DRIVE: The 24 Hours of Nurburgring Experience

DRIVE: The 24 Hours of Nurburgring Experience

Videos
03 Jan 2012
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You might of heard about the newest auto channel on YouTube called DRIVE. This channel is backed by a group of people who are all very passionate about cars and are very good at what they do, and just to name a few, the crew includes Chriss Harris, Matt Farah – host of ‘The Car Show’ on SPEED, Mike Spinelly and Ray Wert from Jalopnik and Leo Parente from Fast Lane Daily’s SHAKEDOWN.

As promised the first video was launched in the first day of January and the topic chosen for the channel’s debut was the 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race and the overall experience behind it mainly from an enthusiast’s point of view.

Volvo V60 DRIVe Review Video

Volvo V60 DRIVe Review Video

Videos
16 Jun 2011
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A new review video from FifthGear, and this time it’s about the Volvo V60 DRIVe, a car that has a smaller boot than its rivals, the BMW 3 Series Touring and the Audi A4 Avant, which costs between 24,000 and 28,000 GBP in the UK.

Fitted with a 1.6-litre engine under its bonnet which Volvo claims it will return 62 mpg and accelerate from nought to 62 mph in 11.3 seconds, this particular V60 DRIVe shown here is also equipped with the R Design package, which consists of a stiffer suspension, and a sporty looking exterior kit.

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Test Drive Video

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Test Drive Video

New Cars
20 May 2011
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Every major car magazine will sooner or later get its hands on the new Lamborghini Aventador, and after we’ve seen Autocar’s first review of the LP700 4, it is now time to see what the journalists from EVO think about it.

They took the Murcielago replacement for a test drive on the Vallelunga track in Italy, and have also spoken to Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s Research and Development Technical Director who talked a little about the technical highlights on the new Aventador.

Video: Infiniti M30d Test Drive

Video: Infiniti M30d Test Drive

Videos
28 Apr 2011
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FifthGear took Infiniti’s 40,000 GBP luxury diesel saloon, the M30d for a test drive in order to see how it performs in comparison with some of the other respected players in this segment like the BMW 530d, the Mercedes E350 CDI or the Jaguar XF Diesel.

Inifiniti has truly made an effort in making this new saloon as competitive as possible, and by that we refer to the fact that the M30d has four wheel steering (like the BMW 5 Series), aluminium door panels (like the Audi), double glazing windows (like an older Mercedes) and an interior noise level that would make even a few of the petrol powered saloons a bit jealous.

Video: Ferrari FF Test Drive

Video: Ferrari FF Test Drive

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29 Mar 2011
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Autocar has already driven the new FF, and while they appreciated Ferrari’s new 7 speed semi automatic four-wheel-drive transmission they also said the car’s systems do not allow much interaction from the driver.

Well this latest review comes from AutoExpress who tested the Ferrari FF during the media launch and they pretty much say the same thing. They are definitely convinced that the FF is going to be most exciting car to be launched in the UK this year, and while the 651 HP from under the bonnet combined with the unique FWD system and the practicality of two full rear seats and a large boot is definitely creating an appealing package, there are some minor flaws like the steering wheel which is a little numb sometimes, and the driver experience is not as engaging as in other Prancing Horse models.

Video: Aston Martin Virage Test Drive

Video: Aston Martin Virage Test Drive

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24 Mar 2011
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Besides the Ferrari FF, the journalists from Autocar have also taken the new Aston Martin Virage out for a test drive.

Apart from seeing what the Virage is able of achieving in terms of performance and dynamics, Autocar reminds us why this new model looks almost the same as every other model put out by Aston Martin in the last eight years.

Volvo C30 DRIVe WTCC Debut

Volvo C30 DRIVe WTCC Debut

Motorsports
16 Mar 2011
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The Volvo C30 DRIVe developed by Polestar Racing as part of a one-car programme for the FIA World Touring Car Championship will have its on-track debut at the Curitiba in Brazil this weekend, when the 2011 season WTCC kiks off.

The Volvo C30 DRIVe WTCC has already proved its abilities by winning various titles and races in the Swedish and Scandinavian Touring Car Championships, but the car still need various adaptations due to the new engine regulations as well as the new WTCC tracks.

BMW Vision Connected Drive

BMW Vision Connected Drive

Concept Cars
10 Feb 2011
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The Bavarian automaker has announced its highlights for the 81st edition Geneva Motor Show, and also surprised us by unveiling the BMW Vision Connected Drive through an extensive photo gallery.

We have seen the BMW Vision Connected Drive, through a teaser video released in January, but it is only now that we can truly understand what this new concept is all about in terms of design. We still have to wait three more weeks until we find out details regarding its powertrain, so right now we know the BMW Vision Connected Drive is a roadster ‘aimed at making the vehicle an integral part of a network world’.

2012 Audi A6 test drive video

2012 Audi A6 test drive video

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08 Feb 2011
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The Brits from AutoExpress have already been lucky enough to test drive the 2012 Audi A6 and tell us how it performs in comparison with one of its main rivals, the BMW 5 Series.

The 2012 Audi A6 is made from aluminum and high tech steel, so its the lightest car in its class, plus besides being faster the the previous generation, this new executive car is also more fuel efficient. The 2012 Audi A6 borrows its chassis from the new A7, while some of the features included on the S Line version which is featured in this review, are 18 inch alloys, a body kit, and a 20 mm lowered suspension.

Video: Nissan Micra Test Drive

Video: Nissan Micra Test Drive

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01 Feb 2011
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Autocar has reviewed the latest generation Nissan Micra a while back, and now the crew from FifthGear has taken this new super mini for a test drive.

According to FifthGear the new Nissan Micra, which now features a boring design, does not have an enjoyable chassis, and its soft suspension does not absorb shock as you would expect it to. As opposed to what Nissan claims, that the Micra should take the stress out of city driving, FifthGear thinks just the opposite, considering it a bit blunt and fairly inaccurate.