A distinctive £60,000 sports car stolen in an armed burglary might have been spotted in Birmingham. Police are trying to trace the powerful red Nissan GT-R which was taken from a driveway in Coalville yesterday after three masked men raided a house while a young couple and their 14-month-old son slept. Leicestershire Police has appealed for people to help in finding the car, which has a top speed 200mph and hits 60mph in less than three seconds. Adam Cutter, whose home was targeted, said he had to rush his heavily-pregnant 24-year-old partner Amy into hospital today after the stress of the burglary brought about early labour. Adam, 28, said the baby had been due on Sunday. The self-employed van salesman said the thieves struck at his home in the early hours of yesterday and got away with his £60,000 sports car and jewellery, cash and other items to the value of up to £100,000. The couple were shocked to find out that they, and their son, had slept through as the masked … [Read more...] about Sports car stolen in armed burglary might be in Birmingham
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Motoring by Press Association 03/07/2019, 11:21 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Honda could be on the verge of introducing a new electric sports car, with fresh patent images offering a first glimpse at its design. Images filed by the manufacturer to the Japanese Patent Office show a car that bears a strong resemblance to the Sports EV Concept revealed at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Its circular headlights and squared-off taillights are a direct link to the showcase vehicle, though a sleeker silhouette and longer rear end suggest its powertrain could be mid-mounted. Though no information filed along with the patent gives any technical details on the car, its design all but guarantees this would be an electric vehicle. Not only does it look similar to the Sports EV, but it resembles the upcoming Honda e electric city car — the firm’s first dip into fully-electric waters. Any other information beyond these drawings remains pure … [Read more...] about Could this be Honda’s new electric sports car?
Motoring by Press Association 24/05/2019, 3:07 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Audi has confirmed that it will replace its TT sports car with a new electric model. Speaking at the firm’s annual general meeting, Audi chairman Bram Schot stated that an all-electric TT will arrive “in a few years”. “In a few years, we will replace the TT with a new emotive model in the same price range: with an electric car,” Schot explained. He then went on to reference the current range-topping R8 supercar, stating: “As I said, focusing also means leaving out. For example, the R8 sports car. Do we need a successor with a combustion engine? Does this fit in with our vision? The discussion will give us an answer to that.” It could mean that we see the R8 adopting an electric powertrain in coming years, ditching its powerful V10 engine. Audi is one of many car firms pushing towards electrification, with more and more … [Read more...] about Audi to replace TT model with new electric sports car
Norfolk 13 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-48259907 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A British-based sports car manufacturer is recruiting 200 additional staff as part of its expansion programme.Lotus Cars, based at … [Read more...] about Sports car firm to recruit 200 more staff
Motoring by Press Association 26/04/2019, 2:03 pm Updated: 26/04/2019, 2:05 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter What is it? BMW’s futuristic i8 has been around for a little while now, but this – the i8 Roadster – is an entirely new take on the firm’s hybrid sports car. In truth, it’s taken some time to arrive, coming seven years after the initial concept was revealed, and now we’ve had a chance to see how it deals with UK roads having first driven it out in Spain last year. Where the tarmac on the continent is smooth and relatively imperfection free, the UK’s network isn’t quite as manicured – to say the least. So, we’re heading out on to some of our favourite roads to see how the i8 Roadster gets on, and whether or not lopping the i8’s roof off has done much to alter the overall experience. What’s new? As is pretty clear from the car’s name, this i8 is a drop-top … [Read more...] about UK Drive: The BMW i8 Roadster is an eco-friendly alternative to a drop-top sports car