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Concours of Elegance Hampton Court car lineup 2017

Concours of Elegance Hampton Court

It's literally weeks till the Concourse of Elegance 2017 being held at Hampton Court will be underway. Where you can experience some of the greatest cars on the planet and where courtesy of the event and Influence Associates we're giving you chance to attend one of the public days just, comment on the Planet Auto facebook post for your chance to win -

Omologato James Hunt Chronograph launch Soho

Omologato James Hunt Chronograph

Last week I attended the official launch of the limited edition Omologato James Hunt Chronograph, at Influence Associates HQ in Soho, where I met Freddie Hunt, James son and the designer and founder of Omologato, the horological company tasked with creating the motorsport timepiece.

A collaboration that began with a friendship between James Hunts son Freddie, and Omologato founder Shami Kalra and evolved into the creation of beatiful timepiece incorporating a motoring legacy. With the blessing of the Hunt Family,

2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R Review

Bentley GT3-R

Bentley Continental GT3-R


We all love to celebrate when we've had a victory. Why would a manufacturer of luxurious cars react any differently?
 
The absolute perfect Bentley (in my eyes) was created by the Bentley Motorsports Division, the same team that won first place at Silverstone in May 2014 Blanc Pain Endurance series, with their #7 M-Sport GT3. This gave the Bentley fan something to hold, with which to celebrate this victory - The Bentley GT3-R.

First drive:- MG GS SUV in 2 weeks

It's literally only weeks till our latest car review the MG GS and we have it for a week, and we've prepared a week long challenge for the SUV more about that later - This is the first SUV offered from the classic car manufacturer and tuner MG who have now moved production East, cleverly we've managed to coincide our review of the GS with our coverage of the City Concourse in London.

2040 Petrol and Diesel ban FAQ

Renault Zoe

With the new regulations proposed by the UK Government regarding banning the sale of all Petrol and Diesel engined cars, vans and wagons by 2040 then following it up with a 10 year phasing out period of all combustion engines, ensuring UK roads will be Petrol and Diesel free by 2050 has many people wondering what this means for owners and collectors?

Well here's what you need to know:-

2017 MG GS SUV Road Test and Review

MG have just taken back their very promising SUV - The GS, a premium crossover vehicle with a price tag just over £20,000 for a top of the range edition, the equivalent VW is over £32,000 - we travelled over 800 miles rigourously testing every element of the car, find out below what we thought in our MG GS Review.
 

FOS Ferrari Extravaganza 70th Anniversary

Ferrari 70th anniversary FOS

The Goodwood FOS is the epitome of motorsport heritage, the Festival of Speed event is fast approaching in only five weeks, we will be trackside ruminating in all things automotive.

The theme for this year's show is Peaks of performance - Motorsports game changers, celebrating the fastest, most powerful and most expensive and or complicated racing machines and the reins which they broke and how that affected the rules governing these beasts and how the official rules had to be changed e.g. Group B rally.

Coming Autumn 2017 to Planet Auto

Since January 2017, Planet Auto has exponentially grown and become bigger & better than ever before, allowing us to work with the most prestigious brands within the automotive industry. This includes attending events, launches, reviewing cars and product testing, our goal throughout is to provide high quality unique content to our website & social channel visitors.
 
We have already attended the London Motorshow, City Concours, Goodwood Festival of Speed and reviewed the 2017...

Rolls Royce Sweptail coachbuilt bespoke one off

Rolls Royce Sweptail

RR seem to be heading back into coachbuilt cars, and with it follows the release of a one-off Rolls-Royce Sweptail which has just made its formal debut at the Concourse d'Eleganza rather unsurprisingly this has caused quite a stir in the automotive world.

This coachbuilt one-off Rolls-Royce is completely bespoke designed and crafted for one special client who by all accounts has according to RR "an outlandish love of opulence and is described as con is your and collective distinctive one-off items including super yachts and private aircraft"

Intro to the Vauxhall Lineup for 2017

Earlier this year we reviewed the impressive Vauxhall Corsa 1.0T which we believe to be the best sporty alternative to the Ford Fiesta, however Vauxhall aren’t stopping there, they showcased an impressive line-up of cars at the London Motor Show for a range of markets. The real contenders are in the compact crossover (sports utility vehicle) the Crossland X and latest generation executive saloon the Insignia Grand Sport.