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Jaguar cub’s spectacular launch

JAGUAR'S new baby SUV set pulses racing during a London launch show when stunt man Terry Grant entered the Guinness Book of Records with the world's longest ever barrel roll in a production car. The brand's latest addition, the...
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Moving up the ladder

NO longer content with dominating the motoring mass market, Volkswagen has set its eyes on classier rivals, who sell less cars but have cornered luxury buyers. The brand's latest coupe, the Arteon, is set to hit European showrooms in...
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Ride of the Valkyries

FOR years a creature of legend, the Valkyrie took one step closer to reality last week when Aston Martin revealed an almost production ready glimpse of its latest hypercar. Designed by Formula One engineer Adrian Newey, the Valkyrie is...

SEAT Leon Xcellence Technology

THE SEAT Leon is a smart, sporty hatchback based on the architecture of its stablemate the VW Golf, and that is a very good starting point. The Golf is noted for its poised and agile chassis and sets...

Polestar leaving the nest

POLESTAR is set to become a stand-alone brand under the wider Volvo umbrella. The Swedish firm is putting its weight behind the technology as it hopes to create a rival to Mercedes’ AMG or BMW’s M brands. At...

SPV hit Le Mans

COSTA DEL SOL-BASED racing outfit SPV Racing made its second appearance in this season’s Michelin Le Mans Cup last weekend and fulfilled the first part of a dream while doing so. This time, the team took part in two...
WITH modified suspension, British leather, wood-rimmed steering wheel and a push-button start, the Mini is making a masterful comeback. April 20 sees the launch of the Mini Remastered in Monaco with the iconic car given a modern make over...
A 1963 Jaguar E-Type and 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO, worth tens of millions of euros a piece, almost collided at the 73rd annual Goodwood Members Meeting. They missed one another by millimetres on a drizzly English afternoon that gathered...
BRAVING some of the harshest winter weather in Europe, the new BMW X6 M50d Drive passed its icy test with flying colours. The powerful three litre diesel, which has enjoy critical acclaim since its 2016 release, was in Romania...

Nerves and speed in Barcelona F1

MCLAREN has endured a nightmare start to the Formula One pre-season. Engine problems forced two stoppages on the last of Barcelona trials, an enormous embarrassment with the new MCL 32 under intense scrutiny. That Honda supplied the engines will...

Subaru Outback test drive

The Subaru Outback is a formidable off-roader which is also very good to drive on the tarmac, making it ideal for those whose lifestyle mixes urban and rural activities. It is quite refined to drive, is well equipped, looks...

Vintage velocity at Race Retro

ONE of Britain’s best auctions took place over the weekend from February 24-26 and, as always, didn’t disappoint with the motoring gems on display. The Race Retro historic motorsport show is in its 14th year and boasted its most...

Hyundai Tucson Premium SE

COMPACT SUV models currently enjoy enormous popularity, with a wealth of competitors vying for customers in one of the most active sectors of the UK car market. Kia Sportage, Renault Kadjar, SEAT Ateca, Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai, VW Tiguan...

Rare breed hits auction

A FORD GT once owned by Jenson Button is going on sale at an auction where it is expected to fetch more than €300,000. Built in 2005 the VIP Ford boasts a hand-crafted 550bhp V8 engine with a quad...

May’s allergy to leather

TOP GEAR and Grand Tour star James May is selling his classic Rolls-Royce after discovering that he’s allergic to its leather seats. May admitted that his 1972 Corniche had made him itchy after a spin for years, forcing him...

Volvo volunteers

BEING a crash test dummie may well be more appealing than commuting into London each day. Which is why Volvo is recruiting British volunteers to test drive its new autonomous 4x4. The trial is targeting busy professionals who drive...
THE fourth annual Retro Malaga event was a huge success, with over 22,000 classic car enthusiasts visiting the Palacio de Ferias in Malaga City. Perhaps the most striking difference to previous years was the diversity and quality of models...

Farewell to the underdog

ZENOS Cars, the Norfolk-based sports car firm much-loved for its affordable lightweight lineup, has gone into administration. The British car maker had recently produced its 100th vehicle, but a series of cancelled export orders proved too much for the...

Countdown to Geneva

THE Geneva Motor Show may still be a few months away but several big-hitters have already come forward to stake their claim to motoring dominance. McLaren, Ferrari and even a Singapore outfit have put their cards on the table,...

British car award winners 2017

THE UK Car of the Year awards are almost in, with winners just announced in every category and the overall winner to be declared in February. Decided by 27 top British motoring journalists, the awards give a valuable industry...
BILLED as a ‘new species’ of car, Faraday Future officially launched their new electric sedan which goes faster than a Ferrari and is capable of learning. The FF 91 debuted in Las Vegas, will be on the roads in...
ATECA is SEAT’s new compact SUV which aims to muscle in on a sector already packed with formidable rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Peugeot 3008. However, there will be no worried faces in...

A fierce fighting bull

A GRAND tour celebrating 50 years of the Lambourghini Miura somewhat surprisingly finished up on an Andalucian farm. After 12 months of touring Europe’s glamour spots, from Monte Carlo to Madrid, the tour rolled to a stop at a...

This is the year of Ford

FORD has finally produced its first ever GT Supercar. Boasting the best power-to-weight ratio of any production car with a top speed smashing 200mph, the GT rolled off the assembly line in Ontario to acclaim in December.  A twin-turbo...

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IN PICTURES: Trapped worker rescued from top of tower crane in Spain

FIREFIGHTERS with a head for heights swung into action on a turntable ladder after a worker at the top of a tower crane became trapped. The...

SHELL SHOCKED: Medics in Spain discover turtle in ‘intimate region’ of Brit woman’s body

DOCTORS in Spain were shocked to find a British woman had a decomposing turtle rotting away inside her body causing a severe infection. The woman, reportedly...

EYE TO EYE: Worldwide event is coming to the Costa Blanca 

WHERE has human connection gone? That's what Kris Vandenreijt is asking... To honour the International Week of Peace, every country in the world will share...
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Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary re-elected at company’s AGM

MICHAEL O'LEARY, chief executive of budget Irish airline Ryanair, has also been re-elected CEO with 98.5 per cent of the votes at the company's...

British family ‘prisoners’ in hotel in Spain after kids catch hand-foot-and-mouth disease

A HONEYMOONING British couple from Essex claim they had a terrible holiday experience in Menorca when their children contracted hand-foot-and-mouth disease. The newlyweds Daniel and...

Lifeless body found on beach in south of Spain

EMERGENCY services have confirmed that a corpse has been found on a beach in southern Spain today (Thursday). The 112 Andalucia emergency control centre said...

STORM ALI: Passengers ‘vomiting and crying’ on turbulent flight from Spain to UK

PASSENGERS on a holiday flight from Ibiza to Glasgow yesterday (Wednesday) experienced severe turbulence as their plane was buffeted by Storm Ali. Winds of up...

Heart-broken grandfather pays touching tribute to four-year-old Brit boy who drowned on holiday in...

THE grieving grandfather of a four-year-old British boy, Presley Stockton, who died yesterday (Wednesday) at a hotel resort in Spain has paid tribute to...

Woman dies on beach in Spain after being rescued from the sea

A 65-YEAR-OLD woman has died on a Costa Blanca beach after being pulled unconscious from the sea. The incident was reported at 12.05pm yesterday (Wednesday)...

British boy, 4, drowns in tragic Spanish hotel swimming pool incident

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD British boy has died at a hotel resort in Spain after suffering a possible cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at the...

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