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  • F1 comes to South Korea

    F1 comes to South Korea

    By 2 October 2006

    South Korea is to host a race on the coveted Formula 1 Grand Prix calendar from 2010, it was announced today. A new circuit will be built in the South Cholla province of South Korea. The Herman Tilke designed 5.45km track is expected to cost in the region...

  • Volkswagen announced Touran compact MPV

    Volkswagen announced Touran compact MPV

    By 13 September 2006

    In the latest pre-Paris Motor Show news, Volkswagen has revealed the first images of its new Touran compact MPV ahead of its debut later this month. The revised seven-seater people carrier will be the first VW available with ParkAssist, an optional parking...

  • Mercedes R-Class 320 CDI Sport review
    4 out of 5

    Mercedes R-Class 320 CDI Sport review

    By 2 September 2006

    Boarding pass? Check. Passport? Check. Travel insurance documents? Che… wait a minute. Note to self… this is a car not a first-class airliner cabin. To be fair, it’s an easy sort of mistake to make (sort of) because the interior of the new Mercedes...

  • CCTV to be employed to combat illegal parking

    By 7 August 2006

    Traffic wardens may soon be obsolete. Sounds like good news? Well, think again because the increased adoption of CCTV cameras in combatting illegal parking could lead to more penalty fines being issued than ever before. Following a succesful trial in...

  • World's first gay motor show launches during Cardiff's Mardi Gras

    World's first gay motor show launches during Cardiff's Mardi Gras

    By 7 August 2006

    What’s the gayest car in Britain? And by gay, we don’t mean the Radio 1 definition of the word - we mean G.A.Y. That, among other burning questions such as which is the most gay-friendly car dealership in the UK, are set to be answered at (apparently)...

  • Scalextric cars to have their own rally, Slot Rally GB

    Scalextric cars to have their own rally, Slot Rally GB

    By 4 August 2006

    The uber boys toy now has it’s own dedicated event - Slot Rally GB. Supported by Toyota and the National Slots car Collectors Club (NSCC), the rally will run - just like a real one - over multiple stages, on different surfaces and under strict time...

  • Two is better than one for Mercedes V8 engines

    Two is better than one for Mercedes V8 engines

    By 4 August 2006

    Mercedes has launched the CLK 63 AMG and tweaked the pre-existing CLK 500, with both receiving new power plants. The AMG gets a 6.2 litre naturally aspirated V8, with 481bhp, while the 500 "only" gets a new 338bhp 5.5 litre V8. The new AMG variant also...

  • Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi Sport review
    4 out of 5

    Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi Sport review

    By 31 July 2006

    If there’s one car that’ll make you change your mind forever about diesels it’s the extraordinary new Honda Civic 2.2 i-CTDi Sport. In truth, the Civic is a gem no matter what combination of fuel and capacity you choose to stuff in the engine bay,...