Lamborghini - where it all began

In the advent of Lamborghini's new exclusive 800hp Supercar being named HyperVeloce, online car buying website, Sell Your Jamjar has looked back into the whirlwind history of Lamborghini and its founder Ferruccio Lamborghini where it all began with an interesting blog post.

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Exceed speed limit by just 1 mph and you may be nicked

From this autumn Police Scotland, are planning to act against drivers exceeding speed limits, even by as little as 1 mph and police forces in other parts of the UK could be set to follow.

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Celerio is a stronger Suzuki city car offering

Suzuki is back to specialising in what they do well – producing superminis and 4x4s with the launch of the Suzuki Celerio. Sitting below the Suzuki Swift, it is aimed at the city car market.

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Supercars gather for cancer charity

Although the low oil price is taking the sheen off Aberdeen’s gold-plated economy, the streets of the Granite City are still home to a considerable number of the world’s exotic supercars.

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Provisional 2016 Formula One calendar

The World Motor Sport Council has approved rule adjustments for Formula 1 and announced the provisional calendar for the 2016 Formula 1 season.

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Five top tips to save on your car hire, when holidaying abroad

We all know holidaying abroad can be an enormous expense. Hotel rates are often the single biggest expense but one of the more unpredictable expenses can be hiring a care. Read More...
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Smartphones taking over the driving?

We’ve had quite a bit about autonomous vehicles or piloted vehicles – basically cars that drive themselves – but this intrigued me because it is a different angle on the subject.

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Toyota Avensis strives for prestige and elegance

Toyota has unveled the latest in a lineage of Avensis models that stretch back over four models to the original launched in late 1997. In all 1,711,800 Avensis models have been sold, so this new one has to please existing customers, while hopefully bringing in ‘conquest’ sales.

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TVR to return with Cosworth-powered sports car

TVR, one of Britain’s best-loved specialist sports car brands, should return to the market in 2017 with an all-new Cosworth-powered sports car.

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First pictures of New Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall has issued the first pictures of the new Vauxhall Astra which is due to go into production later this year at the Ellesmere Port factory in Cheshire. Its debut (under the Opel badge) will be at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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The most beautiful race in the world

Following the “Mini Miglia” shakedown in Scotland, at the end of last month, nine classic Jaguars lined up in Brescia, Italy for the start of the Mille Miglia – an event once described as “the most beautiful race in the world”.

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Car hire chaos predicted this summer

Do you have a UK driving licence? Are intending to hire a car abroad? If so, there’s an important change from early next month that you need to be aware of.

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Jaguar prepares for Mille Miglia

How magnificent can things be? This time last week I was standing in front of magnificent Inveraray Castle, on the shores of Loch Fyne, when the crunching of gravel and the burble of a classic straight six engine announces the arrival of a magnificent Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar Long-nose D-type.

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50th anniversary of Jim Clark's 1965 season

This month Club Lotus and the Jim Clark Trust will be holding a weekend of celebrations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s 1965 season in which he won his second Formula One World Championship title, his win at the Indianapolis 500, the Formula 2 championship and the Tasman Championship.

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New Toyota Aygo makes stronger statement

If the old Aygo was a bit forgettable, the new one has much more presence. Toyota has let it be known that they are deliberately moving to make the styling of their new cars a bit more extrovert. Certainly, it is a bold move to put that strong ‘X’ graphic on the face of the Aygo, with its strong complementary colours.

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All-new Jaguar XF unveiled

Jaguar has taken the wraps off its all-new Jaguar XF at the New York motor show, with UK order books now open and the first deliveries taking place towards the end of this year. Prices will start from £32,300.

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Mazda 6 deserves place on your short list

Mainstream Japanese car design seems to be a bit of a mixed bag at the moment, ranging from the downright bland through to over-the-top designs with heavily sculpted panels and puckered front grilles. Either way, “elegant” is not a word I find myself often using for cars from the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Sports and supercars to the fore at Geneva

As the first major European show of the year the Geneva Motor Show always has an array of glittering car launches. But, this year it seems to have excelled itself with new models and a number of tantalising concepts.

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London Formula E race is go

London is to get its own international motor race. Agreement has been reached for Formula E championship races to be held in Battersea Park, to follow Moscow as the final two races in the 2014-15 Formula E Championship.

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Seat Leon Cupra 280 pitches against hottest hatches

With the launch of the Seat Leon SC Cupra 280, Seat has pitched itself right into the battle at the very top end of the hot hatchback market. The slightly less brawny 261 bhp version of the Leon SC Cupra continues, but this more powerful version enters the market in competition with cars like the Ford Focus ST, the Renault Megan RS 265 and the Volkswagen Golf R.

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Ford GT steals the limelight in Detroit

Ford has grabbed the headlines at the Detroit Motor Show with the surprise unveiling of the new Ford GT supercar. It comes as Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT which went on to take a 1-2-3 victory at the 1966 24 hours of Le Mans.

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Jaguar F-Pace gets green light

As expected Jaguar has confirmed that it will build the crossover that it previewed in its C-X17 concept car. As sister company, Land Rover, has seen the SUV market has remained remarkably strong in a difficult market.

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Mercedes and Audi show driverless cars

We’ve heard a lot about self-driving cars in recent months. Initially it was Google’s quirky research vehicles that were grabbing the headlines, but in 2015 it will be the mainstream manufacturers. Mercedes-Benz and Audi have been quick off the mark in the New Year with news of their developments in self-driving technology.

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Suzuki SX4 S-Cross takes on the crossover mainstream

Following the pattern well established by other manufacturers the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross recognises that, while many people are attracted to the SUV style, some have no need for the go-anywhere ability of four wheel drive. The S-cross is therefore available in two or four-wheel-drive.

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New Mini grows in size and appeal

I still remember the day I first saw the “new” Mini “in the metal”. It was in the brand new Mini section of our local BMW dealership and there was a large crowd of people huddled around it, plus a lot of noses squashed up against the showroom window. Such was the interest in the modern take on one of Britain’s most famous cars.

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Transparent pillars and ghost cars

Following on from the see-through bonnet, Jaguar Land Rover is now working on see-through pillars to give drivers a full 360º view of the road.

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Audi A3 Cabriolet - stylish family soft-top

For a couple of years I knew exactly why cabriolets are so popular, despite our less than ideal climate. My everyday transport was an Audi A4 cabriolet.

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James Bond's new Aston Martin is the DB10

James Bond will drive an Aston Martin DB10 in the new James Bond Film Spectre to be produced at Pinewood Studios.

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Volkswagen Golf R - fastest Golf ever

The last time I drove the ‘R’ version of the Volkswagen it was the R32 and its performance came by courtesy of a big 3.2-litre V6 engine shoehorned under the Golf bonnet. In these more environmentally-focussed days, however, big engines are no longer such an acceptable route to performance for mainstream manufacturers.

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New Audi S3 goes executive sport saloon

In my garage I have an Audi S3 of growing vintage. Growing because I cannot think of a car in my price bracket to replace it with. So this is a road test that I have been anticipating for some time. Maybe the new Audi S3 might fit the bill?

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