AN INCREDIBLE Mercedes limo once owned by triple F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has emerged for sale. The famous 2015 Maybach S-Class is just three years old and has been given a value of £104,990 - four times the price of a regular model. The luxury motor, listed on Auto Trader during Hamilton's Azerbaijan Grand Prix win, comes with a host of impressive extras to compliment the already indulgent S-Class saloon. In the front, both the driver and passenger get massage seats, while the driver can enjoy the heated leather and wood multi-function steering wheel. Ex-owner Hamilton is more used to parking in a pit lane or overtaking cars on the race track than on the road so the parking and lane keep assistance systems probably came in handy. But the passenger cabin is where the real luxury lies - ideal for when Lewis wanted to kick back and relax with a chauffeur up front. Both rear passenger seats recline with an emerging foot rest - and have their own TV screens. Fitted with surround … [Read more...] about Lewis Hamilton’s stunning Mercedes-Maybach S-Class limo with TVs and reclining massage seats is up for sale for £100,000
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1968 Corvette coupe has already attracted a lot of interest at its bringatrailer.com for sale listing. And for good reason. Orange seems to be a hot color now, what with the 2019 ZR1 being unveiled recently in Sebring Orange. This one has been to the graveyard, so to speak, but is resurrected in its full glory now. After the original 427 spun a bearing, the previous owner bought the car in the early 1990s while a 350 replacement engine was being installed. The current owner bought the car in 2005 and says the original 427 is back under the hood after being rebuilt. Over the past 13 years, the car has covered just 5,000 of the 79,000 miles showing on the odometer. The interior appears to be stock and in excellent condition, other than a tear noted in the driver’s seat vinyl, with the factory AM/FM radio and wood-look steering wheel in place. Of course, the ’68 was the first year for the removable T-tops, which are done in body color, as well as the debut of the removable … [Read more...] about Corvettes for Sale: 1968 Corvette with L68 427/400 V8
For 2019, Mazda seems ready to offer two things MX-5 Miata buyers have long demanded: more power, plus a steering wheel that reaches towards the driver, instead of just tilting. These are big changes for a model where every minor detail is fussed over by engineers and enthusiasts alike. The changes are detailed in a document — apparently originating from Mazda Canada — that details the changes coming for 2019. That doc found its way onto Reddit, which was then shared by joyful members of the Miata.net forum. How does an extra 26 horsepower sound? The document, if accurate, confirms details contained within regulatory docs dug up by Bozi Tatarevic early last month, though Mazda product spokesman Jacob Brown would not comment on the vehicle’s specs, nor on a release date for the 2019 model. Besides the telescoping steering wheel — the first time Mazda has offered such a feature in the MX-5 — the model’s Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter engine … [Read more...] about 2019 Mazda MX-5: More Power and a Steering Wheel That Zooms?
THE steering wheel could be dead within 20 years, according to experts. The interior of cars is set to change forever and sooner than you might think. And that's just one of the huge changes predicted for the future of motoring. Manufacturers like Volkswagen, Renault and Jaguar have already rolled out crazy concepts - and now there's more. Experts at valuations firm HPI have compiled a list of what to expect over the next 80 years. Internet will be standard in cars by 2030 at the latest and virtual co-pilots will take care of parking. Expect to be able to work, socialise and sleep in vehicles within the next 20 years. By then cars will be completely driverless with lounge-like interiors and no need for a steering wheel or pedals. Cabins will feature huge screens so you can watch TV and catch up on e-mails. The future of motoring will also put an end to the driving test - and one of the plagues of buying a car: clocking. Real time mileage streaming will stop scammers being … [Read more...] about The steering wheel will be DEAD in 20 years – and other crazy predictions for driving in the future
black 1967 427/435 convertible currently being offered by our friends at ProTeam Corvette Sales in Napoleon, Ohio. When it comes to high-end collector Corvettes, potential buyers generally gravitate to rarity, good colors, judging awards, originality / condition, and ironclad documentation. This Corvettes checks all of those boxes and then some. Let’s start with rarity and colors. Just 815 Corvettes (3.5% of production) were painted black in 1967. Combine that with the fact that just 3,754 (16.3%) Corvettes were born with the 435hp L71 engine between the front fenders and you’ve got one rare beast. Other options on the 7-owner car include red stinger, transistor ignition, telescopic steering, black hardtop, M-21 4-speed, 4.11 posi rear end, F-41 heavy-duty suspension, AM/FM radio, off-road exhaust, tinted glass, rally wheels, and blackwall tires. ProTeam Corvette. For more information on this gem you can send ProTeam owner, Terry Michaelis, an email at … [Read more...] about Corvettes for Sale: 1967 427/435 Quad Black Convertible at ProTeam Corvette Sales
Auto shows can be crazy places with half-thought out ideas all over the place. Gyroscope-stabilized briefcase warmers for the back seat. Cop cars with integrated doughnut dispensers. Turbine-powered iPad docks. Lots of nutty stuff that will (thankfully) never see the light of day. Sadly, Lexus and their new partner, genetic screening company 23andMe have teamed up for “Genetic Select” and it looks like they’re “serious.” Lexus made the announcement in conjunction with the 2018 New York International Auto Show. “Finding the perfect vehicle that meets your every need was once only a fantasy, but now it’s becoming reality,” crows Lexus inaccurately. Finding my perfect vehicle is easy guys. Finding the money for it, that’s the hard part. Genetic Select is the “Ultimate Answer to Vehicle Customization” and a revolutionary new car buying experience. It also pegs the goofy meter. Perfect Fit Available on April 1st at Lexus … [Read more...] about Want Your Next Lexus To Start? Lick The Steering Wheel. No. Seriously.
As somebody whose first car cost a mere £450, it seems amazing to fathom that new drivers today fork out an average of £4,627 on their entry into the world of automobile ownership. That, however, is the figure uncovered in our latest research, which sought to find out how the amount drivers spend on their first cars has varied over the past 70 years. The results, when adjusted for inflation, show that the average sum spent by new drivers today is actually £1,375 less than drivers were paying back in the 1950s and ‘60s. It is more, however, than the average spend in the 1990s, which stood at a mere £3,264 – dragged down no doubt by my F-reg Renault 5. Our research also reveals that the most popular first car in five of the seven decades was a Ford, with drivers obviously aware of what great value for money cars such as the Anglia, Escort and Fiesta represent. In the case of first-time car shoppers today the Ford of choice is the Ka. Originally launched in … [Read more...] about Daily coverage of the world of cars. First Wheels: Ford Ka Buying GuidePost navigationFollow UsRecent PostsRecent CommentsCategories
It’s not uncommon for us to bring you news of a cool celebrity-owned car that’s coming up for sale, but usually there’s only one famous owner to speak of. Not so with this glorious 1969 Dodge Charger in ‘Bullitt’ spec. Bought by Hollywood actress Demi Moore for her then-husband and action hero Bruce Willis, Willis owned the movie-inspired car for 10 years before it was bought by none other than Jamiroquai front-man Jay Kay, who once owned this stunning Lamborghini Diablo as well. He imported the left-hand drive giant to the UK in 2008 before spending £25,000 in 2014 to have the engine rebuilt and upgraded, improving the performance and driveability of the slightly ridiculous 8.2-litre V8. Jay Kay still owns it, but it’s now being sold through Silverstone Auctions. When you have this much torque, three speeds are all you need. That’s lucky, really, because a trio of cogs are all you get from the torque converter automatic transmission. Much … [Read more...] about Monday Sucks, But Here’s A Mint 1969 Dodge Charger ‘Bullitt’ For Sale
Got a garage, or a shed, or some form of large container that you haven’t checked in a while? Check again. Right now. Chances are, you’ve forgotten you left an exquisitely rare classic Ferrari - worth millions - in there. It happens quite a lot, apparently. The latest is this: a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, which was purchased by the current owner in March of 1985. He remembered he bought this car right up until 1991, at which point he put it into his new garage and clearly forgot he bought it. Because it sat there for some 26 years. Not that it’s rare or anything: it’s one of 205 built to ‘Long Nose’ spec, and of those 205, one of 80 built from aluminium. Oh wait, it is actually quite rare. Gooding & Company reckons it’ll sell for between $2.5m and $3.25m. In other ‘look what I found in the shed’ news, the same owner also parked a rather gorgeous 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra in the same garage as the 275, in 1991 (though he … [Read more...] about Abandoned Ferrari and Cobra go up for sale… for millions
DETROIT - General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car -- one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal -- to enter the automaker's first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives said.For passengers who cannot open doors, the Cruise AV -- a rebranded version of GM's Chevrolet Bolt EV -- has even been designed to perform that task. It will have other accommodations for hearing and visually impaired customers.This will be one of the first self-driving vehicles in commercial passenger service and among the first to do away with manual controls for steering, brakes and throttle. What is the driver's seat in the Bolt EV will become the front left passenger seat in the Cruise AV, GM said.Company President Dan Ammann told reporters GM had filed on Thursday for government approval to deploy the "first production-ready vehicle designed from the start without a steering wheel, pedals or other unnecessary manual controls."GM is part of … [Read more...] about GM Cruise AV plans autonomous car with no steering wheel or pedals