Braking news: 3 great car videos + new VW up! + loads more

By Rob Gill Published


THERE are loads of ways to trick up your car but few as good as this £150 THIS SIDE UP! roof sticker.

Obviously it’s meant for the VW up! – from £8,995, or £99 a month on finance – but it works on any car.

I’m told there are 63,180 colour, wheel and trim combos for the new up! Good luck with that.

 Cars 3

CHECK out the Cars 3 teaser trailer from Disney/Pixar. I like.

 We need a fuel duty CUT

PHILIP HAMMOND needs to grow a pair. He crows that fuel duty has been frozen, saving the average driver £130 a year. But what we needed was a 3p CUT. FairFuelUK said: “This is a lost opportunity. Lower prices are good for the economy.”

A third rise in Insurance Premium Tax in two years will add £15 to car insurance.

BRITAIN has built 1.44million cars so far this year, a 17-year high.

Two great vids

I HAVE two cool stunts to share with you. First, a paraglider is pulled up a mountain road by a Volvo truck.

Second, a new lap record at Silverstone BLINDFOLDED in an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Nutters.

EMIRATES has started a door-to-door service flying “high-value” cars all over the world. How much, then, London to Dubai for a Honda Jazz? They wouldn’t tell me.


Go go go

MOTOR­CYCLE LIVE - Birmingham NEC, today until Sunday. Tickets £25 adults, £1 kids aged 11-16, includes entry to freestyle motocross show.


VW has retro T1 campervan gifts from £4. This travel mug is £8 and the range includes USBs, cake tins, moneyboxes and tents. Go to


RENAULT Sport has given the Twingo GT some rocket boots.  The rear-engined,  rear-wheel-drive city car has been tuned to 110hp with twin exhausts and sits on 17in alloys. That rear end reminds me of the Renault 5 Turbo. Out December 1, from £13,755.



PLEASE be upstanding for the 195mph NIO EP9, the world’s fastest electric car – built in Britain. It has four motors producing a monster 1,341bhp, rockets from  0-124mph in 7.1 seconds and corners at 3G. Only six will be made at £960,000 a pop.


VW will give your car a  34-point winter check, top up fluids and clean it – all for £20. Offers runs until January 31.

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