Tyres to be manufactured using dandelions

October 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Boffins are hoping to revolutionise the tyre world by manufacturing the rubber using – DANDELIONS. Rubber extracted from the plant has been proven by scientists to be of the same quality as that from its cousin the rubber tree. A team of researchers are now building the first ever pilot system to extract vast quantities…

Inside Maranello: Ferrari’s green and responsible factory

May 16, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

These fascinating photographs give a rare insight into the daily goings on at Ferrari, the world’s most famous car company. The Italian firm was launched by the eponymous Enzo Ferrari in 1940 with his first car unveiled in 1947. Sixty-six years after the 125S made its debut, Ferrari continues to build the most desirable sports cars and boasts an annual…

Youngster pays £45,000 premium for a Lamborghini Aventador

November 21, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A 22-year-old playboy has paid a £45,000 premium to become the first person in Saudi Arabia to own a Lamborghini Aventador – thanks to a businessman in Somerset. Wealthy Dhiaa al-Essa didn’t want to put a deposit down at his local dealership and join an 18-month waiting list for the 217mph supercar. So he contacted…

Ferr-get the recession: Supercar firm announces record turnover

November 8, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Luxury Italian car maker Ferrari yesterday announced record results – just as its home economy hit the skids. Turnover accelerated to E1.65 BILLION (£1.1billion) for the first nine months of the year – an increase of 18.9 per cent on 2010 – and profits hit £181 million. But the supercar boom comes as Italy threatens…

Ron Dennis apologises to owners of McLaren’s new supercar

November 1, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

The boss of McLaren has apologised to customers after the company was forced to recall its £170,000 supercar due of a series of embarrassing problems. The McLaren MP4-12C was billed as a product which would ”re-write the rules of sports car design” when it was first announced in September 2009. And while the Brit-built car…

‘Automotive’ Stonehenge put up for sale

October 25, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

A spectacular automotive homage to the famous Stonehenge monument was today put up for sale for a staggering £185,000. Carhenge is a bizarre tribute to the prehistoric stone structure where the massive monoliths have been replaced by 38 American cars. American sculptor Jim Reinders used 40 cars to build the circle in identical dimensions (96…

Ford Focus obliterated in 120mph crash test

October 24, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

This is the terrifying moment a Ford Focus smashes into a solid concrete wall at 120mph in the world’s fastest ever crash test. Industry experts EuroNCAP normally crash vehicles at speeds of 40mph when giving production cars a safety rating. But Five’s motoring show Fifth Gear wanted to see what would happen in a head-on…

Double decker’s roof ripped off by low hanging tree branch

October 24, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

Horrified rush hour passengers had a miracle escape after the roof of a double decker bus was completely ripped off by a low hanging tree branch this morning. Six commuters were taken to hospital suffering head injuries after the First Bus number 342 hit the tree branches partially brought down by strong winds. The injured…

Trucker wedges lorry between two buildings

October 20, 2011 | by | 8 Comments

A lorry driver became a laughing stock after he followed his sat nav down a narrow country lane – and got wedged between two buildings. The red-faced trucker was delivering soft drinks to a convenience store in Bruton, Somerset, when he drove his 13-tonne HGV down a tiny back street. But the road became so…

Jumping the lights: daredevil hurdles Lamborghini Gallardo

October 12, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This is the incredible moment a daredevil jumps over a Lamborghini – travelling at 60MPH. Adrenaline junkie Alassan Issa Gobitaca, 31, calmly faces towards the Italian supercar as it hurtles towards him. He then leaps into the air and the 1.1 metre high Gallardo passes underneath him. It is the latest stunt to be performed…

Yachtsman sails within yards of passenger ferry

October 12, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

This is the moment a bungling yachtsman narrowly cheated death after sailing within yards of a 42,000 tonne passenger ferry. The tiny vessel came perilously close to Brittany Ferries’ Pont-Aven before veering out of its path at the last second. Eyewitnesses watched in horror as the enormous craft, carrying 2,400 passengers, sounded its horn five…

Vauxhall Frontera found near Snowdon summit – AGAIN

September 30, 2011 | by | 7 Comments

Police launched an investigation today after this 4×4 vehicle was found near the summit of Snowdon — for the SECOND time. The distinctive red Vauxhall Frontera was seized by cops and mountain officials near to the visitors centre – one month since it was found at another spot on the peak. After the first incident,…

Dictator’s playboy son has supercars seized in corruption crackdown

September 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This is the embarrassing moment the playboy son of a feared African dictator had £7 MILLION worth of supercars seized as part of a war on government corruption. Authorities swooped on the exclusive Paris home of Equatorial Guinea minister Teodorin Nguema and confiscated 11 motors – including TWO Bugatti Veyrons worth £3million A number of…

Jenson Button’s Ford GT for sale

September 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A rare Ford GT supercar is up for sale with one careful owner – JENSON BUTTON. The F1 ace added this gleaming white model to his collection of sports cars in 2006. But the former world champion only covered 3,500 miles in the five-year old vehicle and it’s now come onto the market for £129,995….

Iconic Mercedes re-created out of scrap metal

September 20, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A team of car geeks have re-created an iconic Mercedes supercar – out of 10,000 pieces of SCRAP METAL. The Mercedes 300 SLR ”Uhlenhaut Coupe” would have been the world’s fastest car if it was put into production in 1955. But it was deemed TOO FAST for the era and just two prototypes still exist,…

World’s fastest Ferrari Enzo crashes into Atlantic Ocean

September 16, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

This is the moment the world’s fastest Ferrari span out of control – and ended up in the Atlantic Ocean. Zahir Rana was driving the 240mph Ferrari Enzo in the Newfoundland Targa road race in Canada when he suffered a ”slight mishap” on the gravel surface. He lost control of the £1 million-plus supercar and…

Bride-to-be converts VW Beetle into classic Porsche

September 15, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

A bride-to-be fulfilled her childhood dream of being whisked to her wedding in a classic Porsche after building one – from a clapped-out Volkswagen Beetle. Devoted Megan Ashton, 26, spent six years painstakingly transforming the 40-year-old VW into a Porsche 356 – the company’s first production model. She spent just £200 on the wreck before…