Car News - : 2008

  • Why Aston Martins use Volvo keys

    29 October 2008 by Nick Gibbs

    Welcome to your £80k Aston Martin, I mean, Volvo key...

    Did you know that Aston Martins use Volvo keys? We should hardly be surprised, since we all know that Astons dip into the expansive Ford parts bin for everything from sat-navs to switchgear. But you’d...

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  • Rolls-Royce wants to make an electric Phantom

    23 October 2008 by Gavin Green

    Rolls-Royce boss Tom Purves has revealed he wants to build an electric Phantom

    Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves would like to make an electric-powered Phantom. ‘Many of our customers do small mileages exclusively in the city,’ says Purves, who took over the helm of BMW-owned...

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  • Citroen’s new stop-start system revealed

    08 October 2008 by Tim Pollard

    Citroen has shown off its next-generation stop-start system on a C3 Picasso. The company launched its first-gen system four years ago on the C2 and C3, for which it claims fuel savings of up to 27...

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  • What are your favourite driving roads?

    22 August 2008 by Tim Pollard

    We're on the hunt for the world's best driving roads. Click on the link below to tell us about your favourite routes of all time – you can debate your choices in our forum. And don't forget to come...

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  • Gatso revenues ‘quadrupled’ under Labour

    06 August 2008 by Tom Richards

    The UK's blight of speed cameras have quadrupled the revenues raised from fines, say the Conservatvies

    A million extra speeding tickets are being dished out every year compared with when Labour first came to power in 1997, the Opposition claimed this week. The Conservatives have published figures...

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  • CAR launches new supercar zone

    31 July 2008 by Tim Pollard

    CAR Online today launches its new supercar zone – a celebration of all things supercar related. We name the greatest and most significant supercars over the past four decades to coincide with the...

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  • Help us name the best supercars ever

    16 July 2008 by Tim Pollard

    Which is the greatest supercar of all time? With your help, CAR is hoping to find out. We're searching for the definitive supercar – the model that best defined the supercar breed, the most...

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  • Fuel protests halt Spanish car production

    16 June 2008 by Dimitri Pesin

    Fuel protests in Europe triggered by the soaring cost of fuel have drastically reduced car production in Spain this month.  Last week's truck blockades and fuel depot pickets in Madrid caused car...

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  • UK car tax rises ‘won’t work’

    29 May 2008 by Tim Pollard

    The UK Government's proposed tax rises won't deter drivers from picking a high-CO2 car, new research by CAR reveals. We surveyed more than 1000 motorists and asked if the new charges – quadrupling the...

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  • Britain’s low-carbon future

    25 March 2008 by Guy Bird

    Higher purchase taxes for high emitters, ‘traffic-light style’ tax discs to indicate a vehicle’s environmental friendliness and mandatory dashboard-based driving efficiency technology are just three...

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  • UK Budget 2008

    12 March 2008 by Tim Pollard

    UPDATED... The UK's 2008 Budget has introduced a major car tax shake-up that will leave Britain's motorists £1.6 billion worse off, according to the Opposition. Motorists driving the highest polluting...

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  • Italian supercar cartoon

    15 February 2008 by Tim Pollard

    CAR Online reader Tim Hiscocks so enjoyed our recent Italian supercar adventure to Monaco (CAR Magazine, January 2008), he drew up a cartoon of the road trip featuring the Alfa Romeo 8C, Ferrari 430...

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  • Ferrari Approved

    16 January 2008 by Stephen Dobie

    Buying a Ferrari – if you have the money not exactly a method of torture in the first place – has just improved. Second-hand models sold through Ferrari UK’s 15-strong dealer network are set to be...

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  • The £1300 car

    09 January 2008 by Tim Pollard

    One of the most intriguing cars of the year will be unveiled later this week: the Tata one-lakh car that could redefine budget transport for the masses. The £1300 bargain will be launched at the New...

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