China premium car market “may hit 3m by 2020”

Posted on April 24th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

As car makers from around the world gather to show off their latest products at the Shanghai auto show, there is talk of China’s premium car market hitting 3 million in just five years’ time – a big rise on …

Paws for thought: dog drives tractor onto M74

Posted on April 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

Collies are highly valued by farmers across the UK for their sheep-managing skills. But one collie named Don revealed a rarer ability, after getting behind the wheel of his farmer’s tractor – and causing the machine to crash onto the

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Top 10 Tips for Beating Road Rage

Posted on April 23rd, 2015, by startrescue

Most drivers have experienced road rage at some point – either from within themselves, or directed at them by others.

It’s very common.

Perhaps you’re enjoying the open road, listening to your favourite tunes, when another car careens past and

Driverless Audi A7: nearly production-ready?

Posted on April 22nd, 2015, by startrescue

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While the idea of letting a computer drive you around may be frightening, the technology required for such a phenomenon is close to being here.

The Telegraph’s Alex Robbins got behind the wheel of an Audi A7 Sportback a …

Will Hammond & May’s ‘Bored’ vids be trumped by Clarkson?

Posted on April 21st, 2015, by startrescue

Calling Richard Hammond’s recent YouTube video ‘low key’ might be putting it mildly, but it has nevertheless racked up well over half a million hits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z3Q3OzIJRY.

It opens with Hammond lying on a wall in his farm, shouting

McLaren reveals ‘entry level’ 540C Coupe

Posted on April 21st, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Thought that McLaren’s 570S coupe was the most affordable offering from the British sports car firm? Think again.

McLaren has released details of its new 540C Coupe model – named, like the other models further up the range, after the …

Car reviewers delight in the new Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Posted on April 20th, 2015, by startrescue

A select few of Britain’s motoring journalists have been fortunate enough to test drive the Bentley Mulsanne Speed – the sort of car they could presumably never own themselves.

But for potential buyers of the Mulsanne Speed, cost is unlikely …

Shell developing tiny 100mpg city car

Posted on April 17th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

The world’s car makers have designed and built a number of low mpg vehicles over the last few years, but very few of them have breached the 100mpg mark.

However, a new project between oil supermajor Shell and McLaren F1 …

Rolls Royce’s ‘high bodied car’ looks rather like an SUV

Posted on April 16th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

Nowhere on the Rolls Royce promotional copy for its ‘Project Cullinan’ do you see the abbreviation ‘SUV’.

Instead, the 111 year old British carmaker called its unlikely new project-in-development a ‘high bodied car’. It also says ‘Cullinan’ will be able …

DVLA fines increase in wake of new tax disc system

Posted on April 15th, 2015, by Craig Hindmarsh

There has been a large increase in the number of motorists being fined and having their vehicle clamped following the implementation of changes to the tax disc system.

Thousands of motorists have been issued with penalties after their vehicles were …