- Prices have been slashed to keep them below the new £35k cutoff for electric car grants.
- American V8 hypercar with 1792bhp finishes aerodynamic development as speed record loomsUS tuning company Hennessey has completed the aerodynamic development of its Venom F5, the car it hopes will claim the top speed record for a production vehicling by breaking 311mph.
The programme - led by chief engineer John Heinricy - began in February, and saw the F5 exceed 200mph despite its 6.6-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 being limited to 888bhp; half of the 1792bhp it should deliver when let loose.
- Classy classic C-Class.
- Going on sale by the end of the year.
- Countless oddities were revealed for the Chinese market at this month's show; these are our favouritesEvery motor show has its fair share of weird and wonderful concept cars, some of which are designed purely to grab your attention and others which defy the odds and make it to production.
Rarely are there more of these than at the Shanghai motor show in China, where the car culture is very different to what we’re used to in the west.
The 2021 Shanghai motor show has been no exception, with
- It's a great colour on the coupe.
- Ever wanted a Cullinan inspired by mid-century modern design?
- Demand in Europe might be quite significant.
- Rallying star and all-rounder needs donations to pay his medical bills and secure his future care in FloridaA campaign has been launched to raise financial aid for legendary rallying and racing all-rounder Vic Elford, who is fighting cancer at the age of 85.
The Englishman, who scored a string of high-profile victories on stage and track during the 1960s and early 1970s, is battling the return of an aggressive form of prostate cancer from his home in Florida, US, and recently suffered a setback
- This is an eclectic bunch.
- Nick Mason's Ferrari 250 GTO helped the legendary band make its late '80s comeback.
- Not his 'proudest day' in Formula 1.
- Getting back on track.
- The Polo, Golf and Tiguan are all in line for fresh variants, along with the T-Cross and T-Roc.
- On average, 52 breakdowns a day were caused by potholes during the first three months of 2021.
- XK8s and XKRs are only becoming more attractive with age
My mind was on Jaguar saloons a few weeks ago, which went down quite well with you. So now it’s time for me to consider the grace and pace of the marque’s rather focused two-door offerings. These are spectacular value for money as used cars and, in an increasingly mediocre world, represent a truly stylish way to travel for less. Well, for far less than a Porsche, anyway.
The XK8 is the XJS of the 2020s: there are enough well-lo
- Bespoke styling, futuristic interiors and realistic ranges for Toyota's first batch of pure-EVsToyota's new bZ electric vehicle line-up will be heavily differentiated from the brand's existing models with bespoke styling and a unique interior design ethos.
The Japanese brand plans to launch 15 new battery-electric vehicles by 2025, seven of which will wear the bZ (Beyond Zero) nameplate - which is comparable in its conception to Mercedes' EQ brand, Hyundai's Ioniq models and Volkswagen's I
- F1 involvement is part of Aston’s bid to be a British Ferrari, but it's not without risk
Even after all the hype, there was still something a touch surreal about seeing Aston Martin’s British Racing Green Formula 1 machines in action. Even though it has dabbled with sponsorship of the Red Bull team in recent years, when you think of Aston Martin in motorsport you tend to think of sports cars, not single-seaters.
It also feels something of an odd fit given Aston’s struggles in r
- Seven-seater gains a new platform, electrification, fresher looks and cabin upgrades
Leaving an interval of just two and a half years between the introduction of your new flagship SUV and the arrival of its updated, ‘facelifted’ successor could be construed as an admission of serious error, given that a four-year gap is more typical.So the fact that the Mk4 Santa Fe only went on sale in the second half of 2018 but has now been reconceived with aesthetic tweaks and an almost entirely
- Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up a week in gossip from across the automotive industryin this week's round-up of automotive gossip, we hear what the future could hold for the Vauxhall Insignia, Kia promises not to abandon its root and more.
Insignia is not irreplaceable
Vauxhall designer Mark Adams has hinted that the Insignia could be reinvented or replaced entirely at the end of its lifecycle. “We’re thinking about all the vehicles in our portfolio, and the Insi
- McNish has been the Audi Formula E team boss since 2017/2018
After a long and successful career as a racing driver, Allan McNish took over as Audi’s Formula E team principal. We ask how he has found the step upBack in 2013, Allan McNish finally won the FIA World Championship that he had always craved, in what turned out to be his final season as an active racing driver. Clinching the World Endurance Championship (WEC) with long-time partner and friend Tom Kristensen and Frenchman Loïc
- Revised Valhalla concept will be shown in the coming weeks; DBX EV is on the horizonNew 1000bhp super-hybrid paves way for fully electric DBX, sports cars and Lagonda modelsAston Martin will hit the ground running with its transition to electrification later this year when it unveils the production-ready Valhalla supercar, which will serve as a halo model for a new range of hybrid versions of the firm’s current models, as well as all-new fully electric cars.
The Valhalla is due to enter pr
- The i4 M Sport gets revised front and rear fascias.
- The Rogue's global brother made its debut in China.
- F1 is set to add a second GP in the US next year, with the sport’s bosses announcing that Miami will take a slot on the 2022 schedule.
- The flagship EQS saloon is just the beginning.
- Electric pickup trucks are becoming a new battlefield for automakers.
- In the U.S., the average is one fire for every 205 million miles travelled.
- Honda's first EV for the Chinese market and could preview a future electric HR-VHonda has unveiled the SUV e:prototype, which showcases its first Chinese-market EV and could preview a future electric HR-V.
The new machine is due to go on sale in China next year and will be the first of 10 EVs that the Japanese firm will launch in the country within the next five years.
While few technical details of the model have been made available, it appears to be closely based on the new Mk3 HR-V cross
- Model S seems to have been in Autopilot mode when it crashed and caught fire in the USTwo men have died after the Tesla Model S in which they were travelling - reportedly in Autopilot mode - failed to navigate a bend, crashed and caught fire in Texas.
While the police have yet to reach any firm conclusions, the evidence so far suggests that “no-one was driving the vehicle at the time of impact,” according to Harris County Precinct 4 constable Mark Herman.
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