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Jaguar Land Rover’s Virtual Reality windscreen concept

Published by on Jul 15th, 2014, No Comments

Jaguar LR VR windscreen

Well this certainly looks like something from a sci-fi superhero movie!

Jaguar Land Rover recently unveiled their concept for a virtual reality windscreen to be fitted in your actual car. Given you drive a Jaguar or Land Rover, of course. The idea revolves around a type of augmented reality, implemented in the windscreen of your car. And while it might sound a little strange (and dangerous, let’s be honest) it does have some pretty cool features.

The windscreen is,as they call it, an interactive display that offers the drivers various features while on the road.

One of the best features of the windscreen, is its ability to provide you, as the driver, with virtual racing lines that change colour. The colours change in order to show you the best braking positions, mostly on hard, steep curves or bends on the road. (more…)

Daughter surprises dad with 1973 Porsche 914

Published by on Jul 14th, 2014, No Comments

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It seems that the level of Father’s Day gifts have gone through the roof this year!

A few weeks ago, we reported on one determined son who made a promise to his dad when he was a young boy. The promise was that when he gets older, he would give his dad the one thing he always wanted: a 1957 Chevy Bel Air.

The son spent the next two years saving for the sky blue beauty and finally, on Father’s Day this year, gave his dad the car.

Naturally, the video of the special moment went viral and had us and many people around the world in tears. And now it seems that one woman was looking to out-do the man with the Chevy Bel Air. (more…)

Ferrari 458 Speciale: Around the Track [Video]

Published by on Jul 11th, 2014, No Comments

Ferrari 458 Speciale

One of the UK’s leading car reviewers, and all round petrol heads, AutoCar, recently had the opportunity to take the all new Ferrari 458 Speciale around the track at Castle Coombe.

The 458 is, as the name suggests, a very special car. And of course, it’s very beautiful too. However, for the guys at AutoCar, taking the Ferrari 458 Speciale around the Castle Coombe circuit, was somewhat of a deja vu experience.

As they mention in the video, the last time the group was at Castle Coombe, the took the Ferrari 430 Scuderia around the track. The Scuderia, as they say, quickly became one of their favourite sports cars ever.  (more…)

Mercedes envisions self-driving trucks

Published by on Jul 9th, 2014, No Comments

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Hot of the heels of Google’s proposed self0driving car, Mercedes-Benz has revealed that they have a similar plan in mind. Except they’re thinking on a bigger scale – self-driving trucks.

The German automaker recently announced that their planned self-driving truck has in fact completed its first public road test. And the results were;t too shabby either.

Dubbed the ‘Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025′ (way to go on the originality there, Mercedes…) the truck actually successfully drove itself on a stretch of the A14 Autobahn in Magdeburg, Germany. This is the first time a truck was driven autonomously.

According to the company, the truck reached speeds of up to 85km/h, which is pretty impressive considering the fact that it’s a pretty big truck, driven completely by itself. (more…)

Spy Shots: Porsche Macan Turbo S

Published by on Jul 7th, 2014, No Comments

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As some of you may or may not know, we have a bit of a special place for Porsche. Whether it’s the sleek, beautiful lines or the sheer power of the Porsche, we love these cars.

Ot should come as no surprise then that we got really excited when we saw these spy shots of the all new Porsche Macan Turbo S. Sure, the Macan Turbo has been unveiled and we love it in all its glory, but the Turbo S is more powerful – and thus more exciting.

The Macan is the perfect car for you if you;re into SUV’s but you’re not too keen on a super bulky, big car.

Unlike it’s older sister the Cayenne, the Porsche Macan is still an SUV that you can drive comfortably and without feeling overwhelmed by the sheer power and size of the mighty Cayenne.

As the company itself describes the Macan, it’s a sports car meets small crossover – and what combo that is! (more…)

Honda Civic Type R Concept [Video]

Published by on Jul 4th, 2014, No Comments

Honda Civic Tyoe R Concept

The Honda Civic Type R Concept was unveiled for the first time at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year. However, today we get to see an exclusive, up close video of the Japanese automaker’s latest creation.

Popular automotive YouTube channel, Auto Express, recently gave us a special ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the Honda Civic Type R concept in Belgium.

Some lucky fans were invited to tag along for an exclusive first look at the new car. And while our invitation must have gotten lost in the mail, we do have this video to watch. (more…)

GM recalls a further 7 million cars

Published by on Jul 1st, 2014, No Comments

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As you may have heard over the past month or two, General Motors have landed themselves in some serious hot water. The company has recalled a staggering number of cars lately, making it into the record books as the biggest recall in history.

To date, the crumbling company has recalled more than 29 million cars over the past few months. Most of the cars being recalled are US-based, with a few others being from Canada and other parts of the world.

Yesterday, the company – no doubt with their heads hanging in shame – announced that they are recalling a further 7.6 million cars in the US and roughly 800 000 cars elsewhere. Some of the cars they are recalling in this new batch, dates back as far as 1997.

Including the cars being recalled elsewhere in the world with the US recalls today, it brings the total number of fresh recalls to 8.4 million. (more…)

Goodwood Festival of Speed [Video]

Published by on Jun 30th, 2014, No Comments

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On Thursday, the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed kicked off and, just like every year, showcased some of the most incredible cars, concepts and cool gadgets that you will find in the automotive industry.

Held for four days, from the 26th to the 29th of June, this year’s festival brought festival goers 4 days of thrilling action that was sure to make any petrol head jump for joy.

After all, the Goodwood Festival of Sound is the place to show off the latest and greatest in motoring ingenuity. Whether it’s a new, beautiful sports car baring a name such as Ferrari, Lamborghini or Maseratti or a concept that seems a little wacky – Goodwood has it all. (more…)

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