Spectacular hire wire stunt marks 2nd-gen Jaguar XF launch

Posted on March 25th, 2015, by startrescue

Jaguar has marked the launch of its second generation XF saloon with a spectacular high-wire stunt across East London’s Victoria Dock.

With the skyscrapers of Britain’s financial centre in the background, the car drove steadily across the grey expanse on …

Range Rover Sport SVR now on sale

Posted on March 25th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

As the first vehicle to come out of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations division, the new SVR is a hugely important product for the company. Considering key rivals Mercedes, BMW and Audi have all had their own special development divisions …

Who holds key to 4-year-old vandal mystery?

Posted on March 24th, 2015, by startrescue

Merseysider David Draper, 37, was perhaps a little more than surprised after he saw a four-year-old boy key his car on his CCTV system. But he was nevertheless seriously non-plussed by the situation.

The boy in question keyed Draper’s vehicle …

Delphi conducts longest ever US driverless car test

Posted on March 24th, 2015, by startrescue

British-headquartered automotive firm Delphi has initiated the longest driverless car test drive ever carried out in North America.

The coast-to-coast trip from Mountainview California to New York will cover 3,500 miles in total.

An engineer will be in the driving …

Test drive review: Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid fails to electrify

Posted on March 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

All that glitters is not gold: an adage that might well be applied to the new Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid’s fuel economy figure.

At first glance it looks impressive in the extreme: who wouldn’t be swayed by a full 89mpg? …

1000mph Bloodhound Project to inspire new generation of engineers

Posted on March 20th, 2015, by startrescue

It might be nearly impossible to get breakdown insurance for the supersonic Bloodhound vehicle – so it is just as well there are so many top-end engineering companies backing this ambitious project.

If you can’t beat your own land speed …

Is an Apple car just what the planet needs?

Posted on March 19th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

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Some established figures in the world of car manufacturing have been pouring scorn on rumours that Apple is developing its own car.

Former GM executive Dan Akerson said on Bloomberg: “They’d better think carefully if they want to …

New drug driving laws face criticism – and implementation delays

Posted on March 18th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh



A raft of new laws aimed at improving road safety by increasing punishments for those caught driving under the influence of drugs (legal or prescription) have being rolled out across the UK.

While the new legislation technically took effect at …

Passat wins ECOTY: Does it deserve it?

Posted on March 17th, 2015, by startrescue

VW Passat (Artzzz/Bigstock.com)

They could have chosen anything, we hear you say, why THAT? It’s likely to be a common refrain across Europe, now that the boring old Volkswagen Passat has won the European Car of the Year Award.

But …

Aston Martin DBX “Not an SUV”, says sports car firm’s new boss

Posted on March 16th, 2015, by startrescue

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With so many announcements made in advance, it’s a wonder there were any real surprises at the Geneva Motor Show. But Aston Martin gave us one, in the form of the DBX SUV.

Only it isn’t an SUV – …