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Is it 2017 or 1947? Prior can hardly tell the difference We discuss why F1 isn't as exciting as it once was While I was out walking the other day, a light aircraft flew overhead. Nothing unusual about that; with its single engine, whirring away gently like they do, it milled across the sky like it could have been any time during the past 70 years.  Then I walked past somebody who was wearing tweed; which, again, is not uncommon round my way – the peculiarly, slightly disco…
09.22 / 02:20
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The Huracán Super Trofeo Evo was revealed this week Recent boosts in racing investment have helped the brand make strides in aerodynamic performance - which can be applied to road cars Lamborghini’s growing motorsport department will help it produce more track-focused road models such as the Huracán Performante in the near future. Speaking at the reveal of the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo (pictured above), research and development boss Maurizio Reggiani told Autocar that the brand has made b…
09.22 / 02:20
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Fully loaded family day trips proved to be no problem Could the Golf live up to its reputation as the benchmark family hatch with a downsized engine under the bonnet? Like many rival car makers, Volkswagen has taken the tiny turbocharged petrol engine route to produce a more fuel-efficient, lower-emission alternative to diesel power. The result is the 1.0 TSI unit under the bonnet of my Golf.  On paper, the 999cc engine’s 113bhp output looks puny, but its secret weapon is a tu…
09.22 / 02:20
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We put two of the world's best hot hatches to the test; the Honda Civic Type R and the Volkswagen Golf R The new Honda Civic Type R is one of the world's best, and most exciting, hot hatchbacks. But, then, so is the Volkswagen Golf R. The Honda has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine driving the front wheels. It's fun, it's agile, it's wild to look at and thrilling to drive. The Volkswagen Golf R gives, we think it's fair to say, a more mature driving experience. It has four-wheel drive,…
09.21 / 18:59
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© Kristian Buus / Greenpeace More than 40 people are protesting Volkswagen deliveries to the UK and have attempted to immobilise cars being delivered on a ship from Germany Environmental campaigners from Greenpeace have boarded a cargo ship bringing Volkswagen cars to the UK in an attempt to disrupt their delivery. The ship Elbe Highway, arriving from Germany carrying numerous Volkswagens, was boarded by protestors attempting to gain access to the cars aboard and remove their keys, the …
09.21 / 16:15
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The XC40 is the first car to be offered on Volvo's subscription service Volvo is to offer a car subscription service, starting with the XC40, due to "changing habits of the public" Volvo’s new car subscription service will account for a fifth of its volume in five years’ time, boss Håkan Samuelsson has said. Volvo has launched this model of car ownership in response to the changing habits of the public, in which subscription services, for example for mobile phones and TV streaming, are i…
09.21 / 16:15
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Ferrari prodigy Leclerc handed four FP1s by…
09.21 / 15:57
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Nissan Qashqai-rivaling SUV will sit between the ASX and Outlander in Mitsubishi's range and goes on sale in January 2018; it's pricier than some ir Pricing for the all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been revealed ahead of its UK sales launch in January 2018; the Nissan Qashqai rival will be priced from £21,275. The all-wheel drive SUV has coupé-like styling inspired by the XR-PHEV concept of 2015 and will sit between the ASX and Outlander models in Mitsubishi’s line-up. This means the E…
09.21 / 14:45
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The Jaguar I-Type 2 is the brand's second Formula E car 2014/15 title winner joins British squad; GKN and Viessmann announced as partners Panasonic Jaguar Racing has signed 2014/15 Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr to drive for the team in the electric series' upcoming fourth season. The 32-year-old Brazilian (pictured below, left) departs NextEV Nio, the team he has raced with since the championship’s opening year, and replaces Adam Carroll at Jaguar in its second season. The 23…
09.21 / 14:45
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Porsche says the new Cayenne SUV borrows heavily from the 911. We took a ride to find out if that’s true It’s been a remarkable run of success for the Porsche Cayenne. Having stunned sports car purists when it was introduced in 2002, the first-generation model racked up more than 270,000 sales in six years – setting Porsche on a path to record profitability, all-time sales highs and long-term financial security. Then that as eclipsed by the second-generation Cayenne, which has just ceased…
09.21 / 14:45
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F1 STAR Michael Schumacher could be flown to the US for state-of-the-art medical treatment, according to Swedish news reports.The sporting legend suffered a horrific brain injury in a ski accident in December 2013, from which he is yet to recover, The Sun reports. Now the 48-year-old might be flown from his home in Switzerland to…
09.21 / 14:45
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Top results for Monster Energy Honda Team in Peru. Paulo Gonçalves triumphs in the Baja Inka. Monster Energy Honda Team have accomplished their dual mission planned for the participation in the Baja Inka Paracas 1000. Not only did the team come away with a fine result in the race itself, but performed notably when faced …
09.21 / 14:45
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Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc, 2017's runaway F2 championship leader, will make his F1 weekend debut for Sauber in four Friday Practice sessions in the final two months of the…
09.21 / 14:43
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Wolff still not ready to back Lewis over…
09.21 / 14:38
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VALENTINO ROSSI says he’ll know tomorrow if a return to the MotoGP track after his broken leg injury at the Aragon Grand Prix is p…
09.21 / 11:52
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DS's E-Tense electric supercar is unlikely to make production, but other PSA EVs are on the way... PSA's electric next-generation Peugeot 208 on sale in 2019, while PHEV push continues with Peugeot 5008 this year The PSA Group’s next electric passenger vehicle will be an electric version of the next-generation Peugeot 208. This will be revealed at the 2018 Geneva motor show and go on sale in the second half of 2019. Thus far, PSA's most notable foray into electric cars was with the Citr…
09.21 / 11:48
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The hybrid Emerg-E concept from 2012 showed Infiniti's appetite for more adventurous electrified models Design boss Alfonsa Albaisa confirms Infiniti's first electric car will be shown at Detroit motor show; Infiniti will launch a standalone electric model in 2019, which will be shown in concept form at next year’s Detroit motor show. Design boss Alfonsa Albaisa confirmed the electric model would not be a derivative of an existing model and would instead be an all-new vehicle, following …
09.21 / 11:48
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The ‘Rallye du Maroc’ (4th to 10th October, 2017) is the penultimate round on the FIA World Cup calendar and – at the same time – it represents the final preparation in the desert prior to the Dakar Rally held in January 2018.  Many drivers use this event as a final test for the season [……
09.21 / 11:48
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Citroen motorsport boss Yves Matton has given the clearest indication yet that Kris Meeke will be part of their World Rally Championship team next season.   Outlining plans for what is being dubbed a ‘super team’, he also confirmed that they are continuing to try to woo back World champion Sebastien Ogier and that Sebastien…
09.21 / 11:48
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Chris Atkinson, SRTUSA Global Rallycross driver will be going back to his rally roots and driving the new Subaru Crosstrek rally car in China. Atkinson tweeted yesterday, “Racing this week for Subaru Team China, driving the XV- Crosstrek CRC rally car built by Vermont SportsCar.” Atkinson, who drove for Subaru’s World Rally Team between 2005 [R…
09.21 / 11:48
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