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Tesla P85D to get even faster - by itself

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

James Taylor, 30 January 2015 13:44

As our recent first drive confirms, the Tesla Model S P85D is not a slow car. Not content with matching the iconic McLaren F1’s 3.2-second 0-60mph time, however, Tesla is about to make the car even faster. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted yesterday (29 January 2015) that Tesla P85D 0-60mph acceleration will soon be improved by around 0.1 ...

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Tesla P85D to get even faster - by itself

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

James Taylor, 30 January 2015 13:44

As our recent first drive confirms, the Tesla Model S P85D is not a slow car. Not content with matching the iconic McLaren F1’s 3.2-second 0-60mph time, however, Tesla is about to make the car even faster. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted yesterday (29 January 2015) that Tesla P85D 0-60mph acceleration will soon be improved by around 0.1 ...

Ford Mustang priced at £29k in UK, £33k for V8

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 21 January 2015 07:14

The icon of the US muscle car scene - the Ford Mustang - has finally arrived in the UK, after more than 50 years of Brits being denied the pony car. Ford has set the prices for the 2015 Mustang, and it’ll be a relative bargain compared with rivals. Prices start at £28,995 for the 2.3-litre four-cylinder Ecoboost model. However, those ...

Caterham launches approved used scheme for secondhand thrills

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 20 January 2015 10:42

Caterham has launched a new approved used scheme to give secondhand buyers more reassurance when taking the plunge and buying a used track-day toy. Caterham Selected is the company’s first stab at a manufacturer-backed scheme to match the mainstream franchised dealers and could tempt those who’ve always fancied a Caterham but been scared away by the unknowns of ownership. What ...

Cheap pump prices put squeeze on EVs, admits BMW boss

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Tim Pollard, 19 January 2015 17:56

Electric cars will feel the squeeze if fuel prices remain low, the marketing chief of BMW has admitted. Ian Robertson said that the BMW i3 would become a harder sell if cheap fuel prices continued to erode the attractiveness of EV running costs. ‘There are some short-term changes that will occur in some countries,’ he told Bloomberg at the DLD-15 ...

Could Renault’s aluminium-air battery be a game-changer for electric cars?

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Ian Adcock, 19 January 2015 08:49

Renault is the front-runner to adopt a game-changing aluminium-air battery, which could yield a sevenfold boost in the electric Zoe’s 130-mile range. Aluminium-air (al-air) batteries have a phenomenal energy density, producing electricity when oxygen from the air oxidises aluminium. Approximately 4kWh of electricity and heat can be released from a single kilo of aluminium. Each al-air battery cell consists of ...

Google partners with car makers to develop its autonomous car

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 16 January 2015 10:26

Google is seeking to partner with major car makers and component giants in a bid to bring its self-driving car to market, probably by the end of the decade. The head of the project, Chris Urmson, revealed some new details on the autonomous Google car at this week’s Automotive News World Congress. Companies the search giant is talking to include ...

JCW is as fast as Minis will get for now

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Ben Miller, 15 January 2015 09:49

As Mini unveils the new JCW, its most potent road-going model yet, at the 2015 Detroit motor show CAR catches up with the brand’s director Jochen Goller. For the time being, he tells us, the John Cooper Works is as fast and powerful as Mini production cars are going to get. ‘I don’t think we need a car that’s much ...

Future BMW M cars could go 4wd, says boss

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Ben Miller, 14 January 2015 11:02

BMW’s M division CEO Franciscus van Meel has hinted that a four-wheel drive option is likely to make an appearance on larger M cars in the near future. Speaking to CAR at the Detroit motor show, van Meel said that four-wheel drive is becoming a necessity as the supersaloon power war continues. ‘We are looking into those things because power ...

Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne’s seven predictions for 2015

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Ben Miller, 13 January 2015 10:45

Chrysler group's CEO Sergio Marchionne faced myriad questions at the 2015 Detroit motor show, on subjects as diverse as electric power and Jeep production. CAR magazine caught up with him at one of his legendary Q&A sessions at the NAIAS. Click here for our live blog from the show, recording the movers and shakers, debuts and gossip from the show ...

Crewe names 2016 SUV as the Bentley Bentayga!

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Tim Pollard, 13 January 2015 09:31

The wait is over to hear the name of Crewe's new 2016 SUV: we can now confirm you are looking at what will become the new Bentley Bentayga. The Bentley what? Bentayga. It's certainly a stretch for traditionalists at Bentley, but it's said to name-check a mountain peak on the Canary Islands, the Roque Bentayga. The name was announced at ...

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