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It’s Apple vs Google for a place in your car

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

Apple vs Google

Most of us will know that tech giants Apple and Google have been going head-to-head with each other for years now. Whether it’s competing smartphones, tablets or almost any other piece of technology, the competition almost always boils down to Apple vs Google.

And now the two companies are competing for a place in your car.

We have already reported on the two companies’ plans for a ‘smart car’. A system that allows your smartphone to seamlessly integrate into your car, offering you the advantages of your smartphone, in your car, while you are on the go.

Apple first announced CarPlay, their answer to a smart integration system that connects to your car’s infotainment system. And, of course, a few months later, Google showed of it’s new pony in the form of Android Auto  - and Android based ‘smart car’ system. (more…)

BMW M4 vs Audi RS5 [Video]

Published by on Jul 18th, 2014, No Comments

M4 vs RS5

This is one showdown we’re very excited to watch. Two of the world’s best performance cars go head to head in battle in this video by UK-based car news sure, Auto Express.

In one corner, we have the all new, much anticipated BMW M4.

As the name suggests, the M4 is the new version of the ever-popular, M3. For any performance car loving fan, the M3 has always been one of the best, and, considering that things only tend to get better, the M4 looks set to be just as (or even more) impressive.

The M4 produces 425bhp from a twin turbo engine and, according to the drivers in the video, its has a raw, edgy feeling to it that makes it just that much dinner to drive – especially at high speeds. (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

MB Future Truck

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…)

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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