Archive | September, 2012

Volvo’s XC70 appeals to person of maturing years!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Volvo XC70 Looking back fondly on lettuce and jam sandwiches, IAN LAMMING says Volvo’s XC70 appeals to him as a man of maturing years! IT’S a generation thing. When I was a lad Volvo estates were driven by officers of the law, particularly those that patrolled the highway and you […]

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Hamilton quits McLaren for Schuey’s Mercedes seat

As Lewis Hamilton signs for Mercedes, DAVID HOOPER reports on the move which could push seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher back into retirement. LEWIS Hamilton is to leave McLaren to drive for Mercedes GP it has been confirmed today. The announcement comes after weeks of speculation about the former world champion’s future at the team […]

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Jaguar unveils stunning new F-Type in Paris

Jaguar has officially revealed its all-new F-TYPE in Paris. The company says the two-seater convertible sports car represents a return to its heartland, focusing on performance, agility and driver involvement and continues a sporting bloodline stretching back more than 75 years encompassing some of the most beautiful, thrilling and desirable cars ever built. The order […]

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Updated BMW RR wins top MCN award for 2012

The BMW S 1000 RR has been named by Motorcycle News as its 2012 ‘Machine of the Year’. It is the second time the RR has scooped the top gong in the MCN Awards. The RR also won the ‘Best Sportsbike Unlimited’ award for supersports machines with engines of any capacity. This latest accolade makes […]

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Singapore slings Vettel back into F1 title hunt

With Lewis Hamilton’s title hopes fading, and Sebastian Vettel returning to the top step of the podium, DAVID HOOPER reviews the Singapore Grand Prix. SEBASTIAN Vettel put his championship challenge  back on track under the lights of the Singapore Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton’s gearbox failed, forcing him to retire from a comfortable lead. The […]

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Very limited edition of Peugeot 208 GTI revealed

PEUGEOT has announced a very limited edition of its new 208 GTI – and only 29 of them will sold in the UK. There will be one car to represent each year since the launch in Britain of the original 205 GTI which went on sale in 1984. Sold with an enhanced spec, only 54 […]

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New Ford Fiesta aims for ‘best in class’ fuel economy

FORD’S new Fiesta is rising to the challenge set by its rivals and is aiming for  best-in-class fuel economy with six engines in Britain offering both sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions and returning up to 65.7mpg. Customers who buy the new Fiesta will also have the option of an ECOnetic variant expected to deliver 87g/km CO2 […]

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Candy yellow Focus proves a bit of a lemon!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Ford Focus Zetec S 5-door While the Candy Yellow colour scheme has proved to be a bit of a lemon, DAVID HOOPER marvels at the high-tech gadgetry in what is really an “ordinary” car. LOVE it or hate it, you can’t miss this Candy Yellow Ford Focus when you spot […]

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