Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New Mazda CX-8 diesel now available

Mazda has expanded their lineup of award-winning SUVs, with the new CX-8 diesel officially on sale from July 1 2018. As Mazda's naming convention might suggest, the CX-8 is a sort of middle child to the larger Mazda CX-9, and smaller CX-5 - with the idea being to provide an SUV which can still seat seven, while offering slightly...

Jay Leno checks out the original KITT from ‘Knight Rider’

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Joe Huth owns one of the original cars from the series "Knight Rider". Not a replica, not one that looks like it - the actual one! According to the show, KITT is essentially an advanced supercomputer on wheels. The "brain" of KITT is the Knight 2000 microprocessor which is the centre of a "self-aware" cybernetic logic module that allowed KITT...

Jeremy Clarkson’s love affair with old Lancias

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Back in the 1970's, buying a Lancia was no more extraordinary than enjoying a nice cup of tea - in Britain alone over 40,000 people did it every year. But by the 1990's sales of Lancia vehicles had tanked, and the flailing car company ended up pulling out of the British market all together. For Jeremy Clarkson this was incredibly...

5 ways you can improve fuel economy

A growing number of people are doing it tough as the cost of living in many countries continues to rise, with high electricity prices in particular forcing families to find ways to lower their consumption - such as taking shorter showers, turning off lights, and even scaling back the usage of power-hungry devices such as air-conditioners. The cost of running...

Nissan is working on brain-to-vehicle technology for future vehicles

Nissan unveiled research today that will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how people interact with their cars. The company’s Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, technology promises to speed up reaction times for drivers and will lead to cars that keep adapting to make driving more enjoyable. Nissan will demonstrate capabilities of this exclusive technology at the CES 2018...

New BMW i3’s traction control system 50 times faster; will feature on all future BMW & MINI models

A new traction control system developed by BMW for their i3 electric vehicle is said to offer a response time 50x faster than the previous system, for improved driving stability in adverse road conditions and while the regenerative braking system is in operation. The BMW i3 sets standards worldwide for driving pleasure in a purely electrically-driven vehicle. Key factors here...

Gran Turismo Sport – Top Gear Nurburgring Van Challenge

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Sony recently released Patch 1.10 for Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation 4, and with it the introduction of the new 'GT League' mode and 12 new cars. While we were glad to see cars like the Mazda FD RX-7 and Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R reintroduced back into the game, we were surprised to see the Volkswagen Samba Bus has...

Jeremy Clarkson partners with Emirates and Mercedes

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Jeremy Clarkson has appeared in a new advertisement spruiking Emirates Airlines' newly updated first-class seating accommodations, describing some of the many features made available to those fortunate enough to experience it. Emirates has taken design elements from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and incorporated them into the seating area. So if you happen to own an S-Class, you'll find that many of...

An autonomous car nearly killed Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson has warned he was nearly killed by an autonomous car recently, after the vehicle made two "huge mistakes" while driving along the M4 motorway. "I drove a car the other day which has a claim of autonomous capability and twice in the space of 50 miles on the M4 it made a mistake, a huge mistake, which could...

Subaru WRX STi 2.5i Manual – ‘warp drive – but not as we know it’

I’m afraid this month I have been transformed into a ‘yobbo’ because I currently have the wonderful Subaru WRX STi on review. Yes, it may look like it’s had a few additional extras fitted at your local Halfords store, but be aware - this WRX is not to be messed with in any shape or form. So, forget Star...

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