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The Difference Between Torque And Horsepower Explained

The Difference Between Torque And Horsepower Explained | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Ever tried to explain the difference between torque and horsepower, but just confused yourself? Read on...
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Not a bad attempt, but there must be a simpler way of explaning this...?

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Britain's first motorway pub set to open - Telegraph

Britain's first motorway pub set to open - Telegraph | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Britain’s first motorway pub is set to open at a service station, in a move which has led to condemnation from road safety campaigners.
Clever Car Buyer's insight:

I'm not against this move per se, passengers should be able to have a relaxing drink if they want. Driver's of course too but stick to the soft drinks! There will probably be strong views either side on this one. What's your opinion?

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Update: Help Our Man Graham Decide What Car To Buy For £7000

Update: Help Our Man Graham Decide What Car To Buy For £7000 | Motoring News | Scoop.it
CT writer Graham asked for your help to decide what car he should buy next. The votes are now in
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You can't go wrong with the Nissan 350Z, it's a great car. Equally so the S2000, but is a completely different type of sports car, so it really is a question of preference rather than one being 'better' than the other.
The Cossie is a classic and indeed exactly because of this will need all the looking after a classic demands, which for sure will be a lot more more modern Japanese metal!

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California agencies tackle rules of road for driverless cars - The Sacramento Bee

California agencies tackle rules of road for driverless cars - The Sacramento Bee | Motoring News | Scoop.it
When it comes to self-driving cars, California is trying to move from behind the curve to ahead of it.
Clever Car Buyer's insight:

The law often lags behind innovation. There are pertinent questions here though: should a blind person be able to drive a driverless vehcile? Should a schoolchild be able to drive themselves to school? And what about someone banned from driving a 'normal' car?

What constitutes 'driving' is the key issue here I suspect?

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Used Car Buying Guide - How To Buy A Second Hand Car

Used Car Buying Guide - How To Buy A Second Hand Car | Motoring News | Scoop.it
This used car buying guide gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to make an informed decision when buying your second hand vehicle.
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Toyota named most valuable motoring brand - Telegraph

Toyota named most valuable motoring brand - Telegraph | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Toyota has reclaimed the top spot for car makers in the annual survey of global brands.
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Toyota's focus on reliabilty and hybrid innovation trumps 'luxury' brands such as BMW and Mercedes yet again.

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UK's Most Expensive Registration Plates

UK's Most Expensive Registration Plates | Motoring News | Scoop.it
UK's Most Expensive Registration Plates. The UK's most expensive registration plates have been revealed by the DVLA Find all the latest car news regarding UK's Most Expensive Registration Plates at motoring.co.uk.
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Are these plates worth this sort of money? Or are 'private' plates really the emperors new clothes?

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Taniqua Soyland's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:42 AM

UK's Most Expensive Registration Plates

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7 Sacred Sports Cars You Can Buy For Under £3000

7 Sacred Sports Cars You Can Buy For Under £3000 | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Each of these cars oozes street cred but none will burn a hole in your wallet. What are you waiting for?
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A good list of bargain performance cars, apart from the MX-5!

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Taniqua Soyland's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:44 AM

7 Sacred Sports Cars You Can Buy For Under £3000

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New traffic courts to deal with problem drivers | Autocar

New traffic courts to deal with problem drivers | Autocar | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Traffic courts will hear cases on motoring offences to help ease the burden on magistrates
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This seems like a sensible idea to me to take the pressure off the courts and facilitate allowing them to deal with more serious offenses more efficiently.

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Is it time to buy a convertible car?

Is it time to buy a convertible car? | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Are you looking to buy a convertible car? We look at some surprising facts about convertibles and why we love them so much.
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[Blog] We brits buy more converibles than anyone else in Europe. Given our weather, are we just eternal optimists?

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Black boxes could become the norm, says IAM - Telegraph

Black boxes could become the norm, says IAM  - Telegraph | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Telematics-based car insurance is here to stay, says the Institute of Advanced Motoring
Clever Car Buyer's insight:

I've no idea how young motorists afford insurance these days! I wouldn't have liked "Big Brother" assessing my driving when I was a teenager, but if it meant the difference between being able to afford to drive and not, it's a no-brainer really.

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Run Your Car Like An Eco-Warrior » Greener Ideal

Run Your Car Like An Eco-Warrior » Greener Ideal | Motoring News | Scoop.it
If we start to drive more economically we can kill two birds with one stone. By producing less greenhouse gases we can also spend a little less on that pesky fuel.
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Getting a vehicle serviced regularly is key to it running efficiently and will cut down on future repair bills. A false economy not to really!

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8 Reasons Why You Need To Be At The Goodwood FoS

8 Reasons Why You Need To Be At The Goodwood FoS | Motoring News | Scoop.it
This week's Festival of Speed promises to be a big one. Here are 8 reasons why you must be there
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Goodwood Festival Of Speed is one of the jewels in the crown of the British motor racing calendar. An absolute must and here are 8 great reasons to go!

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Goodwood's Supercar Sunday - Telegraph

Goodwood's Supercar Sunday - Telegraph | Motoring News | Scoop.it
The Goodwood Breakfast Club's supercar-themed event this Sunday will be busier than ever, so entrants are requested to pre-register.
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This is always a great day. So looking forward to seeing some exotic metal!

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7 In-Car Features We Should Kill With Fire

7 In-Car Features We Should Kill With Fire | Motoring News | Scoop.it
New cars aren't that bad really. Well, apart from all these features...
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You're absolutely right to have the electronic handbrake at the top of this list - they have no benefits over a traditional handbrake and are just another expensive thing to go wrong.
Also, I personally dislike having to 'pop the boot' from inside the car, if the car's unlocked you should be able just to open it!

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Hungarian man creates wooden car - Telegraph

Hungarian man creates wooden car - Telegraph | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Istvan Puskas is marking a mark with a car created almost entirely out of wood, built it over four months in his workshop in Tiszaors, Hungary.
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Quite an engineering achievement! I wonder what he wants for it...?

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Motoring review: Bentley Flying Spur

Motoring review: Bentley Flying Spur | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Price: £140,900Engine capacity: 6-litre W12Power output (bhp @ rpm):  616 @ 6,000Top speed (mph): 2000-60mph (seconds): 4.3Fuel economy (mpg): 19.2CO2 emissions (g/km): 343
Clever Car Buyer's insight:

The ultimate statement of opulence. Would you spend £140k on this or go for something else?

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3 Historic Hot Hatches And Why They Mean So Much To Us

3 Historic Hot Hatches And Why They Mean So Much To Us | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Forget hypercars, this is the year of the hot hatch. But how did we end up here?
Clever Car Buyer's insight:

These are all true classics in my book. The first incarnation of a model are often the best - following models tend to get too large and too heavy. The 205 GTI gets my vote out of this bunch. I had one as a company car back in the 90's, brilliant fun!

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How to Power the World without Fossil Fuels: Scientific American

How to Power the World without Fossil Fuels: Scientific American | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Mark Jacobson says he can run the planet solely on wind, water and solar energy. First stop: New York State

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Clever Car Buyer's comment, May 20, 2013 7:38 AM
The graphs look good and surely most would be in favour of more sustainable energy, but is this really realistic?
Electric Car's comment, May 20, 2013 12:17 PM
Apparently it is. But you can follow him on Twitter at @mzjacobson
and check out his bio here http://www.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/
Clever Car Buyer's comment, May 20, 2013 1:22 PM
Thanks very much for the heads up :-)
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Tesla to offer battery swapping function for Model S? | TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk

Tesla to offer battery swapping function for Model S? | TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk | Motoring News | Scoop.it
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Could this herald the start of the long distance electric vehicle?

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Older drivers should retake their test, says survey - Telegraph

Older drivers should retake their test, says survey - Telegraph | Motoring News | Scoop.it
More than 70 per cent of motorists are concerned by the behaviour of older drivers, but road safety statistics suggest over 65s are safer than youngsters.
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Non of us escapes the aging process, so I think it just makes sense to have a medical after a certain age to ensure the physical facilties required for driving, such as reasonable eyesight and reactions are still in place. Maybe every two or three years after the age of 70?

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Tesla talking to Google about driverless electric cars

Tesla talking to Google about driverless electric cars | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says an 'autopilot' is the next logical step in cars

Via Ashok Padhye
Clever Car Buyer's insight:

I think Tesla need to be careful, stick to what they know and do well and not take their eye off the ball with distractions.

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Ashok Padhye's curator insight, May 9, 2013 2:07 PM

Tesla's Model S is impressive, but both technologies - Electric cars and driverless cars have a long distance to go before anyone sees any advantage. In my opinion, this will be a distraction for Tesla. They will be better off focusing on improving their range and charging time. What do you all think?

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Daily Mirror Online - Logbook loans: Check second hand car logbooks and vehicle registration documents in order to avoid repossession risk

Daily Mirror Online - Logbook loans: Check second hand car logbooks and vehicle registration documents in order to avoid repossession risk | Motoring News | Scoop.it
Charlotte found out too late about the secret finance on her dream car - what to do if a lender wants to repossess your car

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Check second hand car logbooks and vehicle registration documents in order to avoid repossession risk

Clever Car Buyer's comment, May 16, 2013 6:02 AM
I feel sorry for Charlotte, however this story really underlines how careful you need to be when buying a second hand car. If you're not totally sure of all the steps that need to be taken, employ the services of a professional vehicle inspection service for peace of mind.