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New sightings of Rolls-Royce's first SUV testing flat out at the Nürburgring show soft suspension; it will get an all-wheel-drive system and rival the Bentley Bentayga A Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV has been spotted at the Nürburgring, with the car's body leaning around a corner as it tests flat out.  Its Nürburgring appearance, along with the fact that the car was previously sighted parked outside of a crash test site, suggests that the model is entering the latter stages of pre-production de…
07.27 / 06:41
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Jolyon Palmer says he has "burnt his unlucky underpants" ahead of the Hungarian GP, but just how badly has his season been hindered by…
07.27 / 06:37
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Back in 1975, lead acid units were too heavy to be used in anything other than tiny cars such as the Enfield 8000 After the Government's announcement that electric cars will soon be mandatory, we revisit our comment on the subject from 1975 A rather important announcement was made by the Government yesterday, outlining a planned ban of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 - which really isn’t as far away as it seems. In light of this, among the deluge of comment and p…
07.27 / 02:46
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BMW's new flagship coupé has been spied testing on the Nurburgring again; it's due to go on sale in 2018 The reborn BMW 8 Series convertible has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring for the second time, as engineers prepare it for market launch in 2018. This latest sighting offers the best glimpse of the car's front bumper design, which features three openings, as well as its trapezoidal exhaust surrounds and heavily raked rear. BMW’s flagship model is a two-door coupé version of the 7 …
07.27 / 01:29
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Predictions that a record-breaking two million cars would be built in the UK by 2020 are unlikely to be realised in the wake of falling consumer confidence Car manufacturers in the UK are unlikely to hit the record-breaking goal of making two million cars a year by 2020 that was previously predicted, as a result of softening demand for new cars in the UK and a slowing of investment in UK car manufacturing facilities in the wake of uncertainty around Britain’s future role in the European U…
07.27 / 00:12
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Milwaukee Aprilia have just completed an important two day test at the Lausitzring circuit in Germany. Ahead of Round 9 of the 2017 WorldSBK season at the track, the team made full use of their time to work through a busy test plan with the new generation Aprilia RSV4 RF. Riders Eugene Laverty and Lorenzo Savadori, fresh from their…
07.26 / 21:35
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Natalie Pinkham is joined by Sky F1's Mark Priestley and the Press Association's Phil Duncan on this week's F1 Report to preview the Hungarian GP and round-up the latest F1…
07.26 / 20:14
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Andy Palmer says the UK Government's plans to halt sales of petrol and diesel cars need further consultation Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has hit back at government plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2040, saying they lack the integrity needed to have a positive impact. There still remains some confusion within the car industry as to whether the ban will affect all combustion engine vehicle types or exclude hybrids. While Autocar has been informed that hybrids will be legal…
07.26 / 19:00
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Lewis Hamilton has been sporting a new haircut since his victory at Silverstone and Sebastian Vettel will looking to hit back at the Hungarian Grand Prix after his lead was trimmed to just a one point. Hamilton claimed a record-equalling fifth British Grand Prix win and another memorable day on home soil got significantly better when …
07.26 / 16:23
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Irish racing driver Matt Griffin heads to Belgium this weekend for the iconic Spa 24, part of the Blancpain GT Series calendar and the biggest GT race in the world with an entry of 66 cars. Griffin will drive the number 52 AF Corse entered Ferrari 488 GT3, with teammates Duncan Cameron and Aaron Scott.  This will be the …
07.26 / 16:23
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Monster Energy Honda Team rider Joan Barreda has secured his fourth victory in the Baja Aragon 2017 with team-mate Michael Metge making it onto the podium, repeating third place. The Baja Aragon 2017 concluded in Teruel with the victory of Joan Barreda and a podium place for Michael Metge. It is the fourth win in…
07.26 / 15:05
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 ’12 plus one’ grand prix motorcycle world champion Angel Nieto is reported to have suffered a severe head injury after a quad bike accident in Spain.The 70-year-old was riding a quad bike on the road while in Ibiza when a car ran into the back of him, throwing him from the quad bike. Details on [&…
07.26 / 15:05
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Government unveils £2.7bn plan to tackle air pollution; older vehicles may eventually be allowed Only electrified cars and vans will be sold from new in the UK from 2040, the government has announced in a paper published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The move is part of a £2.7bn blueprint for tackling air pollution, and is consistent with the Government’s election manifesto. The ban won't affect cars with hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains, but rat…
07.26 / 13:48
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Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes cannot afford to get into the mindset that it has turned the tide of performance against Ferrari, not least because this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix could represent a bigger challenge. Though Sebastian Vettel has led the overall standings for Ferrari since the opening round of the season he hasn’t topped the…
07.26 / 13:48
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Audi and BMW have issued their initial responses to the shock announcement that Mercedes will exit the DTM after the 2018 season. It was announced on Monday evening that the Stuttgart marque will withdraw from the German tin-top series after next season, instead committing to a Formula E project to commence in 2019/20. Mercedes will therefore …
07.26 / 13:48
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Sebastien Loeb will return to Citroen Racing and test a C3 WRC on asphalt for the first time next month. The establishment of PSA Motorsport – encompassing the three brands Peugeot, Citroen and DS – has allowed the now Peugeot-contracted Loeb to drive Citroen’s 2017 World Rally Car. Loeb will drive the C3 for a [R…
07.26 / 13:48
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British start-up company has raised £321,000 to fund its driverless cargo van, which is claimed to cut ‘last-mile’ delivery costs by 90% Driverless delivery vans could make it onto UK roads next year, helping to drastically cut the industry's transport costs and enable 24-hour service. Welsh start-up company The Academy of Robotics, which recently revealed its Kar-Go autonomous vehicle prototype, has received £321,000 in investment from crowdfunding and will receive the same figure again f…
07.26 / 12:30
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Subaru has let its specially built time attack WRX STI loose on the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife race track in Germany. The Type RA NBR Special set a new lap record for a four-door saloon over the 20.8-kilometre circuit, breaking the 7 minute mark with a time of 6:57.5. The time is just 0.5sec slower than…
07.26 / 12:30
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A new event on the calendar and close championships are ingredients for potential drama and the Special Vehicle category ticks both boxes when it comes to the Harrismith 400, round four of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), on July 28 and 29. The Harrismith 400 makes its debut on the SACCS calendar and signals …
07.26 / 12:30
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Force India not giving up on catching Red…
07.26 / 12:24
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