Aston Martin Works is announcing the availability for the first time in decades of new major components, including gearboxes and engine blocks, for some of the brand’s most iconic sports cars.
Working with trusted suppliers the team at the heritage home of the world-renowned British car maker has developed entirely new engine blocks, cylinder heads, gearboxes and other major components – all painstakingly built to original manufacturer specifications – which are now being made available to owners of DB4, DB5, DB6 and certain V8 models from the 1960s and 1970s.
Britain’s top ten depreciating cars are pure battery models and it’s particularly bad news for the Stellantis Group models.
Vauxhall Vivaro Life is down 11.5%, the same as the Seat Mii, the Hyundai Kona is down 10.6%, Citroen e-C4, Vauxhall Corsa Electric, Fiat 500e, Kia Soul Electric all 8.8%, MG5 down, Vauxhall Mokka Electric 8.7% and Volkswagen e-Up has dropped 8%, according to trade analysis by Cap HPI.
GWM ORA has officially revealed its next model to launch into the UK; a fully electric premium saloon that shares the brand’s distinctive retro-futuristic design DNA in Q1 2024, with specifications, pricing and name due to be announced in the coming months.
GWM ORA recently launched into the UK market with the ORA Funky Cat First Edition, which went on sale in November 2022.
UK car production rose 6.0% in the first three months of 2023, to 219,887 units, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
As the global shortage of semiconductors and other components begins to ease, factories produced 12,540 units more than Q1 last year, driven by exports which increased 6.6% and represented almost eight in 10 cars made but van production dipped 3% in the quarter.
Analysis of DVLA data shows drivers under 25 are the least likely to get penalty points on their driving license.
While 30-34 year olds are the age group most likely to have penalty points, said Confused.com .
Experts at Go.Compare car insurance have reviewed 314 standard comprehensive car insurance products and found that that 28% (87) of standard comprehensive insurance products now offer cover for accidental damage, fire or theft of car charging points at a policyholders home address.
The insurance comparison site also found that some insurers also offer liability cover for all accidents involving a car’s electric charging cables when attached to the car. 41% (129) of those who offer standard car insurance clearly state that this cover is offered in its policy document.