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McLaren P1 – Specification
16 Oct 2017

McLaren P1 – Specification

The first of the three major hybrid supercars to see production (the 918 and LaFerrari came the following year), the P1 sets new standards for performance and handling. A 727bhp twin turbo V8 is further enhanced by a 176bhp electric motor to give a combined power output of over 900bhp.   Specification Metric   Imperial Specification   Metric Imperial Class Hypercar Body 2 Door 2 Seat Layout Mid Engine Rear Drive 7 Speed Dual Clutch Drag Cd Engine Cylinders V8 Hybrid Capacity 3799 cc Capacity 662 Kw @7500rpm Max Torque 900 Nm @4000rpm Power to Weight 0.47 Kw/Kg Torque to Weight...

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The Greatest Japanese Cars of All Time
13 Oct 2017

The Greatest Japanese Cars of All Time

With so many exceptional Japanese car manufacturers around, including Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota and many more, narrowing down the best models of all time is no mean feat. Taking a plethora of factors into consideration, we have compiled a list of the Japanese motors that we believe to be the absolute best. With the help of Car specialist Martyn Lees form Sammy Lee Motors, here are the finalists. Nissan Fairlady Z Half the cost of a shiny new Porsche, the Nissan Fairlady Z offers incredibly similar features, making it one of the most popular cars on the market in the...

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Best Cars With Mild Hybrid Technology
11 Oct 2017

Best Cars With Mild Hybrid Technology

The popularity of cars with hybrid technology have been increasing over the years. Mild hybrid technology is the addition of two different energy sources to drive the vehicle. In general concept, the primary IC (internal combustion) engines are supported by a mild electric motor which acts as a second fiddle. There is a big differences between a mild hybrid technology and a complete hybrid or electric vehicles. An electric vehicle is propelled by an electric motor without the services of any IC unit, thereby getting the emission down to zero. On the other hand, a mild hybrid vehicle will have...

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5 Things You Can Do With A Lada
31 Aug 2017

5 Things You Can Do With A Lada

Whether you drive a car, ride a bike, or take the bus, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in the number of classic, boxy cars being driven by people in their 20s and 30s.  You’ve probably seen the old Volvo 240s, a ‘70s Chevy Blazer, a Datsun 510 here or there, and you’ve almost definitely seen a handful of Volkswagen Vanagons. Although these ol’ wagons are in fashion in America right now, no boxy car holds a candle to the boxiest car of all:  the Classic Lada. What the Heck is a Lada? If you’re unfamiliar with Eastern European mythology, you...

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The Transatlantic Challenge To Launch Autonomous Trucks
08 Jun 2017

The Transatlantic Challenge To Launch Autonomous Trucks

Driverless cars have long been a sci-fi film-makers dream. Usually depicted in a dystopian future, they range from the hilarious Johnny Cab in Total Recall to the far cooler Lexus featured in Minority Report. However, as we now move closer to the reality of autonomous cars on our roads, a revolution in trucking has been going on behind the scenes. Indeed, reports from the USA predict that self-driving trucks are set to appear on our highways and motorways in as little as 5 years, before driverless cars are commonplace. Companies around the world are coming closer to making this vision...

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