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McLaren puts Woking headquarters up for sale

McLaren has put its Woking headquarters up for sale in an attempt to strengthen its balance sheet against the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The property, which is one of the world’s most iconic motorsport HQs, has been in McLaren's   hands since it was built in 2004, but now the British firm has instructed property agent Colliers... ( подробнее )

Lewis Hamilton to enter team in new Extreme E series

Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton will enter a team in the new Extreme E electric off-road racing championship when it begins next year.

The British racer will back the X44 team – named for his F1 car number – in the one-make series for 536bhp four-wheel-drive spaceframe racers.

Created by Formula E founder   Alejandro... ( подробнее )

Nissan Z Proto sports car heard for first time ahead of September reveal

Nissan   has stepped up its teaser campaign for the upcoming Z sports car, with a new video previewing its engine note - and confirming it will arrive with a manual transmission.

The 33-second video seemingly confirms the presence of a V6 powertrain, likely a twin-turbocharged unit expected to produce around 400bhp.  

The clip... ( подробнее )

High-end hatches: Audi A3 vs BMW 1 Series vs Mercedes A-Class

Jimi Hendrix. Paul McCartney. John Lennon. Vincent van Gogh. Pablo Picasso. Richie McCaw. Michael Schumacher.

Chances are you’ll instantly recognise each and every one of those names. I’d wager that it’s also likely you’ll have a rough understanding of the common thread that ties them all together, too. Undoubtedly, they’re all legends... ( подробнее )

Nissan builds 500,000th Leaf in Sunderland factory

The 500,000th Nissan Leaf has rolled off the production line, just in time to celebrate World Electric Vehicle (EV) Day.

The milestone was achieved at Nissan’s Sunderland factory, which has built almost 175,000 Leafs since it began producing the model in 2013.

The Leaf was the world’s first mass-market 100% electric car and remains... ( подробнее )

Driving the secret cars of Toyota's heritage collection

Cast your mind back, if you’re able, to the year 1994. May, to be precise. Manchester United have smashed Chelsea 4-0 in the FA Cup final, the Channel Tunnel has opened to great international fanfare and, of importance to car fans worldwide, Toyota has launched one of its boldest models in living memory: the RAV4.

A curvy, quirky 4x4 designed... ( подробнее )

13 exquisite classics from London’s Concours of Elegance

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The British motoring calendar is officially back in business.

Fresh from the successful hosting of the London Concours event a couple of weeks ago, the same team has now brought us the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court palace, and it all felt almost…... ( подробнее )

Inside the industry: was the Aston Martin Cygnet before its time?

Remember the Aston Martin Cygnet? Launched in 2011, the quirky three-seater cost more than ?30,000, marketeers judging that a new, fancier badge, a minor restyle and some luxurious interior appointments made it worth somewhere between twice and three times the price of the Toyota iQ it was almost entirely based on.

In 2013, production of... ( подробнее )

Peugeot 5008 gains styling and interior tweaks for 2020

Peugeot has updated its   5008 family SUV with a new look, enhanced technology and a streamlined trim structure, mirroring the recent facelift for its 3008 sibling.

Chief among the changes for the Skoda Kodiaq rival is a revised front end that brings the 5008 into line with Peugeot’s newer models, such as   the 208 and 508. Like the 3008’s,... ( подробнее )

First drive: Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged

The original Aston Martin Vanquish and its designer, Ian Callum, have always had something of an on-off relationship.

Callum is proud of the car, of course; it was one of the earliest designs for which he drew practically every line. It led Aston’s change to modern construction methods and it’s a timeless shape that has matured beautifully... ( подробнее )