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Salon Privé debut for Koenigsegg’s ‘Tiny Friendly Giant’


Koenigsegg has announced that its stunning Gemera hybrid will make its UK debut at Salon Privé Week in the magnificent surroundings of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Marketed as the world’s first “mega GT”, it’s the Swedish supercar brand’s first four-seat model. Its name is derived from the Swedish words for ‘give …

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The five least reliable car brands 2020

There are few sinking feelings that we dread more than your car suddenly failing you while you’re driving. The rearranged plans, the costly repair bills, the staying indoors – it’s a nightmare! If you’re in the market for a new car you’ll want something that you can rely on, a …

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Most young drivers illegally using mobiles

Young driver using mobile phone

More than half of young drivers have used their phone behind the wheel – with many sending texts or checking social media while on the move. A study of 1,000 UK motorists aged 17-24, found 54 per cent admitted they kept an eye on their mobile when driving their car. …

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Cheapest places to learn to drive

Young driver

Learning to drive is a goal that many look to achieve as soon as they turn 17, but new data has revealed the true cost of getting on the road in the UK. South West England is the cheapest place to learn to drive at £24 a lesson on average, …

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Why it’s worth investing in premium tyres

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tyres tested… I’ve been the proud owner of a 2005 Mazda MX-5 for more than four years. It’s served me well, though my wife seems to beat me to the keys more often of than not – especially when the sun is shining. When I …

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Hidden danger: concern over obscured road signs

Obscured road sign - GEM Motoring Assist

Drivers are being encouraged to report any road signs hidden by trees or bushes by breakdown and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist. Hidden road signs are at best a nuisance for drivers, and at worst can be misleading and dangerous, according to GEM. The safety call comes at a …

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25 facts you might not know about the classic Mini

Mini 1959

It’s more than 60 years since the launch of the iconic Mini – the British people’s car. With front-wheel drive, a transverse-mounted engine, its wheel-in-each-corner design and genius packaging, it became the blueprint for all small vehicles to follow. British Motor Heritage (BMH) has been making replacement body parts and complete …

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Cool Runnings continued courtesy of a MINI Convertible

Shanwayne Stephens and Nimroy Turgott of the Jamaican bobsleigh team

Two members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team have got creative during lockdown together while their usual traning facilities are unavailable. Sled pilot Shanwayne Stephens, 29, and brakeman Nimroy Turgott, 27, have been keeping up their fitness by building their own weight-lifting equipment in the garden and, in place of the …

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