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Reborn Jaguar XK to lead new Jag sports car family

Hanno Kirner<p>Plans to relaunch the Jaguar XK are gathering momentum, with the firm’s head of product strategy confirming that it is working on a …

Jaguar XK

Aston Martin DB11 AMR gets more power and carbon fiber

Top of the DB11 range is a bit more of everything<p>Aston Martin has pulled the wraps off the DB11 AMR, and the fact that it's just what we expected it'd be shouldn't diminish the impact of this ultimate (for now) DB11. But, if you're not down with AMR, a quick backgrounder for you: Early last year, …

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Prime – The Ultimate All-Mountain Steel Hardtail Mountain Bike<p>The Trillion Prime is a Reynolds 853 and Columbus Zona steel frame both designed & …

Mountain Biking

Here it is – the first official photograph of the stunning Brabham BT62. #BrabhamBT62 https://t.co/G9ruqS4WIb

Special Vehicles Operations

Jaguar Cars

Latest Morgan Motor car rolls off production line

The first model of a Morgan Motor Company car dubbed "its most extreme road-going model to date" has rolled off the production line.<p>The Aero GT was …

Sports Cars

a brief history of Aston Martin's DB cars

The history of Aston Martin is a crash-bang-wallop epic worthy of 007 himself, the secret agent with whom the Gaydon marque has become inextricably …

Le Mans

JCB offers permanent jobs to a further 230 temporary workers bringing the total number of conversions to 430 in just 3 months #GBmfg🇬🇧 @JCBmachines https://t.co/CLP7IfCKHZ

Work on Jaguar’s fastest four-door car to start in June

Production of Jaguar's fastest-ever four-door car is set to start in June, the West Midlands manufacturer has confirmed.<p>The XE SV Project 8, which …

Jaguar Land Rover

This 237mph Nissan Qashqai is ‘the world’s fastest SUV’

We’ll not beat around the bush: a Nissan Qashqai has done 237.6mph. Faster than the top speed of a standard McLaren F1. Considerably quicker than the …

The impact of HMS Queen Elizabeth on British international relations

<b>HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister are symbols of national power due to their ability to project power and capability all over the world.</b><p>This article …

Vauxhall to build new Vivaro van at Luton

<b>Vauxhall's French parent company PSA has announced an investment in its Luton van-making plant which could eventually see Peugeot and Citroen-branded vans made in the UK.</b><p>PSA said Vauxhall's next Vivaro van would be built at the Luton plant.<p>The investment, which PSA said it made "despite Brexit …

General Motors

Jaguar unleashes F-Pace SUV with 542bhp and 176mph top speed

Jaguar has unveiled a souped-up SVR version of its F-Pace SUV at the New York motor show, featuring a supercharged, 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine developing 542bhp which makes it good for 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds and a maximum speed of 176mph.<p>Engineered by Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the F-Pace …

BAE Systems agrees long-awaited Saudi order of 48 Typhoon jets

BAE Systems has agreed a provisional sale of 48 Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia – a deal which would secure thousands of jobs at the defence giant and its suppliers well into the next decade.<p>Company chiefs, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and officials from the Gulf state have revealed a memorandum …

Aviation

Exclusive! New UK-Made Full Suspension Switch9er From Stanton Bikes

It’s been 12 months since we caught up with Dan Stanton at last year’s London Bike Show. At that show, Stanton had a new 29+ version of the Sherpa …

British man drives a TVR from the Arctic Sea to the tip of South America

From pub to a pub, over 20,000 miles apart. In an old TVR.<p>Here's a story that gets more interesting the more you look at it. A British man goes from pub to another – there's little inherent news value about that. But when you consider the pubs were over 20,000 miles apart, with one on the frozen …

South America

Bentley Motors plan for offices on Pyms Lane

Bentley Motors has applied for permission to build two four-storey office blocks on Pyms Lane.<p>The luxury car manufacturer wants to construct the …

New 200mph+ Lister Thunder is a 666bhp Jaguar F-Type

James Brodie 2018-01-31 12:00 Lister spins its own take on a Jaguar again with bespoke F-Type, limited to 99 units British sports car maker Lister …

Le Mans

McLaren’s Street-Legal GT4-Style 570S Is Already Sold Out

McLaren Special Operations, the customization division for McLaren’s road-car department, has just revealed another new product. This time, it’s a special-edition, GT4-inspired 570S created specifically for customers of McLaren Newport Beach, the company’s largest U.S. retailer.<p>The McLaren MSO X …

Sports Cars

UK satellite to make movies from space

<b>A British satellite has gone into orbit on an Indian rocket to acquire full-colour, high-definition video of the surface of the Earth.</b><p>The demonstrator is expected to pave the way for a series of at least 15 such spacecraft, which will be operated by the Guildford-based company Earth-i.<p>The small, …

Space Exploration

Aston Martin's historic Newton Pagnell facility offers a better look at the DB4 GT continuation cars

Deliveries of the car are now under way.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>16<p>16<p>SHARES<p>Announced just one year ago, production of the DB4 G.T. …

Mercedes F1 engines drive £110m investment in UK

German car manufacturer Mercedes has revealed that the production of the V6 turbo engines used by its championship-winning Formula One team is contributing around £111.7m to the British economy.<p>Last month Lewis Hamilton steered Mercedes to a fourth consecutive F1 ­title, and although it races under …

Not Just A Pretty Face – The Hope Tech 3 E4 Takes Out Best Engineered In Our Disc Brake Group Test

<i>In Issue #115 of Singletrack Magazine, Wil and the team tested and reviewed eight powerful trail brakes.</i><i>As part of the test process, we took all</i> …

Introducing MAGMA, an unmanned aircraft BAE say will be 'the future of aviation'

<b>BAE Systems and The University of Manchester have successfully completed the first phase of flight trials with MAGMA – an unmanned aerial …

BAE lands £5bn Typhoon sale to Qatar, but how will it affect future deals?

Defence group BAE Systems’ shares jumped in early trading as investors reacted to a long-awaited export sale of the company’s Typhoon jet fighters.<p>BAE shares rose almost 3pc after a £5bn sale of 24 of jets along with a training and support package to Gulf nation Qatar was announced on Sunday …

Here Is The McLaren Senna Before You're Supposed To See It

The newest member of the McLaren Ultimate Series has dropped a little earlier than expected, appropriately dubbed the McLaren Senna. This isn’t the …

US firm picks UK for weather satellites

<b>A miniaturised instrument to monitor the weather will be the first payload to fly on one of the UK's new publicly funded demonstration satellites.</b><p>US-based Orbital Micro Systems will launch their microwave radiometer aboard the 30cm-long spacecraft next year to retrieve temperature, humidity and …

Space Exploration

2019 Aston Martin RapidE Electric Sedan

Concept proven.<p>Although the electric version of the Aston Martin Rapide isn’t meant to go racing, it is very much a product of Britain’s Motorsport Valley. English topography isn’t accommodating enough to make this an actual valley, the reference instead being to the compact region in which you’ll …

Red Bull Racing

Aston Martin boss: RapidE to target very different customer to Model S

Customers of Aston Martin’s upcoming RapidE electric model will be very different to those interested in a top-of-the-line Tesla model, according to …

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

We experience the electric Jaguar crossover.<p>The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first electric vehicle, and although it’s still months away from showrooms, we got a ride in a preproduction prototype built using the final tooling. Jaguar isn’t doing the final assembly for the I-Pace; instead, Magna Steyr, the …

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