Mercedes Benz GL500 4×4: the ultimate off-roader?

Posted on February 25th, 2015, by startrescue

It might not be as pretty as ‘Chelsea tractors’ from the likes of Range Rover or Porsche, but the GL500 4×4 prototype beats such rivals hands down when it comes to off-road prowess.

Indeed, the 450mm ground clearance, the 22 …

Apple sued by battery maker: More evidence of a car research program?

Posted on February 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

Apple Store (saiko3p/

Legal action taken by a US electric battery company against Apple suggests that the iPhone maker is indeed embarking on a full-scale car development program.

Massachusetts-based A123 Systems stated in court filings that Apple Inc. was “systematically …

New Lotus Evora 400: Cayman slayer?

Posted on February 20th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

With its new Evora 400, Lotus appears to have come up smelling of roses after a rather difficult period. Indeed, the new model is the fastest in the British sports car firm’s 63 year history.

The preview images will no …

Audi to sell first driverless car by 2017

Posted on February 18th, 2015, by startrescue

Audi (Julius Kielaitis/

Audi is claiming the lead in the race to get the first driverless car to market, with its luxury A8 model.

The German car giant intends to have the car on sale by 2017.

However, the A8 …

9 unanswered questions about the driverless car

Posted on February 17th, 2015, by startrescue

The driverless car is rapidly moving from the stuff of science fiction films to reality. And with so much weight behind the technology – from governments, research establishments and corporations – it seems that, at some point, the driverless car …

Is Apple developing a car?

Posted on February 16th, 2015, by startrescue

Apple (Marek Szandurski/

Having pioneered the most reliable home computers ever made, then led the world of smartphone development with the iPhone, Apple may be about to turn its attention towards the car.

The late Steve Jobs had tabled the …

Men in Hatchbacks: Will Smith in Top Gear episode four

Posted on February 16th, 2015, by startrescue

Will Smith (joeygil/

Our three favourite puerile petrolheads may have failed to insult an entire nation (vis-a-vis the Patagonia Christmas special) in episode four of Top Gear, but they were highly entertaining nonetheless.

Perhaps surprisingly for Top Gear, they went …

New Honda Civic Type-R: fastest FWD hot hatch available

Posted on February 13th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

The updated version of the Honda Civic Type R will be the quickest front wheel drive hot hatch available to UK drivers – with a top speed of 167mph.

Thanks to an “almost completely flat underside”, an aerodynamic body shape …

Ford Mustang Valentine’s Day prank goes viral

Posted on February 13th, 2015, by startrescue

The next time you go on a date with a tall blonde who owns a Ford Mustang, beware.

In Ford’s latest viral marketing effort, several unsuspecting men go on a date with such an attractive lady, who takes them …

Why James Bond should be driving a Skoda Citigo

Posted on February 12th, 2015, by startrescue

Daniel Craig (efecreata photography/

In the Age of Austerity, most of us have had to cut back on a few luxuries; whether it’s switching to own-brand chocolate or choosing a more affordable vehicle breakdown cover policy.

We’ve also seen ‘economisations’ …