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Pagani Huayra is about to get faster and more hardcore

Italian supercar maker Pagani is planning a new version of the Huayra, with reports suggesting that it might be called the Huayra BC. It’s likely to make a debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and will feature a host of performance upgrades. The car has been spotted testing in Italy by The Whole Car blog […]

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"I played spot the police car over Christmas, and didn't see one"

Months ago, I was wheeled into the TV studios of a global broadcaster and asked to comment on UK police forces cracking down – allegedly – on middle-lane hoggers. Then in the same studio in late December, my views were sought on another law enforcement blitz, this time against drivers using hand-held mobiles. My comments on […]

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Honda Civic Type R taken to new extremes by Mugen

The striking new Honda Civic Type R isn’t for the shy and retiring type in standard form, but Japanese tuner Mugen clearly thinks it needs to go a little bit more extreme. The Honda Civic Type R Mugen concept will debut at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon on Jan 15th. As you can see, the […]

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MINI John Cooper Works Convertible headed for New York show

The new MINI John Cooper Works Convertible has been revealed ahead of its debut at the New York Motor Show 2016. It gets the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine as the MINI JCW hatchback, which gives it 228bhp and 320Nm of torque. That means it’s about 20bhp up on the previous-gen JCW Convertible and […]

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Arrinera Hussarya GT: Polish supercar launched

Never heard of Arrinera? The young Polish race-car builder has just unveiled this; the catchily-named Hussarya GT. Its set to race in the GT4 category through 2016 and 2017, with other races in the pipeline. It’ll be the first time a car from Poland has ever entered the GT racing class. But the news isn’t […]

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Vauxhall Insignia Whisper diesel 2016 review

Over the past decade, the popularity of traditional family cars has decreased, as buyers make the switch to more glamorous SUVs, crossovers and compact executive models. However, Vauxhall hasn’t given up on the class just yet, and hopes this new and improved addition to the Insignia range will win back customers. Using the latest ‘Whisper’ […]

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No emissions scandal cheat software in Renault cars says French minister

French energy minister Segolene Royal has confirmed that the tests carried out on Renault cars have not uncovered any ‘defeat device’ emissions cheating software.  “There is no fraud at Renault. Shareholders and employees should be reassured,” she said before going on to reveal that levels of CO2 and NOx above accepted limits have been detected […]

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BMW M4 Competition Pack raises the bar to 444bhp

BMW has announced a new Competition Package for its M3 and M4 models – taking power from 425bhp to a rounded 444bhp. As well as a fiddled ECU, the Competition Package cars benefit from a variety of handling upgrades and some unique styling tweaks. Included as standard is BMW’s Adaptive M Suspension, which boasts new […]

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2016 review

The original Toyota RAV4 was a quirky little crossover SUV, but these days the car has grown up and faces stiff competition from the likes of the Mazda CX-5 and Ford Kuga. With this latest facelift, the transformation is complete: thanks to the addition of a new hybrid powertrain, the RAV4 is surely now a […]

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Ford explores carbon fibre engines and electric turbocharging at Detroit

Ford has outlined its plans to make its cars even more efficient, by installing carbon fibre, electric turbocharging and cylinder deactivation to its family of EcoBoost petrol engines. Speaking at the Detroit Motor Show this week, Bob Fascetti, Ford’s vice president of powertrain development revealed the brand’s big plans to make cars lighter and more […]