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Elon Musk to appear in an episode of The Simpsons

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Tim Pollard, 31 July 2014 09:29

Tesla chief Elon Musk is to appear in popular TV animation The Simpsons, the show’s executive producer has revealed. In a tweet this week, Al Jean said Musk would be in the first of 11 episodes of the next series of The Simpsons, the long-running comedy now entering its 26th season. Elon Musk to star in The Simpsons For a ...

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Elon Musk to appear in an episode of The Simpsons

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 31 July 2014 09:29

Tesla chief Elon Musk is to appear in popular TV animation The Simpsons, the show’s executive producer has revealed. In a tweet this week, Al Jean said Musk would be in the first of 11 episodes of the next series of The Simpsons, the long-running comedy now entering its 26th season. Elon Musk to star in The Simpsons For a ...

Range Rover Sport SVR the fastest SUV around the Nurburgring

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Tim Pollard, 30 July 2014 11:35

In a questionable bout of willy-waving, Land Rover today announced one of the most pointless speed records we’ve yet heard: the new Range Rover Sport SVR became the fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring. The breathed-over RR SVR lapped the Nordschleife in 8min 14sec, spelling out the performance credentials of the fastest ever Land Rover. The record was set by ...

Seven things we learned about the Aston Martin DP-100 concept car

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Tim Pollard, 22 July 2014 08:59

The new August 2014 issue of CAR magazine has a stunning, eight-page photoshoot on the Aston Martin DP-100 concept car. We met its makers and spent a day with the amazing mid-engined supercar – where we learned the following nuggets. 1) Why the Aston Martin DP-100 is mid-engined ‘One of the phrases that we like to use is “out of ...

Smart: the best concepts and special editions

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James Clark, 18 July 2014 11:24

As Smart lifts the lid on the new ForTwo and ForFour this week, CAR magazine looks back on wonderful, wacky and downright woeful Smart special editions and concepts that have been created since the diminutive City Coupe first arrived on the scene in 1998. Smart ForTwo Crossblade The Crossblade was a 2002 special edition based on the cabrio version of ...

Closed-road racing made legal in the UK

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Adam Binnie, 11 July 2014 15:52

A London Grand Prix on closed streets or even a Pikes Peak style hill-climb in the Lake District could now by possible after the Government approved plans to allow motorsport events on public roads. It is hoped that the decision to allow staged rallies, hill climbs and trials of speed on closed-road street circuits will give the country’s motorsport industry ...

Mazda MX-5 1989-2014 in pictures: 25 years of soft-top heaven

Mazda MX-5 1989-2014 in pictures: 25 years of soft-top heaven
It's hard to believe but the Mazda MX-5 celebrates its 25th birthday this year, writes Adam Binnie. The occasion will be marked with a special edition model, before the launch of the fourth-iteration MX-5 in September 2014. The MX-5 earned the title of 'bestselling two-seater sports car of all time' from Guinness World Records in May 2000, after global production reached 531,890 ...

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  • 11 July 2014

How to buy a James Bond car on a budget

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Adam Binnie, 10 July 2014 09:06

News that a classic Aston Martin, full of James Bond gadgets, is to be sold at auction this Saturday 12 July 2014 may leave you yearning for a piece of the action for yourself. The idea of blasting through the Alps in a classic sports car with nothing on the horizon but a vodka martini and a suitcase full of ...

Watch Kimi Raikkonen’s lawnmower race before British Grand Prix

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Adam Binnie, 09 July 2014 11:27

Former F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen revealed an unusual pre-race warm-up ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, by haring around a grass track on a racing lawnmower. Drivers are usually encouraged to keep their cars off the grass but as this video shows, the 2007 F1 champ is clearly able to transfer his skill from the tarmac track to ...

The weirdest job titles in the car industry revealed

The weirdest job titles in the car industry revealed
Car companies are diversifying into new areas of specialism - and this attention to detail is bringing some novel new job titles to the automotive industry. A quick browse through the recruitment pages and job ads reveals that manufacturers are hiring for strange and unusual roles. Here's a pick of the job titles we found recently. Tell us if you've ...

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  • 09 July 2014

VW pushes upmarket: the new Passat and the Phaeton lesson

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John Mahoney, 07 July 2014 08:02

Logically, it makes perfect sense to push the new 2015 VW Passat upmarket far away from the declining, mass-market D-segment it used to inhabit. After all, how can Volkswagen resist a tasty slice of profit the BMW 3-series or Mercedes C-class dishes out to their makers? Even if it does risk stepping on Audi's toes... VW Passat and the shadow of ...

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