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Ford Take Us To The Edge

Today’s car is the Ford Edge, arguably the most American-looking of the the SUV class available to euro-buyers. Reaction among reviewers has been mixed. I sometimes wonder if reviewers don’t sometimes forget who is buying the car. Further on I mention some of the dashboard plastics. I wonder how many purchasers will even notice? I’m biased of course because I like big American trucks so I guess I was sold on the car at first sight. Continue reading

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Honda, Hydrogen & The Call For Clarity

The first examples of Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda’s most advanced zero emissions vehicle, have arrived in Europe this week. The first six vehicles will be based with customers in London and Copenhagen as part of the Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) demonstration project, partly funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU). Continue reading

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Audi: The Successful 18-Year Tenure In The WEC

The shock waves are still being felt in the motorsport world following Audi’s decision to end their campaign in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2016 season. At the time of the sensational announcement, Audi’s motorsport boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich stated: “After 18 years in prototype racing that were exceptionally successful for Audi, it’s obviously extremely hard to leave. Audi Sport Team Joest shaped the WEC during this period like no other team.” Continue reading

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Documenting Road Safety

I rarely watch ‘reality’ TV. To me these programmes are usually just mindless schedule stuffing content, like so much bread in a cheap sausage. That said, I have watched a few of the eye-opening police road safety documentaries about the tribulations of our very thin blue line of traffic cops and the knuckle-dragging Neanderthals they have to contend with. Continue reading

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New Aston Martin Vanquish S: We Can But Dream

Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new Vanquish S. With sharper styling, greater potency and increased athleticism define this latest evolution of an illustrious model line that originated from Aston Martin’s legendary works in Newport Pagnell and has proudly served as standard bearer for the marque’s sporting and stylistic values since 2001. Continue reading

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Age No Barrier To Driving Fun

Thrill-seeker Mr Lennart Ribring is looking to join the ton-up club – of drivers aged 100 and over – after buying a new 5.0L V8 Ford Mustang. Looking for a “little fun in life”, the 97-year-old says the 412bhp fastback, capable of 155mph and 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds, is “the real thing”. Continue reading

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Road Safety & Autonomous Cars

The latest automotive survey, this one from Venson Automotive Solutions, reveals people’s attitudes to autonomous cars and road safety. Fifty-five percent of road users are calling for a review of road traffic laws in line with the rise of automated vehicles. Continue reading

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Van Crisis!

The internet is a wonderful thing. It is also an appalling thing. It is largely unregulated and poorly policed. Thanks to the internet I myself have many offers of friendship (or maybe more) from Eastern Europe and millions of pounds waiting for me at a branch of the Bank of Africa in Burkino Faso. Everything you desire. It is all there, ready to be ordered and delivered to you; and it usually comes by van. Continue reading