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  • Toyota sticks to what’s always worked for new Hilux

    For the people who drive them -- and they range from farmers, to builders, and suburban moms -- the arrival of a new Toyota Hilux is something to be savored. And with good reason too. The Hilux has built a name for itself as the toughest, most rugged vehicle you can lay your hands on over the past 47 years, selling some 16-million units along the way. There are bound to be a fair few ears therefore pricking up at news that Toyota has officially debuted the eighth generation Hilux. Set to debut in Australia and Thailand, Toyota claims...

  • 4 futuristic vehicles you won’t believe are being built right now

    People, the future is upon us. Everything that seemed like a distant dream, only spoken of in books and fantasized about in films, is rapidly manifesting into reality. If the endeavours in this article are to be successful we will soon have a world filled with jet bikes and flying billionaires. Still confused? Well read on and see some of the fantastic but surreal vehicles that currently being worked on. Read more: Here's everything you need to know about the enormous Roc space plane NASA's 10 engine drone copter The engineers at NASA are currently getting pretty creative by prototyping a 10-engine...

  • Merc’s Apple Watch app comes with door to door navigation

    BMW may have been first out of the blocks when it came to launching an Apple Watch app, but it seem that Merc may have outflanked its German rival with its new MB Companion App. The MB Companion App allows Mercedes-Benz costumers to search for directions on the Apple Watch or on iPhone initiating a complete door-to-door experience. That means that as soon as you've gotten out of your car, your watch or iPhone will take over, giving you walking directions to your final destination. And if you're the kind of person who regularly forgets where they've parked, you'll...

  • Jag unveils Bloodhound SSC F-Type Rapid Response Vehicle

    A while ago we gave you the lowdown on the Bloodhound SSC, the latest attempt by the Brits to break the land speed record. It's an immensely fast, incredibly beautiful piece of engineering. It follows therefore that it wouldn't do to provide it with an ordinary support vehicle. It seems a pretty good thing then that it will be supported by a very special Jaguar F Type. As well as sporting Bloodhound SSC livery, the F Type R AWD Bloodhound SSC RRV, comes with a 550PS (542hp) 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine. The car has already played a role in...

  • Jorge Lorenzo is lord of Le Mans: the weekend motorsport roundup

    It's that time again. You know, the week. Unfortunately, the motorsport action of this weekend has come and gone, but it provided us with lots of heartstopping moments, and excellent comebacks. Perhaps the most astounding of these comes from the MotoGP paddock that found itself racing the famed tarmac of Le Mans this weekend. Across the pond, the NASCAR All-Star Race took place at Charlotte while the IndyCar Series enjoyed the practice weekend before one of the most important events in motorsport -- the Indianapolis 500. So, without any more ado, these are the news stories and moments you might've missed this...

  • This photo of Audi’s 13 Le Mans winners will make you hungry for 24 hour racing

    With just under a month to go before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, endurance racing fans are starting to get edgy in anticipation. And while most of the racing teams are making last little tweaks here and there, Audi's showing off its event heritage. The German automaker's racing division has released a photo showing its 13 Le Mans winners brought together for the first time. The string of victories began with the Audi R8 in 2000 and continued all the way through to the R18 e-tron quattro, which won the race in 2014. With that kind of lineup, it's...

  • Merc teams up with Lufthansa for high tech short-haul business class cabin

    If you're wealthy enough to afford the finer things in life, but not wealthy enough to own your own luxury jet, then you might find this concept from Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa pretty intriguing. The two companies have come together to develop a design for a luxury cabin for short and medium-haul flights, which replaces the ceiling, wall and floor with what the two companies say is a "dynamic, spiral layout". Rather than being separate elements, the companies claim that they flow into each other, as well as the furniture of the cabin. According to a press release from...

  • The Audi Virtual Cockpit: is this the future of the dashboard?

    It was tough, but we did it. We overcame. Yes, dear reader, we’ve just handed back to the keys to the new Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Quattro coupe. It wasn't an entirely dignified affair – there may have been a few tears and a spot of tantrum-level kicking and screaming – but we walked away with our heads held high. We had to, seeing that we didn’t have a ride home. But while the third-generation model is overall an utterly convincing package, there’s one aspect that simply jumps out for technophiles such as ourselves. Yes, we’re talking about the German brand’s “Audi...

  • Volkswagen’s Golf GTE Sport Concept is about as sexy as a golf can get

    Volkswagen's having quite a good time in central Europe this week, launching a gaggle of new powertrains at the Vienna Motor Symposium, and now this at its Worthersee Fest. It's called the VW Golf GTE Sport, and its about the most alluring thing to come from the company's stylists since the Scirocco. In many aspects, the GTE Sport concept is a lot like its suave older brother, with a raked roof, oversized doors and massive rear fenders to fit those enormous wheels. And it's not just a striking bridge between "road cars and racing sports cars," notes the company --...

  • 4 movies with crazy car tie-ins

    If you think movies only make their money from you shelling out for tickets, think again. Commercial tie-ins have become increasingly lucrative over the years (and increasingly obvious to the seasoned viewer). Cars are no exception and can in fact provide the least jarring examples of product placement. Take James Bond's relationship with Aston Martin for instance. It just makes sense that Britain's greatest spy would drive a car with such British evocations. And Daniel Craig fits just as well into the DB5 that Connery drove in the first Bond film as he will into the DB10, a car...

  • Volkswagen flaunts new 600bhp W12 engine in Vienna

    Volkswagen has unveiled a slew of new engines at the annual Vienna Motor Symposium, but perhaps the most interesting model was the compact 6.0-litre W12 TSI that will be used in premium models. The W12 isn't a traditional format for a powerplant, but Volkswagen has stuck with the layout which is essentially two V6 engines mated together in a "W" format (if you wanted a brash explanation). It will boast twin turbochargers, and will combine direct and multi-point injection methods. Staying with these fuel-saving measures, the W12 will also boast a cylinder-cut off system to ensure that non-essential cylinders are shut...

  • This virtual reality game wants you to stop texting while driving

    There are few activities that are plain stupid to attempt while driving. Texting and driving is one of these. While drink driving is a more maligned offense, texting and driving is something probably every smartphone owner has done at least once while behind the wheel. It's no less dangerous either, and this virtual reality game, aptly dubbed SMS Racing, is aiming to prove this. The only problem is, it's quite entertaining. Although it's hilarious (the elevator music doesn't help either), it uses the glory of Samsung's GearVR headset to depict the average run to the shop, and how replying to a message...

  • Rosberg finally outshines Hamilton: the weekend motorsport roundup

    It was a bumper motorsport weekend and in more ways than one. We've seen some big accidents in some of the races this weekend, and all had a bearing on the race outcome. The IndyCar Series continued its tour of American road courses with the GP of Indianapolis, while the Formula E circus rolled on to a smaller Monaco circuit. The World Superbikes were in action at Imola, the scene of many a great motorcycle race in the past, and after a three week break Formula 1 resumed in Spain. So, without any further ado, here are some of the moments...

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