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Alfa Romeo reveals 4C Spider prices

Alfa Romeo reveals 4C Spider prices

ALFA ROMEO has opened the order book for its much-awaited 4C Spider sports car. The open-top model, which is priced at £59,500, is powered by the same, all-aluminium 240bhp turbo petrol engine as its coupe stablemate. Its performance is also on a par with the hardtop model and capable of accelerating from 0-62 in less […]

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Toyota, Nissan and Honda announce global recall over airbag safety fears

TOYOTA and Nissan have announced the recall of 6.5-million cars worldwide after safety concerns over airbags were raised. Honda recalled thousands of cars in the US in March due to concerns over the airbags and is planning a further recall. The airbags, which are made by Tokyo-based Takata, a world leader in car safety, are […]

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New Shark Skwal helmet with LED lights goes on sale

Shark LED helmet

A BRAND new helmet in SHARK’s 2015 collection is the aggressively styled and unique SKWAL. The French helmet brand is known for its colourful graphics and innovative designs and the SKWAL won’t disappoint – with new technology and striking graphics it’s sure to turn heads. The SKWAL has a brand new shape and its rear […]

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Female drivers more likely to push the limits

Femail drivers

FEMALE car rental customers are considerably more likely to exceed the speed limit than their male counterparts. That’s the result of a nationwide study of driving habits in rental cars by telematics technology provider In-Car Cleverness. The company monitored the hire of more than 10,000 rental vehicles over a six-month period – and recorded surprising […]

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Ferrari scores a hat-trick of awards

Ferrari California road test review

Ferrari scores a hat-trick of awards FERRARI has scored a hat-trick at the prestigious Red Dot Awards, the world’s leading product design competition. The Italian brand’s FXX-K has been named Best of the Best for its design quality and ground-breaking design, while both the California T and LaFerrari were also singled out for the quality […]

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Road congestion in UK hits a 10-year high

Road congestion in UK hits a 10-year high

ROAD congestion in UK hits a 10-year high according to a survey by the Freight Transport Association. The group’s quarterly report has illustrated the rate of deterioration in reliability on the road network at 55 per cent – which is the lowest it has been since 2002, due to increased traffic in the run-up to […]

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Electric BMW i8 named Car of the Year

ELECTRIC supercar the BMW i8 has been crowned UK Car of the Year for 2015. The stylish four-seater beat off serious opposition from the likes of Porsche and Jaguar to take the Performance Car category before landing the overall vote too.

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VIDEO: Watch swinging lampposts on M62 causing storm of interest

THIS video of lampposts swinging from side to side on the M62 motorway in the middle of a snow storm has caused something of a social media sensation. Filmed by trucker Bob Hill from the passenger seat of a lorry, the lampposts can be seen swinging violently from side to side in time with each […]

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Road Tests and Reviews

Revitalised BTCC with 32-car grids is a great day out for motorsport fans

Honda Civic Type-R Halfords Yuasa Racing at Donington Park

FOR anyone who loves their motorsport, the revitalised Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, or BTCC, is a must-see.

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD road test report and review

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD road test report and review

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Excel AWD road test report and review: Clever hybrid technology with the ability to be a fully electric car for short periods, but DAVID HOOPER asks if hybrids are really the answer for those in search of ultimate economy. THIS is Toyota’s new-fangled RAV4 hybrid – basically a car with its own […]

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SEAT Leon ST Xcellence Technology road test report and review

SEAT Leon ST Xcellence Technology road test report and review

SEAT Leon ST Xcellence Technology  road test report and review: With a winning combination of space, performance and economy, DAVID HOOPER says the SEAT Leon ST ticks all the boxes. THE latest SEAT Leon has won the brand more new friends, and this smart Sports Tourer builds on that success by adding yet more versatility. […]

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Driving the McLaren 570S Spider and 720S Coupe road test report and review

Driving the McLaren 570S Spider and 720S Coupe road test report and review

Taking two of McLaren’s latest supercars for a spin was a real treat, and an experience which gets the heart pumping just that little bit faster. DAVID HOOPER has a look at two new models from a young company that seems to be able to do no wrong. WITH interest rates stuck at a 10-year […]

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Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech road test report and review

Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech road test report and review

Infiniti QX30 Premium Tech road test report and review: Stylish and well equipped, DAVID HOOPER says the QX30 will attract a younger buyer with an eye for something a bit different. THE Infiniti brand has become a familiar sight on our roads in the last few years, and the Japanese manufacturer continues to add to […]

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Caberg Duke II motorcycle helmet road test report and review

Caberg Duke II motorcycle helmet road test report and review

Picking a new motorcycle helmet for the coming season is a big decision for any biker. For the last few months, DAVID HOOPER has been trialling Caberg’s popular flip-face Duke, one of the few you can legally use with the face section in the open position. CHOOSING a new motorcycle helmet can be as mindboggling […]

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Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S CRDi road test report and review

Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S CRDi road test report and review

Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S CRDi road test report and review – Stylish and spacious, the Sportswagon is a versatile travelling companion that ticks most boxes. ESTATE cars are hard to beat when it comes to all round practicality, and this tardis-like Kia Optima is no exception, capable of swallowing a mountain bike whole and […]

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Jeep Wrangler 2dr Overland CRD Auto road test report and review

Jeep Wrangler 2dr Overland CRD Auto road test report and review

Jeep Wrangler 2dr Overland 2.8 CRD Auto road test report and review: With classic Jeep looks, this little beauty turned up just in time for the first snowfalls of winter – so getting stuck in the snow wasn’t a worry for DAVID HOOPER at the wheel of this go-anywhere Jeep Wrangler. MANY 4x4s are referred to generically […]

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