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Twin Turbo V10 Golf

This Is What It’s Like To Drive The BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile”

Photography by Ted Gushue<p>The first thing you notice about the “Batmobile” when you get behind the wheel is how spacious the whole car feels. Every …

Batmobile

Lewis Hamilton dominates British GP as puncture costs Sebastian Vettel podium finish

pLewis Hamilton claimed a fourth consecutive British Grand Prix victory as he dominated from lights out to the chequered flag, while Sebastian Vettel …

Auto Racing

Kimi Raikkonen: 'Unlucky situations keep following us'

pKimi Rauml;ikkouml;nen rued some bad luck during the British Grand Prix as a late puncture cost him second place, though the Finn still finished …

Auto Racing

Daniel Ricciardo awarded Driver of the Day for British GP

pRed Bull Racingrsquo;s Daniel Ricciardo has won the Driver of the Day award for the British Grand Prix after his drive from the back row to fifth./p …

Auto Racing

WEC: Porsche leads 6 Hours of Nurburgring at halfway

<b>Porsche held first and second place at the Nurburgring as the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship reached its three-hour point.</b><p>Having …

Auto Racing

Valtteri Bottas admits he 'got lucky' to take second at Silverstone

pMercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted he ldquo;got luckyrdquo; to take second place at the 2017 British Grand Prix./p pThe Finn started from …

Auto Racing

Lewis Hamilton hails 'faultless' Mercedes after British GP victory

pLewis Hamilton has described his Mercedes team as ldquo;faultlessrdquo; during the British Grand Prix, after winning the race for the fifth time in …

Auto Racing

Pirelli: Vettel and Raikkonen tyre issues 'totally different'

pFormula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has confirmed that ldquo;totally differentrdquo; tyre issues affected Kimi Rauml;ikkouml;nen and Sebastian Vettel …

Auto Racing

Red Bull 'played it safe' after Raikkonen tyre dramas

pMax Verstappen says Red Bull elected to ldquo;play it saferdquo; and make a precautionary additional stop, rather than risk a tyre failure, during …

Auto Racing

Daniil Kvyat disputes penalty, Carlos Sainz Jr. remains tight-lipped

pDaniil Kvyat disputed the penalty he received during the British Grand Prix, while Toro Rosso team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr. remained coy, after the …

Auto Racing

Mazda CX-5 vs Skoda Kodiaq vs VW Tiguan

It’s boom time in the SUV market. Families love these cars for their practicality and safety, and business people like their upmarket appearance and …

Volkswagen

BMW 8 Series and X7 prototypes spotted in Colorado

BMW engineers have headed up in the Colorado mountains for the annual high altitude testing, this time with the BMW Concept 8 Series Coupe and the X7 …

BMW 8 Series

Lewis Hamilton blasts to pole position for British Grand Prix

SILVERSTONE, England - Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home British Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Saturday with a sensational lap that left him one step away from Michael Schumacher's Formula One record.<p>Hamilton's championship-leading Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who has a …

Auto Racing

New PU parts lead to 30-place grid drop for Fernando Alonso

pFernando Alonsorsquo;s grid penalty for the British Grand Prix is now up to 30 places after new power unit elements were fitted prior to …

Auto Racing

Lewis Hamilton storms to dominant pole position at Silverstone

pMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated qualifyingnbsp;at Silverstone to claim his fifth British Grand Prix pole position./p pThe qualifying hour …

Auto Racing

WEC: Toyota clinches pole for 6 Hours of Nurburgring

<b>Toyota will start tomorrow's Nurburgring round of the World Endurance Championship from pole position, following a close-knit qualifying session.</b><p>Jose …

Motorsport

Fernando Alonso says being quickest at the end of Q1 'feels good'

pFernando Alonso put McLaren at the top of the timing screens for the first time since the team recoupled its relationship with Honda, and he says it …

Auto Racing

Max Verstappen focused on finish after recent troubles

pRed Bullrsquo;s Max Verstappen says he is ldquo;realisticrdquo; over his prospects and wants to halt his run of misfortune during Sundayrsquo;s …

Auto Racing

Romain Grosjean: Lewis Hamilton escaped penalty because of title fight

pRomain Grosjean believes Lewis Hamilton escaped a penalty for blocking during qualifying because he is involed in a close championship battle with …

Auto Racing

WEC: Tandy 'surprised' by Porsche's high-downforce performance

<b>Porsche LMP1 driver Nick Tandy says he is pleasantly surprised at the showing of the team's new high-downforce aero configuration, which makes its</b> …

Motorsport

WEC: G-Drive Racing loses 6H Nurburgring LMP2 pole

<b>The G-Drive Racing ORECA-Gibson that clinched pole position for the Nurburgring round of the World Endurance Championship has been demoted to the</b> …

Auto Racing

Britain 2017: Hamilton's pole lap

Fausto Bormolini's Super Fast Hill Climb

Ferrari Driver Learns Tough Lesson About Parking In The Wrong Place

He won't be parking there again anytime soon.<p>A Ferrari driver in southeast England learned a valuable lesson about why you should always obey parking signs.<p>The unidentified motorist reportedly ignored warnings against leaving vehicles on the ninth level of the parking lot at Brighton’s Marina …

Ferrari

The 2017 A8 is the most technologically advanced Audi ever made

The 2017 Audi A8 preview in Barcelona revealed that it comes with an 'AI' button. Drivers Assemble!<p>The 2017 Audi A8 made its blink-and-you’ll-miss it …

Audi

Lewis Hamilton: Valtteri Bottas having a better season than me

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas has "generally had a better season" than him so far despite being 15 points behind in the …

Auto Racing

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S: When Four (Cylinders) Is Greater Than Six

The 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S at speed.<p>This isn’t another review of Porsche’s mid-engine Cayman sports car, which has earned praise from Kelley Blue Book‘s team of experts for more than a decade. Instead, this is tale about how an all-new turbocharged flat-4 engine, which replaced a beloved …

Max Verstappen losing confidence in Red Bull's situation

Max Verstappen has admitted he is starting to lose confidence in the situation at Red Bull after his third consecutive Formula 1 race retirement at …

Max Verstappen