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Aston Martin will build the DBX crossover in Wales

Ex-RAF base to be converted into £200m production home for Aston’s new 4×4 The Aston Martin 4×4 is coming. Today, the company confirmed that it is to spend £200m in transforming three old RAF ‘super-hangers’ in Wales into a production site for the new DBX. Well, it might not be called ‘DBX’ when it arrives – scheduled for 2020 – but it will be a brand new Aston crossover. We knew of course, that Aston was serious about making a 4×4;, not long into Andy Palmer’s new tenure as boss. In fact, Palmer told TG last year that he’d been imagining something along the lines of the DBX during his ‘gardening leave’ between leaving his old job at Nissan, and taking up the reigns at Aston Martin. Why? Because an Aston crossover would work well in China and...

Gallery: new Top Gear hosts take over Liverpool

Gallery: new Top Gear hosts take over Liverpool

Evans, LeBlanc, Schmitz, Harris and Reid fire up BBC’s Showcase… with some supercars The new Top Gear telly hosts were in Liverpool this week, armed with a battalion of the world’s finest...

Lamborghini’s greatest hits under Stephan Winkelmann

Lamborghini’s greatest hits under Stephan Winkelmann

Winkelmann has officially left Lamborghini. Here are the highlights of his reign He leaves Lamborghini then, in a far grander state than when he joined, nearly 11 years ago. He has overseen the...

≡  Auto Repair » How to Free a Frozen Parking Brake

How to Free a Frozen Parking Brake

A frozen parking brake (also called a hand brake or emergency brake) is going to cause a delay, but it can be “thawed” easily. Unlike the “regular” (hydraulic) brake system on most vehicles, the parking brake is a purely mechanical system. It is operated by springs and cables inside a...

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Ten things we learned this week: 4 March 2016 edition

Ten things we learned this week: 4 March 2016 edition

There's a self-driving car with no windows For many, there are few more terrifying prospects on the road than the influx of autonomous cars. The concept of relinquishing control and handing...

Gallery: the cars of Alpine

Gallery: the cars of Alpine

Alpine’s founder Jean Rédélé was a Renault dealer. He moved into motorsports in 1950, campaigning a highly modified then-new Renault 4CV in rallies aplenty. He was not unsuccessful, but decided that what the 4CV (pictured) needed to...

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Autoweek in review: Everything you missed Feb. 29-Mar. 4

Autoweek in review: Everything you missed Feb. 29-Mar. 4

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Photo by Chevrolet Top car news and reviews from the past week Autoweek in review is where we bring you the biggest stories in the car world that you might have missed this week. Whether you were actually getting some work done or you stepped away from your computer for a...

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth drive review: All you need is the engine

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth drive review: All you need is the engine

Hot hatch banks on its unrefinement How can anyone with a healthy sense of humor and hint of joy in their heart fail to appreciate the Fiat 500 Abarth? In the noble tradition of cheap peoples’ cars transformed by aggressive factory tuning, this is probably the cheapest and the most rabidly tuned of any still on the market. In...

We drive the Legacy Scrambler — the six-figure Jeep

We drive the Legacy Scrambler — the six-figure Jeep

Everything but the grille and hood is re-engineered on this off-road terror You have already read about Winslow Bent’s conversions of 1945-68 Dodge Power Wagons. Bent remakes those classic trucks in all their original glory but with improvements ranging from fully boxed frames to modern GM LSA V8s. In between are remade...

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