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  • A history of records

    A history of records

    A new record-breaking vehicle with a streamlined body and fully faired wheels as well as a likewise new V12 supercharged engine rated at 453kW: thus equipped, Rudolf Caracciola, the 1935 European Grand Prix champion, set out in autumn 1936 to...

  • In the finals

    In the finals

    The Seat Ateca, which since June of this year has already opened the doors to different European markets, is among the five vehicles put forward for the prestigious Autobest 2017 awards, one of Europe’s top prizes given by a panel of 31...

  • Motoring icon

    Motoring icon

    Volkswagen is preparing a major update for the Golf. World premiere coming up in November. It will be the update of a style-icon. Head of design at Volkswagen Klaus Bischoff said, “There are only a few cars in the world other than the Golf which...

  • The solution within the fuel dispensing industry

    The solution within the fuel dispensing industry

    Accuracy in business is a serious matter nowadays, as a lack of it can lead to dire consequences. Fritz Energy is well aware of the concerns expressed by the local fuel retail sector operators – most of them can be traced back to inaccurate...

  • Finally, it’s all right

    Finally, it’s all right

    The Ford Mustang is one of the most famous name tags in motoring and still the fastest selling car ever made. Now it’s being sold in right-hand-drive. A new Mustang is news in itself, as it is one of the most iconic sports cars ever made and has a...

  • Run to the hill

    Run to the hill

    The Prescott American Autumn Classic is a celebration of everything stateside, from classic muscle cars to up-to-date pickup trucks. Taking place on the hill climb course set in the heart of Gloucestershire, the event attracts people from all...

  • The dreams of youth

    The dreams of youth

    Since an early age, there was only one thing on Franz Zammit Haber’s mind – that of being behind the wheel of an MG TD. In some inexplicable way, he developed a fatal attraction for that vehicle, and in his adolescence, dreamt of buying one once...

  • More than a letter

    More than a letter

    Fiat is in the process of updating the effervescent 500 range with a new instrument display and a more powerful, 105hp version of the exceptional TwinAir turbo two-cylinder engine. But the S trim came in last year and with endless rivals spewing...

  • A legendary experience

    A legendary experience

    ‘Thrilled’ was the only adjective that fitted the way I felt when I got to know that the 2016 Sonax Partner Event would be held at the legendary Nurburgring track in Germany. The town chosen for our stay was Trier. This is a lovely old town in...

  • Success in sales

    Success in sales

    Strong sales in China, boosted by the launch of the locally-built Jaguar XFL, helped the Jaguar Land Rover brand achieve its strongest global September sales to date, selling 61,047 vehicles, up 28 per cent compared to 2015. The month’s...

  • A promising new year

    A promising new year

    The new range of the 2017 Harley-Davidson motorbikes has been specifically designed to cater for touring activities. Its new Milwaukee eight engine has been built from the ground up to provide a smoother and a purer sound. Its new suspension is...

  • Driving towards a safer future

    Driving towards a safer future

    One year after the launch of the Digital Motorway Test Bed, Audi presented new technologies for piloted driving and car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. The focus is on online variable message road signs and...

  • Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era

    Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era

    Tougher European car emissions tests being introduced in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal are about to bring surprising consequences: bigger engines. Carmakers that have spent a decade shrinking engine capacities to meet emissions goals are now...

  • A seating revolution

    The Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept makes its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, with a revolutionary radical fibre net construction that re-evaluates the principles of car seat occupancy. In humans, the spine acts to stabilise the head. It...

  • French flair

    French flair

    The fourth generation Mégane is the most evolutionary update Renault has ever given to its family hatchback. And it shows because first impressions are, well, impressive. The body is quite stunning – it certainly photographs well but in real life,...

  • Launch pad for innovation and creativity

    Launch pad for innovation and creativity

    The iconic Ford Fiesta small car has inspired a wide variety of quirky concept vehicles during 40 years of production. Since the first Ford Fiesta was assembled in May 1976 more than 17 million of the iconic small car have been built for customers...

  • Blown away

    Blown away

    Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family. Shortly after the world premiere of the AMG GT R, the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach is presenting two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports...

  • Increasing efficiency

    Increasing efficiency

    Audi has put a new topcoat paint shop into operation at its plant in Ingolstadt. Board of management member for production Prof. Dr Hubert Waltl opened the 12,000-square-metre building together with plant director Albert Mayer and group works...

  • Ready to race

    Ready to race

    Jaguar has taken the wraps off its new electric motorsport future, revealing its Formula E team’s official name, vision, title sponsor, driver line-up and electric racing livery. From this October, Panasonic Jaguar Racing will compete in the third...

  • A fast record

    A fast record

    A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle has set a new speed record at the World of Speed event that has long been a tradition at Lake Bonneville in Utah, USA. The Beetle LSR (Land Speed Record) with a turbocharged 2.0-litre direct-injection engine...

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