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Tesla Model S will get Titanium battery shield to combat fire problem

Published by on Mar 31st, 2014, No Comments

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Tesla’s electric sedan, the famed Model S, has been hailed by many as “the safest car on Earth”. While some of that statement might be true, there seems to be one, little factor that is a throne in Tesla’s safe side. And it’s quite a big one – fire.

Over the past few months, Tesla has been plagued with complaints of it’s model S catching fire when it is in a crash or comes into contact with road debris.

This happens when the underbody of the car, which carries the battery pack, is punctured. While there have been 3 reported incidents of a Tesla Model S catching fire, luckily none of the passengers in these cars were injured. (more…)

Chris Harris drives the new Jaguar F-type coupe

Published by on Mar 28th, 2014, No Comments

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The new Jaguar F-type coupe is beautiful car, there’s no doubt about that. But besides being beautiful, this car is also very powerful and obviously causes a great thrill when seen in action.

This is exactly what we have got for you on this lovely Friday – a video of the Jaguar F-type coupe in action!

And, of course, the car is reviewed by none other than our favourite petrol head, Chris Harris. HArris takes the Jag – which produced 550 horsepower by the way – around the track and gives us a little peek as to what it would feel like to drive one.

Once again, a great, entertaining and informative video by mr. Harris.

Check it out below:

Source: YouTube

Special Edition Hennessey GT Venom made available for purchase

Published by on Mar 26th, 2014, No Comments

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A few weeks ago, we reported on the the Hennessey GT Venom’s record-breaking run. This stunt saw the American-made super car break the land speed record at an incredible 435,16 km/h.

And if you were one of he people witnessing the amazing stunt and thinking: “I need this car in my life”, well, it’s your lucky day – because Hennessey has just announced that they are releasing a special edition GT Venom WFE. And yes, the WFE stands for World’s Fastest Edition.  (more…)

Insane: Drifting truck takes no prisoners (Video)

Published by on Mar 25th, 2014, No Comments

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Look, we have seen some pretty insane drifting maneuvers before, and all of them give us a thrill and most definitely puts a smile on our face. However, we have yet to see something like this.

We stumbled upon a video aptly called ‘Size Matters 2′.

In the video, a Super Turbo Castrol Freightliner takes centre stage and does what very few freight liners in its class can do. You can expect some crazy jumps and daring drifting – we promise it will keep you glued to your screen.

Check out the amazing video below:

Source: Motor Authority

Toyota to show off 4 Le Mans cars at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Published by on Mar 24th, 2014, No Comments

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Toyota fans, Le Mans fans and Goodwood Festival of Speed fans are all getting seriously excited about this year’s vent, after Toyota announced that they will be showcasing 4 of their Le Mans cars at the festival.

One of the main attractions at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place from the 26th to the 29th of June, will be Toyota’s amazing display of 4 (yes, four) Le Mans cars that they have raced over 2 decades.  (more…)

Ricky Gervais is hilarious in new Audi A3 ads

Published by on Mar 18th, 2014, No Comments

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We know that the new Audi A3 is a spectacular car. We also know that British comedian, Ricky Gervais, is spectacularly funny. So what do you get when you put these two together? Well, two really clever and hilariously funny commercials. (more…)

The 2014 Geneva Auto Show [Video]

Published by on Mar 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Finally – the video we have all been waiting for!

Our favorite car-guy and all round petrol head, Chris Harris, obviously visited the prestigious Geneva Auto Show last week, and we have to say, we are pretty excited to see what Chris has to say about some of the amazing (and some not so amazing) debuts, concepts and other wonderful vehicles on show in Geneva. (more…)

World Car of the Year – Finalists

Published by on Mar 12th, 2014, No Comments

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The time has come to crown the best efforts, designs and performance in the auto industry. While 2013/2014 has seen many a great car see light, there can always only be one winner.

The World Car of the Year awards have just released their top finalists in each category.

Categories include the Performance Car of the Year, the Green Car of the Year, the Luxury Car of the Year, the Design Car of the Year and, of course, the over winner – The World Car of the Year.

There are three finalists in each category, and let us tell you, it looks to be a super tough decision as to who will eventually have the title.

Check out the list of finalists in each category below:  (more…)

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