Updated Cayenne S ditches V8 for V6

Posted on September 19th, 2014, by startrescue

When it was first launched way back in 2002, the Porsche Cayenne was seen by many as the death-knell of the German sports car firm.

Roll on 12 years, however, and it’s clear that theCayennehas been a huge success. But …

Mini 5 Door launched – after 13 long years

Posted on September 18th, 2014, by startrescue

At long last, lovers of the Mini will soon be able to get their hands on a five door version of the not-so-diminutive car.

Some may wonder why it has taken so long for Mini to produce a 5 Door …

Ford’s diesel Focus ST to compete with Golf GTD

Posted on September 17th, 2014, by startrescue

Ford is making no effort to conceal the fact that the introduction of its diesel based Focus ST has been inspired by the success of rival VW, which has been doing brisk business in Golf GTDs in recent months.

Those …

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


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


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.

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