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In this video, What Car? takes a look at the new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT. This car is set to be a rival to the Porsche 911 and other high end supercars including the Audi R8. We at Car Articles are particularly taken with the styling. It is bold without being over the top and the inclusion of standard over gullwing doors is again a winner for us. The powerplant (a V8 twin turbocharged 4 litre) is particularly impressive. At last, one of the well known marques have produced a proper GT!

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Goodwood Announces Dates For FoS And Revival

October 29, 2014

Goodwood is delighted to announce the provisional dates for both the Festival of Speed and Revival meeting in 2015. The Festival of Speed, which celebrates the very best from the past and present of motoring and motor sport, will be held on 25-28 June, 2015. As has become tradition, the event will open with the [...]

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Go Bright And Go 20 To Save Lives

October 28, 2014

As afternoons become darker due to the clocks changing, those who are most vulnerable on the road (pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists etc) face greater risk. That’s why the road safety charity Brake, in partnership with Autoglass, is calling on drivers to slow down and take extra care to prevent casualties, and inviting community groups and organisations to [...]

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What’s The Best Car For 2014 In The Wet?

October 27, 2014
Volkswagen Golf R

  The Volkswagen Golf R has been voted the best performance car to have in the wet according to Autocarmagazine. With November signalling the start of the three wettest months on the calendar, and a general decline in road conditions, driving a higher performance car can be something of a handful for many owners. Last year, [...]

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What Car? Reader Award For 2015 Now Open For Votes

October 26, 2014

What Car? is asking its readers to vote for the car they believe will be the most exciting of 2015, as part of the 38th annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards, in association with Warranty Direct. Readers can vote at http://www.whatcar.com/readeraward until 00.01 on December 1, with the HPI-sponsored Reader Award winner being announced at the UK’s most prestigious [...]

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A Third Of Cars Need Suspension Fixes Every Year

October 25, 2014

The Audi RS6 and Mercedes R-Class are more likely to suffer suspension damage than any other cars in the UK, according to a new study by Warranty Direct. Fiat’s six-seater Multipla and the Jaguar XK sports car are the next most vulnerable, with 29 and 28.5 percent of Warranty Direct customers claiming for damage to [...]

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Some Forgotten Makes Feature In 2014 London To Brighton Run

October 24, 2014

Gladiator, Autocar, Argyll, Truchutet… these are just some of the largely forgotten makes of car to be found among the 439 entries in the 2014 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. But for every New Orleans or Cleveland there are representatives of makes that are still in production today. The 2014 edition of the world’s [...]

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New Volvo Tech To Prevent Road Deaths?

October 22, 2014
Volvo 360° view technology

Volvo, ever the innovators in the area of vehicle safety, have gone another step in attempting to wipe out road deaths. The latest technology being trialled is 360° view, designed to provide the driver with a full view around the car to eliminate any blind spots that the vehicle may have. The technology trial was [...]

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Euro NCAP Results For Cactus C4, New Nissan X Trail and Mercedes V Class

October 21, 2014

The new Small Family Citroën C4 Cactus received four stars, a creditable result against Euro NCAP tougher requirements. The small off-Road 4X4 Nissan X-Trail and the Business and Family Van Mercedes-Benz V-Class both achieved Euro NCAP’s maximum five star overall rating. The X-Trail was rewarded for crash avoidance systems such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning, included in the rating as from 2014. The [...]

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Over 23000 Overseas Drivers Escape Prosecution

October 20, 2014

Leading road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has revealed that overseas drivers have escaped 23,295 speeding offences since January 2013 – the equivalent of £2.3 million worth of speeding tickets. The figures were revealed following a freedom of information request to police authorities, which asked how many overseas motorists had been caught by [...]

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