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The destruction of beautiful – and not-so-beautiful – cars is commonplace in the world of cinema. But some films take it a step further than normal. Here are the ten movies that mangled the most motors. Know of a film that despatched more cars? Let us know below.
Unveiled at Intermot this month, Honda's new Fireblade models are unexpected and very exciting – especially for fans of the original 1992 project. As with the original 25 years ago, the new bikes are focussed on optimal power-to-weight ratio, cornering ability, braking – and acceleration. However, experts say Honda has ditched the rulebook for these latest models, enlisting a new 5-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to assist the rider in every plane
News that Tesla is selling twice as many vehicles as it was last year suggests the electric vehicle market is set for substantial growth. The California luxury car maker sold 24,500 vehicles in the third quarter, compared to 11,603 in the same period in 2015. Last year's sales were mostly comprised of the Model S – a car which remains the firm's flagship product. Tesla delivered 15,800 Model S cars between July and September.
Fuel efficient cars are leaps and bounds ahead of what they were just a few years ago - and despite low petrol and diesel prices, they are still very much sought after by the driving public. Engines are now so efficient that any contender for the top 10 must return at least 85mpg.
The automotive industry has become a mainstay of the UK’s manufacturing output, but it faces uncertain times. Reports that some mainland Europeans are shunning British built cars are anecdotal, but no doubt worrying for carmakers. The chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover, Dr Ralf Speth, has said that people are boycotting UK vehicles in the wake of the Brexit vote. Speth made the comments at the Paris Motor Show recently.
Unless you have a kick-start motorbike, a flat battery means considerable inconvenience for most motorcyclists. Normally it’s possible to push-start a bike, but if your machine is very heavy this is probably not going to work. In such circumstances, however, the 'pull-start' method just might. One Australian posted a video to Facebook showing him using the technique. It might not be terribly good for a bike's mechanics, but it does appear to work – in this case.