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18 August 2014 at 15:18

Scandalous speeds of up to 139 mph have been captured on Scotland's roads, police figures show.According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), which obtained the data through a Freedom of Information request, the speed of 139 mph was recorded by a mobile speed camera on the A96 Keith to Huntly Road - which has a speed limit of 60 mph. Over the past 15 months, some motorists were found t...

18 August 2014 at 15:18

Three women posing for photographs on the M6, one of Britain's busiest motorways, had to be taken to a police station on Friday. According to a police spokesman this became a day for "shenanigans" on the motorway, when a man was later stopped from walking a shopping trolley along junction nine of the M6, at Wednesbury in the West Midlands. The man told traffic officers that he was "waiting f...

18 August 2014 at 15:18

Autumnal weather will arrive early this week in the form of cool temperatures, high winds and even ground frost.According to The Met Office, some parts of Northern England and Scotland will see winds of up to 50mph as well as unseasonal cold weather. Forecasters have put coastal areas on alert, predicting that the wind could whip up large waves.Meanwhile transport links could be affected by the...

18 August 2014 at 15:18

A whole new trim level is available for most Seat models with the manufacturer's latest I-Tech option.The Spanish car firm is boosting the equipment on its Alhambra, Altea, Altea XL, Ibiza, Mii and Toledo models and adding special dark alloy wheels, special edition mats, badges and key covers to some of them.Customers who buy the extras separately would pay up to £480 more for them, Seat says.T...

15 August 2014 at 15:45

The majority of motorists underestimate how long it takes for a car travelling at 70mph to stop, latest research suggests.The RAC quizzed drivers about the Highway Code's official stopping distances. Its findings reveal that only 16% of those questioned know that the stopping distance for a car travelling at 70mph is 96 metres, which the RAC defines as 24 car lengths.Some 11% think it is 68 met...

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...

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