News: Cars

Could the original Mustang Bullitt become a $4 million car?

Tuesday  18:06,   16 january 2018
Motoring Research

Steve McQueen chose it because it was affordable. It's not any longer McQueen was a consummate gearhead and racer, active in both sports car and desert motorcycle racing from 1959 on. He competed in the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Baja[...]

French government blasted over plans to reduce speed limits

Monday  17:36,   15 january 2018

The decision has been branded 'absurd' by one motoring group.The new regulations, which are intended to cut France’s climbing road death figures, will see the limits on two-way roads outside towns and cities fall from 90kph (56mph) to 80kph[...]

2018 Lexus LS 500h review: daring to be different

Monday  15:41,   15 january 2018

The new LS isn't following in the footsteps of its German rivals Introduction‘Anything you can do, I can do better’ is the usual chorus of luxury flagship models. The never-ending arms race amongst the few manufacturers that build such cars has[...]

JLR Classic to restore recently discovered 1948 Land Rover launch car

Monday  14:57,   15 january 2018

Recently discovered original Land Rover will be lovingly restored by JLR’s restoration departmentThe car went missing for a large portion of its history, sitting forgotten in a field in Wales for two decades, before a subsequent owner bought it to[...]

Arnold Schwarzenegger turned a gas-guzzling Mercedes into an electric car worth $1 million

Monday  14:56,   15 january 2018

Politician and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jay Leno agree that even big cars can become more energy-efficient.The G-Wagen is the first of its kind. The Austrian company Kreisel constructed it for the former governor by replacing its factory[...]

We’re a nation of lane-hoggers: just 1 in 4 drivers use the inside lane

Monday  14:55,   15 january 2018
Motoring Research

Half of drivers are happy to sit in the middle lane rather than apply strict lane disciplineThat’s according to a new report released today by Direct Line Car Insurance which analysed 70 hours of footage on UK motorways and discovered that only 23[...]

The Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Monday  14:54,   15 january 2018
Road & Track

Science proves you can blast away the fog twice as fast.Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take that long for[...]

Vauxhall Omega review: buy this bargain V6 before it’s extinct

Monday  14:51,   15 january 2018
Motoring Research

Yes, it's beige - but this 90s saloon certainly isn't boring But I can’t wait to get in, just to get out of the bitter breeze and, if I’m honest, drive to the country pub where we (cameraman Bradley and I) are meeting colleagues for [...]

Used car buying guide: Lamborghini Gallardo

Monday  14:51,   15 january 2018

Restrained? Understated? Not a chance. The Lamborghini Gallardo is the epitome of mid-Noughties supercar excess. We find out moreThe model attracts all sorts, from the track-day hero who roasts the car’s brakes to the vinyl fetishist who wraps it in [...]

New 2018 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport launched with £85,900 price tag

Monday  14:45,   15 january 2018
Auto Express

Lotus has refined its Evora range for the 2018 model year with the introduction of the Evora GT410 Sport , a lightened version of the current Evora Sport 410 that goes on sale with a price of £85,900.Power comes from a 3.5-litre supercharged[...]

Ford reveals refreshed Tourneo range

Monday  14:45,   15 january 2018

There are new versions of both the Custom and Connect minibuses. Ford has revealed facelifted versions of its Tourneo range of people movers at the Brussels motor show this week. Adapted from the Blue Oval's range of commercial vans, the Tourneo[...]

Learners should get night-driving lessons to reduce accidents, research finds

Monday  14:43,   15 january 2018
Auto Express

New drivers should get night-driving lessons to help them stay safe on the roads, according to a fresh study into accidents involving motorists who have recently passed theirs tests. Researchers analysed collisions involving new drivers and, while[...]

New facelifted 2018 Ford Ranger pick-up revealed

Monday  14:42,   15 january 2018
Auto Express

Ford has revealed an updated version of its Ranger pick-up ahead of a global debut at the Detroit Motor Show. It will share a stage at the NAIAS alongside the all-new Ford Edge ST.The revised Mitsubishi L200 rival will first go on sale in North[...]

2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt revealed

Monday  14:41,   15 january 2018

163mph, 475bhp Mustang special edition pays homage to film’s most famous Pony CarIt’s the third time Ford has created a Bullitt edition Mustang - the first came in the Mustang’s fourth generation in 2001, and then again in 2008 for the[...]

Vehicle break-ins surge and experts blame sat nav and mobile phone thefts

Monday  06:00,   15 january 2018
Auto Express

A sharp increase in car crime in Britain has been blamed on drivers leaving valuables on display in cars , as police figures reveal 239,920 vehicles were broken into in 2016 - up from 231,222 in 2015. While 26 of 42 police forces reported an[...]