Archives for December 2013

Silence please, cars – European Parliament Calls for Reduced Noise Levels

Recently the European Parliament agreed a deal with stakeholders and member states to reduce noise levels in vehicles. Following a draft proposal, parties have now agreed an extended deadline for the noise limits to come into full effect. Instead of 2021, car manufacturers now have to reduce noise levels by 2.6dB by 2027. The regulations […]

Considering Vehicle Insurance Factors

Getting your first family car is one of those things that signal your transition from a youngster who firmly believes in the whole YOLO fad, to a mature adult who considers every factor involved in his well-being and that of his loved ones. One of these factors is getting insurance for your car. In most […]

Wheels of the Week: 1980 Saab 99 Turbo

As a petrolhead one tends to browse the web and sometimes, somehow, one tends to end up on pages that list cars for sale. Ebay is one such website of course, this time a red Saab 99 Turbo fell victim to the car prying eyes of yours truly. From 1980, the 99 features the desirable […]

McLaren P1 Laps Nurburgring in Under 7 Minutes

Seven minutes seems a rather long time, it is a rather long time in fact. I mean, siting back in your chair and doing nothing else than looking at a clock for 7 minutes will confirm this. It is a monumentally boring amount of time. If you have nothing else to do that is. Imagine […]

The Porsche 911 and Competitors – Now to 2016

The 911 is arguably the most established of the current crop of sports cars. It is undoubtedly one of the fastest and more practical ones. The faster versions, like the 911 Turbo and GT2 will see strong competition though in the coming years as several other manufacturers up- and downgrade their platforms to make a […]

Toll charge might hit German Autobahn

Cherish the days you drive on the German Autobahn, some of the joy might soon be lost. Seeing that the privilege of being able to drive at any speed on the derestricted bits of the network will possibly involve a toll charge in future. The plan, introduced during the negotiations for a new government in […]

Mini Rocketman heading for production – chassis needed

With the latest Mini having grown even bigger than the last Mini, there’s is arguably little mini about the Mini anymore. The 2014 Mini, unveiled at the LA Auto Show in November, now shares its underpinnings with the platform that will also serve as a basis for the new BMW 1 series, which makes it […]

Electric car owner arrested for taking $0.05 worth of electricity

Enthusiastic coppers in Georgia, USA (where else) have arrested a father for taking electricity from a plug outside his son’s school. Parking at the school the electric car owner and dad, Kaveh Kamooneh, thought it might be a good idea to plug his Nissan Leaf into the school’s outdoor outlet for some charging whilst he […]

Some trees, a field and 500 old cars

Once in a while one comes across stories about cars that are hard to believe. The story about a chap with 500 old cars in his backyard is exactly such a story. The story was true though, as reported a few months ago by Autoweek, an anonymous collector has been accumulating cars on his plot […]

Gran Turismo 6 Launch – Paying Tribute to Ayrton Senna

Tomorrow, 5 December, is the day; the official launch of Gran Turismo 6. The latest version of the incredibly popular Gran Turismo racing game series will be available in shops. This time round it features an amazing 1200 different cars and 71 versions of 33 tracks. Moreover, it will feature a drastically improved game and […]