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  • Ferrari FF four-wheel drive revs-up
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    Ferrari FF four-wheel drive revs-up

    By 21 January 2011

    The Ferrari FF has been unveiled online with the first photographs of the new grand-tourer going on show at Ferrari.com The car is said to be the "most powerful, versatile four-seater ever" and is the luxury sports car maker's first ever four-wheel...

  • Volvo S60 R-Design (2011) hands-on
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    Volvo S60 R-Design (2011) hands-on

    By 20 January 2011

    The Volvo S60 R-Design offers a new level of trim on Volvo’s popular saloon, bringing a sporty edge to a car loaded with safety tech. Encompassing a number of cosmetic and performance alterations, the S60 R-Design has a more aggressive look, with a...

  • Volvo V60 R-Design (2011) hands-on
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    Volvo V60 R-Design (2011) hands-on

    By 20 January 2011

    The Volvo V60 R-Design brings a new sporty level of trim to technical safety wizardry, leading to an edgier more exciting line-up of cars for 2011. We jumped behind the wheel of the new T3 model - with Volvo’s new 1.6 GTDi engine - and took it for a...

  • Ford Focus Electric ditches petrol, claims better range than Nissan Leaf
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    Ford Focus Electric ditches petrol, claims better range than Nissan Leaf

    By 14 January 2011

    You’d expect Ford - a car company based in Detroit - to launch an important new car at its hometown motor show, wouldn’t you? Yet rather than unveil its new Focus Electric at the Detroit Auto Show that’s taking place right now, Ford launched the...

  • Audi E-tron concept car shows future of in-car tech
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    Audi E-tron concept car shows future of in-car tech

    By 10 January 2011

    Who didn’t watch I, Robot or Minority Report and wonder when we’d actually get to start driving truly futuristic cars like those featured in said films? According to Audi’s CEO and Chairman Rupert Stadler, it might happen sooner that you’d think....

  • VIDEO: New Skoda Fabia TV ad is "Made of Meaner Stuff"
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    VIDEO: New Skoda Fabia TV ad is "Made of Meaner Stuff"

    By 3 November 2010

    It's a complete turnaround for the Skoda Fabia, as the cake car ad, which saw pastry chefs lovingly craft the car out of a variety of confection - and was akin to something out of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory - is updated with a no-nonsense tough-man...

  • Jaguar XJ review
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    Jaguar XJ review

    By 22 October 2010

    So you've got to the top of the pile, but you are still having to do plenty of driving. In steps the Jaguar XJ - £65,000 worth of motor car complete with enough toys to keep any CEO or Chairman happy. Of course if you've really made it, and we mean...

  • Google's self-driving car: The latest engine from Mountain View
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    Google's self-driving car: The latest engine from Mountain View

    By 11 October 2010

    Google, famous for an engine of a different kind, has set its sights on the car industry, or to be more precise, the automated car industry. The web giant has revealed that it has been testing a self-driving car around the streets and highways of California,...

  • Jaguar C-X75 electric concept car loves Tron
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    Jaguar C-X75 electric concept car loves Tron

    By 29 September 2010

    Jaguar has unveiled a new concept car at the Paris Motor show to celebrate its 75th birthday. But rather than just being any old car, this gas-electric hybrid two-seat sports car concept is, says Jaguar, capable of a top speed of 205 miles per hour, and...

  • BMW passengers to get factory fitted iPad
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    BMW passengers to get factory fitted iPad

    By 21 September 2010

    Keeping your kids quiet in the back of the car on a long road trip can be a Herculean task - trust us we know. Then back in April Apple launched the iPad and all was good in the world when it came to watching the latest episode of SpongeBob Squarepants...

  • Sony unveils Xplod with TomTom technology
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    Sony unveils Xplod with TomTom technology

    By 1 September 2010

    Sony has joined forces with satnav specialist TomTom to introduce the Xplod range of in-car navigation devices. Both the snappily titled XNV-L77BT and the XNV-L66BT will comprise Sony’s AV head unit and TomTom’s navigation module, offering full access...

  • MOB11E number plate up for sale
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    MOB11E number plate up for sale

    By 20 August 2010

    How much do you need to tell your mates that you know what's what when it comes to your mobile stuff? The latest and greatest smartphone? An in depth knowledge of Apple's iOS 4, or just a numberplate on your motor to show them who's the top dog.  That's...

  • Could an Apple iCar be down the road?
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    Could an Apple iCar be down the road?

    By 19 August 2010

    "Someone like Apple could very easily make a car", said Gordon Murray, founder of Gordon Murray Designs and creator of the iStream manufacturing process, in an exclusive chat with Pocket-lint. Murray, who's name has been associated with McLaren and F1...

  • Volvo S60 review
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    Volvo S60 review

    By 11 August 2010

    They're boxy, but they're good, goes the quote from Crazy People starring Dudley Moore to describe the Volvos of yesteryear. Trouble is, that was a long time ago and the company has changed somewhat since then. So much so that we struggled to find a...

  • Jaguar XJ hands-on
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    Jaguar XJ hands-on

    By 11 August 2010

    Just as Batman had the Batmobile, bosses in the UK can have the Jaguar XJ. Strong words, but with so many toys to play with, we just couldn't resist the lure of Jaguar inviting us on a track day to have a play with the new XJ. Now, we aren't ones to keep...

  • Cars to follow phones by embracing apps and software themes?
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    Cars to follow phones by embracing apps and software themes?

    By 11 August 2010

    The Jaguar XJ is a gadget-mobile on wheels, complete with a 12.3-inch LCD screen that replaces your regular speedometer dials, and a touchscreen interface to manage multimedia and settings of the car. For some that's techy enough... But, it could also...

  • Volvo S60 (2010) hands-on
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    Volvo S60 (2010) hands-on

    By 31 July 2010

    It's not even in dealerships yet, however that didn't stop Pocket-lint flying up to the Scottish Highlands to test out the new Volvo S60 to grab a plethora of hands-on shots of the new car that has to be the safest car on the road, full stop. Pictured...

  • Bond's gadget-packed DB5 up for auction
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    Bond's gadget-packed DB5 up for auction

    By 2 June 2010

    If you're a self-respecting James Bond nut, like each and every one of the Pocket-lint team, you'll know that there's one car that steals every scene its in; the Aston Martin DB5. It has featured in Goldfinger, Thunderball, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies,...

  • Volkswagon wants you to App-its-ride
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    Volkswagon wants you to App-its-ride

    By 27 April 2010

    German car manufacturer Volkswagon is looking for programmers and developers, professional or otherwise, to help develop applications for the company's future in-vehicle infotainment systems as part of its forthcoming Open Innovation Contest, App-my-ride....

  • Bloodhound SSC 1000mph car
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    Bloodhound SSC 1000mph car

    By 7 April 2010

    Nobody does crackpot inventing quite like the British, so when the whole country gets behind a project like the 1,000mph Bloodhound Super Sonic Car, you know it has to be pretty special. The £10 million vehicle is currently on show at the Gadget Show...

  • Ferris Bueller Ferrari replica goes to auction
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    Ferris Bueller Ferrari replica goes to auction

    By 5 April 2010

    The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than 100 were made. And that's probably why John Hughes and his team made a replica version for Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and it's now up for auction at Bonhams. Despite not being an original Ferrari, this fine...

  • VIDEO: Volvo S60 promises to stop you running people over
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    VIDEO: Volvo S60 promises to stop you running people over

    By 12 February 2010

    Volvo is to announce a new car at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March that will automatically detect someone running in front of it and hit the brakes so you don't hit them. Volvo is calling the new tech, which will be introduced into the...

  • Air Hogs RC gets laser beam controls
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    Air Hogs RC gets laser beam controls

    By 1 February 2010

    Air Hogs, the radio controlled car that is able to stick to walls, is getting an update for 2010 in the guise of a new controller that promises to make it easier to control on the vertical. The new models will use something its creators are calling "Laser...

  • Audi turns to Nvidia Tegra to power dashboard
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    Audi turns to Nvidia Tegra to power dashboard

    By 12 January 2010

    Audi has turned to graphics processor maker Nvidia to power its car's dashboards in the future, the car company announced at CES in Las Vegas. The news means that from 2010, all Audi models will be "equipped with the third-generation multimedia interface...

  • "Connected Car" brings in-flight entertainment to your car
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    "Connected Car" brings in-flight entertainment to your car

    By 3 November 2009

    The humble car is about to be catapulted into the 21st century offering drivers and passengers a multimedia experience akin to enjoying an in-flight entertainment service sat on an aeroplane. Although only at a "proof of concept" stage at the moment,...