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Scalextric ARC One review: how slot cars have evolved

Rated 4 out of 54

James Taylor, 17 December 2014 10:46

Since I last played with a Scalextric set (not quite as long ago as I’d like to admit), it seems things have moved on a bit. In a dystopian present where most kids would rather play with their smartphone than with slot cars, Scalextric has clearly decided that if it can’t beat them, it had better join them. In one giant ...

Why are so many car makers changing their badges?

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 12 December 2014 11:34

Mercedes is the latest car maker to shake up its naming policy. You can read a fuller explanation of Merc’s rebadging here, but in a nutshell they’re trying to cluster car names together, with badges showing from which branch of the family tree they’ve sprouted. So the GLS is the new name for the artist formerly known as Mercedes GL. ...

How protesters drowned out the 'Sound of Porsche'

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ben Oliver, 11 December 2014 14:23

It's ironic that last night's launch of the 'pop-up' store celebrating 'The Sound of Porsche' in London's Westfield shopping centre nearly got drowned out by the sound of 600 demonstrators. They were protesting against the death of Eric Garner in New York, and not Porsche's decision to switch to quieter turbocharged engines with the next update of the 911, but ...

5 things we learned when we raced our first Ginetta

5 things we learned when we raced our first Ginetta
brightcove.createExperiences(); A few weeks before joining CAR magazine, James Taylor was lucky enough to somehow win the want2race competition, a brilliant initiative aimed at giving novice drivers a route into serious motorsport. First prize was a seat in a proper Ginetta G40 racing car in the final three races of the one-make Ginetta GT5 Challenge, supporting the British GT and F3 ...

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F1 riddle: will Porsche, Audi really race in Formula 1?

Rated 4 out of 54

Georg Kacher, 02 December 2014 12:52

F1 is dominated by Bernie Ecclestone, the incredibly wealthy and influential Brit who keeps most protagonists on a remarkably short leash. The 84-year-old Napoleon of motor racing is a thorn in the side of the 77-year-old Ferdinand Piech, the VW scion who is not a great fan of sharing power and profits either. According to those in the know, Piech ...

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