News: Cars

Fast Ford Fiesta fest: celebrating our favourite performance Fiestas

Thursday  13:30,   10 may 2018
motoringresearch

The 2018 Ford Fiesta ST is one of the most hotly-anticipated hot hatches in recent years. Its predecessor was a true class champ, delivering spirited performance and inch-perfect handling with a truckload of driving enjoyment for good measure. Fast[...]

Honda Civic Type R: a company car for F1 drivers

Thursday  13:26,   10 may 2018
motoringresearch

Toro Rosso drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley take delivery of their hot new super-hatches The post Honda Civic Type R: a company car for F1 drivers appeared first on Motoring Research.Honda is currently enjoying an F1 resurgence, after its[...]

Opinion: How I learned to stop worrying and almost trust self-driving cars

Thursday  13:25,   10 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

Some autonomous driving functions are more useful than others and I'm ready to put my faith in systems that make driving more pleasurableAt its least irritating the systems present a gently chastening warning on the instrument display; at[...]

Opinion: The clarity on what the 2040 ban means is good news

Thursday  13:03,   10 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

Selling only new cars with a 50-mile electric range or more might seem impossible now, but in 22 years, it is a very achievable prospectThe government's decision to require all cars sold after 2040 to be plug-in hybrids with a minimum 50-mile[...]

Opinion: The clarity on what the 2040 ban means is good news

Thursday  13:03,   10 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

Selling only new cars with a 50-mile electric range or more might seem impossible now, but in 22 years, it is a very achievable prospectThe government's decision to require all cars sold after 2040 to be plug-in hybrids with a minimum 50-mile[...]

Former VW owner discovered digital access to her car months after it was sold

Thursday  13:03,   10 may 2018
theverge

Last December, Ashley Sehatti sold her 2015 Jetta back to a local Volkswagen dealership in California. To her surprise, Sehatti saw the location of her old Jetta on a map, up-to-date mileage, and the status of the car’s locks and lights. It [...]

Used car buying guide: Toyota GT86

Thursday  13:02,   10 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

The fun-loving rear-wheel-drive coupé is almost identical in every way to its Subaru BRZ sibling and either makes a great used car. We explain whyFor its greater availability at prices ranging from £8500 to £26,000, plus the possibility of covering [...]

Renault Clio Williams review: the perfect pocket-rocket

Thursday  12:51,   10 may 2018
motoringresearch

Does the Renault Clio Williams deserve its place in the hot hatch hall of fame? Tim Pitt has waited 25 years to find out The Peugeot 205 GTI seems an obvious place to start – and I’ll include my much-missed S1 106 Rallye, too. Naturally, no [...]

Ford Fiesta ST 2018 review

Thursday  12:46,   10 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

Third-gen hot Fiesta has plenty of pace and character, outstanding handling poise and a more sophisticated ride than its predecessor – another class leader in waitingThe car’s departure point is a Fiesta chassis braced in key areas on the underside[...]

The best – and worst – car manufacturers 2018

Thursday  12:45,   10 may 2018
motoringresearch

The Auto Express Driver Power survey of 2018 reveals the best – and worst – car manufacturers in the UK The post The best – and worst – car manufacturers 2018 appeared first on Motoring Research. [...]

McLaren Senna: first drive in 789bhp hypercar

Thursday  12:40,   10 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

Woking’s new model is designed to be the 'ultimate road-legal track car'. We tried a near-production ready prototype version to find out if it isI overhear somebody talking to my instructor/passenger/ babysitter as I strap myself into the[...]

The 8 best driving songs voted by you

Thursday  12:38,   10 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

The results of our Facebook poll are in - expect Eagles, Dire Straits and even some Motley Crew.A set of wheels and an open road have stood as metaphors for arrival and escape, freedom and[...]

Pininfarina: why the design house is making an electric supercar

Thursday  12:38,   10 may 2018
autocar.co.uk

Pininfarina is realising its founder’s dream by becoming a car brand in its own right - with a battery-powered sports carIn the imposingly grand surroundings of the 17th-century palace, now repurposed as a fine art gallery, those assembled were[...]

Nine automotive doppelgängers

Thursday  12:37,   10 may 2018
msn

Be it music, movies or motoring, there’s an inevitable overlap between consumer products. There are only so many chords, only so many types of story to tell, and perhaps, a particularly finite number of shapes you can place atop four wheels and an[...]

Video: Prodrive’s amazing race and rally car collection

Thursday  12:35,   10 may 2018
motoringresearch

Prodrive was the driving force behind Subaru's WRC success – and is now the official partner of Aston Martin Racing. Here are some of its greatest hits The post Video: Prodrive’s amazing race and rally car collection appeared first on Motoring[...]