Watch This BMW Button Fry Itself And Emit Freaky Pink Smoke In Real Time

This is the strangest electrical failure we've seen on camera in a long time.

Roscommon mother and daughter who suffered serious injuries in a collision awarded for road safety work

A County Roscommon mother and daughter who have campaigned for road safety awareness since they were seriously injured in a collision have been honoured with a national award. Roscommon natives, Clodagh and Méabh White, have been awarded the Road Safety Authority (RSA) ‘Gertie Shields Supreme Award’ in road safety for 2023. The mother and daughter ...

Chinese EV maker BYD setting a hot pace on price

The Chinese electric car makers are certainly shaking up the Irish market – on price too. The latest arrival to do so is BYD with its Dolphin hatchback – rival for the likes of the MG4 and VW ID.3. It will be followed shortly by the large sporty saloon Seal. Already here is the ATTO 3 SUV. In all there will be four trim levels: Active, Boost, Comfo...

Moment vape battery explodes beneath lorry driver and sends flames running up his arms

Liam Moriarty, 33, a lorry driver, had reclined his seat when a spare battery fell into the chair's mechanism and exploded when pinched.

The Tesla Cybertruck Has Strong Sales Potential, But Only If US Buyers Step Up

Tesla has done very well globally. But Cybertruck is aimed at the US market where electric trucks aren't popular.

New statistics show Cork city’s best and worst performing bus services

Data that was collected up to mid-2023 and published by the National Transport Authority revealed that just six out of Cork city's 25 bus routes meet minimum performance standards. Among the six routes to meet the minimum standard were the 215A between Mahon Point and the city centre, the 203 between Togher and Fairhill, and the 205 between Kent St...

VW's Scout Motors Confirms Magna As 'Engineering Partner' For Off-Road EVs

CEO Scott Keogh said Magna helped get the electric SUV/pickup project off the ground but "Scout engineers are in the lead" now.

This £3m Bugatti Chiron Super Sport was bought as a 70th birthday present

Bugatti has shown off its latest bespoke hypercar, which was a husband’s gift to his wife for her 70th birthday. The Chiron Super Sport, costing more than £3m and produced in limited numbers, is already a rare car on its own. But one customer had a dream to create a bespoke version based on a highly rare and valuable Bugatti – a one-of-four Type 57...

Recall: 2020-2022 Cake Osa Flex Mopeds Could Have Steering Column Break

As a remedy, the original aluminum steering column will be replaced with a steel one, free of charge.

Volkswagen Will Cut Staffing Costs By A Fifth As Part Of Its $10.8B Savings Plan

VW CEO Thomas Schaefer said last week that the carmaker is “no longer competitive.”

A 650HP Lamborghini Urus Is No Match For The Tri-Motor Tesla Cybertruck In A Drag Race

Even though the Cybertruck tips the scales at almost 7,000 pounds, weight doesn't seem to be an issue for the American EV.

BYD Seal Lands In Mexico To Taunt The Tesla Model 3 From The Other Side Of The Border

The Chinese sedan is one of the most compelling EV contenders to enter North America. But would you buy one in the U.S.?

A Replacement Carbon-Fiber LaFerrari Monocoque Will Cost You $1 Million

Need a new roof? Add another $140,000.

Friday favourite: America’s hidden gem with corners rivalling Spa

A lesser spotted destination for prototype drivers in IMSA, Virginia International Raceway is a popular venue for GT pedallers. Long-time Ferrari factory driver Toni Vilander has raced around the world and reckons the hilly grass-lined track is up there with the very best

What's It Like To Fire Up A Jet-Powered Dirt Bike?

That's certainly one way to warm up in the winter.

This Chinese Plug-In MPV Has 560 HP, Air Suspension, And Three Screens

It is impressively spacious and does the sprint to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds.

The lingering questions that remain from the unnecessary FIA/Wolff saga

The FIA's decision to back away from its compliance probe into Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and wife Susie brought an end to an explosive 48 hours for Formula 1.

Celtic Tiger socialite Marcus Sweeney pleads not guilty to driving without insurance or valid NCT

CELTIC Tiger restaurateur Marcus Sweeney has pleaded not guilty to driving a car without insurance or a valid NCT certificate and will face a court hearing next year. Mr Sweeney, 46, a former boyfriend of tragic supermodel Katy French, who ran Il Pomo D'Oro on Dublin's South William Street before a receiver was appointed in 2007, appeared at Dublin...

Here's What The 2023 LA Barstow To Vegas Desert Ride Was Like

Is it even fun without a challenge?

BMW M Will Avoid The Downsizing Route

The V8 and inline-six engines are here to stay.

Take a drive through the history of the caravan

A caravan or travel trailer is one of the most popular recreational vehicle options for anyone seeking a home away from home in the great outdoors. Towed by a motorcar, these wagons are equipped with sleeping quarters, kitchen, bathroom, and a variety of other amenities that can help make a vacation a unique and perfectly catered for experience. And as a luxurious self-contained unit, a travel trailer makes holidays possible at any time of year while keeping accommodation costs firmly behind closed doors. But what are the origins of the caravan, and how did this novel room on wheels evolve? Click on and take a drive through the history of the travel trailer.

This Junky Honda Odyssey Is Actually a 1020-HP Tesla Model S Plaid Underneath

This combo works better than you’d expect.

14 electric car myths busted

Why there are two sides to the story of Kia’s latest electric SUV

Let me give you two sides to the story on the latest electric SUV from Kia. On the one hand, the EV9, as it is called, is an extravagant looking powerhouse driving machine. In another era you could visualise it with a diesel engine under its half-acre of bonnet and it standing accused of being a gas-guzzler. Perish the thought. This has a heavyweig...

WRC champion Rovanpera eyeing GT outing in 2024

Newly crowned two-time world rally champion Kalle Rovanpera is eyeing an outing in a GT car next year following his announcement to contest a part-time WRC campaign in 2024.

McKillens snap up Fast Fit and First Stop car-servicing chain

The McKillen family is snapping up 18 First Stop and Fast Fit car-servicing outlets from Bridgestone. It sees the family come virtually full circle after more than 30 years. The late Belfast-born Paddy McKillen – father of the hotelier and developer of the same name – founded what was then Ireland’s first chain of tyre and exhaust service outlets, ...

2023 Nissan Ariya Lease Prices Drop As Low As $199 A Month

The offer is available in select East Coast cities, but the inventory is limited so you should hurry up if you're interested.

Sligo childcare owner’s road safety award for work with children

Sligo native, Claire Barden, has been awarded the Road Safety Authority (RSA) ‘Education – Pre- Primary Award’ in road safety for 2023. The award was presented to Claire by chairperson of the RSA, Liz O’Donnell, at the RSA’s Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards in the RDS. Claire, from Ballymote, has been delivering road safety lessons to pre-prima...

Speed Reads: KTM Parent Company To Move Production, Cut 300 Jobs In Austria

Plus: MV Agusta x Daniel Arsham Superveloce BTS, Matthias Walkner out of Dakar Rally 2024, Trackhouse Aprilia MotoGP, and more.

Porsche Recalls 53 Caymans And Boxsters Because Their Spoilers Extend Too Far

There are probably some owners who wouldn't mind a taller wing on their Boxster or Cayman. But Porsche isn't having it.

Scout Motors Electric Pickup And SUV Will Be Developed With Magna Steyr

Plus, VW to cut administrative staff costs by a fifth.

The cars that are our guilty pleasures

We'd rather not tell anyone about this lot... but we can't resist

Pirelli: Scrapping F1 tyre blanket ban will help for better racing tyres in 2025

Pirelli has said its efforts to bring tyres that are better for racing in 2025 will be helped by Formula 1’s decision to scrap a ban on tyre blankets.

F1 steering wheels: How they work, what the buttons do and more

Formula 1 steering wheels often cause confusion due to their complexity, as they look nothing like ones in road cars.

Supercharging A Tesla In Winter: Preconditioned Vs. Cold Battery Test

Model Y owner from Sweden shows why battery preconditioning makes a big difference when DC fast charging your EV in the cold.

Quartararo: Yamaha MotoGP team has “really short time” to convince me to stay

Fabio Quartararo admits Yamaha only has “a really short time” to convince him to stay with the Japanese manufacturer beyond the 2024 MotoGP season.

Motorist who tested positive for five types of drugs had been banned from driving for 20 years

A driver in County Laois is due before court after they tested positive for five different types of drugs while out driving. As part of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign, the Laois Roads Policing Unit were conducting a MIT (Mandatory Intoxicant Testing) checkpoint in Mountrath when they pulled the driver over. The driver tried to give false detail...

Drivers Spent Nearly Twice The Time At Free DC Chargers Than At Paid Ones

Are free DC fast chargers really working out as intended? Yes and no.

Winter Test Shows Chains And Socks Aren't As Good As Snow Tires

Plastic anti-skid snow ties are essentially worthless.

Cyclist awarded €96,000 by High Court in damages after being knocked off bike by motorist

A man who was knocked off his bicycle by a car has been awarded €96,000 by the High Court. Alan Massey (48), a pharmaceutical process operator, of Clonshaugh Heights, Clonshaugh, Dublin, sued the driver of the car through her insurance company, AXA, over the accident on the Beaumont Road, Dublin, on August 16, 2019. Liability was admitted and the c...

The best cars from the ‘90s

We recently brought you the great cars from the first part of the 1990s - this story covers the best from the final years

Porsche reacts to Lamborghini pace, explains 963 update strategy

Porsche Penske Motorsport managing director Jonathan Diuguid believes Lamborghini has “done a good job” with its new LMDh challenger, which set the pace in IMSA’s test at Daytona this week.

Ford Pro And Xcel Energy To Support Fleets With EV Charging Port Installations

The new initiative aims in 30,000 new electric vehicle charging ports by 2030.

Top five roles on Motorsport Jobs this week

The latest top five opportunities on Motorsport Jobs for this week have just landed. To find your perfect job in motorsport find out more here.

Audi RS6 Avant, Q6 E-Tron, And New BMW SUV Prototypes Spotted Testing

We have a high-performance wagon and two electric SUVs this week.

Listen To This Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Scream Like An F1 Car On The Autobahn

The driver hits 193 mph on the highway.

‘Insinuations have been made’ – Toto Wolff in ‘legal exchange with FIA’ over alleged conflict of interest row

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he is an “active legal exchange with the FIA” after the governing body launched an investigation into claims of an alleged conflict of interest with his wife, Susie. The FIA has since dropped the controversial probe, which arose after a report in Business F1 magazine claimed that other team principals were concerned Wo...

Ever Wanted A Bentley Inspired Ducati? No? Here's One Anyway

The Italian motorcycle manufacturer is building around 500 Diavel V4 bikes with design cues from the Bentley Batur.

Aero restructure main "enabler" of McLaren F1 2023 turnaround - Stella

McLaren boss Andrea Stella says restructuring the Formula 1 team's aerodynamic department was the "fundamental enabler" of its dramatic upturn in form in 2023.

TG4 crew arrives in Wexford to scout locations for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2024

A production crew from TG4 paid a visit to Wexford on Thursday to scout locations and venues ahead of their major coverage of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2024. TG4 will be responsible for beaming Wexford, as host town for the massive event, into homes across the globe as part of their comprehensive annual coverage of the Fleadh. With the event taking...