Friday, July 10, 2020

i8 Redefining The Hybrid

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BMW i8
Cars are now more advanced and futuristic then ever before. Car manufacturers are taking big leaps in becoming green. This is apparent with the all new BMW i8 which is expected to be on sale later this year. 
 
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New Alpine At The Nurburgring

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All new Alpine 
 
The all new Alpine sports car, an all new rear wheel drive two-seater which should be on the market by 2016. Alpine are working alongside Caterham to make an original design from the ground up, although the earlier model being based on a Lotus.
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AMG team up with Aston Martin

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Aston Martin and AMG deal
 
AMG the division of Mercedes Benz are forming a technical partnership, Aston Martin announced today. This deal will give Aston Martin the power to access the latest AMG Reasearch and Development and aid Aston in designing bespoke electronic architectures and V8 powertrains as well as support the next generation of Aston Martin cars when they launch.
 
Both firms signed a letter of intent earlier today, with a definitive agreement following before the new year.
 
Part of the deal constitutes that Daimler AG will own up to 5% of non-voting shares in Aston Martin joining the other shareholders, a supply agreement was also reached between Daimler, AMG & Aston Martin, in addition the British firm will continue to manufacture all of its sports cars at its Gaydon facility.
 
Development boss of Aston Martin Ian Minards said today: “Aston Martin sources cutting-edge technology from key suppliers around the globe and the opportunity to include content from Mercedes-AMG GmbH in our next-generation sports cars is, clearly, good news".
 
“Working with Mercedes-AMG in this way while, of course, remaining independent and preserving the unique character and style of Aston Martin that has been the mainstay of the company throughout its 100-year history, points to a very bright future for the company as it starts its second century in business.”
 
AMG boss, Ola Källenius said: “We are proud to work with Aston Martin and provide them with powertrain and electric/electronic components for their forthcoming sports cars. This is proof of AMG’s technological and performance expertise and a real win-win situation for both sides.”
 
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the wall

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A wall featuring the latest 50 additions to planet auto, just browse away

 

The Mini Electric 2020

  Here's our first real look at the new Mini

Isuzu D Max XTR First Look

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Kia e-Niro Review & Road Test

  The Kia e-Niro is an electric SUV and quite st

The British Motor Show August 2020

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Hydrogen EV Charger AFC Energy

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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes - the British Motor Show returns!

  In August 2020 the British Motor Show will return -

2001 Honda Insight - A hybrid ahead of its time?

The Honda Insight 1st Gen, a hybrid car devleoped with on

50 Years of the Ford Capri Classic Motor Show NEC

  It's quite crazy to think, the Ford Capri

2020 MG ZS EV Review & Road Test

  The brand new MG ZS EV, this is one seriously

PSA and FCA Merger talks underway - LATEST Merger 50/50 going ahead

Big Automotive news today, the possibility of a massive merger

Tokyo Motor Show 2019 Highlights

Subaru Levorg Prototype This isn't one we've n

2019 Subaru Levorg Review Week

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Can I Jetwash my EV and Hybrid?

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Updates October 2019 and the Subaru e-Boxer

Our latest Subaru e-boxer videos for the Forester and XV from

MG ZS EV 400 mile Road Trip Pt1

Watch our adventure as we take the MG ZS EV on a road tri

Updates October

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Updates and the Future of Planet Auto

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Goblin works garage and Holts blog feature

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Springing into the auto year

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The Kia CEED 2019 CRDI 2 Review & Road Test

The Kia Ceed has come along way as has the Kia brand, thi

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian Series 5 Review & Road Test

Last week we reviewwed the Mitsubishi L200 Series 5, the

The Kia Stonic

The Kia Stonic is a B SUV built on the same platform as t

Milestones and looking to 2019

What a year 2018, and you were there alongside us, here a

Ford Ka+ Plus Active 2019 1.2 3 Cylinder Review

Wondering how the latest Ford Ka+ Active fairs? Well

What a year for Planet Auto, what's coming up?

.be That's right it's coming upto to the end of ye

Want to see what we've been getting upto?

Here's just one of the things we've attended in

Tour of UK Car Events in Honda Cars, we're now back

What a crazy week, we've been radio silence for some

BMW i8 Coupe 2018 Facelift Variant Review and Road Test

The BMW i8 review and road test is live, the progressive sport

Auto Blog Winner courtesy of Car Money

We are proud to announce that Car Money have crowned us in the

Audi Q5 2018 Review and Road Test

The Audi Q5, we had this fabulous SUV for 7 days allowing

London Concours 2018

Last week Michael, Annabelle and I attended the London Co

The fabulous RS Motorhome

Annabelle Quirk walks you around the Mercedes RS Motorhom

London Motor Show 2018 Intro

A short video showing you some of the highlights at this

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London Motor Show 2018 Giveaway

Here is your chance to grab some tickets the Friday 18th

Audi Q2 quattro review and road test

Audi Q2 review and road test, we cover all elements of th

Tesla Model S P100D 2017 Review

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Kia Picanto GT-Line Full Review and Road Test

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Volvo V90 R-Design review

Our last review of 2017 the Volvo V90 R-Design D4 model,

Autosport International 2018

A couple of the guys have returned from Autosport Internationa

Nissan 2018 X-Trail review

Here is our review of the latest X-Trail by Nissan, we got t

Autosport international to host MIA motorsport and automotive jobs fair

Autosport international is to host its inaugural MIA motorspor

erod redefining the electric sports car

The EV is all the rage, let's face it electric cars are re

LEVC Electric TX certified to carry fare paying passengers

For many years a diesel black cab has been a common sight espe

The Urus by Lamborghini is here

The Super SUV dubbed as the SSUV is a V8 twin turbo delivering

Lamborghini Urus unveil 5pm GMT

It's been coming for many years, a Lamborghini SUV, well t

The Lynk & Co 01 Coming To Europe Soon

The roll out has begun for Lynk & Co’s 01 which has

FXX-K Evo announced for AutoSport International first time outside Italy

What a show AutoSport is shaping up to be, and now with an exc

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Why get a classic as your first car

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VW Beetle Super Bug 1963
Unlike many other teens I have gone and bought a 1973 Beetle as my first car, it cost five hundred pounds for the bug plus spares. To me it is amazing, the unique look, the heritage and the personality.
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Cumbria VAG 2013

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Sunday morning 21st August time to visit Cumbria VAG at The Westmorland Showground, and as Golf who loves all cool cars, it was a big deal.

Arrived around 12pm, lots of movement and slick cars rolling round, parked up with roadtrip friend a Audi A4 Black edition.

Amongst the fine cars rolling around their were a  few just lounging on the grass, like the one above the W12 Audi A8, there was also a vast range of VAG cars including the Golf pretty much all variants, R, GTI, Caddy, Jetta the list goes on.

A great range of VW's and VAG cars alike.

 

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Car shows 2013

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What a glorious July, perfect weather for Car Shows, whether your into German, US Muscle Jap or old skool Euro cars, and it's only going to get better.

planet auto are on the Volkswagen and Audi show circuit this weekend Cumbria VAG, watch out this week for a report from VAG show hosted at the Westmorland Show ground, Cumbria.

We've already had Goodwood FOS, GTI international and Bug Jam is this weekend, to mention a few, and their are many to come including MITP, Ultimate Streetcar and Coventry fesival of speed.

Which ever Car shows you wish to visit in 2013, please drive carefully and enjoy.

for more info on the latest car events visit our Car show guide 2013 - 2014

have a great summer

Ben, Michael and Annabelle 

 

 

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