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Electric car’s record-breaking Nurburgring lap

NIO EP9 all-electric supercar at the Nurburgring

Whoosh! Watch the NIO EP9 all-electric supercar smash the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record… A remarkable video has been released by Chinese-backed NextEV featuring its futuristic car lap the notorious 12.9-mile “Green Hell” in six minutes, 45.900 seconds – 19.22 seconds faster than its previous lap time. Shaving 2.1 seconds off …

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Fassbender in the Ferrari fast lane

Actor Michael Fassbender Races with Ferrari.

Hollywood star Michael Fassbender has stepped into a real-time role as a Ferrari racing driver. The Steve Jobs and 12 Years a Slave actor has successfully completed the first round of the 2017 North American Ferrari Challenge racing series. A lifelong fan of Ferrari and Formula 1, 40-year-old Fassbender began …

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Top 10 family ‘car confessions’ revealed

Car confessions

Parents and kids appear to bond best when they’re in the car, according to new research. British parents are quite literally ‘going round the houses’ when it comes to discussing serious issues with their children – by using the family car as a travelling ‘confessional’. The study, for Renault Scénic, …

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Drivers urged to put safety first

automatic emergency braking - aeb

New car buyers are more likely to upgrade infotainment systems than choose enhanced safety features, according to new research. Four in five motorists say that safety technologies are important when buying a car, but a fifth refuse to pay extra for them even if it reduces the chance of having …

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Nissan creates mobile phone temptation-free zone

Nissan Signal Shield

Nissan has utilised Victorian technology in a bid to stop drivers from being distracted by their mobile phones at the wheel. Despite tough new police crackdowns, one in five admits illegally texting while driving. Now boffins have created a prototype compartment within the armrest of a Nissan Juke lined with …

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UK’s most expensive garages revealed

Garage servicing

New research has exposed a huge gulf in the rates charged by mechanics throughout the UK, ranging from £36 to £234 per hour. Overall, the average rate – combining main dealers, independent workshops and fast-fit outlets – is £67 an hour. According to a nationwide study of 6,000 garages by …

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Hyundai expedition celebrates Shackleton centenary

Hyundai Santa Fe conquers the Antarctic driven by Great Grandson of Sir Ernest Shackleton

A near-standard 2.2-litre diesel Hyundai Santa Fe has become the first passenger vehicle to be driven across the continent of Antarctica from Union Camp to McMurdo and back again. The SUV was driven by Patrick Bergel, the great-grandson of legendary polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. The journey was timed to …

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