Lamborghini’s Terzo Millennio electric hypercar revealed

Incredible Lamborghini Terzo Millennio unveiled at the MIT EmTech conference Terzo Millennio has carbon fibre panels that can detect cracks and dents and then repair them automatically The car is powered by electric supercapacitors that are more potent and store more energy than batteries Electric motors are fitted in all four of the wheels that glow bright orange when the car is on the move  By Rob Hull For Thisismoney.co.uk Lamborghini already builds some of the most extreme cars you can drive on the road today, but its vision for the hypercar of tomorrow is on a whole new level.…

SMMT: New diesel car sales drop by a third in a year

Diesel sales down 29.9% in October 2017 compared to last year SMMT reports overall car sales were down 12.2% as drivers shun diesel Comes despite dozens of manufacturers launching scrappage schemes  By Lee Boyce for Thisismoney.co.uk Drivers are shunning diesel cars in a move which has helped sink the previously buoyant new car market, data showed this morning. New cars registered in October were down 12.2 per cent compared to the same month last year – and diesel sales are down a huge 29.9 per cent over the same period, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders A…

Hennessey Venom GT is the world’s first 300mph road car

Texan car-maker Hennessey says the Venom F5 will accelerate beyond 300mph Just 24 will be made with each one costing around £1.2million It weighs the same as a Ford Fiesta and has a 1600bhp twin-turbo V8 engine The current record holder is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport clocked at 270mph Alfa Romeo has also launched a record-breaking car – the fastest of all SUVs  By Tony Middlehurst and Rob Hull For Thisismoney.co.uk Weathermen and weatherladies sometimes use the Fujita scale to describe storm levels. The highest point on the Fujita scale is F5, which refers to wind speeds of between…

Almost half of drivers have felt blinded by others

Direct Line said 29 million drivers have been momentarily blinded in the last year Dazzled motorists lose their vision for 2 seconds on average, investigation found Travelling at 70mph, it means motorists can cover 60 metres totally unsighted By Rob Hull For Thisismoney.co.uk It’s one of the biggest bugbears of drivers – turning a corner in the pitch dark to be greeted by an oncoming motorist who has forgotten to dip their headlights, dazzling them in the process. A new study has found that 48 per cent of drivers polled – which would account for 29 million licence holders –…

Some 29m drivers have been dazzled by fellow motorists

Direct Line said 29 million drivers have been momentarily blinded in the last year Dazzled motorists lose their vision for 2 seconds on average, investigation found Travelling at 70mph, it means motorists can cover 60 metres totally unsighted By Rob Hull For Thisismoney.co.uk It’s one of the biggest bugbears of drivers – turning a corner in the pitch dark to be greeted by an oncoming motorist who has forgotten to dip their headlights, dazzling them in the process. A new study has found that 48 per cent of drivers – accounting for 29 million licence holders – have been momentarily…

Aston Martin launches Vanquish Ultimate Edition range

Only 175 of the Vanquish S Ultimate Edition will be sold globally The Coupe is priced at £211,995, while £223,995 for the open-topped Volante The model is available in a choice of three exterior designer colour schemes By Ray Massey For Thisismoney.co.uk Aston Martin is saying the ultimate farewell to its outgoing 200mph Vanquish with a special limited edition range that has a price to match its scintillating speed. Only 175 of the Vanquish S Ultimate Edition will be sold globally – of which around a quarter will be in the UK – ahead of the new third generation Vanquish being…

Aston Marti launches Vanquish limited edition range

Only 175 of the Vanquish S Ultimate Edition will be sold globally The Coupe is priced at £211,995, while £223,995 for the open-topped Volante The model is available in a choice of three exterior designer colour schemes By Ray Massey For Thisismoney.co.uk Aston Martin is saying the ultimate farewell to its outgoing 200mph Vanquish with a special limited edition range that has a price to match its scintillating speed. Only 175 of the Vanquish S Ultimate Edition will be sold globally – of which around a quarter will be in the UK – ahead of the new third generation Vanquish being…

I have got two Volkswagen diesels. Will the emissions fix hurt performance and fuel economy?

We’ve got two Golf TDI wagons, a 2013 and a 2011. Both were influenced by the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and when I elect to have the “” installed and the end result isn’t up to my expectations (poor gas mileage(slow performance), what recourse do I have? If I forgo the fix and continue to push it as it is, am I responsible for passing emission tests? And did we get as good a deal as the Americans? I can’t imagine what might be unique to the combustion chambers of VW TDI to create hydrogen oxide — which, supposedly, doesn’t happen…

RAY MASSEY: Honda’s sporty electric coupe stars in Tokyo

By Ray Massey Motoring Editor For The Daily Mail The Tokyo Motor Show — on this week — is well known for its promotion of the weird and wacky, as well as for pointing the way to real cars soon to be seen on Britain’s roads. One of the stars is Honda’s sporty two-seater coupe, which I tip to put a spark into the electric car market. The Sports EV (electric vehicle) certainly seems to have got tongues wagging. Slightly retro, but with a contemporary twist, it’s the coupe version of the Honda Urban EV with a 150-mile range. It’s…

Car insurance is most expensive it has ever been, says ABI

Average motor premium in the third quarter of 2017 cost £485 That’s more than the previous record – set the previous quarter – of £484 The ABI blamed increases in IPT and higher vehicle repair costs It now wants the government to offer some financial respite for motorists by implementing changes to personal-injury claims  By Rob Hull For Thisismoney.co.uk Motorist are having to pay more for car insurance than ever before, the Association of British Insurers confirmed today. The average motor insurance premium has reached £485, an increase of £45 in the last 12 months and the highest it’s been…