What is the fastest car in the world?

The history of the models that have claimed to be the fastest production cars in the world

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the fastest car in the world, according to the official record books. The Swedish hypercar maker broke the existing record, which was set in 2010 by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, by 10mph in 2017, with a speed of 277.9mph. However, while it took seven years for the record to be broken, it’s likely that the Agera RS (below) won’t hold on to it for as long, because a number of Continue reading “What is the fastest car in the world?”

Electric Audi e-tron SUV to be revealed on 17 September

Audi's first all-electric e-tron model will be revealed on 17 September, before going on sale later this year

Audi is reading its all-new e-tron electric SUV for a 17 September reveal, confirming the new date after a reveal pencilled in the calendar for the end of August was postponed.

Audi Chairman of the Board of Management, Rupert Stadler, has been temporarily relived of his post following his arrest by German officials as part of the latest VW Group diesel scandal probe. Abraham Continue reading “Electric Audi e-tron SUV to be revealed on 17 September”

Suzuki Vitara SUV gets subtle facelift and new engines for 2018

Suzuki's Vitara gains Boosterjet power, a design refresh and new customisation options ahead of September launch

The Suzuki Vitara has been updated with subtle design revisions, new engines and new standard safety technology as part of a mild 2019 model year facelift for the Nissan Juke and SsangYong Tivoli rival.

From a design standpoint, changes are slight and subtle. There’s a redesigned front grille with vertical slats, while the lower section of the front bumper is new too. Continue reading “Suzuki Vitara SUV gets subtle facelift and new engines for 2018”

Audi PB18 e-tron EV supercar concept teased for Pebble Beach

Audi warming up for reveal of e-tron electric SUV with a fresh all-electric design study coming to the Monterey Car Week

Audi is readying an all-new concept car for the 2018 Monterey Car Week, which will be revealed on 23 August on California’s Laguna Seca racing circuit.

Named PB18 e-tron, Audi’s latest creation is billed as a fresh supercar concept, and it’ll be all-electric too.

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The PB18 e-tron – PB standing for Pebble Beach, home of Continue reading “Audi PB18 e-tron EV supercar concept teased for Pebble Beach”

Highways England to test “in-vehicle signage” on A2 and M2

Trial for connected and autonomous vehicles will display road signs on screens inside cars

Motorway gantries and road signs could one day be replaced by in-car digital screens, after Highways England announced it is to trial new “in-vehicle signage” systems.

The project will see “information that would traditionally be shown on roadside signs, such as speed limits” sent over the air to screens inside cars. Highways England thinks the move will improve safety, and could ultimately Continue reading “Highways England to test “in-vehicle signage” on A2 and M2”

Choose a Great Car Locksmith

One of the worst feelings in the world is coming back to your vehicle after you have gone to the store or the movies and start digging in your pockets only to realize that the car keys aren’t there. It can send you into a panic quickly. Perhaps you lost them, or perhaps you see them when you get back to the car… still in the ignition. When this happens, you are going to need to know how to get in touch with a great car locksmith in Perth.

What Services Can They Provide?

While you Continue reading “Choose a Great Car Locksmith”

Long-term test review: Volvo XC60

Second update: the Volvo XC60 SUV’s ride quality is a breath of fresh airVerdict4.5Soft suspension in our Volvo XC60 is like sitting on air, even when driving on rutted roads, and the comfortable seats enhance the superb ride quality. It’s a shame the DAB radio is playing up, but we’re still able to enjoy the Volvo’s strong engine and practical interior without any problems.

Mileage: 4,914
Economy: 38.6mpg

I’ve been piling on the miles recently in our Volvo XC60, which Continue reading “Long-term test review: Volvo XC60”

Analysis: Is shale oil a cost effective switch or just a dent in our wallets?

ExxonMobil oil refinery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by WClarke [CC BY-SA 4.0]

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Shale oil’s prevalence in the American oil market may present a large obstacle for rising fuel economy standards.

Shale oil creates gasoline with a lower octane rating than gasoline created by conventional crude oil. This is due to higher concentrations of elemental components such as Naphtha present in the shale.

Some automakers are pushing to make 95 octane the new standard for fuel in the United Continue reading “Analysis: Is shale oil a cost effective switch or just a dent in our wallets?”

Audi e-tron electric SUV orders to open Sept. 17

Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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After having the car’s formal debut interrupted by an arrest, Audi announced that it will begin taking orders for its all-electric e-tron SUV on September 17, the company said last week.

The car’s formal debut August 30 in Brussels was postponed after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested by authorities in Germany for his role in a widespread emissions cheating scandal.

Now the unveiling has been rescheduled for San Continue reading “Audi e-tron electric SUV orders to open Sept. 17”

Q70 Hybrid dropped from 2019 Infiniti Q70 lineup

2019 Infiniti Q70

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The Infiniti Q70 has been with us since 2011, originally arriving as an M.

A successor is planned based on a front-wheel-drive platform with electrification, but the first model based on this platform isn’t due until 2021. It means Infiniti’s aging products like the Q70 will have to soldier on for a little while longer.

If you’re happy to overlook the much better competition, you can pick up a 2019 Infiniti Q70 for $51,295, including destination. That’s Continue reading “Q70 Hybrid dropped from 2019 Infiniti Q70 lineup”