said the choice of a variety of places to eat is the most important thing to them when visiting services, according to vehicle rental giant Europcar UK. However, …

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A fortune wasted on failed driving tests

Taking a driving test

More than £60 million was spent in the UK on failed practical and theory driving tests in 2016 alone, according to new research. The analysis by vehicle finance provider Moneybarn revealed that 1.5 million tests were failed. The practical test in the UK costs learners £62, and with over a …

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It’s the world’s fastest four-door production car

Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo 2

Meet the 205mph Alpina B7 Bi-Turbo – an epic high-performance sports saloon based on the superb new BMW 7 Series. Now available in the UK, the luxurious B7 develops 600bhp from its 4.4-litre V8, giving it a 0-62mph time of just four seconds. That’s Porsche 911 R, Nissan GT-R, McLaren …

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Top holiday driving blunders revealed

Driving in Europe - Italy

One in four Brits have driven on the wrong side of the road on holiday, according to new research. Getting lost topped the list of mishaps committed by British motorists abroad in the study commissioned by car leasing specialists UK Carline. Top 5 driving mishaps 1. Getting lost (35%) 2. …

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