Geely Shakes Hands With Bloodhound SSC For Another Land Speed Record

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Britain’s Bloodhound SSC land speed record project has announced Geely as its new “prime sponsor and official automotive partner”. The deal with Volvo’s parent company and China’s seventh-largest motor manufacturer revives the labouring venture, which aims to push the land speed record beyond 1000mph on a specially prepared track in South Africa in 2018 after … [Read more…]

New Honda Civic Type R Ready for 2017

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Honda wants the new Civic Type R-previewed in Paris by a thinly veiled concept-to be the “best-ever front-wheel-drive hot hatch” when it goes on sale late next year after a Geneva show debut in March. Honda kept technical details close to its chest at Paris, but Autocar understands the Civic Type R will remain front- … [Read more…]

Renault Trezor – A Native Speaker of Visual Language

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Striking two-seat concept is set to shape the styling of Renault’s future production models and heralds ‘big changes’ in technology and design Renault has previewed its next-generation design language with the unveiling of a high-performance electric two-seat GT concept. The sleek coupe, called Trezor, which means ‘treasure’ in French, is the latest creation of design … [Read more…]

Nissan Micra Turns To Its Supermini Rivals

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Fifth-generation supermini to shift upmarket with improved refinement, increased equipment levels and more agile handling; on sale next March After 33years, Nissan is at last launching an all-new European-designed Micra with the unabashed aim of beating the supermini class leaders at their own game. Over four previous generations, Nissan has been content to target middle-rank … [Read more…]

The Discovery Comes Back With More Space and Less Weight

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Fifth generation of Land Rover’s large SUV on sale next spring, priced from £43k Land Rover’s all-new, fifth-generation Discovery is faster, lighter, more economical and cleaner-running than the model it replaces, even though it is bigger inside and out. The new model adopts many styling cues from the influential Discovery Vision concept unveiled at the … [Read more…]

Mazda RX-7 FD

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I can still remember the last time I drove a third- generation, ‘FD’ RX-7. But that’s because it was also the first time. It was way back in 1993, when the car was new and causing a stir. There was a real buzz about it, and I’m not just talking about its audible rev limiter. … [Read more…]