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Why endurance racing is the winning formula

Traditionally, endurance racing has always been the cauldron of competition that has forged the future of road car technology. The gruelling struggle against both fellow competitors and the cruel mistress of reliability that is round the clock racing breeds performance – but performance that lasts. For example, dual-clutch gearboxes, disc …

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Rally to Road

Is there any purpose to car rallying in this day and age? Do the technological advances in performance and handling have any place on today’s public roads? Car manufacturers certainly seem to think so. In 1986 the great Finnish rally driver Henry Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto were leading …

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Driving The Ether – Automotive Social Media

Just because you don’t like something or don’t have any interest in it, does that mean you should ignore it and hope it goes away? Ignoring what goes on about you is one thing, but does your ignorance stand in the way of your own betterment? Gosh, after a while …

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New Ford Focus Makes Big Impact On New Car Market

Ford is reaping the rewards of new and improved technology on the 2011 Focus after the hatchback proved the second most popular model in the UK last month. The latest Focus has more technology than the previous generation in terms of the production process and driver aids after it revealed …

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America or Germany – Just who makes better cars?

Now there is a question? And it is probably one for which there is no definite answer because who gets to define what criteria are used to judge cars against? A German was of course the first person to patent a petrol driven motor car when Karl Benz officially registered …

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Car Manufacturers Compete for Technology

As a company, Ford has never been particularly renowned for being an innovative or technologically advanced car manufacturer.  Instead, they have tended to follow the market, but now, along with Toyota and General Motors, they are hoping to make significant changes to their in-car systems with the help of California’s …

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Sat Nav in your rear view mirror

Like it or not, the Satellite Navigation system is here to stay, unless of course all of the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites fall out of their orbits or an Electromagnetic Pulse wipes out all of our technology.  To be honest if either of these apocalyptic scenarios occurred, I think …

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The New Ford C-Max

The new Ford C-Max MPV goes on sale from next month and it will be the latest in a long line of people carriers to hit the streets this year. So with five different engine types and two trims, how does Ford’s latest offering shape up? Both the five-seat C-Max …

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Volvo’s Future Under New Chairman

When the world economic crisis struck, the automotive industry was heavily hit and Ford none more than most. Some car brands were sold and it was during this period of realignment that Chinese car manufacturer Geely bought out the Volvo brand. Geely’s billionaire chairman, Li Shufu, after an aborted attempt …

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Cars on UK Roads Getting Older

Department of Transport figures recently released for 2009 showed that the average age of UK cars was 7.1 years, which compared to 6.6 years back in 2003. This all points to the economic down turn leading to people keeping their cars for long. Research also revealed around 48% of older …

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