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News: Cars

How to make your own Toyota GT86

Wednesday  17:40,   01 april 2020

Build your own retro-liveried Toyota GT86 by downloading and printing one of these six cut-out templates. Just add paper glue and scissors.We’d add a ‘sticky-out tongue‘ and some choice words to the... >>>

Coronavirus: NHS workers to get free Uber rides

Wednesday  15:55,   01 april 2020

Ride-hailing company Uber has announced it will give free rides to NHS staff travelling to work during the COVID-19 crisis.A total of 200,000 free rides will be made available, as a thank you from the company to health... >>>

New Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll on rescue deal and F1

Wednesday  15:11,   01 april 2020

Aston Martin is confirmed as rebranded Racing Point Formula 1 team for 2021 and team boss and chairman explains what it meansThe 2021 F1 season will see Aston return to the grid as a works F1 team operating from the team's base in Silverstone. The... >>>

David Brown Mini Remastered (2020) review

Wednesday  14:13,   01 april 2020

More pint-sized Rolls-Royce than rebadged Rover, the David Brown Mini Remastered is luxury on a Lilliputian scale. We drive it around swinging London.After passing my test, I enjoyed one day of glorious freedom, then crashed it in Croydon. Result: a >>>

Opinion: Crisis will bring opportunity for road testing

Wednesday  14:13,   01 april 2020

Travel restrictions have wreaked havoc on Autocar's diary, but there's a silver liningAnd when it comes to features, much of it is necessarily long-lead stuff – stuff that, frankly, we’re pretty glad to have right now. A white-knuckle... >>>

Alfa Romeo: no plans to expand GTA range

Wednesday  13:06,   01 april 2020

Italian maker has reintroduced GTA badge to Giulia but is unlikely to launch SUV variantsThe Italian maker hopes the renaissance of the GTA badge will help create a halo effect for the brand - especially in the absence of the GTV and 8C rebirths,... >>>

Petrol stations may close due to low demand, warns trade body

Wednesday  12:51,   01 april 2020

Petrol Retailers Association warns dramatic dive in sales during pandemic will make businesses “unviable”The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), which represents the independent fuel retailers that make up the majority of UK forecourts, cites a... >>>

Bin lorries will play ‘ice cream van’ music to alert householders

Wednesday  12:50,   01 april 2020

Missed bin collections could be a thing of the past, with plans for refuse collection lorries to play 'ice cream van' music on their rounds.The idea has been put forward as an ‘effortless reminder’ to fend off ‘the sinking feeling of... >>>

Vauxhall offers free breakdown cover to NHS staff

Wednesday  12:10,   01 april 2020

British carmaker Vauxhall is giving free roadside assistance to NHS workers who drive its cars – no matter what the age or mileage.The offer extends to any Vauxhall vehicle, regardless of age or... >>>

Lamborghini is making masks and face shields for coronavirus medics

Wednesday  11:21,   01 april 2020

Italian supercar manufacturer has begun production of protective equipment, set to be donated to the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna , located less than 20 miles away from Lamborghini’s factory in Sant”Agata. Lamborghini had previously... >>>

Steve Cropley: The last dash before lockdown

Wednesday  08:30,   01 april 2020

Our man gets in a Defender first drive and a tour of the newly opened Silverstone Experience museum before coronavirus lockdown... >>>

Bentley's first EV to be high-riding saloon in 2025

Wednesday  02:26,   01 april 2020

British firm aims to push eco credentials with the help of cutting-edge electric techIn their bid to establish global leadership in these areas, Bentley bosses want to follow this year’s launch of the brand’s first hybrid models by revealing its... >>>

PSA Group eludes EU fines through early doors CO2 action

Wednesday  02:25,   01 april 2020

Decisions such as launching all-electric versions of car lines, well in advance of the new regs, has allowed PSA to keep its average CO2 emissions beneath the 95g/km limitPSA Europe boss Maxime Picat said that it had actually been the case since the >>>

2022 BMW X5 hydrogen version to produce 369 bhp with Toyota's help

Tuesday  20:21,   31 march 2020

The fuel cell system for the powertrain for the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT generates up to 125 kW (170 hp) of electric energy from the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen from the ambient air. The total system output of 275 kW (374 hp) fuels the... >>>

How to take a virtual tour of Audi’s largest factory

Tuesday  19:06,   31 march 2020

Audi has come to the rescue of those stuck in isolation boredom with a virtual tour of its huge production facility in Ingolstadt, Germany. AudiStream can take you around its largest factory, which occupies a similar amount of land as Monaco. Such... >>>