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Renaultsport RS01 hits the track with Alain Prost at the wheel

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

James Taylor, 21 October 2014 17:48

Renault’s wild Renaultsport RS01 racing car has turned a wheel for the first time in public – with none other than four-time F1 champion Alain Prost at the wheel. In a demonstration run at the finale of the World Series by Renault single-seater championship, the RS01 lapped the Spanish Jerez circuit in front of 58,000 spectators. Prost wasn’t the only ...

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Renaultsport RS01 hits the track with Alain Prost at the wheel

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

James Taylor, 21 October 2014 17:48

Renault’s wild Renaultsport RS01 racing car has turned a wheel for the first time in public – with none other than four-time F1 champion Alain Prost at the wheel. In a demonstration run at the finale of the World Series by Renault single-seater championship, the RS01 lapped the Spanish Jerez circuit in front of 58,000 spectators. Prost wasn’t the only ...

Audi TT Sport Cup (2015): the TT goes racing

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

James Taylor, 21 October 2014 10:37

Audi’s full-blown marketing push for the new TT continues, with the launch of a one-make championship in Germany. Called the Audi Sport TT Cup, the series will support the DTM German Touring Car championship, with six rounds over the 2015 season. Based on the Audi TTS road car, the racers will retain the same 306bhp 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine and ...

Toyota cuts price of GT86 to less than £23,000

Rated 4 out of 54

James Taylor, 17 October 2014 14:54

Less than two months after Subaru dropped the price of its BRZ sports car, Toyota has followed suit with the GT86. Prices for the boxer-engined, rear-drive coupe now start from £22,995, a cut of £2115. Subaru’s BRZ, built in the same Ota-city plant in Japan, kicks off at £22,495. The price drop comes courtesy of a new entry-level GT86 ‘Primo’ ...

Jaguar lets public drive its own D-Type

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

James Taylor, 17 October 2014 12:01

Jaguar has been on a big spending spree to bulk up its heritage fleet recently and now we know why. It’s throwing the keys to paying members of the public, with the chance to drive not only a few of its more illustrious road cars but also, remarkably, Le Mans heroes including the C-Type and D-Type. Called the Jaguar Heritage ...

Lotus launches Hethel factory tours to new customers

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 14 October 2014 22:48

Lotus this week launched a new Homemade In Hethel experience, letting new customers collect their car from the sports car maker’s Norfolk headquarters in the UK. It’s similar to the collection facility offered as an option by many German brands, such as Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. In fact, it's good business sense: you pay Lotus to fetch your own car! Though ...

BMW car hire scheme to rival London’s ‘Boris Bikes’

Rated 4 out of 54

Phil McNamara, 14 October 2014 15:57

BMW will launch a four-wheeled rival to the ‘Boris Bike’, CAR can reveal, when its grab-and-go car hire scheme launches in London by early 2015. DriveNow, BMW’s joint venture with rental company Sixt, will deploy cars at strategic points on the capital’s streets. How BMW's DriveNow scheme will work in London The electric i3 city car will be the star ...

Audi RS7 to lap Hockenheim – without a driver

Audi RS7 to lap Hockenheim – without a driver
During an interval at the final round of the German DTM Touring Car championship at Hockenheim on 19 October, an Audi RS7 Sportback will carry out a demonstration lap around the circuit.Nothing so significant about that you might think, but there’s one fact that will make this particularly interesting – the car won’t have a driver. How fast will this ...

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  • 10 October 2014

10 great Ferraris to remember Luca di Montezemolo by

10 great Ferraris to remember Luca di Montezemolo by
With Luca di Montezemolo bidding farewell to Ferrari this week after 23 years at the company’s helm, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on some of the finest road cars that have rolled out of Maranello under his watch. And that list includes some pretty special motor cars. Do you agree with our top 10? Click 'Add your comment' at ...

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  • 10 October 2014

BMW poaches Ferrari technical director Roberto Fedeli

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 09 October 2014 12:08

BMW has confirmed the appointment of Roberto Fedeli, the former R&D chief of Ferrari who had a sparkling 26-year technical career at Maranello. It’s a further sign of change at the top of Ferrari, in the wake of president Luca di Montezemolo’s departure. He quit this week, squeezed out by Fiat overlord Sergio Marchionne in a shake-up of the corridors ...

Mercedes C63 AMG (2015) priced above M3 and RS4

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

James Taylor, 09 October 2014 10:25

Mercedes-Benz has announced UK prices and specs for the latest-generation of its steroidal C63 AMG supersaloon. The base-model C63 saloon will cost £59,795 and the estate version an extra £1200. That prices it a little way above its natural BMW M3 and Audi RS4 rivals. As we revealed in our original spy photo story, the C63 ditches the charismatic 6.2-litre V8 of ...

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