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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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Lexus on screen: the art of the Takumi

Lexus documentary

A new documentary explores the exceptional dedication required to become a Takumi – highly skilled craftsmen and women who also play a key role in delivering the quality present in every Lexus vehicle. The film, available on Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Instant, Google Play and iTunes from March 19, also …

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Extreme weather testing for Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin’s first SUV, the DBX, has been continuing its intensive development programme at Pirelli’s official test facility, close to the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The Sottozero Centre at the Flurheden Proving Ground provides a range of extreme environments, from snowy roads to ice handling courses, allowing Aston Martin’s vehicle …

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Dog-owning drivers putting lives at risk

Ford Focus estate - dog in car

Worrying new research suggests that one in three dog-owning drivers do not safely restrain their four-legged friends. For many people, dogs are a part of the family. But whereas most people wouldn’t dream of allowing their children to travel unrestrained, the same is not true for their pets. A survey …

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Top tips for keeping your car safe from thieves

Vehicle crime and car theft

As new research by the AA reveals that a surprising one in 10 drivers think that modern vehicles are theft-proof, we have essential advice for keeping your car safe. According to police figures for 2017, there were 280,313 recorded offences of theft from vehicles (13% more than 2016) and 103,644 …

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