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With the Lotus Evija blasting from 0-186mph in under 9 seconds — this 2,000hp hypercar really is electric

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THREE months ago I told you Lotus was building a £2million electric hypercar more powerful than anything we’ve seen from anyone before. Well, here it is. It’s called Evija and it produces a stratospheric 2,000 HORSEPOWER, which is the equivalent of
'THREE months ago I told you Lotus was building a £2million electric hypercar more powerful than anything we’ve seen from anyone before. Well, here it is. It’s called Evija and it produces a stratospheric 2,000 HORSEPOWER, which is the equivalent of two F1 cars. And this is a road car with two seats and room for shopping. Dang. JW Lotus’ Evija produces a stratospheric 2,000hp, which is the equivalent of two F1 cars[/caption] In full assault mode, it’ll rocket from 0-186mph in less than nine seconds – I repeat, 186mph in nine seconds – and cover two postcodes in not much more. Top speed is well north of 200mph. Williams supplied the battery tech but the trick aero is all down to Lotus. All 130 cars will be built at Hethel in Norfolk. Now let’s pause for a moment to drink in Evija’s beauty. I have to say my favourite bit is the rear. The red LEDs edging the Venturi tunnels glow like afterburners on a fighter jet and the reversing light is the illuminated “T” of LOTUS. Class. Lotus Just 133 examples of this £2million hypercar will be built[/caption] Lotus The red LEDs edging the Venturi tunnels glow like afterburners on a fighter jet and the reversing light is the illuminated ‘T’ of Lotus[/caption] Lotus In full assault mode, it’ll rocket from 0-186mph in less than nine seconds[/caption] From every angle, this thing is stone cold stunning. A baby Evija with a petrol engine – and a price tag we might be able to afford – will be revealed next year. Question. Have you ever wondered why all Lotus names start with the letter E? Me too. There’s been Esprit, Elan, Elise, Exige, Evora, Eleven and Elite. No one at Lotus seems to know the answer either but it’s good to see  that new owner Geely – the Chinese giant that transformed Volvo – is sticking with tradition. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t MOST READ IN MOTORS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tROAD CURFEW\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tYoung drivers 'to be banned from the road at night' in plan to cut crash deaths\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSTILL THE 1\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBMW's all-new 1 Series adds style and pace but loses its rear-wheel-drive USP\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSTALLED START\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe ten most common reasons why learners fail their driving test\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSUPERCAR GRAVEYARD\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPolice close factory after fake supercars sold to unsuspecting drivers\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFAMILY A-FAIR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tParent Taxi app ‘charges’ children for lifts in exchange for chores\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPLUGGED IN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tElectric car chargers to be installed in every new home - saving Brits £1,000\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Lotus boss Phil Popham said: “This is another amazing moment in the history of our company. “Evija will re-establish our brand in the hearts of sports car fans and pave the way for further visionary models.” Excellent. Just gimme the keys and let me drive it. The steering wheel system wouldn’t look out of place in an F1 car This will take you all the way up to 200mph \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk'

Young and newly qualified drivers ‘to be banned from the roads at night’ in government plan to cut crash deaths

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YOUNG drivers could be banned from being on the road at night in Government plans to tackle high accident rates. Under proposals being considered by the Department for Transport, novice drivers would be restricted on the hours they spend behind the
'YOUNG drivers could be banned from being on the road at night in Government plans to tackle high accident rates. Under proposals being considered by the Department for Transport, novice drivers would be restricted on the hours they spend behind the wheel. Getty - Contributor Young drivers could be banned from the roads at night under new restrictions which could be brought in[/caption] A “graduated licence” system could be introduced, reports The Times , following the lead from other countries which have already brought in restrictions. An announcement on planned changes is set to come tomorrow, amid concerns over the high rate of accidents young people are involved in. Michael Ellis, the road safety minister, told the newspaper: “We want to explore in greater detail how graduated driver licensing, or aspects of it, can help new drivers to stay safe.” Young drivers would potentially have an overnight curfew or need to be supervised when driving in the dark. If brought in, it could apply to all new drivers, regardless of age. But other countries which have introduced a similar system have typically focused on motorists under 25 years old. There could be other restrictions, such as a limit on the number of passengers young drivers can carry, car engine size restrictions and a minimum learning period before taking a test. These could last between six months and two years. Drivers aged 17 to 24 make up about 7 per cent of licence holders, research shows, but are involved in a quarter of fatal or serious injury crashes. NEW RULES? Young men have been pinpointed as a high risk group for these kinds of accidents. Plans to restrict young drivers were previously rejected over career and education prospect concerns. New Zealand and some parts of the US, Australia and Canada already has graduated licensing schemes. In California young drivers are under restrictions from 11pm to 5am, and New York only allows unsupervised night driving for people going to and from work. Joshua Harris, of Brake, the road safety charity, said: “Newly qualified drivers, particularly young males, are a high road safety risk and much of this can be put down to lack of experience and overconfidence.” And both the AA and RAC have expressed support for the plans. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t MOST READ IN NEWS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tUNBEARABLE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'Bullied' boy who lay in front of train was 'sensitive little soul', say family\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAIRFINE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tAir rage woman, 25, who 'stormed cockpit' on Jet2 flight slapped with £85k bill\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPOLICE, CAMERA, ACTION!\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tMoment cops take down drugs gang caught on camera brandishing GUN\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCYPRUS GANG RAPE\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBrit woman, 19, 'gang raped in Ayia Napa hotel' as 12 tourists arrested\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFEELING LUCKY?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWinning Lotto numbers for Wednesday July 17 2019 £12.4million jackpot\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tEL TRAPO\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tInside hell jail where El Chapo will be shut off from ALL contact until he dies\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Earlier this year we told how new British drivers face forking out up to £7,000 before getting on the road for the first time. And the overall costs are only increasing in line with the price of cars and driving lessons. And a driving instructor revealed the “dangerous” mistakes young drivers make when going for their licence. \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at  tips@the-sun.co.uk  or call 0207 782 4368. You can  WhatsApp  us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click  here  to upload yours.'

BMW’s all-new 1 Series adds style and pace but loses its rear-wheel-drive USP

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SEX sells. Compromise, well, doesn’t. And BMW know this only too well. Yet, after selling 1.4million of the outgoing 1 Series, the Germans are determined to sell  even more of the new 1 — claiming “this is what the people want”. Rear-wheel drive is
'SEX sells. Compromise, well, doesn’t. And BMW know this only too well. Tom Kirkpatrick The rear-wheel-drive USP that made this gateway Beemer something rather special in a sector rife with sensibility has finally been compromised for common sense[/caption] Tom Kirkpatrick Adopting the front wheel-drive architecture pioneered by the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, the new 1 is roomier inside with ostensibly no change to its physical size[/caption] Yet, after selling 1.4million of the outgoing 1 Series, the Germans are determined to sell  even more of the new 1 — claiming “this is what the people want”. Rear-wheel drive is dead. The USP that made this gateway Beemer something rather special in a sector rife with sensibility has finally been compromised for common sense. And that is space. Adopting the front wheel-drive architecture previously pioneered by the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, the new 1 is roomier inside with ostensibly no change to its physical size. Adding to the list of anti-sexy alterations there is no three-door version now, either. It is five door or nothing. But there are at least five different engines ranging from the base 1.5-litre 118i petrol to the long-legged 2-litre 118d diesel (60mpg) and on to the range-topping M135i that packs BMW’s most powerful turbocharged 2-litre petrol. For a relatively pricey £36,430, it’ll do 0-62mph in 4.8seconds, hit 155mph while still able to return a pretty damn reasonable 35mpg. Tom Kirkpatrick There are five different engines ranging from the base 1.5-litre 118i petrol to the 2-litre 118d diesel (60mpg) and on to the range-topping M135i that packs BMW’s most powerful turbocharged 2-litre petrol[/caption] Tom Kirkpatrick From prime switchgear to the chunky steering wheel, innovative backlit ambient lighting to panoramic sunroof, heavily improved sound insulation to actual legroom in the rear — it’s a marked step up[/caption] Factor in a mechanical limited-slip differential, launch control and its delicious albeit synthesized soundtrack when in Sport mode and there is considerably more fun to be had than in the more prosaic models. This most engaging version is also all-wheel drive — but no, it doesn’t offer a rear-wheel drive cheat mode as it won’t send more than 50 per cent of drive back there. That said, the oodles of grip on offer bestow it with an appreciably accessible agility that will satisfy all but the most ardent of rear-wheel drive remainers. The new 1 continues to be controversial in the styling department, too. An enlarged kidney grille and swept-back headlights define a fresh new face while sleek rear LEDs and twin tailpipe exhausts give the wider-looking back end a racier stance. This helps it keep its distance from the unfortunate-looking 2 Series Active Tourer on which it’s based. But the inside is an undisputed triumph. Tom Kirkpatrick; BMW Group New high-tech displays add to the snazzy interior[/caption] The inside is an undisputed triumph Resembling every inch its considerably more expensive BMW relatives, the 1 feels more premium than ever. From prime switchgear to the chunky steering wheel, innovative backlit ambient lighting to panoramic sunroof, heavily improved sound insulation to actual legroom in the rear — it’s a marked step up. Standard M Sport spec in- cludes 18in rims, leather sport seats, 8in touchscreen display, intelligent cruise control and a bunch of active safety systems. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t MOST READ IN MOTORS \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSTALLED START\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe ten most common reasons why learners fail their driving test\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSUPERCAR GRAVEYARD\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPolice close factory after fake supercars sold to unsuspecting drivers\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFAMILY A-FAIR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tParent Taxi app ‘charges’ children for lifts in exchange for chores\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPLUGGED IN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tElectric car chargers to be installed in every new home - saving Brits £1,000\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRECKLESS RACERS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpeeding drivers more likely to crash after watching Formula One\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tsteer clear?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe best & worst times to travel this weekend as 13million of us hit the road\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Snazzy options include head-up display, gesture control, digital smartphone key, reversing assistant and BMW’s new Siri-like personal assistant. Speaking of which, on a heavily-congested autobahn returning the M135i back to its Munich home, I said “OK BMW. I’m bored”. The car’s response? I don’t believe you’re bored. Have you tried Sport mode yet?” The firm has even thrown a little German humour into the mix. \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t KEY FACTS: BMW 118i \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Price: from £24,430 Engine: 1.5litre petrol Power: 140hp, 220Nm Economy: 47mpg 0-62mph : 8.5 seconds Top speed: 132mph CO2: 123g/km Out: September Rivals: Mercedes A-Class, Audi A3'

The ten most common reasons why learners fail their driving test – from forgetting to check mirrors to reverse parking

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THE most common reasons why learners fail their driving test have been revealed. More than 917,000 inexperienced drivers didn’t pass their practical exam last year, after stricter regulations were introduced in late 2017. A recent breakdown by the
'THE most common reasons why learners fail their driving test have been revealed. More than 917,000 inexperienced drivers didn’t pass their practical exam last year, after stricter regulations were introduced in late 2017. More than 917,000 new drivers failed their practical exams between December 2017 and December 2018 Getty - Contributor A recent breakdown by the DVSA revealed insufficient observation at junctions as the most common reason why drivers flunked their test. Shockingly, more than 368,000 learners were denied their licence due to failing to effectively check their surroundings at an intersection. Forgetting to check the rear view and side mirrors before changing lanes was another common reason why Brits didn’t pass the test, with around 165,000 motorists failing to perform the simple manoeuvre. Around 90,000 people failed after not maintaining control of their vehicle, while just over 80,000 learners didn’t pass after cutting the corner when turning right at a junction. More than 20,000 drivers failed their test for insufficient observation at junctions According to the DVSA, almost 4,000 accidents involved inexperienced drivers in 2017, including 42 fatalities. Following these shocking figures, stricter test conditions to replicate real-world driving situations were put in place. Mark Winn, chief driving examiner of the DVSA, said: “It is vital that learners can drive safely and have the skills to drive on all types of road before taking their test. “The driving test helps get drivers ready for a lifetime of safe driving and makes our roads safer for all. \t \t\t \t\t\t Top tips for passing your driving test \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Junctions : Make effective observations before emerging at junctions and into the path of other vehicles. Always make sure it’s safe before proceeding. Mirrors: Use your rear view mirror and wing mirrors and react to the information. Make sure you use your mirrors early before changing lanes and direction. Steering: Maintain a steady course and follow the contour of the kerb or roadside. Turning right at junctions: Position your car correctly. Do not cut the corner when turning right. Watch out for cyclists and motorcyclists, and any pedestrians crossing the road. Moving off: When you’re moving off from the side of the road, you need to make sure you look around, check your blind spots – and that you’re indicating the right way. Traffic lights: Make sure you know the rules about traffic signals and follow them. Positioning: If lanes are marked, make sure you’re in the middle of the lane. Avoid straddling lines. Responding to road markings: Make sure you watch out for road markings and know the rules about using them. Reverse parking: Keep control of the car at all times. Practice your reversing to improve your positioning and accuracy. \t\t \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSUPERCAR GRAVEYARD\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPolice close factory after fake supercars sold to unsuspecting drivers\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFAMILY A-FAIR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tParent Taxi app ‘charges’ children for lifts in exchange for chores\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPLUGGED IN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tElectric car chargers to be installed in every new home - saving Brits £1,000\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRECKLESS RACERS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpeeding drivers more likely to crash after watching Formula One\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tsteer clear?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe best & worst times to travel this weekend as 13million of us hit the road\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'IT FLIES'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKawasaki’s Z1000SX all-rounder offers bags of zip and it keeps getting better\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t “Failing to look properly at junctions is the most common serious or dangerous test fault and the largest cause of accidents in Britain. “Good observation, including proper use of mirrors, is a crucial skill that drivers must learn.” Last year, we revealed the the tops tips for passing your learners driving exam .'

Police close Brazilian supercar factory after fake Ferraris and Lamborghinis sold to unsuspecting drivers – for a fifth of the actual price

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FAKE Ferraris and Lamborghinis have been sold off to unsuspecting drivers in Brazil for a fraction of the price. Local police shut down the secret operation, after some of the knock-offs were sold for £53,000. A father and son who owned the workshop
'FAKE Ferraris and Lamborghinis have been sold off to unsuspecting drivers in Brazil for a fraction of the price. Local police shut down the secret operation, after some of the knock-offs were sold for £53,000. Police found eight fake supercars which were in the process of being assembled during the raid A father and son who owned the workshop in the southern state of Santa Catarina were arrested, following complaints from the two Italian supercar manufacturers. Police allege the duo were selling the bogus motors on social media for between £38,000 and £53,500, a fraction of the price of the genuine models. Lamborghini Aventador currently have a price tag of around £270,000 in the UK, while a Ferrari 812 can be sold for around £260,000. Upon raiding the operation, police discovered eight replicas which were in the process of being assembled. Some of the motors were reportedly sold off for £53,000, a fraction of the price of genuine models Photos captured by police show some of the motors covered in dust and wrapped in plastic covers. The crooks were even fitting fraudulent badges, seats and accessories emblazoned with the iconic Italian brands. According to police, the two suspects said the cars were legal prototypes, but have been hit with industrial property charges. Delegate Angelo Fragelli, who was responsible for the operation, said to Folha de São Paulo: “In one of the vehicles, they were installing the engine of an [Chevrolet] Omega.” Seats brandishing the Lamborghini logo were found in the garage The duo used fake badges and stickers to disguise the cheap knock-offs \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tFAMILY A-FAIR\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tParent Taxi app ‘charges’ children for lifts in exchange for chores\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPLUGGED IN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tElectric car chargers to be installed in every new home - saving Brits £1,000\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRECKLESS RACERS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpeeding drivers more likely to crash after watching Formula One\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tsteer clear?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe best & worst times to travel this weekend as 13million of us hit the road\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'IT FLIES'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKawasaki’s Z1000SX all-rounder offers bags of zip and it keeps getting better\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLANDO AHOY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBrit F1 ace Lando Norris slaps on L-plates & re-takes mock driving test for fun\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Unlike these criminals, an American father was building his own Lamborghini Aventador using a 3D printer in his garage. Earlier this year, we revealed that thousands of luxury motors had been dumped by their owners in the UAE desert. Rolls Royces, Ferraris and Bentleys were among some of the expensive models found covered in dust.'

Parent Taxi app lets drivers ‘charge’ children for lifts in exchange for chores around the house

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PARENTS spend countless hours dropping their children off to school, sport and friends’ houses. But a new app will let mums and dads charge their kids household chores in exchange for lifts. Skoda has launched a free app, Parent Taxi, that can track
'PARENTS spend countless hours dropping their children off to school, sport and friends’ houses. But a new app will let mums and dads charge their kids household chores in exchange for lifts. Parents can charge their kids chores around the house in exchange for driving them around Skoda has launched a free app, Parent Taxi, that can track how many miles a drivers clocks up when chauffeuring their kids around town. Like a taxi meter, the miles are converted into a fare at the end of the journey and sent to the passenger. But instead of getting paid in cash, parents can exchange every mile driven for household chores. Drivers can even send a receipt directly to their child’s smartphone to make sure everyday tasks are completed. UK parents drive approximately 1,648 additional miles every year ferrying their kids around And if they fail to finish the jobs, such as cleaning the bedroom or doing the dishes, parents can share uncompleted taks to their children’s social media accounts. The app comes after a study by the Czech automaker revealed UK parents approximately drive 1,648 additional miles a year ferrying their children around, the equivalent of £12,565 if London taxi rates were applied. The investigation also found that 66 per cent of parents felt they acted as a taxi service for their kids, spending around three hours each week taking them places. Northern Island parents travelled the furthest driving their kids to extracurricular activities, according to the study, with parents driving on average 2,142 miles each year. The UK regions where parents cover the most miles dropping their kids off \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tPLUGGED IN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tElectric car chargers to be installed in every new home - saving Brits £1,000\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRECKLESS RACERS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpeeding drivers more likely to crash after watching Formula One\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tsteer clear?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe best & worst times to travel this weekend as 13million of us hit the road\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'IT FLIES'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKawasaki’s Z1000SX all-rounder offers bags of zip and it keeps getting better\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLANDO AHOY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBrit F1 ace Lando Norris slaps on L-plates & re-takes mock driving test for fun\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWARNING LIGHT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe five most expensive car parts to repair - and how to check faults\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Jo Middleton, a mummy blogger who tested the app, said: “This is the app I’ve been waiting for. “It’s true that kids generally have a better social life than adults and as result that can mean a lot of car journeys each week. “Although I love encouraging them to get out and do more, I think it’s a great idea to swap miles for some help around the house in return.” \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t'

Electric car charge points to be installed in every new home – saving Brits £1,000 in charging fees

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ELECTRIC car chargers could be installed in every new home in the UK. And it could save Brits more than £1,000 a year in charging fees. The Department of Transport recently opened public consultation on plans that would make it mandatory to have an
'ELECTRIC car chargers could be installed in every new home in the UK. And it could save Brits more than £1,000 a year in charging fees. It could soon be mandatory to have an electric charging point in new homes Alamy The Department of Transport recently opened public consultation on plans that would make it mandatory to have an electric chargepoint in all newly-built homes. The world-first initiative would mean drivers with a dedicated parking space would have their very own electric charger to use at home. Currently, electric car owners either to install their own charger or use one of the 100,000 public wallboxes around the country. Motorists could save up to £1,000 a year if using their own charger, according to Pod Point, rather than relying upon public facilities. The world-first initiative could save drivers up £1,000 in public charging fees PA:Press Association And if you’re swapping from a petrol motor to an electric engine, the program could even save you up to £41,000 a year . The department also recently called for contactless payment systems to be installed on all public chargers by next year. The innovation would mean drivers wouldn’t need to use multiple cards and smartphone apps to pay for  a charge. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tRECKLESS RACERS\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tSpeeding drivers more likely to crash after watching Formula One\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tsteer clear?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe best & worst times to travel this weekend as 13million of us hit the road\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'IT FLIES'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKawasaki’s Z1000SX all-rounder offers bags of zip and it keeps getting better\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLANDO AHOY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBrit F1 ace Lando Norris slaps on L-plates & re-takes mock driving test for fun\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWARNING LIGHT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe five most expensive car parts to repair - and how to check faults\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCAUGHT IN THE ACT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDash cam database helps prosecute 1,200 Brits for driving offences\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary, said: “With record levels of ultra-low emission vehicles on our roads, it is clear there is an appetite for cleaner, greener transport. “Home charging provides the most convenient and low-cost option for consumers – you can simply plug your car in to charge overnight as you would a mobile phone.” Another investigation also showed how far some electric motors can go without needing a charge .'

Speeding drivers more likely to crash after watching Formula One – as they attempt to imitate professional racers

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BRITS are more likely to cause a car accident after watching the British Grand Prix. Many drivers were found trying to replicate the talents of Formula One racers when behind the wheel in a recent study. Undertaken by the Division of Trauma,
'BRITS are more likely to cause a car accident after watching the British Grand Prix. Many drivers were found trying to replicate the talents of Formula One racers when behind the wheel in a recent study. Drivers are more likely to speed and crash after watching televised motor sport events Getty - Contributor Undertaken by the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, the investigation found there was 6.3 per cent jump in the number of speed-related crashes following a televised motor sport race. The study also revealed racing enthusiasts would subconsciously mimic professional drivers after watching Formula One or NASCAR, causing them to  crash. It also found a link between the audience size of motor sport races and the number of motor accidents on the roads in the following days. In some cases, viewers can even become “physiologically aroused” when watching a popular race, which then increases the chances of imitating dangerous behaviour. Viewers can become “physiologically aroused” when watching a Formula One race Getty - Contributor Jacob Roden-Foreman, lead researcher on the study, said: “As hypothesized, there was a significant positive association between ratings and the incidence rate of speed-related motor vehicle collisions “It is possible that when viewers see NASCAR racers’ driving behaviours rewarded, this results in symbolic observational learning and creates an implicit association between fast driving and reward. “This link could then be reactivated via priming effects when viewers get behind the wheel. “As such, though neither intended nor likely to make NASCAR viewers or fans of other racing competitions stop watching races, viewers should be aware of the potential effects that their viewership may have on both their safety and that of the public.” The warning comes after Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton took out the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday. If you’re caught speeding, police can hit you with a £100 on-the-spot fine and three penalty points on your licence. Depending on your speed though, you may face a maximum £2,500 fine and lengthy driving ban. \t \t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t latest motors news \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tsteer clear?\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe best & worst times to travel this weekend as 13million of us hit the road\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t'IT FLIES'\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tKawasaki’s Z1000SX all-rounder offers bags of zip and it keeps getting better\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tLANDO AHOY\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tBrit F1 ace Lando Norris slaps on L-plates & re-takes mock driving test for fun\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tWARNING LIGHT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tThe five most expensive car parts to repair - and how to check faults\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tCAUGHT IN THE ACT\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tDash cam database helps prosecute 1,200 Brits for driving offences\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t00-REVVIN\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\tF1 racers pay tribute to James Bond with 007 licence plates at Silverstone GP\t\t\t \t\t\t \t \t \t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t \t \t \t Mark Tongue, director of Select Car Leasing, said: “The British Grand Prix attracted a peak audience of 2.5million viewers on Channel Four, and around 140,000 went through the turnstiles at Silverstone. “But if you want to recreate the thrill of the speed on show, get yourself to the racetrack and away from public highways. “Speeding contributes to around 11% of all collisions reported to the police, 15% of crashes resulting in a serious injury and 24% of collisions that result in a death in the UK. “While you might wish to emulate stars like Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton, you’re putting lives at risk.”'

The best and worst times to travel this weekend as 13million Brits hit the road for school holidays

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MORE than 13million cars will flood motorways over the weekend as families hit the road for school holidays. Drivers are expected to take off as early as Thursday in an attempt to dodge heavy delays. Research undertaken by the RAC and INRIX reveals
'MORE than 13million cars will flood motorways over the weekend as families hit the road for school holidays. Drivers are expected to take off as early as Thursday in an attempt to dodge heavy delays. Drivers face delays up to 90 minutes on some roads this weekend Research undertaken by the RAC and INRIX reveals 13.4million vehicles are estimated to take leisure journeys over the weekend. Brits attempting to leave early on Thursday will face severe delays between 1.45pm and 6.45pm due to an additional 3.7million motors on the road. The M40 south between J14 and J11 is set to have a a 72-minute delay from 2.45pm, while drivers will get stuck in traffic for over an hour when travelling on the M5 south between J4 and J8 from 6.15pm. And traffic is expected to peak on Friday, with 5.3million additional cars expected to be on the road. \t \t\t \t\t\t Best and worst times to travel this weekend \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Thursday Best: After 8pm Worst: Between 1.45pm and 6.45pm Friday Best: After 8pm Worst: Between 11am and 6.45pm Saturday  Best: Before 9.30am or after 4.30pm Worst: Between 11am and 2pm Sunday  Best: Before 11am or after 8pm Worst: Between 1pm and 3pm Monday Best: After 7pm Worst: Between 11.30am and 6pm \t\t \t \t For those trying to beat the queues on Friday, congestion in expected to peak between 11am and 6.45pm. Drivers are tipped to face a 89-minute delay on the M1 south between J16 and J6 from 7.45am, while anti-clockwise trips on the M25 between J4 and J1 will be almost an hour from 2.45pm. But there will be a slight reprieve on both days after 8pm, according to the data. Motorists can expect heavy congestion on Saturday between 11am and 2pm, with delays easing after 4.30pm. On Sunday, traffic will be at its worst between 1pm and 3pm, while roads on Monday will be packed from 11.30am. Sections of the M25 anticlockwise are also likely to be slow on both days until 6pm, with drivers encouraged to make their return trips before 11am or after 8pm. \t \t\t \t\t\t Tips for dealing with traffic jams \t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Travel time:  Most traffic queues are caused by too many cars on the same roads at the same time. If you can travel outside the peak times, you can easily miss them. Be prepared:  Make sure you conduct all necessary service checks on your motor before you set off. Many summer breakdowns are avoidable – punctures for instance can be caused by a tyre that is in poor condition or just not inflated properly. And ageing batteries can struggle in lots of stop-start traffic. Keep it fresh:  Hungry, thirsty or tired passengers are recipes for in-car irritability – and ‘carguments’. 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