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Drive it like Beckham

David Beckham Range Rover Sport

Would you pay £25,000 for a Range Rover Sport first owned by David Beckham? The football icon’s car will go under the hammer at Classic Car Auctions’ sale on December 5 at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. With every optional extra conceivable included, there’s even a “Designed for David Beckham” plaque …

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Quiet please – Ford is on a mission

Ford Mondeo Vignale inside Ford's semi-anechoic chamber

Ford is pioneering Active Noise Control, which works like noise-cancelling headphones, on its latest models. The new system will debut on the all-new Ford Mondeo Vignale and will soon be offered on other Ford vehicles, including the Ford Edge, coming in 2016. Ford’s Active Noise Control uses three microphones, strategically …

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Peter Sellers’ Lotus for sale

Peter Sellers' Lotus Elan S2

Comedy legend Peter Sellers’ rare 1966 Lotus Elan S2 is to go under the hammer on November 14. It will be auctioned at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show (NEC Birmingham) by Silverstone Auctions with an estimate of between £45,000-£50,000. The car was delivered to Peter Sellers’ Haymarket home on …

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Smart way to better driving?

TomTom CURFER

TomTom Telematics has launched CURFER – a smart connected car solution designed to help motorists improve their driving style. TomTom CURFER consists of a smartphone app and a small on-board diagnostics (OBD) device. Feedback includes live and retrospective information on your braking, cornering, acceleration and idling. In addition, various car …

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Special Triumph TR5 for sale

Triumph TR5

First production Triumph TR5 roadster to be sold by Classic Motor Cars (CMC) – yours for £79,500. The right hand drive 1967 TR5 will be on display at the Classic & Sports Car show at Alexandra Palace (Oct 30 – Nov 1). One of only 1,100 produced, it was manufactured …

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Motorway motoring: need for speed?

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

Eight out of 10 company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, according to a new survey. In total, 81% of company car drivers admitted to regularly breaking the 70mph speed limit, compared to 69% of private motorists. However, the research for RAC Business, found that 90% still considered themselves …

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Britain’s baffling road signs

Road sign

Nine out of 10 motorists say they are confused by road signs, according to an alarming new survey. The research, which was commissioned by car finance expert, Zuto, also reveals that a third of UK drivers are unable to recognise the national speed limit and more than 40% confused by …

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Britain’s vanishing everyday cars

Austin Ambassador

The Austin Ambassador has become one of the scarcest once-common vehicles in the UK with just 17 still licensed for road use. As recently as 20 years ago there were 5,515 of the distinctive wedge-shaped hatchback on the road, according to analysis of DVLA vehicle data by RAC Cars. Now it heads …

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Life-sized origami-inspired Lexus

Origami Lexus IS

Meet the ultimate cardboard cut-out car – and it goes too! The replica of the new Lexus IS saloon has been crafted from 1,700 fully recyclable laser-cut cardboard sheets and took three months to build. Created by a five-strong team of professional designers and modellers from specialist companies LaserCut Works and …

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Top driving tips for fuel economy

Audi fuel economy world record

The cost of petrol and diesel is one of the the biggest concerns for motorists, so why not make your fuel go further? With the average family car costing around £60 to fill up, the RAC has come up with a set of top tips, plus there’s advice from the …

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