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Porsche Taycan sets four-door EV speed record

Porsche Taycan

The upcoming Porsche Taycan has recorded the fastest lap time for a four-door, all-electric car at the challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife test track in Germany. Driven by Lars Kern, it completed 12.8-mile course, famously known as the Green Hell, in 7 minutes, 42 seconds. Impressive though it was, it’s not the …

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Citroën Berlingo van goes rallying

Citroen Berlingo rally van

The latest Citroën Berlingo van has been put to the ultimate test, with a little help from Citroën World Rally crew Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm. Hot from their podium finish at Rally Finland, the pair spent a day at Langley Park Rally School in Essex, putting the multi-award winning …

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Porsche Cayenne sets unusual lap record

Porsche Cayenne record

Watch the flagship Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-hybrid set one of the most unlikely speed records ever. Porsche chose Sweden’s Gotland Ring, which is still under construction and partly unasphalted, for its record attempt. Running on road tyres and driven by the German racing driver and TV presenter Tim Schrick, …

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Ride of the Valkyrie – and Valhalla

Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valhalla

Aston Martin’s latest mid-engined sportscar – Valhalla – has taken flight for the first time alongside one of the world’s most highly-anticipated hypercars – the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The pair took to the track at Silverstone – Aston Martin’s development home. A video was shot, showcasing both ground-breaking models, the …

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Virtual van: meet the Forza Ford Transit

Forza Ford Transit

From the ultra-high-performance Ford GT supercar to the “bad-ass” Ranger Raptor pickup, Forza Horizon 4 lets driving game fans experience some of Ford’s most exclusive and exciting models in locations around the world. The latest addition is more of a surprise because the legendary, original Transit Mk 1 van from …

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Seat car plant gets parts delivered by drone

Seat car plant delivery drone

Spanish manufacturer Seat is bypassing traffic and reducing carbon emissions by transporting equipment by drone. It’s revolutionising logistics by loading parts into a carbon fibre capsule and attaching them to the drone with an electromagnet, slashing delivery time of parts by 80%. A video produced by Seat shows a steering …

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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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