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Our part in the world’s largest piece of car-created art

Rated 4 out of 54

James Taylor, 31 October 2014 12:20

When we drove the new Vauxhall Corsa for the first time at the beginning of October, we became part of a Guinness World Record. Quite a small part admittedly, but a part nonetheless. Our meanderings became part of the world’s largest ever drawing created by GPS, the work of artist and map maker Jeremy Wood in an unusual Vauxhall-sponsored publicity stunt. ...

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Our part in the world’s largest piece of car-created art

Rated 4 out of 54

James Taylor, 31 October 2014 12:20

When we drove the new Vauxhall Corsa for the first time at the beginning of October, we became part of a Guinness World Record. Quite a small part admittedly, but a part nonetheless. Our meanderings became part of the world’s largest ever drawing created by GPS, the work of artist and map maker Jeremy Wood in an unusual Vauxhall-sponsored publicity stunt. ...

‘New’ Lotus Sunbeam could be yours for £28k

Rated 4 out of 54

CJ Hubbard, 24 October 2014 13:44

It’s not often we cover a classic here on CAR, but how could we resist reporting on a 'new' Lotus hot hatch? Amazingly, an unregistered Talbot Lotus Sunbeam is heading to auction. This 1980 Lotus Sunbeam is being described as ‘brand new’ by Silverstone Auctions, the firm responsible for bringing the hammer down price-wise when it goes for sale on 16 November ...

Porsche Le Mans racer’s steering wheel – how it works

Porsche Le Mans racer’s steering wheel – how it works
Surely we’ve all daydreamed in idle moments about racing a top-flight Le Mans car. Judging by these diagrams Porsche has released of its 919 hybrid racer’s controls though, just operating the steering wheel might be a bit of a stretch for most of us. There are no less than 24 buttons and switches on the front or the 919’s carbon ...

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  • 17 October 2014

Apple Carplay – now available for older cars

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

CJ Hubbard, 13 October 2014 15:52

Such is the rise of in-car smartphone integration we’re starting to suspect it won’t be long before an app turns your daily transport into a full-size remote control car. But that’s not what Apple Carplay means in this context. At least, not yet. Instead, for the time being it’s all about the battle between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android (and ...

Ford GT to make a comeback for 2016?

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 07 October 2014 12:37

The Ford GT could be revived to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Blue Oval’s victory at Le Mans in 1966, according to reports in the US. Senior sources in Dearborn have told Motor Trend that a range-topping halo car is under discussion for launch in 2016 - and it’ll be a mid-engined supercar for road and track. Yes, Ford ...

Watch Nelson Piquet Jr drift a BMW i8

Watch Nelson Piquet Jr drift a BMW i8
No messing, let’s get straight to the point: this is a video of BMW’s ultimate eco warrior being thrashed well beyond the edge of adhesion by Formula E racing driver Nelson Piquet Jr. This is the BMW i8 throwing some outrageous shapes. Is it drifting or a carefully edited spin – you be the judge. But it’s an entertaining 94 seconds ...

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  • 16 September 2014

What makes modern AMG: CAR drives to the GT launch

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CJ Hubbard, 09 September 2014 13:58

Tonight Mercedes-AMG unveils the new AMG GT sports car – only the second pure-bred AMG machine in the brand’s history. It’s the successor to the gullwing-doored SLS and the car that Daimler hopes will finally present a credible alternative to the all-conquering Porsche 911. As you read this, we’re driving to the AMG GT launch in Affalterbach in Germany – ...

F1 drivers and teams soaked in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

F1 drivers and teams soaked in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reached fever pitch - your Facebook feed is probably as inundated as the ice-cold victims - but allow us to serve up a selection of the best drenchings from the world of Formula 1. We’ve gathered together some of the best Ice Bucket Challenges from the pitlane, featuring such luminaries as Lewis Hamilton, the ...

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  • 02 September 2014

McLaren F1: the inside story by Peter Stevens, Gordon Murray

McLaren F1: the inside story by Peter Stevens, Gordon Murray
For a kid who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s with those cliché supercar posters on my wall, the chance to chat to Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens for the September 2014 issue of CAR magazine was both terrifying and incredibly exciting. In the name of completeness I’ll mention that Murray was the genius behind the McLaren F1, designer Stevens ...

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  • 29 August 2014

Ian Callum’s hot-rod love affair: his 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Coupe

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 28 August 2014 16:32

Jaguar design director Ian Callum unveiled his new-for-2014 Mk2 today – but this is far from his first hot-rod influenced car. Back in February 2007, CAR ran a beautiful seven-page feature on Callum’s own project at the time: a lovingly restored 1932 Ford hot-rod. He’s been a fan of the rodding scene forever and back in 2001 he met Jon ...

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