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Turkish popstar breaks blind land speed record

Turkish popstar breaks blind land speed record

Turkish singer Mertin Senturk has become the world’s fastest unaccompanied blind driver after averaging 182mph in a Ferrari F430.

Senturk broke the record last week on an airport runway in eastern Turkey. His average speed of 292.89km/h broke the previous record of 284km/h (176mph), held by a British bank manager. Continue reading

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Borat’s Bentley?

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“Cultural learnings of Bentley for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan”

Forget America, Britain and Germany… Bentley is opening a dealership in Kazakhstan – the home country of fictional film star Borat.

Bentley says the new dealership is evidence of “the growing demand for Bentleys far beyond the company’s traditional markets”.

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More snow on the way

The Met Office is forecasting yet more snow today, with Scotland, north east and central England and east Wales bearing the brunt.

Its experts say up to 25cm could fall on high ground and there’s likely to be widespread ice on the roads, particularly across the north.

More snow and ice is forecast for New Year’s Eve.

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Would you pay £125k for a SpecV GT-R?

Nissan GT-R SpecV will cost just shy of £125,000.

Just 40 Nissan GT-R SpecVs will be built for Europe

The hardcore Nissan GT-R SpecV will go on sale for £124,900 next year – at more than twice the price of the standard model.

But despite the extra price it doesn’t get a bhp power upgrade. Would you pay more for extra features without an improved 0-60mph time?

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Electric cars: bad for the environment?

Are electric cars good or bad for the environment?

Are electric cars good or bad for the environment?

Electric cars could result in higher overall CO2 emissions and oil consumption, according to a new report.

Do you think electric vehicles are the answer to reducing harmful emissions on our roads, or are they a bad idea?

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See you at the crossroads

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A new “X-crossing” has just opened in Oxford Circus, London.

Road traffic stops in all directions to allow pedestrians to cross in eight directions – straight ahead and diagonally.

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Tories to axe speed cameras

New speed cameras could be axed by the Tory Party

New speed cameras could be axed by the Tory Party

The Conservative Party has promised to cut spending on speed cameras, if they win the next general election.

Do you think this is a good idea? Will it encourage speeding?

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How many driving tests did you take before passing?

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Ozzy Osbourne has just passed his driving test on the 19th attempt.

The 60-year-old new driver blamed alcohol as the reason why he took so long to pass. Did you pass first time?They say the best drivers pass second time, but I have a few friends who are good drivers and didn’t pass until their seventh attempt.

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Will automatic braking make drivers lazy?

Brakes are fully applied and the vehicle will stop if driving at less than 15mph

Brakes are applied and the vehicle will stop if driving at less than 15mph

Volvo is introducing a new safety system which automatically brakes when a pedestrian walks out in front of the car.

Known as ‘Pedestrian Protection’, the new technology will feature in the Volvo S60 when it goes on sale next year.

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What was your first car?

Auto Trader's Adrian Hearn owned a Mk1 VW Golf as his first car

Auto Trader's Adrian Hearn owned a Mk1 VW Golf as his first car

Drivers are getting their first car at a younger age than ever before, it was revealed today.

How old were you when you bought yours and when did you buy it?

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