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NEVER thought it’d come to this, but I reckon it’s time every motorist carefully contemplates installing an equaliser (aka a dash cam or other audio visual device) inside the car looking at other drivers. Camera tech has thus far been used as a weapon to attack us. Let’s equalise matters by using it as a form of defence, too I’m not talking about new and unnecessary Government legislation forcing us to do this. Instead, I suggest we celebrate the advanced and affordable evidence-gathering tech available to us. For the good guys – that’s the overwhelming majority of us – we have little to worry about as such cameras can and do help protect us and our vehicles (criminals loathe cameras). Also, we should remember that if dash, head or body cams are right…

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nissan turns up heat with leaf nismo ev @stevefowler NISSAN is gearing up for the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of October by previewing a hot version of its new allelectric Leaf – hinting that the brand’s aggressive EV rollout won’t come at the expense of performance models. Called the Leaf Nismo, the car is only a concept for now. However, when it takes to the Tokyo stage, it’ll boast sporty styling and a more potent all-electric powertrain. For now, Nissan is remaining tightlipped about the Leaf Nismo’s figures, but one insider hinted at performance close to that of a Ford Focus RS. “Expect a 0-62mph time of below six seconds,” we were told. It’s easy to see how the Leaf Nismo differs from the standard hatchback, with large alloy wheels, lowered ride height, two-tone black and white bodywork, more aggressive…

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vauxhall corsa

Sponsored by 67th PLACE 2017 Results Vauxhall Corsa Factfile Years: 2014 to present CO2: 119g/km Fuel economy: 55.4mpg (1.4i ecoFLEX) Best options: Sat-nav, heated seats and heated steering wheel, park assist, OnStar, Wi-Fi hotspot Prices: From £5,690 GOOD “THE gearbox is very smooth and the dashboard even advises me when to change up or down.” “I love the styling – it’s a very modern and smart shape.” “Heated seats are an excellent addition and very comfortable. Didn’t expect this in a car like the Corsa.” “Even in icy conditions, I’ve had no problems with my Corsa’s handling.” “The dashboard is well laid-out – everything is conveniently placed and easy to use.” “Cheap road tax of £30 is a nice bonus every year.” NOT SO GOOD “MY car sometimes feels short on acceleration, even though it comes with a 1.4-litre engine.” “Interior space is a bit cramped, and…

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on the limit in f1 game

FIRST TEST F1 2017 Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC Price: £43.99 Rating: THE Formula One season is coming to a close and the new F1 2017 video game allows you to compete in the head-to-head finale between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. Lovingly recreating the full season with licensed racers, teams and tracks, F1 2017 is a must for any motorsport and gaming aficionado. There are even retro racers like Ayrton Senna’s McLaren and Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari. F1 2016 was a revolution in gameplay and this year it’s more of an evolution. The greater downforce of the real GP racers, due to fatter tyres and lower rear wings, has been translated to the game. You can feel the extra grip and it demands you throw the cars into corners with more confidence. But the biggest change…

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next audi a7 gets evolutionary look

IMAGES showing a scale model of Audi’s new A7 four-door coupé have leaked online, prior to the real car’s reveal later in October. While the Porsche Panamera rival remains officially under wraps, this model shows us how evolutionary the design is. The front end is heavily inspired by the new A8 (driven on Page 30), dominated by the chrome grille and embossed bonnet. The plunging roofline and rising shoulders are reminiscent of the outgoing A7, however. While we can’t see the rear, previous spy shots of camouflaged prototypes show an A8-style LED tail-light strip running the length of the bootlid. Expected to reach UK dealers in the first half of next year, the A7 will share the new VW Group MLB Evo platform with Audi’s Q7 SUV. That should mean a lighter…

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renault twingo

MODEL TESTED: Renault Twingo SCe 70 S&S Dynamique PRICE: £11,810 ENGINE: 1.0-litre 3cyl, 69bhp RENAULT’S funky Twingo is the most powerful car in this test, producing 69bhp from its 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine. Our pictures show a Dynamique S model, but we’re testing the cheaper Dynamique version here; this starts at £11,810. DESIGN & ENGINEERING score 3.9 WHILE its rivals here are both front-engined, front-wheel-drive cars, the Twingo is actually rear-engined and rear-wheel drive, with the tiny engine placed underneath the boot floor. It seems an odd design at first, but it does mean more space up front for the wheels to turn up to 45 degrees – an incredible angle. That results in a turning circle of just 8.6 metres, which is great fun and really helps with parking and navigating city streets. It does still…