Saturday, July 21, 2018

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...

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...

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...

Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2 Turbo Diesel 180HP Super

For the last six months I have been waiting for the new Alfa Romeo Giulia to arrive on my driveway – and guess what? It’s finally here. I’m not going to get too excited about it because it’s just another car right? Actually, scrub that, this is not just another car, this is an Alfa and I’m very excited...

Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ5 SHVS Dualjet 4WD

The Supermini market has been growing at an astonishing rate for the last few years – and rightly so. The reason for this climb is that buyers are now looking for the smaller cars because it’s not only cheaper to run but in many cases cheaper to buy. I myself have a Supermini – as do all of my...

Kia launches $60k Stinger GT in Australia

Kia is set to launch their new Stinger GT in Australia - a car which they say has the attributes which will endear it to Australian drivers across a wide demographic. But while it all sounds good on paper, the real question here is does the Stinger have what it takes to win over this new demographic, and more...

Volkswagen California Ocean 2.0TDi 4Motion 204PS DSG

I was recently loaned a Volkswagen California ‘Ocean’ for a family summer holiday a few weeks ago - and whilst I had it, I took the opportunity to test it by taking the whole family on a ‘real’ camping trip - as this would allow us to use the ‘Ocean’ to cook for the family - and test out...

Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo 1.0 TSi 95PS

There has been a lot of talk recently about the possibility of someone hacking into our cars electronic brains the moment we connect to the mobile internet. To be honest if somebody wants to hack into my car to listen to my Bros MP3 collection, then they are more than welcome - plus if this actually did happen while I...

This Peel P50 could be yours for just $120,000

Increasingly stringent automotive safety regulations mean the humble Peel P50 will forever hold the record of being the smallest production car ever built. While they don't appear often on the second-hand market, this cute little 1964 model is set to be auctioned this weekend and could fetch as much as $120,000 (£93,276). This particular P50, which is being sold at...

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