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2020 Apex AP-0 concept points to a new British sports car marque
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16th Mar 2020
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2020 Apex AP-0 concept points to a new British sports car marque

Britain’s low-volume sports car market is set to welcome another player, with new brand Apex unveiling an electric concept as its debut model. The Apex AP-0 aims to overcome the usual weight penalties that befall battery-powered vehicles, utilising an ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre tub underpinned at each end with modular spaceframes and a centre spine to provide rigidity without adding unnecessary bulk.
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Kez Casey
Peugeot 208 GTi badge will live on, 'PSE' for others - report
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16th Mar 2020
2 min read

Peugeot 208 GTi badge will live on, 'PSE' for others - report

The global boss of Peugeot has confirmed this week the GTi badge will stay where it belongs on the flagship 208 hatch, despite rumours to the contrary. Responding to reports circulating late last year that suggested the company could swap out the GTi badge for its new electrified Peugeot Sport Engineered (PSE) branding, CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato told the UK's Autocar the 208 GTi would be protected.
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Mike Stevens
Ferrari F8 Spider surfs into Australia, priced from $536,888
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15th Mar 2020
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Ferrari F8 Spider surfs into Australia, priced from $536,888

Revealing the latest convertible Ferrari amid man-made waves and pro-surfing demonstrations under a crystal clear dusky sky? I mean, why not! The Ferrari F8 Spider is the open-top sun-tan version of the F8 Tributo V8 sports car. The Tributo name refers to design elements that offer a ‘tribute’ to V8 Ferraris of the past.
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James Ward
Crash test authority ANCAP wants your dash cam footage of dodgy drivers and near misses
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15th Mar 2020
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Crash test authority ANCAP wants your dash cam footage of dodgy drivers and near misses

Real-life dash cam footage will be used in a new road safety campaign later this year – and Australia’s crash test authority is asking motorists to send in footage of dodgy drivers and near misses. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) started out comparing the crash protection of popular models but as technology has evolved it has expanded its procedures to now also test the systems designed to prevent crashes in the first place.
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Joshua Dowling
2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled over suspension danger
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14th Mar 2020
1 min read

2018-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled over suspension danger

A number of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles have been recalled to address the risk that drivers of the big commercial vehicle could suffer diminished control while driving. Affecting 127 vehicles from the 2018 to 2020 model years, the Sprinter recall centres on the rear axle steel leaf springs, which Mercedes-Benz Vans says could fall short of the required level of strength.
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Mike Stevens