Category Archives: car technology

Monaco Formula One Grand Prix


Formula One is a great sport and even if you are not an avid follower you will probably recognise the names Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button if they were to come up in conversation. With the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend we thought it was only appropriate to give you an update on what has happened so far.
Monaco is probably the most lavish of the Grand Prix during the season. It is usually a star studded […]

MotorQuoteDirect’s March Roundup of the Motor World

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There have been some exciting announcements in the motor industry this month, which is why we have rounded up some of our favourites for our readers. Firstly, the new Range Rover Sport, which is set to be launched in 2015, has been spotted out and about, and there is also news that Dacia is planning on launching a new city car which will cost a tiny £5000, which is great news considering the extra costs that come […]

Win an Autoglym Perfect Bodywork and Wheels Set!

MotorQuoteDirect March CompetitionTime to win in our cometition – Spring is just around the corner which means that it’s finally time to get your car looking its best. At MotorQuoteDirect we know this can be tricky if you don’t have the right tools, so we’re giving away an Autoglym Perfect Bodywork and Wheels Set to one lucky person on Facebook!

McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918 Spyder: Which one is your favourite?

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Pick your favourite – With the New Year here many of us have already made resolutions and decided on what we want to achieve. However, how many of us have the difficult decision of choosing between a McLaren P1 and a Porsche 918 Spyder? If you are anything like me, then this is a question that does not need answering this year, or probably any year in the near future, as both vehicles are simply […]

Women prefer a man in a Prius than a Ferrari?


It is the stereotype that a man believes that a flash car will win over the woman of his dreams. However new research has revealed that this is not actually the case, that women prefer a man with an eco-friendly car as the perception is that they have more desirable personality traits.
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The survey that was conducted showed that around 48% of men believed that a flashy sports car was the way to a woman’s heart […]

Driverless Cars – Are they the future?

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On Monday we spoke about advancing technology, and one thing this is for sure, it is moving very quickly in the car industry. Google, as you may know from our other blog posts, have created a driverless car. When the concept first came to light it seemed that everyone had an opinion, good, bad and rarely indifferent. Well it now seems that America is starting to legalise the use of these vehicles on the roads. […]

London Motorexpo returns for another year

Canary WharfLondon Motorexpo, the UK’s largest free-to-attend motoring event, got underway this week and is set to break all records this year.
Returning for one week only between June 10 and 16 in the exclusive setting of London’s bustling business district Canary Wharf, Motorexpo’s revolutionary show format is a real fan favourite, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. With more brands exhibiting this year than ever before, visitor numbers are expected to exceed the […]

Do we need more than just a car?

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A recent study has been conducted into what technology advances more motorists would like to see in their cars. Although there are a huge amount of options that now can bee added into a car, it seems the consumer is after more.

A glimpse into the future for Porsche

Panamera German car manufacturer Porsche has confirmed that all future models of the car will be available with the option of petrol-electric drive.
Commenting after more details were released of the brand new Panamera E-Hybrid, the German manufacturer confirmed that all brand new vehicles, including the 911, will be fitted with a next generation hybrid drive module as standard, which combines both an electric motor and clutches in a single unit.

The Reality of the Self-Driving Car

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We started off with crank engines and stick shifts and we’re all comfortable with automatics and newfangled automatic stop-start engines, but the reality of driving a car is still a very hands-on experience. As anyone who’s ever had to make a car insurance claim knows just a momentary loss of concentration can lead to serious damage. However, just a flick through some of the front pages of any motoring magazine will tell you that self-driving cars […]