World’s first contactless car vending machine launched in the UK

World’s first contactless car vending machine launched in the UK

Britain’s first contactless car vending machine launched in London today, offering motorists a haggle-free way to purchase a brand-new car. The installation in London’s Spitalfields Market has been created by Auto Trader, the largest digital marketplace for new and used cars, to illustrate its unique pre-haggled prices and transparent price...

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Mid-engine for the ‘Vette

Mid-engine for the ‘Vette

For all its innovations, one thing that has eluded Detroit is the mid-engined supercar. There have been American cars with the engine mounted behind the driver, including the Saleen S7 and the SSC Ultimate Aero. But these are rare cars made by small boutique manufacturers. Elsewhere, mainstream manufacturers, including Audi,...

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An ode to America’s land yachts

An ode to America’s land yachts

It’s hard to imagine how a modern car could incorporate a ‘rumble seat’ or what a 2019 Phaeton body style would look like. Just as brands and models come and go, so do body styles. While we can try to imagine a 1960s version of today’s crossover SUVs, they are...

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Success for the Tesla Model 3

Success for the Tesla Model 3

Few cars this century have had as much attention as the Tesla Model 3. The American saloon brings real world all-electric range to a mass market audience and shows that green motoring is no longer for the very rich. And now that the car has been named Auto Express Car...

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Motor Show returns to London

Motor Show returns to London

London’s motor show at Excel seems back to being an annual event, helping to keep our city on the motoring map. It may not have the glamour and size of Geneva or New York, but with over 30,000 people attending this year’s event in May, it is still one to...

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All good things must come to an end

All good things must come to an end

Petrolheads everywhere mourned as messers Clarkson, Hammond, and May announced a complete change to their show’s format. “A great British motoring institution” has all but come to an end as the previous series’ finale paid tribute to the Ford saloons that have been a staple here. But we have heard...

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Le Mans 2019: Toyota the only cruisers!

Le Mans 2019: Toyota the only cruisers!

The race week was one of anniversaries as it is seventy years since the race recommenced after the Second World War, the sixtieth since Aston Martin scored its only outright victory and the fiftieth since Ford recorded its fourth straight victory with the Mark 2 cars and the GT40. The...

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Grand Prix De L’age D’or: 55 years of unbroken passion

Grand Prix De L’age D’or: 55 years of unbroken passion

Almost 300 cars flocked to the Dijon-Prenois circuit to measure themselves against the asphalt and one another including the six Peter Auto grids, Formula Junior as well as the club sessions. The variety of races delighted a large number of drivers and the crowds of enthusiasts who turned up to...

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Coming to auction with zero emissions

Coming to auction with zero emissions

A continental enamelled silver novelty compact of a stylised Alfa Romeo 6C, probably Italian, circa 1929, estimate: £1000-£1500. For classic car enthusiasts this novelty compact from the late ‘20s has a certain Scott Fitzgerald allure, with its James Young drophead coupé coachwork.  The top is enamelled as the red bodied automobile,...

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Mid-engined Aston Martin supercars on the way

Mid-engined Aston Martin supercars on the way

Aston Martin seems to be on a bit of a roll. The company has previewed three new models in concept form and has a fourth on the way. While Porsche and Maserati are downsizing and trying to go mainstream with the ‘Macan’ and ‘Ghibli’ respectively, Aston Martin is doing the...

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