Category Archives: car news

Nurburgring to go Bankrupt

The legendary Nurburgring has suggested that it is about to go bankrupt, much to the dismay of many motoring and motorsport enthusiasts around the world.
The Nurburgring, situated around the village and medieval castle of Nurburg, up in the Eifel Mountains in Germany, is a 14 mile public circuit that has been famed for generations and has also been known as the “Green Hell” back in its heyday when the German Grand Prix was held around the Nordschleife (the old Northern Loop track).
The Nurburgring has been […]

Audi Open Digital Showroom

Audi are on a mission to revolutionise car showrooms, or so it would seem they are with their new, innovative, digital showroom in London that has opened; it has been dubbed Audi City. The new and ultra cool showroom showcases the company’s line up in a 1:1 scale digital format. Visitors to the showroom are able to completely spec and customise their model to their particular taste before viewing their Audi on a large 1:1 scale screen.
Audi are the first car company in the world […]

Ford To Release New Focus ST

A new Ford Focus ST is going to be hitting our roads later this year with the entry level model costing around £21,995. The new ST is set to build on a great line of Focus ST models that have rejuvenated Ford’s offering of hatchbacks in recent years. The new ST is set to be the best yet!
Enough Oomph!
Under the bonnet lies a four cylinder, 2.0 litre, Ecoboost engine with a turbocharger that offers 247bhp whilst also achieving a great fuel economy of 39mpg. The […]

Battle of the Sexes

For so long there has been a struggle for supremacy over who’s the better driver, men or women? Both sexes are adamant that they have the upper hand behind the wheel yet neither will listen to arguments from the opposite sex. So, while this age-old argument rages on, we’ve found this fantastic infographic detailing a comparison between sexes when it comes to driving tests, parking and the amount of accidents either sex were involved in, which ultimately result in motor insurance claims.
Take a look below […]

New CLS Mercedes Revealed

Mercedes have revealed their new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake estate car. This is the latest addition in a long line of fire-spitting AMG powered Mercs. The car has been given a November 2012 launch date and a disguised prototype version was used at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a couple of weeks ago.
Let’s Talk Figures
Under the bonnet will sit a 5.5 litre twin turbo V8 that produces a massive 549bhp and 590lb ft of torque. Furthermore, the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake will […]

2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed took place at the weekend and it was yet another epic event. It was the 20th annual Festival of Speed with the first one having taken place in 1993. 20 Festival’s later and this year’s event was the biggest and best of all time.
Flocking to the Festival
We were lucky enough to have tickets for the Sunday show and it was an unforgettable day out. Although, if you’re planning on attending the Festival of Speed next year, we highly recommend getting […]

The Friday Five – Movie Getaway Cars

Let’s just make this clear, this week’s Friday Five is about the car rather than the film it featured in. Our five favourite getaway cars are therefore ordered not in terms of how great the film was, but how great we think the car was in the film and the role the car played. So, with no further ado, here’s out Friday Five:
5. The BMW 7 Series in The Transporter

The BMW 7 series used […]

The Friday Five – BMW

This week’s Friday Five was born out of the article we posted earlier this week about the BMW i8. It left us wondering whether BMW really were kick starting the beginning of a new chapter in car design and engineering which then led to us thinking about what the best BMW of all time is. So, feast your eyes on this array of the five finest BMW’s you can buy motor insurance for.
1. BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile”
Dubbed the “Batmobile” due to its rather ridiculous rear […]

The Return of the Lotus Elise

It seems like we can’t get away from the iconic British car manufacturer, Lotus. Everywhere you look these days there’s news and articles about either the financial status of Lotus or a new sports car they’ve released. And today, we are very much talking about the latter.
Another New ‘S’
The 2012 Lotus Elise S has just been released, and it looks to be very much in line with the models Lotus have released in recent months. That is to say the new Elise S is fast […]

The Friday Five – Top Wacky Races Cars

This 17 episode series which originally ran for just 4 months from 1968-1969, brought child-like fantasy to the world of competitive racing. For young ones that couldn’t appreciate the thrill of F1 or any other real life competitive racing, the antics seen on Wacky Races filled that void.
So this week the Friday Five is revisiting our childhood and working out what the best cars were. But regardless of who came first or last, or which owner had the coolest car, you can bet taking part […]