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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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World’s first PS4 controller-operated Nissan GT-R

world's first PS4 controller-operated Nissan GT-R

Nissan has brought reality and virtual together with the ultimate remote-control car for gamers – the Nissan GT-R /C. Operated by GT Academy winner and NISMO driver Jann Mardenborough, using an unmodified PlayStation 4 DualShock, the remote-control GT-R raced around Silverstone reaching speeds of 130+mph. Jann controlled the GT-R /C …

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New British electric car’s crowdfunding campaign

Alcraft GT

Meet the stunning Alcraft GT – the new British electric car that could become a reality with a little help from its friends. Currently a 33% foam model, the final production car will be a “sporty yet practical” battery-only car with a 300-mile range, boasting a shooting brake-style rear giving …

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Ford Sierra RS500 voted ‘Ultimate Cosworth’

Ford Sierra RS500

The Ford Sierra RS500, one of the most iconic performance cars of the 1980s, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style, having been named the ‘Ultimate Cosworth’ by one of the UK’s biggest one-make car shows. The RS500 Cosworth pipped its spiritual successor, the Escort RS Cosworth (25 this year), …

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Ferrari 70th Anniversary UK Tour – full details

Classic Ferrari cars

You probably don’t need telling that Ferrari is celebrating its 70th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion, a special UK Tour is taking place from June to September. The stunning new LaFerrari Aperta will lead the Ferrari 70th Anniversary UK Tour, visiting every official Ferrari dealer in the …

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Ford Focus RS hot lap – in 360-degree video

Ford Focus RS

Watch me struggling to drive and talk at the same time in the awesome new Ford Focus RS at Silverstone’s Stowe Complex. It was filmed using 360-degree video technology – enjoy! By the way, I’m under no illusions when it comes to my track-driving abilities, but the new Focus RS flatters, …

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Ford Focus RS review

Ford Focus RS

Fast Fords are nothing new. Many, including the Lotus Cortina, Escort Mexico, GT40 and the RS badged cars, are the stuff of legend. Watch my “hot laps” in a Focus RS at Silverstone – in a 360-degree video! Now there’s a new kid on the block. Literally. Partly developed by …

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Historic Jaguar back on track

Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJ-R9 LM

Racing driver Andy Wallace has been reunited with his 1988 Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJ-R9 LM at Silverstone. Andy also got bang up to date during his day-and-night track sessions, also driving the new 550PS, 5.0-litre supercharged V8 Jaguar XJR. Driving at night on the Silverstone circuit gave Andy the opportunity …

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