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Bentley breaks Pikes Peak record

Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak record

Watch a Bentley Continental GT driven by Rhys Millen beat the record for production cars at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2019 in Colorado. The new time of 10m 18.488s was 8.4secs quicker than the previous best – a fantastic present for Bentley’s centenary year.

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Guy Martin smashes tractor speed record

Guy Martin smashes speed record in JCB Fastrac

TV daredevil Guy Martin has set a new British speed record for tractors in a modified JCB Fastrac. The tractor notched up 103.6mph at Elvington Airfield, near York, smashing the previous 87.27mph record set in March 2018 by Top Gear’s Track-Tor. Based on the Staffordshire maker’s Fastrac farm tractor, the …

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Genuine James Bond Aston Martin DB5 for sale

Genuine James Bond Aston Martin DB5

One of three surviving genuine 007 Aston Martin DB5s is to go under the hammer during Monterey Car Week on August 15. Arguably the most famous car in the world, the automotive icon from 1965 will be sold by RM Sotheby’s. Commissioned by EON Productions and fitted with Q-Branch specifications, …

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New Honda lawnmower is a cut above

Honda's record-breaking Mean Mower V2

Honda’s Mean Mower has re-entered the record books after setting a brand new Guinness World Records title for the ‘Fastest Acceleration 0-100 mph for a Lawnmower’. Driven by experienced stunt driver, kart and car racer Jess Hawkins, the lawnmover averaged 0-100 mph in just 6.29 seconds at the Dekra Lausitzring, …

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UK public debut for Battista hypercar

Automobili Pininfarina's Battista hypercar on display at the British Library

Automobili Pininfarina is presenting its 1,900hp, zero-emissions Battista hypercar on general public display in the UK for the first time. The pure electric stunner is on show in a bespoke enclosure in London at the British Library’s main Piazza from until June 9. The event has been timed to coincide …

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Citroen helps smooth over UK’s potholes

Citroen helps smooth over Surrey potholes

Citroen has teamed up with Surrey County Council to fill in 200 potholes using an innovative new system. Enlisting the help of new C5 Aircross SUV Brand Ambassador, Austin Healey, Citroen UK repaired the potholes caused by heavy traffic or severe weather with a little help from Nu-Phalt Contracting’s Jetpatcher …

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Meet the life-size LEGO Honda Civic Type R

life-size LEGO Honda Civic Type R

The acclaimed Honda Civic Type R has been transformed into a full-scale LEGO model. An exact scale replica of the hot hatch, it took a crew of nine more than 1,300 hours to hand-build using some 320,000 LEGO bricks. Weighing in at a little over 1,300kg, it features functioning brake, …

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Ford Mustang celebrates 55th birthday

Ford Mustang birthday

The Ford Mustang is 55 years old – and the iconic muscle car has plenty to celebrate. Ford claims the Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth straight year on the strength of 113,066 cars sold in 2018. And also in 2018, Ford celebrated the production of …

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Watch the evolution of car making at SEAT

SEAT manufacturing flashback

Spanish brand SEAT has released a fascinating video illustrates how car manufacturing has changed over the past 50 years. The split-screen film shows how humans are helped out with heavy-lifting by state-of-the-art robots at SEAT’s Martorell factory near Barcelona, Spain. Designers, once armed with pencils and erasers, would come up …

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