Fast cars and bad weather: A recipe for trouble

The onset poor winter weather is often a signal to stow the sports car away in the garage under its blanket and resign yourself to several months of dull, sensible driving. A powerful engine and rear wheel drive set up don’t lend themselves to driving in the snow and ice as you’re much more likely to fall victim to snap oversteer than a nice, sensible front wheel or four wheel ...
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Damage to a rental car

If you are considering renting a car then you should be aware of the costs involved if you damage it. All rental companies should go through the rental agreement with you in detail prior to you signing it and if there is anything you do not understand, that is the time to ask. Most rental cars carry an excess that you will have to pay should you cause damage to the vehicle. ...
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Porsche being sued over death of Paul Walker

The tragic story of the death of Paul Walker has been brought back to the attention of the media following the news that his daughter has filed a lawsuit again the sports car manufacturers Porsche. Paul Walker died as a result of a car accident in November 2013 when a Porsche Carrera GT his friend was driving, hit a lamp post and burst in to flames. Recent news has stated...
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The Audi R8 sports car

The R8 road car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006 and was manufactured by the German car company, Audi. It is a two seater mid-engine sports car which uses the Audi “Quattro” all-wheel drive technology. The sports car which is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, was designed by Audi AG’s high performance private subsidiary company, Quattro GmbH....
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Down sides of a salary sacrifice car scheme

A salary sacrifice scheme is a tax efficient way for a company or business to provide members of staff with a car that is fully insured, brand new and maintained at a relatively low cost to the employee. This scheme basically means that an employee is allowed to give up part of their gross wage for a non cash benefit – in this case a car. These schemes are a great way to enj...
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