Car News

Toyota Mirai gets 300 miles to a tank of Hydrogen

2 Jul , 2015  

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Toyota are proudly shouting about having the first zero emission electric vehicle to go over 300 miles on one tank. It achieved 312 precisely, whilst managing 67 MPG. The Mirai is a like a sharper looking Auris but with a boot attached, it looks a little odd and ungainly in appearance. Whilst that’s all well […]

Car News

OnStar finally arrives in the UK

30 Jun , 2015  

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Nearly 20 years after the launch of OnStar at the Chicago Auto Show the UK will finally get the vehicle safety system. Being a General Motors thing, OnStar will first be seen on the Vauxhall range. The European HW will be based in Luton, creating 120 jobs. As well as the UK, OnStar will be […]

Motorsport, News

Motorsport Calendar: July

30 Jun , 2015  

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The Summer is finally here and, as a result some of the series are heading into their much deserved Summer breaks but there is still plenty on offer for the month of July. We start at Silverstone for the Silverstone Classic and what better way to end the month than a trip to the home […]

Formula E, Motorsport

Formula E – London – Piquet Jr Takes Drivers Title

30 Jun , 2015  

Formula E - London - Piquet Jr Champion

Nelson Piquet Jr. has become Formula E’s first ever drivers championship winner after finishing in seventh place in the final race at the London ePrix. The final standings ended with Piquet Jr. just a single point ahead of Sebastien Buemi. Saturday’s race saw Buemi lead a rolling start-to-flag victory. The cars had to start behind the […]

BTCC, Motorsport

BTCC 2015 – Round 5 – Croft

30 Jun , 2015  

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The third race at Croft will mark the halfway point in the season and with it the meeting brings more changes to the grid. Firstly the Support Our Para’s Racing announced that the former Ginetta driver Max Coates would become the 4th driver to appear in the Infiniti this season while, for the first time […]

Car Features, Driving Experiences

Red Letter Days announce SummerSpeed at Brands Hatch

29 Jun , 2015  

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On 26 August Red Letter Days will be holding their first all-day takeover of a British circuit, ‘SummerSpeed’ at Brands Hatch. This is the first time Red Letter Days has organised a bespoke event solely for their customers and, as if they don’t already, this will really make them stand out from the crowd. SummerSpeed […]

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Car News

Alfa Romeo unveils the all new Giulia

25 Jun , 2015  

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Alfa Romeo today unveiled the new Giulia. And it looks fantastic. Having completely lost its grip over the last few years (the current range comprises just three models) Alfa has today come storming back with the Giulia as well as a brand new logo to mark the change. The Giulia is distinctive in every sense […]

Car News

2015 Mazda MX-5 gets priced in the UK

23 Jun , 2015  

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Mazda’s long awaited MX-5 will go on sale on August 29th, priced from £18,495. Powered by either a 1.5 litre petrol with 129 BHP or a 2.0 litre lump with 158 BHP. Modest power but with a kerb weight of 1,015 KG it isnt really needed. The beefier 2.0 litre engine was only originally touted for […]