Cars http://www.stuff.tv/cars/all en-GB The new Mazda MX-5 is the affordable Jag F-Type we've all been waiting for http://www.stuff.tv/new-mazda-mx-5-affordable-jag-f-type-weve-all-been-waiting/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleek styling and tempting price tag means the new MX-5 could be the ultimate sports car steal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mini F-Type anyone?" alt="Mini F-Type anyone?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MazdaMX5Main.jpg?1411221781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Did someone put a Jaguar F-Type on a hot wash?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>That&#39;s a shame. So will it be boring and slow?</strong><br />The plucky little MX-5 has never been the fastest car on the road but its combination of lightweight engineering, an utterly sorted chassis and brilliant handling chops has ensured it puts smiles firmly on faces at legal speeds. The newest model might feature a slight power hike over it predecessor, say around 160bhp in the most potent models, but don&#39;t expect it to set your pants on fire in terms of all-out speed and acceleration. It will drift around corners nicely, though.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Any neat gadgets inside?</strong><br />There isn&#39;t much information on its tech particulars&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but we do know the interior steals many bits from the current generation Mazda 3. That means the slick floating infotainment system with &#39;click-wheel&#39; controls will likely feature; we&#39;re hoping it packs a few other neat gizmos, such as smartphone tethering and driver-focussed apps. One of the MX-5&#39;s best features is its headrest speakers, which mean you can blast tunes even when the roof is folded down.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_exterior_01__jpg300.jpg?1411221781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_interior_01__jpg300.jpg?1411221781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_exterior_04__jpg300.jpg?1411221781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How much will it cost?&nbsp;</strong><br />Full pricing has yet to be revealed but expect it to cost around &pound;20,000 for entry level models when it arrives in 2015&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;which is not far off the current asking price. This will buy a new range of more fuel-efficient engines, improved interiors and even finer handling skills. Unfortunately, it also buys super bright LED headlights, meaning the sweet pop-up lamps of Mk1 models are well and truly consigned to the history books.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All our awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sleek new styling but still affordable" alt="Sleek new styling but still affordable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MX-5_2014_exterior_02__jpg300.jpg?1411221781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-mazda-mx-5-affordable-jag-f-type-weve-all-been-waiting/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/new-mazda-mx-5-affordable-jag-f-type-weve-all-been-waiting/news#comments By numbers Cars Hot Stuff Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:18:04 +0000 Leon Poultney 1447915 at http://www.stuff.tv The new Mercedes AMG GTS is sent to Earth to slay Porsches http://www.stuff.tv/mercedes-benz/new-mercedes-amg-gts-sent-earth-slay-porsches/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stunning styling, petrifying performance figures and an ear splitting exhaust note set to shake up the sports car market </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The 503bhp SLS AMG is one mean machine" alt="The 503bhp SLS AMG is one mean machine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MercAMGdone.jpg?1410778981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>That looks remarkably like a Mercedes SLS AMG...</strong><br />Shhh, don&#39;t say that to the men and women of AMG who have invested years of their life sculpting the sensationally smooth surfaces of Mercedes&#39; latest sports car. This is only the second vehicle Mercedes has allowed tuning firm AMG to create completely in house - the first was the SLS, hence the similarities.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Does it look as good on the inside?</strong><br />Yes it does, because Mercedes and AMG designers have completely overhauled the cockpit of their latest creation. Beautiful leather surfaces wrap around the two occupants, while a sleek 8.4-inch central display takes care of most of the car&#39;s functions. Surrounding the display are a number of buttons arranged in a &#39;V&#39; formation, a nod to the brutal V8 engine that lies beneath the elongated bonnet.</p> <p><strong>That&#39;s nice but surely it won&#39;t be better than a Porsche 911</strong>&hellip;<br />It&#39;s going to be difficult to beat the Porsche 911 Turbo for all-round greatness, plus it falls into the same price range as Audi&#39;s soon-to-be refreshed R8 and Jaguar&#39;s ace F-Type R. It&#39;ll be a tough fight&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but the slinky Merc has got all the makings of a champion. It&#39;s also got a much larger boot than most of the aforementioned, if that swings it for you?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1201" height="900" title="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" alt="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/898095_14C707_158.jpg?1410778981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1206" height="900" title="Tech-heavy, leather-clad interior" alt="Tech-heavy, leather-clad interior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/898150_14C302_02.jpg?1410778981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" alt="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/898069_14C707_123.jpg?1410778981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Are you telling us it&#39;s practical now?</strong><br />Not really. It can only seat two people, for a start&nbsp;&ndash; and the boot is just a gaping hole in the rear when the tailgate is lifted. It does feature an array of tech treats, similar to the S-Class, though. Mercedes&#39; intuitive COMAND system takes care of DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and internet-enable applications. You could easily use it as an everyday drive.</p> <p><strong>What kind of speeds can we do on our everyday drive?</strong><br />The performance figures on this thing are impressive. The 0-62mph sprint is over in 3.8 seconds in the GTS model and it can go on to an autobahn-annihilating top speed of 193mph. Speed isn&#39;t cheap though; expect to pay around &pound;95,000 for the standard AMG GT when it goes on sale next year.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">More awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" alt="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/898061_14C707_046.jpg?1410778981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mercedes-benz/new-mercedes-amg-gts-sent-earth-slay-porsches/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mercedes-benz/new-mercedes-amg-gts-sent-earth-slay-porsches/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Mercedes-Benz Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:14:37 +0000 Leon Poultney 1447348 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Formula E’s truly electric debut, 3DS can be used as Wii U controller for Smash Bros, and Microsoft’s Minecraft acquisition may come today http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/fully-charged-formula-e-s-truly-electric-debut-3ds-can-be-used-wii-u-controller-smash-bros-and-m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin the week by catching up on the weekend’s most interesting tech tidbits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Formula E" alt="Formula E" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/formula-e-race1.jpg?1410762781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Formula E: electric in more than design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The FIA&rsquo;s new Formula E racing series started off on Saturday with the Beijing ePrix at the Beijing Olympic Green Circuit, and it showed that even electric cars can put on one heck of a show.</p> <p>On the last lap, Venturi driver Nick Heidfeld attempted to pass Renault&rsquo;s Nicolas Prost, but Prost clearly aimed his car towards Heidfeld&rsquo;s and spun him out of control and into a wall in a violent crash. Both drivers are luckily fine, but Audi Sport ABT&rsquo;s Lucas di Grassi ended up taking the flag. It was the first race of the first-ever 10-event Formula E season, but those tensions will have to simmer for a bit as the next race isn&rsquo;t scheduled until 22 November in Malaysia.</p> <p>All of the drivers this season are using the Spark-Renault SRT 01E featuring the same electric engine first designed for the stunning <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news">McLaren P1</a>, so if the spectacle recapped above doesn&rsquo;t entice you to watch, perhaps that fact will.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2014/september/lucas-di-grassi-snatches-win-after-dramatic-last-corner-crash.aspx">FIA</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/formula-e-race-series-sets-out-replace-v8s-volts/news">Formula E race series sets out to replace V8s with Volts</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D2y1hFuGDD8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can be played with 3DS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nintendo 3DS version of <em>Super Smash Bros.</em> debuted in Japan over the weekend, in advance of its impending worldwide launch early next month, and it turns out there&rsquo;s a fun surprise within for the still-in-development Wii U iteration.</p> <p>According to a series of tweets and images from a player based in Japan, the 3DS version notes that you&rsquo;ll be able to use the handheld (running the 3DS game) as a wireless controller for the Wii U game when it releases. Might we see this kind of functionality pop up with future games, as well? After all, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/nintendo-shows-updated-3ds-and-3ds-xl-designs/news">New Nintendo 3DS</a> out next year has additional buttons, making it an even better Wii U GamePad substitute.</p> <p>The Wii U version is due out this winter, a nebulous window that could mean the holiday season or early next year - which is why it&rsquo;s not currently on our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/20-most-exciting-games-left-2014/feature">just-updated list</a> of the 20 most exciting games still to come in 2014. You&rsquo;ll also be able to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/fully-charged-plastic-htc-one-m8-ace-official-gamecube-controller-adapter-wii-u-and-zesty-makes-">use a GameCube gamepad</a> with a special adapter, in addition to the 3DS and standard Wii U and Wii controllers.</p> <p>However, 3DS owners will be able to try that version out later this week with a free demo <a href="https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/510480751385919490">launching on the eShop</a> on 19 September, with some Club Nintendo members gaining early access late last week. The full version is due out in the UK on 3 October, alongside a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds-xl/fully-charged-wearables-aid-parkinson-s-research-walking-dead-co-op-shooter-announced-and-sup">bundle with Nintendo 3DS XL</a> hardware.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/FarmboyinJapan">Twitter</a> via <a href="http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/12/report-3ds-can-be-used-as-a-wii-u-controller-in-super-smash-bros">IGN</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/20-most-exciting-games-left-2014/feature">The 20 most exciting games still to come in 2014</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9w5oyAiBNe0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft’s Minecraft acquisition could be announced today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to a report from Reuters, Microsoft will announce <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-microsoft-might-buy-minecraft-maker-little-printer-creator-folds-and-october">its rumoured purchase</a> of <em>Minecraft</em> maker Mojang today. The reported deal is pegged at US$2.5 billion (about &pound;1.54 billion), and will give Microsoft control over the massively popular block-based building game.</p> <p><em>Minecraft</em> is already available on PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One - and many other platforms that Microsoft doesn&rsquo;t have a stake in - but the report suggests that Microsoft aims to bring the game to Windows Phone (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-will-end-windows-phone-and-nokia-branding/news">or Windows phones, rather</a>) as part of this deal. That seems like a whole lot to pay to bring a &pound;5 game to a platform that enjoys a tiny portion of the smartphone market, but perhaps Microsoft plans to play the long game here.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/12/us-mojang-microsoft-idUSKBN0H72EV20140912">Reuters</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-will-end-windows-phone-and-nokia-branding/news">Microsoft will end Windows Phone and Nokia branding</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EkKEd4Y8GIA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/fully-charged-formula-e-s-truly-electric-debut-3ds-can-be-used-wii-u-controller-smash-bros-and-m#comments 3DS Cars Electric cars Gaming Microsoft Minecraft Nintendo Wii U Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1447649 at http://www.stuff.tv Volkswagen Golf GTE http://www.stuff.tv/golf/volkswagen-golf-gte/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Volkswagen Golf GTE blends hot hatch performance, hybrid economy and hatchback practicality into one stylish package. Could this be the perfect city car? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A stylish - if not jaw-dropping - package" alt="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Golf_GTE__20140830029.jpg?1410954150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When a VW Golf is adorned with the revered &#39;GT&#39; badge, potential punters know it signifies stylish looks, awesome performance and the sort of everyday usability one finds in any of the German manufacturer&#39;s products.</p> <p>So, it is an extremely brave move for the marque to glue this iconic badge to its latest green machine, the plug-in hybrid Golf GTE. With just over 200bhp on tap and the ability to silently cruise the streets in all-electric mode, the sporty hybrid certainly sounds enticing, but is it any good?&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £28,000.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As attractive as the Golf GTI </div> <div class="field-item even"> Accelerates with gusto and handles well </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Requires no fuel around town and very little on longer journeys </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Expensive compared to a standard Golf </div> <div class="field-item even"> Boot space is impeded by the fuel tank </div> <div class="field-item odd"> On-board tech is a bit basic for a game-changing hybrid </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What lies beneath? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The combination of a turbocharged 148bhp petrol engine and a 100bhp electric&nbsp;motor (which through weird maths actually adds up to a total 204bhp) propels&nbsp;the unassuming Golf GTE, resulting in a machine that can not only cruise at&nbsp;speeds of around 80mph on battery power alone but also tackle longer journeys&nbsp;and more spirited drives when the engine is called into play. </p> <p>Stick the Golf GTE into &#39;E&#39;-Mode&#39; and it will happily zip around the city streets for up to 30 miles without so much as supping a drop of petrol, yet depress the &#39;GTE&#39; button and the petrol engine barks into life, the steering sharpens and a proper hot hatch experience is offered on a plate. </p> <p>The engine is a little noisy and it&#39;s not quite the same as driving a GTI, but it&#39;s certainly the most fun we&#39;ve had in a hybrid for a while. </p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i8/review">BMW i8 review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4069" height="2704" title="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" alt="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DB2014AU00166_large.JPG?1410954150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4659" height="3105" title="It can 80mph on battery alone" alt="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Golf_GTE__20140830001.jpg?1410954150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Driving Mr Daisy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unlike the slightly mundane Audi A3 e-tron, Volkswagen&#39;s offering is actually a blast to drive. The switch between all-electric motoring and typical internal&nbsp;combustion power is seamless, yet the power offered from the combined drivetrains is a joy to experience. </p> <p>Engineers at VW have managed to integrate the electric motor into the housing of the six-speed DSG gearbox, meaning drivers get full control of cog swaps via some F1-inspired flappy paddles located behind the steering wheel. This really comes into play when the silent crawling traffic of urban life is left behind and a nice country road presents itself.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4536" height="3024" title="Living out a car advert fantasy " alt="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Golf_GTE__20140830014.jpg?1410954150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cruise without caution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Purchase a Nissan Leaf or a Renault Zoe and you&#39;re limited to a range of around 60 miles before battery drain panic sets in.</p> <p>Not so with the Golf GTE, as its on- board petrol engine can also act as a generator to top up the lithium ion battery packs. A special mode, dubbed &#39;Battery Hold&#39;, cleverly maintains the charge of the battery packs so the driver can summon them should they enter a zero- emissions zone (many European cities already enforced these) or want to conserve fuel for the remainder of the journey.&nbsp;</p> <p>Should the batteries drop below the desired level, Battery Charge mode kicks in and the petrol engine will automatically top up the juice on the move. The result is a combined range of 584 miles when batteries are fully topped-up and tank is brimmed. That&#39;s Newquay to Glasgow without a pit stop.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Model S review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5184" height="3456" title="No battery drain panic here" alt="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Golf_GTE__20140830034.jpg?1410954150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Substance before style </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Golf GTI fanatics will notice the obvious styling similarities between VW&#39;s best- selling hot hatch and this new fangled hybrid model. Golf GTE customers get the same LED running lights, twin tailpipes and optional enormous alloy wheels as its hot hatch brethren, but are also treated to neat blue highlights on the badging and brake calipers, as well as inside.</p> <p>In fact, park the GTE in a local dingy NCP and the interior positively glows with Tron-like hues. It&#39;s awesome.</p> <p>Those expecting infotainment innovations may be slightly disappointed as this is pure VW in so much as it&#39;s the same 6.5-inch touch-screen display found in many other models. That said, the GTE does get a number of supplementary dials that give range read-outs as well as cool energy flow indicators. A Car-Net e-Remote app can also be downloaded to smartphones that allows users to call up car information and adjust climate control remotely.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4891" height="3260" title="We wouldn&#039;t walk into a lamppost staring at the GTE" alt="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Golf_GTE__20140829022.jpg?1410954150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4695" height="3130" title="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" alt="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Golf_GTE__20140829032.jpg?1410954150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plug-in for savings </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Volkswagen had to create a system that automatically turns the engine via the electric motor to ensure it doesn&#39;t seize up due to lack of use. That&#39;s because the 8.7kW/h battery packs can be charged from a standard plug socket in just over three hours, or two hours if you opt for a wall socket, leading the boffins to conclude that many commuters won&#39;t use the combustion engine at all.</p> <p>It&#39;s easy to see why, because the Golf GTE is so mild mannered and comfortable when cruising in &#39;E-Mode&#39; at low speeds. It comes as a bit of an unwanted intrusion when the rough-sounding petrol engine barks into life and spoils the peace.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i3/review">BMW i3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4294" height="2863" title="Plug-in for savings" alt="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Golf_GTE__20140830023.jpg?1410954150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Volkswagen Golf GTE tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Engine</strong>: 1.4-litre direct-injection four-cylinder petrol, plus electric motor<br /><strong>Power</strong>: 204bhp combined<br /><strong>Torque</strong>: 258lb ft<br /><strong>0-62mph:</strong> 7.6sec<br /><strong>Top speed:</strong> 135mph<br /><strong>Gearbox</strong>: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic<br /><strong>Fuel economy:</strong> 188mpg<br /><strong>Emissions: </strong>35g/km<br /><strong>Kerb weight:</strong> 1524kg</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silently sporty </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even in electric &#39;E-Mode&#39; the Golf GTE does a good job of nipping in and out of traffic, as well as leaving many conventional hatchbacks in the dust at traffic&nbsp;lights. Switching to &#39;GTE Mode&#39; doesn&#39;t quite have the same effect as sliding behind the wheel of a GTI but it does sharpen steering and offer enough grunt for&nbsp;overtaking manoeuvres.&nbsp;As an all-rounder, it&#39;s excellent, relieving the range anxiety associated with the Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S, providing a more desirable package than a Vauxhall Ampera and offering up a more involving drive than the Audi A3 e-tron.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Volkswagen Golf GTE Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Volkswagen Golf GTE looks great, attacks corners with poise and will save you a fortune at the pumps.</p> <p>Okay, so it isn&#39;t exactly earth-shatteringly special to look at but that&#39;s exactly what the German marque had in mind. This car could easily replace your standard Golf with the only complaint being a slightly smaller boot... and a distinct lack of Shell Driver&#39;s points.&nbsp;<br /><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cars/top-ten">The Golf GTE takes the top spot in our list of the best Stuff-approved cars - see the rest</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5053" height="3369" title="This car could easily replace your standard Golf " alt="Volkswagen Golf GTE review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Golf_GTE__20140829018.jpg?1410954150" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Finally, a hybrid that combines an engaging drive, premium looks and practicality.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VW Golf GTE review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance, practicality and hybrid economy in one stylish package </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/golf/volkswagen-golf-gte/review#comments Cars Golf Hybrid cars Volkswagen Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:56:49 +0000 Sophie Charara 1447336 at http://www.stuff.tv Jaguar's new XE picks a fight with the Germans http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguars-new-xe-picks-fight-germans/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Luxury British marque unveils handsome BMW 3-Series adversary at glitzy London bash </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes on BMW and Audi" alt="Jaguar XE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/JaguarMain.jpg?1410452930" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Didn&#39;t I see the XE dangling from a helicopter in the skies above London the other day?</strong><br />You probably did&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;because Jaguar pulled out all the stops at a glittery London bash to ensure everyone on this green earth knew that the British marque was launching an all-new model. It&#39;s a good job too, because the pretty XE will face extremely stiff competition from the likes of Audi, Mercedes and BMW when it goes on sale later this year.</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s so special about the XE?</strong><br />It features a brand new aluminium architecture, which basically means all of the important underpinnings are fashioned from stiff, lightweight metal to improve performance, ride and handling. There is also a new range frugal engines that have been built from the ground up to produce less harmful emissions yet not affect typical Jaguar performance.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Will there be lots of buttons to fiddle with inside?</strong><br />Yes, there certainly will; a new eight-inch touchscreen display takes care of the infotainment system, plus you get onboard wi-fi. If you&#39;re in the driving seat, you can sync smartphone to access a suite of apps on the move and then control most of it with your vocal cords thanks to voice command software.</p> <p><strong>It all sounds a bit James Bond...</strong><br />That&#39;s not all, as Jaguar&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguar-unveils-tech-goodies-packed-inside-upcoming-xe/news">InControl app</a> also allows smartphone users to access information and control certain functions from their mobile device anywhere in the world. This includes heating and cooling the car from afar&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but more importantly, starting the engine remotely. Q would be impressed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>BMW, Audi and Mercedes all do &#39;fiery&#39; versions of their executive saloons, will the baby Jag keep up?</strong><br />The entry-level engine on the &pound;27,000 XE is a pretty unexciting 2.0-litre diesel, which is said to manage 75mpg and produce less than 100g/km CO2. But those looking to add a little spice to their morning commute should look towards the XE S model with its punchy 3.0-litre V6 pinched from the F-Type.</p> <p><strong>Surely that&#39;s going to be mighty quick...</strong><br />The 0-62mph sprint will to be dispatched in 5.1 seconds and it&#39;s limited to a top speed of 155mph. But we&#39;re waiting for a XE RS model, which could get as much as 542bhp and properly face-melting performance figures.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 hands-on</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" alt="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlobServer1.jpeg?1410452930" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1201" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" alt="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlobServer4.jpeg?1410452930" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1201" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" alt="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlobServer6.jpeg?1410452930" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Jaguar XE unveiled </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguars-new-xe-picks-fight-germans/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Jaguar Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:26:44 +0000 Leon Poultney 1447088 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Ferrari first out with Apple’s CarPlay, Batman: Arkham Knight gets a new date, and a drivable couch is as amazing as it sounds http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-ferrari-first-out-apple-s-carplay-batman-arkham-knight-gets-new-date-and-drivabl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kickstart your day with our morning roundup of notable tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="2014 Ferrari FF" alt="2014 Ferrari FF" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ferrari-ff-2014.jpg?1410255333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ferrari FF is first to implement CarPlay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve heard a lot of talk about Apple&rsquo;s CarPlay initiative, which brings iOS into your ride and makes it easy to use your iPhone while driving, but despite plenty of manufacturers pledging support, there&rsquo;s been little in the way of results. Well, until now, as Ferrari claims to be the first out the gate with a finished car featuring the system.</p> <p>The first such Ferrari FF was delivered to an unnamed Italian buyer, but others featuring the technology are reportedly being sent all around the world as we speak. What are the chances that we see one pop up as part of Apple&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/two-new-iphones-and-iwatch-apples-going-have-busy-day-tomorrow/news">iPhone 6 and iWatch presentation</a> later today? We&rsquo;d guess pretty fair.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/news-events/news/first-ff-carplay-stays-italy/">Ferrari</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-carplay-future-car-infotainment/feature">Why Apple CarPlay and its competitors are the future of in-car tech</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hbZDBRzsV50" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Batman: Arkham Knight out next June </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Batman: Arkham Knight</em> was supposed to be a crown jewel of the holiday release season, but then it was sadly pushed into 2015 - and this won&rsquo;t be one of those February/March kind of delays we&rsquo;re used to seeing. Instead, the stunning open-world action game will now launch on 2 June 2015.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re eager to spend quite a bit more money than usual on the game, Warner Bros. will gladly sell you one of its two special edition bundles. Both come with a Steelbook case, art book, comic book, and in-game skin pack, but the Limited Edition (&pound;89.99) also features a 12in Batman statue, while the Batmobile Edition (&pound;169.99) includes a transforming statue of the iconic vehicle.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/8/6121925/batman-arkham-knight-release-date-limited-batmobile-edition">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/batman-arkham-knight/review">Batman: Arkham Knight preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="650" title="Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition" alt="Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/batman-arkhamknight-limited.jpg?1410255333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robocouch is a couch-surfing dream come true </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So this is what we&rsquo;re sending kids to university for these days? Indeed, a team of nine engineering students at the University of New Saint Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia put their budding talents to use to create a motorized couch - which is maneuvered by an off-brand Xbox controller. It was available for test drives at an event over the weekend. No word yet on student injuries, but we do suspect there was some exhilarating comfort going on.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/technology/couch-gets-robotic-makeover">UNSW</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/08/robocouch-is-awesome/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wii-u/fully-charged-star-wars-episode-vii-set-photos-leak-forza-horizon-2-revealed-and-amazing-suitc">Fully Charged: Star Wars: Episode VII set photos leak, Forza Horizon 2 revealed, and the amazing suitcase scooter</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/apECXXowJsY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TiVo Mega is a 24TB DVR (no, really) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>TiVo stopped selling its standalone digital video recorders in the UK ages ago, but we can still marvel at how ridiculous this seems. Increasingly edged out by cable and satellite providers offering their own DVRs, TiVo has decided to prove that size does matter: by announcing a 24TB model.</p> <p>The TiVo Mega is a real thing, it appears, and it will be available in the first quarter of 2015 for approximately US$5000 (&pound;3100). It&rsquo;s rack-mountable and features six separate tuners for loads of concurrent recording, and can hold 4000 hours of HD content or some 26,000 hours of SD stuff. And you can stream all that stuff to TiVo Mini boxes or mobile apps, so at least it&rsquo;s sort of practical, right?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://investor.tivo.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=106292&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=1964575">TiVo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Long-term test: Microsoft Xbox One review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="799" title="TiVo Mega" alt="TiVo Mega" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tivo-mega.jpg?1410255333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-ferrari-first-out-apple-s-carplay-batman-arkham-knight-gets-new-date-and-drivabl#comments Apple CarPlay Cars Gaming Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1447035 at http://www.stuff.tv Cadillac's Super Cruise tech will bring hands-free driving in 2017 http://www.stuff.tv/cadillacs-super-cruise-tech-takes-your-hands-wheel-self-driving-motorway-relaxation/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The M25 could soon become a lot less stressful </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="GM plans to soup up 2017 Cadillacs with self-driving tech" alt="GM plans to soup up 2017 Cadillacs with self-driving tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cadillac.jpg?1410175511" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cadillac&#39;s advanced&nbsp;Super Cruise&nbsp;driver assist technology will bring semi-automated self-driving to the masses in 2017. But why should you be excited?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Safer, smarter driving </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;ll will make driving on long journeys a more comfortable experience, although you obviously shouldn&#39;t just sit back and scroll through Facebook while thundering along at 70mph. We shouldn&#39;t have to explain why.</p> <p>Cadillac&#39;s also working on letting vehicles communicate with each other via what GM calls vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. It can help lessen traffic congestion by relaying information such as speed, direction of travel and location between vehicles. Drivers will then be alerted and be able to use active safety features such as forward collission warning that can already be found on cars already in production.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://the minimalist look of the 360 edges ahead of the G Watch&#039;s" target="_blank"><strong>We test drive Volvo&#39;s self-driving car</strong></a></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/gm-plans-to-launch-hands-free-driving-by-2016/" target="_blank">CNet</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ksl-Fbmvxj4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cadillacs-super-cruise-tech-takes-your-hands-wheel-self-driving-motorway-relaxation/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/cadillacs-super-cruise-tech-takes-your-hands-wheel-self-driving-motorway-relaxation/news#comments Cars Self-Driving Cars Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:23:51 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1446959 at http://www.stuff.tv The all-new Volvo XC90 is a tech treasure chest on wheels http://www.stuff.tv/volvo/all-new-volvo-xc90-technological-treasure-chest-wheels/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With cutting edge safety features, advanced voice control and a stylish touch screen system, Volvo&#039;s new Land Rover rival is a gadget lover’s paradise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The new XC90 is a gadget lover&#039;s paradise" alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Volvo-XC90.jpg?1409066632" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sweet lights, man</strong><br />We thought you&#39;d notice those. The super-bright LED headlamps on the all-new Volvo XC90 are being referred to as &quot;Thor&#39;s Hammer&quot; lights, but don&#39;t say that in earshot of Marvel Comics&#39; lawyers. The fancy lamps are just part of the new, and typically Swedish, design language that includes a simplified front grille and a fresh range of rims that peak at 22-inches. But what lies beneath is arguably the most exciting aspect...</p> <p><strong>Has Volvo dumped a 6.0-litre V12 under the bonnet, then?</strong><br />No, quite the opposite in fact. The range-topping XC90 models feature hybrid tech that harnesses power from a four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, which equates to nearly 400bhp underneath the right foot. Owners will also be able to motor on battery power alone for around 25 miles and avoid road tax thanks to the measly 60g/km CO2 produced by the pipes. A good range of frugal petrol and diesel engines will also be available at launch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Aren&#39;t Volvos a bit, erm, boring?</strong><br />That may have been true a few years ago&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but this car is the first in a long line of exciting new products from the revitalised manufacturer. The dashboard, for example, features a new tablet-like touch-screen Sensus infotainment system that operates most of the car&#39;s functions. It does away with the need for buttons, which allowed designers to beautifully de-clutter the interior surfaces.</p> <p><strong>What tech can we expect?</strong><br />Volvo has confirmed that its Sensus system will support <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-carplay-puts-your-iphone-your-car-dashboard/news" target="_blank">Apple CarPlay</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-io-2014/google-io-keynote-live-blog/news" target="_blank">Android Auto</a>, as well as packing its own advanced voice control. Based on Nuance&#39;s speech recognition software&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;the same tech that underpins Apple&#39;s Siri&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Volvo&#39;s version can do everything from make phone calls to changing the radio station and even adjusting the climate control. </p> <p>The tiled display system on that fancy touch screen is extremely pleasing, too. Users simply select a menu and it expands, shrinking the others so they are constantly available. It&#39;s brilliantly intuitive and completely connected, so owners can take advantage of a whole host of cloud-based apps and services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="887" title="Touch-screen Sensus is stylish and slick" alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/22%20Volvo%20XC90-2.jpg?1409066632" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="902" title="Seven ergonomic seats come as standard" alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/21%20Volvo%20XC90.jpg?1409066632" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1201" height="900" title="Hybrid tech and cutting edge safety features aplenty" alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10%20Volvo%20XC90_0.jpg?1409066632" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Volvos are super safe, aren&#39;t they?</strong><br />Yes they are. In fact, Volvo has set itself the goal that nobody will be seriously injured or killed in one of its vehicles by 2020. It&#39;s a tough task but the XC90 packs advanced tech that brings it ever closer to this target. A brace of advanced radars, sensors and cameras can now detect cyclists and pedestrians and will automatically apply the brakes if vulnerable road users cross the XC90s path. The car will also auto-brake if the driver attempts to turn into a junction when another vehicle is approaching. Finally, there&#39;s even a safety feature that pre-empts a road run-off and tightens the seatbelts in preparation for impact.</p> <p><strong>Taking on the mighty Land Rover Discovery is an even bigger ask, isn&#39;t it?</strong><br />It is, but Volvo&#39;s new offering is pretty swanky inside. A 19-speaker Bowers &amp; Wilkins sound system can be specified, as well as niceties that include a cut glass gear shifter and walnut inlays for the doors and dash. Plus, a fully stocked, seven-seater XC90 will cost around &pound;50,000 when it goes on sale next year, making it nearly &pound;10,000 cheaper than the equivalent Land Rover Discovery.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/hands-volvos-apple-carplay-stereo-ios-friendly-infotainment-system/news">Hands-on with Volvo&#39;s Apple CarPlay stereo, the iOS-friendly infotainment system</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="902" title="Cut-glass gear shifter available to deep pockets " alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/26%20Volvo%20XC90.jpg?1409066632" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/volvo/all-new-volvo-xc90-technological-treasure-chest-wheels/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Volvo Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:23:53 +0000 Leon Poultney 1445947 at http://www.stuff.tv McLaren P1 GTR concept is the ultimate track-day toy http://www.stuff.tv/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Those with money to burn can soon fast track into the exclusive world of racing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="McLaren P1 GTR" alt="McLaren P1 GTR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mcLaren-p1-gtr-01.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Did McLaren really need to make the P1 even scarier?</strong><br />Not really, but this GTR concept is strictly for track use only, meaning it features a plethora of tweaks intended to reduce lap times rather than impress shoppers when it&#39;s parked on the high street. Power from the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 has increased by 83bhp to 986bhp, you know, because 903bhp isn&#39;t quite enough to embarrass all the Golf GTI owners at your local track day.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It looks great though, what has McLaren done to the bodywork?</strong><br />Engineers at McLaren Special Operations have fitted an enormous fixed rear wing for a start. It employs an F1-style Drag Reduction System so it can extend and retract to offer greater levels of grip through corners or increased straight-line speed when required. There&#39;s a set of lightweight, quick release 19-inch alloys at all four corners and the P1 GTR wears a special paintjob echoing that of the original McLaren F1 GTR, which claimed victory at Le Mans in 1995.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I can&#39;t wait to meet one of these at the traffic lights?</strong><br />Unfortunately you won&#39;t as the P1 GTR isn&#39;t road legal. It&#39;s also fitted with lowered fixed suspension, meaning the ride could only be described as &#39;spine shattering&#39; should you be mad enough to tackle the scarred surfaces of Britian&#39;s roads. There&#39;s also a new centrally mounted exhaust that, &quot;maximises the aural characteristic,&quot; which basically means its deafeningly loud and just begging to be pulled over by the traffic cops.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/76869-McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20front.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1202" height="899" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20rear%203_4.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20rear.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So how much is it and how do we buy one?</strong><br />McLaren hasn&#39;t released any official pricing figures yet and it will only be offered to the 375 existing P1 owners but expect it to tickle the &pound;2million mark when it goes on sale next year.</p> <p><strong>What? Why would anyone want two McLaren P1s in the garage?</strong><br />It&#39;s a bit greedy isn&#39;t it? But the idea of the P1 GTR is to introduce extremely well heeled individuals to the world of high-performance racing. McLaren will maintain the car and each owner will be given extensive driver training so they don&#39;t prang their &pound;2million investment at the first corner.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-muscle-car-electric-heart/news" target="_blank">Meet the Renovo Coupe: the muscle car with an electric heart</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1201" height="884" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20side.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:02 +0000 Leon Poultney 1445179 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet the Renovo Coupe: the muscle car with an electric heart http://www.stuff.tv/meet-muscle-car-electric-heart/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This all-electric beast produces over 500bhp without a peep from the pipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Parallel sparking" alt="Meet the Renovo Coupe: the muscle car with an electric heart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Coupe-with-Sparks1_0.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>An all-electric muscle car? That doesn&#39;t sit well with us...</strong></p> <p>Admittedly, it is a bit odd seeing a glorious Shelby Daytona with a bunch of batteries underneath the bonnet rather than a big block Chevrolet V8 engine, but the latest unveiling for fledgling automotive manufacturer Renovo is set to deliver pony car-bothering power.</p> <p><strong>So how does it work?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Go on, how powerful is it?</strong></p> <p>The twin motors spit out the equivalent of around 500bhp and 1354Nm torque, meaning the Renovo can accelerate from a standing start&nbsp;to 60mph&nbsp;in just 3.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 120mph. That&#39;s quicker than Tesla&#39;s Model S and Roadster models.</p> <p><strong>It must take an absolute age to charge... </strong></p> <p>The zero-emissions muscle car has been designed to work with the fast-charging network, which will top up the batteries in half an hour. Charging from a standard plug socket will take a road trip-destroying five hours, though. Renovo reckons the Coupe can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge but expect that figure to be dramatically slashed if you like burnouts, drifting, drag racing and all the other stuff muscle cars are perfect for.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1199" height="862" title="American muscle goes zero-emissions in the Renovo Coupe" alt="Renovo Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Front-Three-Quarters.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1202" height="895" title="American muscle goes zero-emissions in the Renovo Coupe" alt="Renovo Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Engine-Bay-1.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="895" title="American muscle goes zero-emissions in the Renovo Coupe" alt="Renovo Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Coupe-Headlight1.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It all sounds expensive, how much will it cost? </strong></p> <p>Are you sitting comfortably? It costs a whopping US$529,000 - or &pound;316,214 in sterling. That&#39;s a hell of a lot of cash to sink into a company that has only been operating for four years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But It does look nice...</strong></p> <p>Yes, it&#39;s drop-dead gorgeous and we will hopefully start seeing them in the wild towards the end of next year. Just don&#39;t expect the soundtrack to be as good as the picture.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="American muscle goes zero-emissions in the Renovo Coupe" alt="Renovo Coupe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Rear-Three-Quarters-2_0.jpg?1408620781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-muscle-car-electric-heart/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/meet-muscle-car-electric-heart/news#comments Cars Electric cars Hot Stuff Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:35:50 +0000 Leon Poultney 1445188 at http://www.stuff.tv California: No politicians or bad drivers in Google’s autonomous cars http://www.stuff.tv/google/california-no-politicians-or-bad-drivers-google-s-autonomous-cars/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest US state to welcome robotic cars insists on trained drivers behind the wheel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1600" height="1067" title="Google&#039;s self-driving Lexus on a street in Mountain View, CA" alt="Google&#039;s self-driving Lexus on a street in Mountain View, CA" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Iconic%20image%20for%20city%20streets.jpg?1408550819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might not have confidence in your elected representatives to steer the nation in the right direction. California doesn&rsquo;t even trust them behind the wheel of a self-driving car.</p> <p>In documents obtained by Stuff under freedom of information legislation, Google tried (and failed) to persuade regulators in California to permit politicians and policymakers to take the driver&rsquo;s seat of its robotic cars while they navigate public highways.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-harris" title="View user profile.">Mark Harris</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Our experience has shown that demonstrations for key decision makers are critical to impart the true capabilities and promise of autonomous vehicles,&rdquo; wrote Ron Medford, the director of safety for Google&rsquo;s self-driving program. &ldquo;There is no substitute for the first-hand experience of sitting in the driver&rsquo;s seat of a test vehicle and experiencing how the technology responds to the complexities of the public road environment.&rdquo;</p> <p>Under Californian rules, experimental self-driving vehicles must have a trained test driver actively monitoring their operation, ready to take over immediately if anything should go wrong. As well as having a clean licence in the state, those drivers cannot ever have been responsible for a road accident that killed or injured anyone.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One smash-up isn&#039;t so bad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google tried to loosen this rule, too. &ldquo;The requirements should not prohibit people who have been involved in minor accidents from serving as test drivers,&rdquo; wrote Medford. He suggested that as long as a driver had not been responsible for more than one accident resulting in serious injury or death within the last three years, they should be allowed to qualify.</p> <p>Officials at California&rsquo;s Department of Motor Vehicles were having none of it. &ldquo;The requirements for a test driver mirror the definition of a &lsquo;good driver&rsquo; found in the [state&rsquo;s] insurance code,&rdquo; they replied sternly, &ldquo;The citizens of California have made a determination that people who meet the criteria specified are the safest drivers. Google will have a test facility where they can demonstrate the technology to dignitaries.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-revs-self-driving-trucks-and-motorbikes/news">Google revs up for self-driving trucks and motorbikes</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="530" title="Google&#039;s prototype self-driving pod car, with no steering wheel or brake" alt="Google&#039;s prototype self-driving pod car, with no steering wheel or brake" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Vehicle%20Prototype%20Image%20Banner%20Cropped%20600px_1.jpg?1408550819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/california-no-politicians-or-bad-drivers-google-s-autonomous-cars/news#comments Cars Google Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:58:40 +0000 Mark Harris 1445423 at http://www.stuff.tv Jaguar XE lets you control your car from afar with your phone http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguar-unveils-tech-goodies-packed-inside-upcoming-xe/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With InControl Remote, you can turn your car on from a distance, like James Bond. Or Batman. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1201" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s XE packs tech that Bond would be proud to own" alt="Jaguar XE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/74737jag-LEAD%20IMAGE.jpg?1408499083" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It seems engineers over at Jaguar may have been bingeing on Bond films: the 2015 XE model will pack remote control technology that lets you command your car with your smartphone.</p> <p>That&#39;s right, Jaguar has revealed that its upcoming BMW 3-Series rival will feature an InControl Remote function, which allows the compact executive saloon to be cooled, heated, locked and unlocked from anywhere in the world using your smartphone.</p> <p>Like Batman and Bond&#39;s motors, you can even start your Jag&#39;s engine from afar using the InControl Remote app.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Jaguar hopes to crash the compact executive saloon party next year with its svelte, lightweight XE, which will also hope to show-up its German rivals with epic amounts of on-board tech. </p> <p>On top of an all-new aluminium chassis, customers will be treated to a laser head-up display that projects high definition information, such as speed and navigational instructions, directly on to the windscreen. </p> <p>Said laser tech is not only meant to be clearer than those employed by rivals but the unit is also said to be a third lighter than competitor&#39;s systems. </p> <p>The XE&#39;s new 8in infotainment touch screen will not only pair with Android and Apple products, allowing for a number of apps to be used on the go, but also provide occupants with a Wi-Fi hotspot.&nbsp;</p> <p>But most impressive is that 007-style InControl Remote app; while similar heating and cooling functions are available on existing electric cars, it also acts as a tracking device if the vehicle is stolen and it will alert the nearest forces so they can hunt down the perp.</p> <p>Forget investing in that Aston Martin DB9, true wannabe Bonds should wait until next year when the XE arrives in showrooms if they really want to live the life of a gadget-loving super spy.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguar-land-rover-unveils-smart-assistant-and-virtual-windscreen-concepts/news" target="_blank">Jaguar Land Rover unveils Smart Assistant and Virtual Windscreen concepts for future cars</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar XE features" alt="Jaguar XE features" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-xe-incontrol.jpg?1408499083" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguar-unveils-tech-goodies-packed-inside-upcoming-xe/news#comments Cars Jaguar Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:58:30 +0000 Leon Poultney 1445307 at http://www.stuff.tv Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S http://www.stuff.tv/model-s/saleen-puts-more-swank-tesla-model-s/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Foursixteen improves an already stunning car with across-the-board upgrades </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " alt="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/saleen-foursixteen-main.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>These guys think they can make a better car than the Tesla Model S?</strong><br />They&rsquo;re certainly not the first people to get their hands on an already-stellar vehicle and attempt to improve it. In fact, someone else has already modded this very model <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s-goes-convertible/news">into a convertible</a>. But yes, the <a href="http://media.saleen.com/2014/08/foursixteen/" target="_blank">Saleen Foursixteen</a> is a modified version of the Tesla Model S, probably the world&rsquo;s best-known electric car.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Model S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>With a swanky bodykit? How very Essex boy&hellip;</strong><br />There&rsquo;s much more to the Foursixteen than exterior tweaks, but we&rsquo;ll start with those. Saleen, which has been building racing cars for 30-odd years, claims to have improved the Model S&rsquo; aerodynamics through its body modifications: there&rsquo;s a carbon fibre rear diffuser, new V-shaped hood architecture and a rear spoiler to increase downforce. The hood shape also serves to direct hot air away from the car&rsquo;s drivetrain cooling system.</p> <p><strong>And what else?</strong><br />Speaking of drivetrain&rsquo;s, Saleen has ripped out Tesla&rsquo;s and replaced it with its own, which it says provides improved acceleration (even the base Model S does 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds), better cooling and &ldquo;track capable throttle response&rdquo;. There&rsquo;s also adjustable suspension, which means you can stiffen the ride if you&rsquo;re doing some track driving, as well as new ZR-spec tyres and optional lightweight carbon ceramic brakes. Changing your mind about this yet?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1391" title="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" alt="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-front.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="800" title="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" alt="The Saleen Foursixteen features a re-sculpted exterior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-badge.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&rsquo;m coming around. What about the interior?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s pretty full-on. We&rsquo;re talking black leather with contrasting perforated leather accents and Alcantara suede inlays. We&rsquo;re talking carbon fibre accents on the dashboard. We&rsquo;re talking a brand new centre console with extra storage, a smartphone pocket and a cup-holder (!). We&rsquo;re talking new bucket seats, new door panels and a leather-wrapped dashboard. It&rsquo;s a big, bold remodelling &ndash; and we think it looks pretty natty.</p> <p><strong>I agree. Damn, you&rsquo;ve changed my mind. Now I want one</strong><br />Well, we hope you&rsquo;ve just had a big tax rebate, because the Foursixteen ain&rsquo;t cheap: Saleen are charging US$152,000 (&pound;91,430) for it. This model is based on the standard Tesla Model S, by the way, and will be delivered to US-based customers 6-8 weeks after ordering. It comes with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://media.saleen.com/2014/08/foursixteen/" target="_blank">Saleen</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">GAZE AT MORE ELECTRIFYING HOT STUFF HERE</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla/hackers-compete-compromise-teslas-s-sedan/news">Hackers will compete to compromise Tesla&rsquo;s Model S sedan</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="Finally, a cup-holder for the Tesla Model S" alt="Finally, a cup-holder for the Tesla Model S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-console.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="801" title="The swish leather bucket seats are totally new" alt="The swish leather bucket seats are totally new" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-backseat.jpg?1408501257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Cars Electric cars Hot Stuff Model S Tesla Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:32:22 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1445301 at http://www.stuff.tv Mini drivers to get first dibs on parking spots thanks to new app http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/mini-drivers-get-first-dibs-parking-spots-thanks-new-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Access the JustPark app via Mini&#039;s Connected in-car entertainment system for stress-free shopping trips </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The JustPark app could take the stress out of shopping" alt="Mini JustPark app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/070814min.jpg?1408413263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone who&#39;s navigated the parking at Westfield Stratford City around Christmas will attest to the life-changing experience.</p> <p>It&#39;s like a scene from a Roland Emmerich film - cars everywhere, children screaming and parents resorting to post-apocalyptical measures in order to secure the last parking space on Earth.</p> <p>Fortunately, it&#39;s not something Mini drivers will need worry to about again thanks to a new app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this the end of parking pains? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The app, called JustPark, connects drivers with home and business owners looking to rent out parking spaces. It can also point out the nearest multi-storey and tell the driver how many spaces remain.</p> <p>BMW has made JustPark available as part of its Connected infotainment system, meaning Mini owners can access the handy app on the move via the dashboard and removing the need to fumble with smartphones in pockets.</p> <p>Those in search of parking nirvana first have to register with the free-to-download service and enter a few details. They can then search by postcode or their current location and arrange the list of local parking spaces by distance and price.</p> <p>Parking spots range from a driveway in front of someone&rsquo;s house to spare spaces at local hotels and businesses. Once the space has been selected and paid for, the driver is then directed to it via the car&#39;s sat-nav system.</p> <p>BMW plans to roll the application out to all of its models by the end of this year, meaning Christmas shopping may not leave such a deep mental scar this year.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i8/review">BMW i8 review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="902" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/070814min-a.jpg?1408413263" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/mini-drivers-get-first-dibs-parking-spots-thanks-new-app/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/mini-drivers-get-first-dibs-parking-spots-thanks-new-app/news#comments Android apps BMW Cars iOS apps Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:51:03 +0000 Leon Poultney 1444851 at http://www.stuff.tv The most exciting cars of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/most-exciting-cars-pebble-beach-concours-delegance-2014/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Brits descend on California en masse as McLaren, Jaguar and Aston Martin reveal a brace of new models at one of the world&#039;s swankiest motor shows </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s Lightweight E-type destined to be star of the show" alt="Jaguar Lightweight E-type" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/882153_Jaguar_LWE_Hero_02.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;re the type of person who worries about where to park the yacht at night, it&#39;s highly likely you&#39;ve already ordered the private jet to stop off at the Pebble Beach golf club in California this weekend.</p> <p>The luxurious event is renowned for showing off some of the rarest and most valuable cars on the planet, while big-name manufacturers use it as an excuse to parade bespoke concepts and hot new models.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is quite simply the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever made, thanks to the introduction of Jaguar&#39;s ferocious supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine.</p> <p>To prove the point, Jaguar engineers shipped the SVR to Germany&rsquo;s infamous Nuburgring, strapped an insane racing driver into the front seat and told him to go hell for leather around the Nordschleife circuit. The speedy SUV went straight to the top of the lap time leader board and the rest, as they say, is history.</p> <p>Pebble Beach will be the first public unveiling and punters should prepare to drool over the ludicrously flared wheel arches and marvel at the electronically controlled exhaust valves that &ndash; apparently &ndash;&nbsp;produce a soundtrack that makes Satan blush.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1201" height="896" title="The Range Rover Sport SVR: Officially the fastest SUV production on the planet " alt="Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/881490_LeadImageRRS_15SVR_EXT_LOC08%20A3.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> McLaren 650S Sprint </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Can you believe a handful of McLaren 650S customers have actually complained that their vehicles aren&#39;t hardcore enough? Well, they have &ndash;&nbsp;and the chaps from Woking have hit back with this track-ready beauty.</p> <p>Dubbed the 650S Sprint, the track-only model features revised chassis and suspension set-ups, an improved Brake Steer system - which can brake a wheel for better cornering - and a stripped-out interior (complete will roll cage) that has been signed off by the FIA, so it&#39;s ready to enter professional races.</p> <p>The 650S Sprint will cost &pound;198,000 when it goes on sale later this year &ndash;&nbsp;but expect to invest a whole lot more if you fancy becoming the next Jenson Button.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1198" height="893" title="Race-ready McLaren 650S for the hardcore petrol head" alt="McLaren 650S Sprint " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/881728_McLaren_650SGTSprint_front3q_2f-Edit.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jaguar Lightweight E-types </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The story of the &#39;six missing Jaguar E-Types&#39; is one that could easily sit in the Big Book of Automotive Folklore. In short: a total of 18 Lightweight E-types were supposed to be produced in the early 60s but - possibly thanks to free love and mind-bending drugs - only 12 were ever made.</p> <p>Now, Jaguar&#39;s recently formed Special Operations division has decided to resurrect the legend and finish the run, complete with the original 3.8-litre straight-six engines that have been built from scratch. Pebble Beach will showcase the first of six &pound;1 million re-makes and it&#39;s fair to say it is going to be a special moment.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/icon-reborn-jaguar-build-six-new-lightweight-e-types/news" target="_blank">An icon reborn: Jaguar will build six new &lsquo;Lightweight&rsquo; E-Types</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s resurrected E-type set to be a showstopper " alt="Jaguar Lightweight E-types" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/882183_Jaguar_LWE_Hero_06.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bugatti Veyron Ettore Bugatt Legend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We vowed to &quot;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wed-eat-broken-glass-just-smell-leather-meet-exquisite-18-million-special-edition-bugatti-veyron/new">eat glass just to smell the leather seats</a>&quot; of the sixth and final part of Bugatti&#39;s Legends series but it would be a lot easier and a damn sight less painful to buy a ticket to the Concours d&#39;Elegance where it will be available for public consumption. Seat-sniffing is probably out of the question but visitors can bask in the glory of a &pound;1.8 million car that produces 1184bhp, rockets from 0-62mph in just 2.6 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 254mph.</p> <p>The final Legend in the series is dedicated to founder Ettore Bugatti and celebrates his passion for the unusually flamboyant. Expect to see clear-coated carbon fibre body panels, diamond cut alloy wheels and an interior that has required more cows than your local chain of McDonald&#39;s to complete.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wed-eat-broken-glass-just-smell-leather-meet-exquisite-18-million-special-edition-bugatti-veyron/new" target="_blank">The &pound;1.8 million special edition Bugatti Veyron &ndash; hands up if you feel poor. Yeah, us too</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1135" height="851" title="The sixth and final Veyron &#039;Legend&#039; living up to its name" alt="Bugatti Veyron Ettore Bugatt Legend" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-side_0.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This hulking, topless V12-powered brute was unleashed into the wild last month and customers are already queuing around the block with their chequebooks in order to try and secure one.</p> <p>Well-heeled individuals will be gifted a closer look at the fastest ever open-top model Aston Martin has ever produced when it parades around the Pebble Beach arena at the weekend.</p> <p>Aston Martin&#39;s Q division will also be on hand to tempt prospective customers into parting with even more cash on bespoke interior trims, hand-stitched leathers and tacky headrest insignias.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1205" height="898" title="Quite simply the most powerful convertible Aston ever" alt="Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/871952_76537ast2.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BMW i8 Concours d&#039;Elegance edition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Certain lucky journalists (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i8/review">ahem, us</a>) have already had the chance to fool around in one of the most exciting cars of recent times but our poor American cousins are facing an enormous waiting list thanks to unprecedented demand.</p> <p>A limited edition i8, complete with unique Frozen Grey metallic paint and brown leather upholstery, will go up for auction at the event, should desperate punters wish to jump the lengthy queue. And they&#39;ll have good reason to;&nbsp;the plug-in all-wheel-drive hybrid harnesses power from a 1.5-litre twin turbo petrol engine and a potent electric motor, yielding up 20 miles of emissions-free motoring and a 0-62mph sprint of just 4.2 seconds. And as&nbsp;long as the US government approves, the vehicle will also be one of the first to boast laser lights. </p> <p>It&#39;s the future and it looks fantastic.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-i8/review" target="_blank">BMW i8 review:&nbsp;&quot;Proves there&rsquo;s a bright eco future for speed-freaks and car-geeks&quot;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1201" height="900" title="One-off i8 will allow American buyers to avoid the waiting list" alt="BMW i8 Concours d&#039;Elegance edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bmw-i8-concours-d-elegance-edition-front-three-quarter-in-motion.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jaguar F-Type Project 7 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not content with unleashing the F-Type on the world, Jaguar has created the even more powerful <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/f-type/big-cat-bites-meet-jaguar-s-project-7-racer-road/news" target="_blank">Project 7</a> racer. Taking styling cues from the legendary Jaguar D-Type, it&#39;s the fastest Jaguar currently on sale.</p> <p>The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 found in the current F-Type R has been fettled to produce an eye watering 567bhp, making it the most powerful F-Type by a long shot. Expect to blast from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds and rocket to a top speed of 186mph.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/f-type/how-do-you-make-jaguar-f-type-better-you-make-it-faster/feature" target="_blank">Jaguar&#39;s Ian Callum on making the Jaguar F-Type better: &ldquo;You make it faster&rdquo;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="This ferociously powerful Jag is no kitten" alt="Jaguar Project 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-project-7-03_0_0.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BMW takes the wraps off the future of luxury motoring with this carbon-fibre beauty, which offers hints of what&#39;s to com in the sixth-generation 7-Series. It&#39;ll waft you to the opera in style, overlaying augmented reality info onto the windscreen and illuminating the road ahead with Laserlight headlamps.</p> <p>The car even features a detachable tablet that passengers can use to browse the web (and book those tickets to La traviata).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/bmw-vision-future-luxury-concept-car-has-augmented-reality-hud/news" target="_blank">BMW Vision Future Luxury concept car has augmented reality HUD</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="This BMW will waft you to the opera in style" alt="BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bmw-vision-future-luxury-03_0.jpg?1408359220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pebble Beach: the best cars </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/most-exciting-cars-pebble-beach-concours-delegance-2014/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/most-exciting-cars-pebble-beach-concours-delegance-2014/news#comments Cars Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:33:35 +0000 Leon Poultney 1444745 at http://www.stuff.tv