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  • Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50° pictures and eyes-on
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    Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50° pictures and eyes-on

    By 29 April 2013

    Happy Birthday to Lamborghini from all of us at Pocket-lint. The company that’s forever trying to kick sand in Ferrari’s face is celebrating 50 years of car-making this year. And as a birthday present to itself, at the Shanghai auto show this weekend...

  • Mercedes A Class 250 BlueEFFICIENCY engineered by AMG pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes A Class 250 BlueEFFICIENCY engineered by AMG pictures and hands-on

    By 26 April 2013

    There is very little that would have persuaded us to buy the old A-Class. It might not have been a bad car, but it wasn't the sort of vehicle we could get excited about. We've encountered it in Europe in hire-car form, and the basic model didn't exactly ooze the...

  • Maserati Ghibli pictures and hands-on
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    Maserati Ghibli pictures and hands-on

    By 25 April 2013

    Maserati is on a mission. Having played second fiddle to Ferrari in the posh Italian brand hierarchy for so long, it’s gone on a product offensive, the main aim of which is to make you pick one of its cars over a high-end Jag, BMW or Merc. Given that...

  • Audi RS5 Cabriolet pictures and hands-on
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    Audi RS5 Cabriolet pictures and hands-on

    By 24 April 2013

    We've always had a soft spot for coupés, so when Audi presented us with an A5, chopped the roof off and stuck on an RS badge, there was plenty to be excited about. Because one of our favourite coupés just become one of the hottest convertibles on the...

  • Audi RS6 Avant pictures and hands-on
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    Audi RS6 Avant pictures and hands-on

    By 23 April 2013

    Most people won't have the money to buy an RS6, because with a starting price of around £77,000 it could hardly be described as a mass-market car. But there are plenty of people around who do have the money, and are looking for a high-performance car...

  • From F1 to football: TV star Jake Humphrey talks technology in sport, on screen and off
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    From F1 to football: TV star Jake Humphrey talks technology in sport, on screen and off

    By 22 April 2013

    Until this year, Jake Humphrey has been the BBC face of Formula One. But a combination of wanting to be in the UK more to see his baby daughter grow up and a lucrative contract to be the new host of BT's Premiership football coverage from next season,...

  • TomTom Go (2013) pictures and hands-on
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    TomTom Go (2013) pictures and hands-on

    By 22 April 2013

    With its new set of satnav devices, TomTom has launched the latest range of Go models - the 400, 500 and 600 in their respective 4.3, 5 and 6-inch screen sizes - with its most advanced navigation system yet. But is it enough to see off the uprise in...

  • Turn your steering wheel into a drum kit with Smack Attack’s RITW
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    Turn your steering wheel into a drum kit with Smack Attack’s RITW

    By 19 April 2013

    Californian start-up Smack Attack has created a gadget designed to alleviate the boredom when you’re stuck in a traffic jam. Its Reinventing The Wheel (RITW) device clips around your steering wheel and adds an eight-pad drum machine to your in-car features....

  • TomTom co-founder: 'Satnav market not as big as it once was' - so what comes next?
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    TomTom co-founder: 'Satnav market not as big as it once was' - so what comes next?

    By 18 April 2013

    That question keeps rearing its head again and again: in the age of the GPS-capable smartphone, is there any need for dedicated satnav devices any more? Corrine Vigreux, TomTom co-founder and managing director of consumer certainly seems to think so....

  • Audi R8 Spyder V8 review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Audi R8 Spyder V8 review

    By 18 April 2013

    The Audi R8 is the fantasy sports car for many. A car with stunning looks, handling that's universally lauded, and a badge that tells you that inside, things are going to be relatively practical. The R8 Spyder takes that foundation, adds a clever folding...

  • TomTom Commuter satnav concept: For the 'untapped' everyday user
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    TomTom Commuter satnav concept: For the 'untapped' everyday user

    By 18 April 2013

    TomTom has lifted the lid on a concept that it sees as the future satnav solution for the everyday commuter. Currently called the "Commuter concept" the device will be targeted at the - you guessed it - commuter who, despite already knowing their route...

  • TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watches announced
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    TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watches announced

    By 17 April 2013

    TomTom has unveiled its own range of GPS sports watches - in Runner and Multi-Sport varieties - building upon the company's experience with its Nike Sports Watch partnership by breaking its own-brand products into the fitness market sector.  The two...

  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 Sportiva review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4 TB MultiAir 170 Sportiva review

    By 12 April 2013

    Having tried, and been rather impressed with, the ball of energy that is Alfa’s 170bhp, 1.4 "MultiAir" engine a couple of weeks back in the Mito, we couldn’t help wondering what kind of Alfa options were available if you needed a bit of extra space...

  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350 BlueTEC pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350 BlueTEC pictures and hands-on

    By 11 April 2013

    The G-Class, or as it's more commonly known, the G-Wagen, is a car for rappers. Of course, you don't have to be a rapper to buy one, but you need to have their money and desire to move quite a large entourage around in absolute luxury and comfort. It...

  • Nissan to build social media powered Juke with helicopter attached to roof
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    Nissan to build social media powered Juke with helicopter attached to roof

    By 10 April 2013

    Nissan has some seriously big plans for its Juke. First there was the Juke R, a GT-R powered supercar version of its conventional production car and now this, the as yet unnamed Juke. Why is it not yet named? Because Nissan wants Twitter users to christen...

  • Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost review

    By 10 April 2013

    There's a saying that goes "There's no replacement for displacement". It is, unsurprisingly, used mainly in America, where car engines verge on the larger capacity. It's not uncommon in the US to be driving around strapped to a 5-litre engine. That's...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG roadster
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    Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG roadster

    By 6 April 2013

    "It's not a hairdressers car is it?" the man from Mercedes said as we got out of the SLK 55 AMG roadster. His question probably came from two things, the first being the reputation that the original SLK garnered back when it launched. A reputation we've...

  • Volkswagen Golf GT 1.4 TSi review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Volkswagen Golf GT 1.4 TSi review

    By 5 April 2013

    There is no car quite like the VW Golf. The default European choice of motoring appliance, it is possibly no more and no less a car than you’ll ever need. But some people have a different view. Seeing this new Golf for the first time at the Paris motor...

  • Citroen DS3 Cabriolet review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Citroen DS3 Cabriolet review

    By 3 April 2013

    In a world obsessed with the cult of retro, the Citroen DS3 stands out against the likes of the Fiat 500 and Mini. Its looks would make even Marty McFly do a double take, with a futuristic design that is as eye-catching as it is functional. You see the...

  • The story behind McLaren's chrome silver Formula One cars
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    The story behind McLaren's chrome silver Formula One cars

    By 2 April 2013

    McLaren. It's a name that's synonymous with high performance, thanks in no small part to the success of its Formula One team, with names like Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton having contributed to McLaren's impressive haul of trophies. But...

  • 2014 Range Rover Sport unveiled with lighter look, new tech inside
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    2014 Range Rover Sport unveiled with lighter look, new tech inside

    By 27 March 2013

    Land Rover has unveiled its new 2014 Range Rover Sport at a media event in New York. It was complete with an unveil from James Bond actor Daniel Craig, showing off the exterior's super-sleek design and some sweet changes inside. The instrument cluster...

  • Fiat Panda 4x4  review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Fiat Panda 4x4 review

    By 25 March 2013

    The Fiat Panda 4x4 has a real go-anywhere, do-anything feel about it. A light clutch, raised suspension and fairly impressive traction even with a tiny TwinAir engine, make it genuinely feel like a capable off-road vehicle. Fiat has been making some excellent...

  • Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi n-tec+ review
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    Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi n-tec+ review

    By 21 March 2013

    Last year in the UK, Nissan sold more of these high-spec “n-tec” trim-level Qashqais than Ford did Mondeos. Consider that for a moment. This one trim level of the Qashqai now outsells the entire range of a car that just a few years back was Britain’s...

  • Electric car promised for 2014 that can do 1,000 miles on single charge
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    Electric car promised for 2014 that can do 1,000 miles on single charge

    By 20 March 2013

    A British electric vehicle manufacturer claims that, by next year, it will have a car on the UK market that will be capable of travelling up to 1,000 miles on a single charge.  It was first reported by online motoring magazine Motortrades Insight, with Ian...

  • Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi review

    By 19 March 2013

    Let's make one thing very clear, the Fiesta is probably not the car you think. When Pocket-lint was a young, newly qualified driver, the Ford range was a lot simpler. It went, Fiesta, Escort, Sierra and then Granada. The progression was from basic in...