Mercedes-AMG GT replaces the SLS in 2015

Posted on September 16th, 2014, by startrescue

AMG, the high performance division of Mercedes-Benz, will begin delivering its all new V8 sports car, the GT, to the UK in April of 2015.

At its heart will be a 3,982cc twin turbocharged V8, which in the standard GT …

Mr Bean actor Atkinson crashes Falcon at Goodwood Revival

Posted on September 15th, 2014, by Alex Gray


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Some of Rowan Atkinson’s most famous comic roles came to mind on Saturday as the actor collided with another vehicle in the Shelby Cup – a Goodwood Revival event that celebrates the small-block V8.

Atkinson was behind the wheel …

Revived Lagonda gets heat-tested in Oman

Posted on September 15th, 2014, by startrescue

Experiencing an overheated engine due to too much sunshine is not a problem faced by many British motorists (or by extension our own vehicle recovery operatives), but in theMiddle East, overheating is a prime concern for many car buyers.

That’s …

The new Italian-style Mazda MX-5

Posted on September 15th, 2014, by startrescue

A significantly updated Mazda MX-5 has been unveiled, featuring dramatic overhauls on both the inside and outside.

Lovers of Alfa-Romeo styling may perhaps note something of the Italian carmaker’s touch here – and with good reason. Fiat, which owns Alfa …

Harry’s police outrider leaves hospital after London collision

Posted on September 15th, 2014, by startrescue

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The collision between one of Prince Harry’s outriders and a Toyota Prius will no doubt have reminded many of our motorbike breakdown cover customers of the importance of safe riding in urban areas.

One cyclist, who did not wish …

You look like your car, new study reveals

Posted on September 14th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Do you look like your car? A recent study by a team from the University of Vienna suggests you do –and it’s backed up by compelling evidence.

Of course, if this is true, then those of us who own a …

New Hyundai H350 van – will there be a UK right hand drive version

Posted on September 13th, 2014, by Craig Hindmarsh

Van buyers in mainland Europe will have another large van to choose from in 2015 – namely the 3.5 tonne Hyundai H350.

The new vehicle will compliment Hyundai’s mid-sized iLoad, the South Korean manufacturer’s only other light goods vehicle.

Like …

New Discovery Sport pictures revealed: family-friendly features abound

Posted on September 12th, 2014, by startrescue

The Discovery Sport will replace Land Rover’s Freelander come January 2015, occupying a position in the firm’s range just below the current Discovery.

As you can see from the newly released images, the new car looks sleeker and sportier than …

MIT’s criticism of Google’s driverless car: is it fair?

Posted on September 12th, 2014, by startrescue

Google’s driverless car has been criticised by an MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) review, which says the car can only drive on 1 per cent of roads.

The roads in question are of course those in the USA, but …

Two saved by helicopter crew after desert car breakdown

Posted on September 11th, 2014, by startrescue

Our short term European breakdown cover is well-loved by our customers – not least because if offers such wide coverage. From the west coast ofPortugalto the west of the Bosphorus inTurkey, from the chilly north ofFinland, to the smooth autoroutes …