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15 August 2014 at 15:45

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has been sold for a record £22.84 million at Bonhams Auctions in California. The rare car, one of just 39 ever built, is widely regarded as one of the greatest Ferraris ever made.In addition to this the car on sale has a dark history. French Olympic ski champion Henri Oreiller was tragically killed driving the car in question during a race in 1962. The car wa...

15 August 2014 at 15:45

Britain has recently become the latest country to join the rapidly expanding network of Tesla Superchargers, allowing electric car owners the luxury of speedy charging in major cities. Tesla Motors has installed two of its Supercharger stations in London and Birmingham, in partnership with the Hyatt Regency hotel chain.These public stations can provide an electric car a 170 mile range after on...

15 August 2014 at 15:45

Volkswagen has finally broken silence on prices and specifications for its new Touareg.The luxury SUV, which is due hit showrooms at the end of August, has been kept under wraps for quite some time, much to the frustration of drivers who are eagerly anticipating its arrival after the success of previous models.There will be two engine choices available - a 3.0-litre V6 TDI with 204 PS and a 3.0...

15 August 2014 at 15:45

No less than 200 of the most sought-after high performance cars in the world will be on show to the public at Beaulieu's 2014 Supercar Showdown later this month.Bank Holiday Monday falls on August 25 this year and on that day crowds are expected to flock to the beautiful parkland of the National Motor Museum.Among the cars, fans will be able to get a close look at an Alfa Romeo 8C, a Bugatti Ve...

14 August 2014 at 11:46

A potential airbag fault has been discovered, leading to 40,000 Land Rovers being recalled in the United States.The problem could lead to the front passenger airbag failing to inflate after impact, and dates back to models built from 2010.More than 17,000 LR2 luxury compact SUVs and 23,485 Range Rover Evoque SUVs are being recalled over the possible glitch.Jaguar Land Rover says the fault origi...

14 August 2014 at 11:46

Getting around London on a deadline can be a thankless task for drivers.Heavy traffic, congestion charges, cyclists and millions of pedestrians can all have an effect on your stress levels behind the wheel.But advice is at hand for anyone wishing to drive through one of the world's biggest cities from the Institute of Advanced Motorists.The road safety charity's Peter Rodger says it is always i...

14 August 2014 at 11:46

The drivers of two cars are likely to be checking the fine-print on their car insurance policies after the RNLI pulled them out of the sea, after being caught out by the highest tide of the year on Wednesday afternoon. Coastguards received several calls from members of the public informing them that two people were on the roof of a vehicle on the beach surrounded by water in Redcar, near Middl...

14 August 2014 at 11:46

Top Gear host James May has emerged as an unlikely advocate of cycling.The TV presenter says he is the owner of three bikes, including a fold-up bicycle he uses to make short journeys around the area of his west London home.May has lent his voice to a campaign by newspaper The Times, which is calling on the Government to make a yearly budget available to create safe cycle routes across the UK.H...

14 August 2014 at 11:46

Almost 40% of drivers do not know how to read a traditional map, according to one new study.Old-fashioned navigation is beyond the reach of many British people, the study would have you believe, with 16% of poll respondents saying they rely entirely on their sat-navs to get them from A to B.Many others refuse to admit they don't know where they are for fear of losing face, with just under a thi...

13 August 2014 at 11:37

Leaders of the main political parties should make their stance clear on issues of concern to the UK's 30 million drivers, the RAC has urged in a letter to MPs.With the 2015 general election drawing closer, our report urges David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to address key issues such as poor roads, the price of fuel, lack of law enforcement and sub-standard parking facilities - all highl...

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