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Sharen

Is This Road Rage, Third-Wave Feminism, Or Karma? Its common for younger and more progressive members of the B&B to lambaste me as a sort of grunting throwback to a past that never truly existed, a Triceratops grazing contentedly through a field of single mothers, pernambuco-necked guitars, and filets mignon …

Volkswagen to build Dacia Logan rival Volkswagen has given the go-ahead to an affordable new entry-level model to be positioned beneath the slow-selling Brazilian-built Fox. Set to compete against the likes of the Dacia Logan, Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107 at a price that is expected to start …

Mercedes-Benz mulls Aston Martin buyout Rumours are growing that Mercedes-Benz could buy Aston Martin. Mercedes chief Dieter Zetsche did not rule out the possibility that his company, which already owns five per cent of Aston, might acquire the UK firm, although he did what he could to dampen the speculation …

BMW Z4 tuned to 355bhp German tuner AC Schnitzer has tuned the BMW Z4 Roadster, creating the ACS4 Turbo. The modifications are designed for the range-topping sDrive35i. ECU changes mean the twin-turbocharged, 3.0-litre engine goes up from 302bhp to 355bhp. See the BMW Z4 ACS4 Turbo picture gallery The result …

The cars of Vision Gran Turismo – picture special Renault has become the latest manufacturer to reveal its Vision Gran Turismo concept car. The Alpine concept, which is powered by a 4.5-litre mid-mounted V8 engine, is the latest in a long line of digitally realised racers. Concept cars from the likes …

Smart gets Brabus upgrades Smart has launched a new product design service in conjunction with Mercedes tuner Brabus at the Frankfurt motor show. Although Brabus is more used to extracting power from Mercedes models, the new service is about offering colour and personalisation with a range of new body panels …

Industry targets 2.25m new car registrations in 2013 Continued growth in the new car market has forced the industry to revise up its forecast of annual registrations. Twenty months of continued growth led the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to increase predictions for a full year from 2.22m to …

Geneva motor show 2013: Audi S3 Sportback Audi has lifted the veil on the second-generation S3 Sportback, revealing the new performance hatchback at the Geneva motor show. As expected, Ingolstadt’s keenly awaited five-door hatchback adopts the same engine and gearbox combination as its three-door sibling revealed last September, endowing it …

Were You on the Original Cannonball Run? A group of documentarians calling themselves RaceReporters/MotorReporters are attempting to piece together what happened during the Cannonball Runs between 1971 and 1979. Started by Brock Yates, who temporarily found himself at TTAC for a few short weeks, and Steve Smith of Car & Driver, the Cannonball …

Lamborghini SUV Rumor We like to imagine Stephan Winkelmann waking up in the morning in his impeccably tailored pajamas, sitting up thoughtfully in bed, sipping an espresso handed to him by a lovelysignora, and thinking to himself, “What new Lamborghinis can I think up today and use to play it …

Mazda Thinks It Can Use Torque Vectoring to Improve Driver Comfort Torque vectoring, where varying amounts of torque are sent to individual wheels to aid in more nimble cornering, is an increasingly common tech in todays performance cars. The new Acura NSX, Ford Focus RS, and Lexus RC F feature it …

Kia Shows Off New Sportage Ahead of Frankfurt Reveal Kia released pictures Thursday of its 2017 Sportage ahead of the cars public debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The all-new Sportage sports a new face with dramatically redesigned headlight and fog light clusters and a swept windshield. The headlights dont connect …

Porsche designer Mitja Borkert moves to Lamborghini Former Porsche design boss Mitja Borkert has replaced Filippo Perini as head designer at Lamborghini. Borkert takes up the new role following Fillipo Perini’s move to head up design at Italdesign Giugiaro, back in September. Borkert will be in charge of design at …

Fresh look and new engines for revised Peugeot 508 This is the new facelifted Peugeot 508 which goes on sale in September. The French Ford Mondeo rival has been given a shot in the arm with a host of cosmetic and technical changes. The three bodystyles: saloon, estate, and high-riding RX, …

Paris show: Nissan Nuvu This is the first time that we’ve seen the Nissan Nuvu, the company’s electric competitor to the Toyota iQ. The 2+1 city car concept, which has just been unveiled at the Paris motor show, is just three metres long and has solar panels in its glass …

Shell and PayPal launch smartphone payments for fuel Drivers can now pay for their fuel at the pump in the UK via a smartphone, following a partnership between Shell and PayPal. The service is offered at participating Shell service stations in the UK via the Shell Motorist app for iOS …