Monthly Archives: March 2011

Top Gear sued over faked race claim

The  BBC’S Top Gear programme is being sued by electric car manufacturer Tesla over claims that the show faked a race. Tesla issued a writ at the High Court in London claiming for libel and malicious falsehood against Top Gear. … Continue reading

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First Drive: MG6

There’s little room for sentimentality in the motoring business. Your average car buyer may get all misty-eyed when recalling their first four-wheeled ticket to freedom, but snap back to reality and there are few people willing to spend their hard-earned … Continue reading

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Saab PhoeniX (concept)

NAME: Saab PhoeniX DEBUT: 2011 Geneva Motorshow APPEARANCE: Totally space age. With a futuristic, slippery, liquid metal form and an imposing shape the Saab PhoeniX looks like it has been inspired by ‘Alien’ the Ridley Scott movie. According to Saab … Continue reading

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Motorway madness

UK motorists believe that tailgating is the most serious offence committed on a motorway a recent survey shows. The research by breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist reveals that 85 per cent of motorists think that driving closely … Continue reading

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Rolls Royce show off

Just opened in the Umm Al Nar area of Abu Dhabi, is the largest Rolls-Royce showroom in the world. The new 900 square metre brand centre has space for displaying five Rolls-Royce motor cars, a coffee bar and a customer … Continue reading

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First Drive: VW Polo GTi

You must have seen the ‘like a Golf…but not a Golf’ advert from Volkswagen? The one where a variety of hatchbacks and their positive attributes are described as being just ‘like a Golf’. Well, ironically that advert sums up the firm’s … Continue reading

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Daytona to cause a stir

Set to create a stir in the auction rooms is a 1973 Ferrari Daytona which has a wealth of history and was once loaned to Prince Charles. The last of Ferrari’s front-engined GTs, the Daytona was the fastest production road … Continue reading

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Speed cameras switched on again

A county’s speed cameras which were switched off last year because of cutbacks are to be switched on again, it has been announced. Thames Valley Police said 72 fixed camera sites and 89 mobile sites in Oxfordshire will start operating … Continue reading

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