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This is the very first BMW-era Rolls-Royce Phantom VII

The original ‘Goodwood Phantom’ made its debut at 00.01 on 1 January 2003


When are F1 teams launching their 2023 cars?

When are F1 teams launching their 2023 cars? - Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari will reveal their cars for the 2023 season throughout different dates in February


Most and least reliable small cars

Value is key to the appeal of many small cars, but that can be completely undermined if they require costly repairs. So, here we reveal the most and least dependable models


Restaurateur defends £19.50 burger after people complain about price

"You don't see people complaining on an Audi post that their latest car costs £70k or whatever."


31 used performance car bargains

If you’re looking for a used performance car, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun...


Reports HS2 services will be halved - and run at lower speeds - dismissed as 'speculation' by govt

The Department for Transport has said it "does not comment on speculation" after proposed cost-saving plans for HS2 were reported.


Bangers that work: 19 bargain cars that won't let you down

Of the compromises you’re willing to accept buying used, reliability shouldn’t be one of them. James Ruppert has pored through the classifieds to find bargain bangers that won’t fail you


Britain’s greatest barn-find haul?


25 stylish and surprising cars called GT

We name 25 great cars to wear the GT badge with pride


Foxes caught mating on Hyundai bonnet

A Ring doorbell has captured the moment two foxes were caught mating on a car bonnet in Ramsgate.


All the winners of the Engine of the Year award - does your car have one?

From a frugal 1.0-litre to a mighty 3.9-litre V8, here’s a list of the overall winners of the International Engine of the Year trophy


New social media study shows striking swings in MotoGP's popularity

An analysis of the social networks of MotoGP riders and teams confirms that Marc Marquez has taken over from Valentino Rossi as the series' most popular figure.


18 rare classic cars once owned by Lewis Hamilton’s dad

Anthony Hamilton is best known for being the father and former manager of F1 driver Lewis. He has great taste in cars, too.


Dad threatened to crash car into tree with ex-wife and twin children inside

The dad exploded into a fit of rage when his ex-wife asked him for child maintenance money.


BCH Road Policing Unit capture footage of unsecured load on A421 Kempston

Footage captured by BCH Road Policing Unit's unmarked HGV show an unsecured load on the A421 Kempston. Video: BCH Road Policing Unit


Royal Enfield Announces Pricing For Super Meteor 650 In The U.K.

The Super Meteor is Royal Enfield's most premium model to date.


Jeremy Clarkson takes swipe at James May for supporting 'leftie' speed limits

Jeremy Clarkson said James May 'virtually lives in the socialist cesspit that is Twitter.'


North West news update 8 Feb 2023: Two killed in crash involving motorcycle and pedestrian

Audience editor Julia Bennett with today's top north west news headlines and weather


The 12 most common myths about motorway driving

We explain the truth behind 12 motorway myths, including when to use the hard shoulder and how smart motorway cameras work.


The sporty cars that looked fast - but actually weren’t really

We take a look at the cars whose looks wrote cheques their engines couldn’t always cash


The Wolverine XS 800 Is A Weird Cruiser With A 360 Rear Tire

The Wolverine XS 800 is the newest model to roll out of Chinese manufacturer Xiang Shuai's assembly line.


F35 fighter jets roar through Lancashire's skies

A pair of F35 fighter jets boomed through the skies over Lancashire on Tuesday (February 7). The F-35s – the world's most advanced fighter aircraft – were an awesome sight as they thundered over rooftops in Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Fylde and Wyre yesterday. The fighters took to the skies to mark a special milestone at BAE Systems in Samlesbury, which celebrated delivering their 1,000th rear fuselage to US aerospace and defence giant Lockheed Martin.


Used super-coupes for supermini money

Everyone loves a coupé, and we’ve unearthed some delicious used examples that can be had for the price of a new small family hatchback


Manchester Metrolink tram collisions with vehicles as TFGM issue warning to motorists

Transport for Greater Manchester is urging motorists to “be tram aware” when driving near the Metrolink by releasing footage of recent road traffic collisions on the network. Between April and December 2022 there were 91 car collisions with trams, with most incidents caused by driver error on the motorist’s side. Drivers are being asked to be more aware of their surroundings when sharing road space with trams, particularly at junctions and level crossings. The footage of each of the three collisions released by TfGM today shows drivers of cars and heavy goods vehicles pulling ahead of oncoming trams before the tram driver can react.


What's it like to drive Rolls-Royce's first ELECTRIC car? We take to the wheel of the new £350,000 Spectre

We were privileged to be one of only a handful of people to be allowed behind the wheel of a near production-ready version of the sleek battery-powered luxury fastback. Here's what it's like.


The forgotten cars of the 1980s

The 1980s bear similar parallels with today, so perhaps it's time for us to remember the cars everyone seems to have forgotten


Octopus Energy grows largest UK virtual power plant that could 'slash bills for everyone'

The company has announced the combined capacity of car batteries on the tariff has now surpassed 100MW, enough energy to power a city the size of Leicester for an hour.


5 surprising uses for WD-40

It can get you out of a range of household fixes...


24 concepts that nearly made production


BMW and VW win appeal over UK antitrust information request

LONDON (Reuters) -BMW and Volkswagen won an appeal in a London tribunal on Wednesday over the British antitrust regulator's powers to demand information from companies based outside the United Kingdom. The German carmakers challenged the powers of the Competition and Markets Authority to request documents and information relating to a probe into alleged anti-competitive conduct in the recycling


Great used cars that you can buy for £7000

A relatively meagre budget doesn't stop you from having a brilliant car at your disposal…


Why MotoGP's first pre-season test of 2023 will decide Marquez and Honda's future

OPINION: The first MotoGP pre-season test of 2023 kicks off this Friday in Malaysia and will mark a turning point for Honda. Regardless of whether things go well and the bike delivers what is expected, or if it goes badly as has been the case in recent years, it is set to have a profound impact on the future of its biggest asset


Was this classic Vauxhall Victor the getaway car for a Cold War spy?

Museum baffled by mystery of low-mileage classic Vauxhall


POLL: Should motorists have to surrender their driving licence at 85?

More elderly Britons are staying on the roads for longer and the UK Government has been urged to "prepare for this demographic change".


Cosworth: F1 return not on radar despite Ford's comeback

Cosworth is not considering a future return to Formula 1 despite former partner Ford’s comeback with Red Bull in 2026, saying it “hasn’t been a focus.”


Brazen motorist going 50mph is stopped by police for eating soup at the wheel

Police in Bedfordshire stopped the driver along the A421 yesterday after they were seen taking several 'slurps' of soup and not properly holding onto the steering wheel.


Delivery drivers caught on camera in town centre pedestrian zones

A Dartford resident says nuisance delivery drivers are driving through no-entry signs in pedestrian zones in the town centre.


30 classic three-door estate cars


Top cars from the 90s to buy now

Once upon a time, new cars were simple, fixable, easy to live with and fun - with just enough kit to be safe and comfy. That was the 1990s, but today they make smart buys


The hot brush is back – and these are the very best, according to the experts

This classic styling tool is having a renaissance


The shortest-lived cars in UK history

None of these cars lasted very long - and not always because they were sales disasters


F1 rocked as FIA boss 'relinquishes control' as he pens shock letter amid growing tension

Motorsport looks ready to embrace change after FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem penned a letter announcing he'd be taking a less hands-on approach to his duties


The deadliest smogs in history

Smog is a term used to describe a combination of smoke and fog. Very specific weather conditions mixed with air pollution can form a deadly cocktail. The Industrial Revolution, with its factories and incinerators, kick-started these deadly incidents, but wildfires and other pollutants have also played a role in many of these smog events. In this gallery, we look back in history and bring you the deadliest smogs to date. Click on to discover them all.


Youths on bikes and quads trash football pitch by 'doing doughnuts and wheel spins'

The youths were there to film a music video but it's left the football club furious.


Alfa Romeo decision hints at concerning F1 trend George Russell has already warned about

In F1, the colour black really is slimming – and teams are being forced to incorporate more exposed carbon fibre in their livery designs to help with a key problem


Will solid state batteries transform the EV industry? Here are the best companies to watch.

A key question for Electric Vehicle (EV) industry is whether solid state batteries will become the new norm. Solid state batteries are smaller, lighter, and could be more efficient than traditional lithium-ion batteries, and they have the potential to radically transform the EV market. Many major automakers are already investing heavily in solid state battery technology. For these reasons, investments in solid state battery technology could pay...


McLaren announce major new partnership ahead of F1 2023 season

McLaren hope for on-track gains through a smoother global supply chain as they announce a new partnership with DP World...


Company handed seven-figure fine after worker crushed to death by Heathrow Express Train motor

Company handed seven-figure fine after worker crushed to death by Heathrow Express Train motor - Siemens Plc was fined £1.4 million at the Old Bailey following the death of 58-year-old Ian Parker in 2017


Is graphene the next revolutionary material for car batteries? Top graphene stocks to watch in 2022.

Graphene has found increasing usage in a variety of industries including electronics and battery development. Thematic investors might be interested in gaining some exposure to graphene due to its high growth potential. Companies within this list have invested in developing graphene and applying it in various domains. The list's performance is calculated on an equally weighted method.


Rolls-Royce included in huge £113m cash package to develop groundbreaking new jet engine

The British engineering giant is working on a zero-emission liquid hydrogen combusting jet engine that could revolutionise flying.