New DeLorean DMC-12 could enter production next year

The US company now in charge of the famous DeLorean nameplate could start production of its revamped DMC-12 as early as 2021

Back in 2016, the now US-owned DeLorean Motor Company announced it would build a limited number of “new” DMC-12s, using a combination of modern components and leftover stock from the car’s original production run. The project has remained dormant for the last four years, but recent legal developments could see the car enter production in 2021.

The campaign was Continue reading “New DeLorean DMC-12 could enter production next year”

New 2022 Range Rover Sport spied testing for first time

Camouflaged prototype of all-new Range Rover Sport spied ahead of expected 2022 release

The all-new Range Rover Sport has been spied testing in heavy camouflage ahead of its scheduled launch in 2022. The third generation of the Sport will be Land Rover’s answer to premium performance SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne. 

Despite the heavy disguise, it’s clear from the photos that the next-generation model’s silhouette will not take a radical diversion from the existing model which has Continue reading “New 2022 Range Rover Sport spied testing for first time”

Uncamouflaged 2020 SEAT Leon leaked ahead of launch

An undisguised production-ready version of the fourth-generation SEAT Leon has been caught on camera ahead of its official launch tomorrow

The all-new, fourth-generation SEAT Leon is due to make its official debut on Tuesday 28 January in Barcelona, before going on sale this summer. An uncamouflaged production-ready version of the new car has been leaked on Instagram ahead of the event, offering our best indication yet of the refreshed model’s styling.

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Government reviews smart motorways after 38 deaths in five years

A section of the M25 suffered 20 times more serious incidents following its conversion to smart motorway

The Government is to announce a series of updates to the UK’s smart motorway network, following the unearthing of accident statistics that show 38 people have lost their lives on the roads in five years. Data obtained from Highways England also shows there was a 20-fold increase in the number of “near miss” incidents after a section of motorway was converted to “smart” running.

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What is a smart motorway? Speed cameras, safety and hard shoulder use explained

Smart motorways are meant to be a cost-effective way of increasing road capacity, but they’ve made headlines for the wrong reasons

Smart motorways use variable speed limits to control traffic flow and, in some cases, instruct drivers to use the hard shoulder as a live running lane. These new types of road are controversial, though, with various concerns having been raised over how safe they are.

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New Mercedes E-Class leaked in Mercedes-AMG E 63 S guise

Leak of hot AMG model gives us our best look yet at the facelifted Mercedes E-Class, which will get seven new electrified powertrains

An image of a heavily updated Mercedes-AMG E 63 S has been leaked by the cochespias Instagram account ahead of the official reveal of the conventional E-Class saloon at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March. The photo shows the back of the BMW M5 rival completely undisguised. 

Focusing first on the details that make the E 63 unique, the latest hot saloon Continue reading “New Mercedes E-Class leaked in Mercedes-AMG E 63 S guise”

Dyson car: Government takes back £8m grant from dead electric car project

The UK Government has recouped millions of pounds from Dyson after it mothballed its electric car project

The Government has taken back £7.8m from Dyson, following the vacuum cleaner manufacturer’s decision to scrap its electric car project in October 2019. Dyson received the grant in 2016, amid expectations that the project would bring an engineering and employ- ment boom in the company’s home town of Wiltshire.

Before Dyson abandoned its electric car project, the company said the Continue reading “Dyson car: Government takes back £8m grant from dead electric car project”

New 2020 SEAT Leon set to be revealed tomorrow

The all-new fourth-generation SEAT Leon will make its official debut this week

The upcoming fourth-generation SEAT Leon will make its world premiere on Tuesday (28 January), before going on sale this summer. The hatchback has already been teased, with the most recent image giving us our first official look at the car’s rear end.

The teaser image previews the new Leon’s redesigned tailgate, updated boot spoiler and full-width LED light-bar, which illuminates outwards from the centre of Continue reading “New 2020 SEAT Leon set to be revealed tomorrow”

New Porsche 911 GT3 teased on Super Bowl LIV advert

New hardcore 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 has been spotted hiding on the German company’s 2020 Super Bowl LIV advert

The all-new Porsche 911 GT3 has been teased in the company’s official 2020 Super Bowl American Football advert. Spotted undisguised in the background of the film, the track-focused model is expected to be officially revealed later in the year.

Like previous spy shots, the Porsche 911 GT3 in the advert wears a twin spoiler, with a duck-tail mounted to the engine cover Continue reading “New Porsche 911 GT3 teased on Super Bowl LIV advert”

Shock smart motorways accident stats show a 20 times more near-misses

A section of the M25 suffered 20 times more serious incidents following its conversion to smart motorway

The Government is to announce a series of updates to the UK’s smart motorway network, following the unearthing of accident statistics that show a 20-fold increase in the number of “near miss” incidents after a section of motorway was converted to “smart” running.

Data uncovered by the BBC’s Panorama programme found that in the five years prior to its conversion to smart motorway, one Continue reading “Shock smart motorways accident stats show a 20 times more near-misses”