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Driving from age 11 could save 400 lives a year

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Set-up by Young Driver, the UK’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, the petition is being backed by major motoring organisations, such as Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and the RAC, who want to see driving included in the...

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First look at the new Ferrari 488 Spider

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According to the marque’s engineers, the car has been designed from the ground up to set new technological benchmarks, from its aluminium frame to its downforce-enhancing aerodynamics. The most aerodynamically-efficient Ferrari drop-top built yet, the 488 Spider features...

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See the Aston Martin DB10 - New SPECTRE trailer

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The bespoke model, built exclusively for 007’s 24th outing, was officially unveiled in December last year, and continues the tradition of Aston Martins featuring as the ‘hero cars’ in several Bond films. Constructed on a modified version of...

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Lexus builds car with a human heartbeat

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Named the Heartbeat Car, the car has been adapted with world-first biometric technology, which Lexus says is a visual representation of the emotional and physical bond between car and driver. Inside the modified RC F, the car...

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Renault ZOE gets new 149 mile range

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The new R240 motor has been in the pipeline for the last eight years and, when fitted in the ZOE, can extend operating range to 149 miles in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Renault says that this range...

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Nissan X-Trail gets new, cheaper turbo engine

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The new entry-level engine is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder DIG-T unit which produces 161bhp and 240Nm of torque between 2,000 and 4,000rpm. It can take the X-Trail through the 0-62mph sprint in 9.7 seconds and offers a top speed of...

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2016 Fiat 500 full UK pricing confirmed

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The first official images and details for the updated 500 city car were announced earlier this month. At the time it was confirmed the popular city car would get a facelift, as well as an improved interior and more...

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Fords super-light wheels using NASA technology

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The meanest street-legal Mustang variant yet comes with a full set of ultra high-performance carbon fibre wheels, made using the same process used to make the Space Shuttle’s engine turbines. Currently, the only other marque offering carbon fibre...

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Brewery creates beer-based fuel

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Auckland-based DB Export manufactures the new fuel, which has been nicknamed ‘Brewtroleum’, from waste yeast slurry, which would otherwise be turned into animal feeds or simply discarded. The leftover yeast is then turned into ethanol and, when...

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Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Roadster

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Retaining much of the same angry-looking styling as the Superveloce Coupe that was unveiled in Geneva last March, the Roadster also features the same folding hardtop roof. Built largely from carbon fibre, Lamborghini’s engineers says that its body...

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Jaguar F-PACE appears at Tour de France

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Due to go on sale in 2016, the F-PACE represents Jaguar’s first ever entry intro the competitive crossover segment. While prototype versions of it have been spotted before out in public or on race tracks, those particular examples...

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BMW M models to ditch manual gearboxes?

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Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW M, told Autocar that lagging sales figures could soon see manual transmissions for its M cars become a thing of the past. While manual gearboxes have traditionally been favoured by enthusiasts, overall...

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Is Adrian Newey making an Aston Martin?

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Newey is one of the most famous non-driver names in Formula One, having led the design of numerous championship winning cars. He has worked at the Red Bull Racing team since 2007 and designed the cars that aided Sebastian...

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BMW’s hydrogen-powered i8

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Reportedly created back in 2012, BMW’s i8 hydrogen vehicle is being used to test the potential of hydrogen fuel cell technology, something BMW and Toyota are endeavouring to establish in the mass market by 2020. Breaking cover at...

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Jaguar Land Rover to open Austria plant

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Over the last few years, manufacturing for JLR has been heavily UK focused, with its Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Halewood factories being massive pools of investment for the brand. JLR is no stranger to overseas production and has...

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Vauxhall to launch new OnStar package this summer

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Offering a high-speed 4G mobile network, emergency response notification and stolen vehicle recovery technology, the OnStar pack aims to make cars more connected and safer than ever. The package turns each Vauxhall vehicle into a powerful mobile Wi-Fi...

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2015 MINI Clubman gets four side doors

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It’s bigger too, measuring 270mm longer and 73mm wider than the current MINI five-door hatchback, with boot space of 360 litres, 100 litres more than the old Clubman and 82 litres more than the current five-door MINI. Folding down...

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