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TV star Vernon Kay drives Formula E car

Vernon Kay inside the DS Virgin Racing team's Formula E car

TV’s Vernon Kay has been allowed behind the wheel of DS Virgin Racing’s all-electric Formula E car at Rockingham Motor Speedway. “I’m one hell of a lucky man,” said Vernon, who presents coverage of the FIA Formula E Championship on Channel 5. “Why? Because the DS Virgin Racing team and …

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Land Rover’s 70th birthday celebrations

Land Rover celebrates 70 years

Watch a special video hosted by Quentin Willson marking 70 years since the original Land Rover was unveiled… The film tells story of how Land Rover was created as a stop gap vehicle after World War II and went on to become one of the world’s favourite 4x4s, with some …

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Jaguar XE 300 Sport vs Olympic speed skater

Jaguar XE 300 Sport vs Olympic speed skater

The new Jaguar XE 300 Sport has set a unique lap record at the world’s longest artificial outdoor ice circuit at Flevonice in the Netherlands. For a bit of added spice, the special edition sports saloon raced Hungarian Olympic champion speed skater Shaolin Sándor Liu around the 3km outdoor track. …

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Snow stunt starts Land Rover celebrations

Land Rover snow art

Land Rover has kicked off its 70th anniversary year with a spectacular 250m wide Defender outline drawn in the snow at 2,700m in the French Alps. Snow artist Simon Beck walked out 20,894 steps (10.2 miles) in sub-zero temperatures to create the work – a tribute to the first sketch …

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Freeze! Mazda tames the world’s deepest lake

Mazda CX-5 Epic Drive on Lake Baikal

Mazda has teamed up with BAFTA nominated director Ed Bazalgette to create short film about the deepest lake in the world. Located in eastern Siberia, Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest, deepest and biggest lake and is famed for its unique and complex ecosystem. More than 400 miles long, up …

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Bentley unveils “world’s first luxury hybrid”

World’s first luxury hybrid model, the Bentayga Hybrid

Bentley has taken the wraps off what’s claimed to be the world’s first luxury hybrid car, the Bentayga Hybrid. In Bentley’s first step towards full electrification, the plug-in hybrid model combines an advanced electric motor with a powerful and efficient V6 petrol engine. The Bentayga Hybrid will be the company’s …

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Wiggo incognito at Skoda dealership

Sir Bradley Wiggins at Mitchell SKODA

Cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins swapped wheels for deals when he surprised potential buyers at a Skoda retailer in the north-west. Hidden cameras captured the scene as the Tour de France champion and Olympic gold medallist handed over keys to unsuspecting customers taking the new Kodiaq seven-seater SUV for a …

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New Kia Stinger sets Rafael Nadal’s heart racing

New Kia Stinger sets Rafael Nadal's heart racing

Tennis star Rafael Nadal has taken part in a unique experiment while test driving the Kia Stinger gran turismo. The Spanish world No 1 was challenged by Kia Motors to match his peak match-day heart rate during a spirited drive of the Stinger. While at the wheel, Nadal’s heart rate …

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This taxi driver runs a Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS taxi driver

Meet Evald Jåstad – the Norwegian cabbie who drives a high-performance Ford Focus RS. In just 18 months Evald has clocked up an impressive 79,000 miles (127,000km) in his Focus RS, which is capable of 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 166mph. Regulars have nicknamed the …

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