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Could this be the most expensive McLaren F1 in history?

Brand new 1997 McLaren F1 to become world’s most valuable example

This brand new unregistered 1997 McLaren F1 is set to go under the hammer and become the most expensive F1 ever to be sold.

Car number 60 includes every asset it left the factory with 20 years ago, including a Tag Heuer watch and all the protective covers and wrapping. The F1 has covered only 239 kilometers (149 miles) – which McLaren confirm is the distance every F1 covered during their pre-delivery tests. The Japanese owner of the car has never sat in it, let alone driven the 6.1 litre V12 hypercar, so it’s considered the best-preserved example of a F1 in existence.

The McLaren F1 is due to go under the hammer shortly and beat the £11.8 million record set by a 9,600 mile example sold at Pebble Beach.

 

Unfortunately, Dees of Wimbledon don’t sell McLaren F1’s but we have a couple of excellent hot hatch’s, take a look at our excellent offers here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon – New and Used

 

Source – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/unused-1997-mclaren-f1-break-sales-price-record – 18/10/2017

 

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Here at Invicta Motors Tunbridge Wells we held a Macmillan coffee morning to help raise money for cancer support.

We may not have raised a huge amount but we have contributed none the less.

Total amount raised:

£45.55

Take a look at the goodies that were on offer that day 🙂

 

Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer 4×4

The latest addition to the all-new Insignia range is the all-wheel drive Insignia Country Tourer.

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The Country Tourer is more spacious and a lot lighter than previous Insignia models, thanks to the new architecture and is also fitted with many new innovative technologies. It goes on sale with a 172hp 2.0 Turbo Diesel engine as a 6 gear manual or 8 speed automatic, later releasing a more beefy 213hp Bi-Turbo Diesel engine. The all-wheel drive system is based on the same torque-vectoring technology which is used on the Range Rover Evoque and Ford Focus RS.

The Country Tourer’s rear axle contains electronically controlled, multi-plate clutches, allowing the ability to direct torque more to one side, for example; more torque can be sent to the outer rear wheel when cornering sharper turn-ins and steering response. Riding 25mm higher than the regular Sports Tourer Estate, it allows the car to tackle more rugged terrain, extra cladding and skin plates help to protect against bumps and scrapes. It is also larger than the older model with 92mm-longer wheelbase, a roof-rail carrying capacity of 100kg and boot space has increase from 135ltrs to a massive 1665ltrs!

The Country Tourer’s Flexride chassis includes adaptive damping and steering can be set to standard, sport or tour mode; each mode affects shift-points on the automatic gearbox. Interior equipment includes Vauxhall OnStar with 2 new features: Personal assistant to help drivers make hotel bookings and a service to locate parking spaces. Prices are to start from £25,635

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Oxford to become the world’s first 0 emissions city by 2020

Fun in PHEVs - i8 charging

By the year 2020, Oxford will be the first city in the world to completely ban all petrol and diesel vehicles from parts of it’s city centre, 15 years before the Government aims to ban the sale of new non-EVs entirely. A 2016 report carried out by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said that over 40,000 deaths a year in the UK are caused by air pollution and Oxford currently has illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The city’s council has already begun preparations for the ban by securing a £500,000 Government fund to install electric charging points for taxis and an additional £800,000 for regular motorists.

Councillor John Tanner of Oxford city council went to say: ““Toxic and illegal air pollution in the city centre is damaging the health of Oxford’s residents. A step change is urgently needed; the Zero Emission Zone is that step change. The County and City together are proposing a staged Zero Emission Zone from 2020 in the city centre, with additional measures to bring down chronic pollution in St Clement’s Street, High Street and St Aldate’s. Everyone who uses Oxford centre has the right to breathe clean air.”

Dees of Wimbledon have a great range of new and used low emissions car, take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon – New and Used

 

Source – http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/101328/oxford-city-centre-to-become-worlds-first-zero-emissions-zone-by-2020 – 13/10/17

 

New Corsavan Limited Edition

Introducing the new top-of-the-range trim to Corsavan – The Limited Edition Nav.

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The new model wears sporty exterior graphics, as well as black wing mirrors, black 16-inch alloy wheels and Carbon Flash front grille. A new Persian Blue colour is available on the new Limited Edition. This trim level adds improved standard equipment including-  4.0 Intellilink infotainment system with a 7″ touchscreen incorporated, SatNav, DAB radio, Apple car play, Android auto, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

The car will host a 1.3ltr four-cylinder diesel engine the produces 94 BHP and 210Nm of torque. Claims are had that the Corsavan can manage a fuel consumption figure of 67.3 MPG with CO2 emissions standing at 110g/km.

The new model in the range will stand out from the crowd, whilst offering tons more standard equipment. – Prices start from £15,515 +VAT.

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Release date: TBC

 

 

Michael Schumacher’s 2001 Ferrari F1 car is up for sale

 Iconic model is set to sell for at least £3m

In 2001, Ferrari dominated the F1 World Championship winning the Constructor’s championship and Michael Schumacher claiming his 4th driver’s title ahead of team-mate Rubens Barrichello. Now, Schumi’s 600kg, 900bhp, 220mph prancing horse is up for auction, albeit at a £3million expected price. The lucky winning bidder will have to keep the car housed in Maranello and will be able to have it transported across the globe for events and private track days.

The 3.0 litre V10 F2001 won 2 races in 2001, firstly in Monaco and finally at the Hungaroring in Budapest. Southerby’s auction house said, “a race-winning example is truly special, but a car that won two Grand Prix and led the greatest Formula 1 driver and the most successful Formula 1 manufacturer to two World Championship titles is nothing short of sensational.” The car is up for sale alongside famous artwork from Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon.

Michael Schumacher is the most successful F1 driver of all time, winning 7 world championships in his long racing career. Dees of Wimbledon can’t offer F1 cars but we have a great range of new and used hot hatchbacks, take a look here at book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon – New and Used

 

Source – https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/4559699/michael-schumachers-2001-f1-world-title-winning-ferrari-heads-to-auction-for-3million-and-you-can-still-race-it/ – 27/09/17

Uber loses it’s London Licence

Uber London to lose operating licence due to TfL concerns

From the start of October, Uber will be banned from operating in London, after TFL confirmed their licence will not be renewed due to the company’s operational habits. The government body responsible for London’s transport network said it consider’s Uber’s approach to “reporting serious criminal offences, how medical  certificates are obtained” and how security checks are obtained to have “security implications” for the public. Transport for London (TFL) also accused Uber of using so-called Greyball software to block regulatory from accessing the taxi-hailing service app to undertake law enforcement duties.

Uber have 21 days to appeal the decision under the Private Hire Vehicles (London) 1998 Act and can still operate as normal until their current licence expires on 31st September. Uber is yet to comment on the decision.

Dees of Wimbledon have some excellent new and used offers; take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon – New and Used

 

Source – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/uber-london-lose-operating-licence-due-tfl-concerns – 25/09/17

 

Vauxhall’s OnStars named best tech feature by Parkers.co.uk

The Parkers New Car Awards 2018 winners are revealed

Vauxhall’s OnStar connectivity system has been named best ‘best tech feature’ by Parkers.co.uk in their 2018 awards. The system was praised by the judges for it’s democratisation of technology for a mass-market audience and currently available across the Vauxhall range. OnStar offers;

  • Personalised navigation
  • Concierge service, letting you ask for directions
  • Stolen vehicle assistance
  • Automatic crash response
  • 4G wi-fi hotspot
  • Vehicle over-the-air diagnostics

Rather than relying on the conventional touchscreen tapping or button systems of normal units, OnStar allows the driver to speak directly to a call centre where someone can answer any questions or deliver sat nav directions straight to the car.

Keith Adams, Parker’s editor spoke highly of OnStar by saying, “with technology advancing at a rate of knots, our winner Vauxhall OnStar and the two commended innovations really impressed us with by how they are taking the world of cars into the future, but in a way that makes them supremely easy to live with today.” Vauxhall’s UK Head for OnStar strategy and planning went on to mention that they were thrilled that the system had been recognised by the motoring magazine.

Now is the time to get your hands on a brand new Vauxhall, with our scrappage scheme and excellent offers, take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Motorparks – Vauxhall

 

Source – http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/tech/parkers-best-car-tech-innovation-2018-/ – 21/09/17

 

Commercial Vehicle Scrappage Scheme

The Ford Scrappage Scheme has already given thousands of people the facility to part exchange their old environmentally unfriendly uneconomical car for a brand new model. But did you know you can do exactly the same with your business’s commercial vehicle.

If your work van is passed its best don’t miss this opportunity to upgrade to a brand new van.

Check out these amazing savings you could make on a new van.

To find out more about the Ford Scrappage Scheme click here:

Ford Scrappage Scheme

Looking for a new van for your business, you can't get better than the Ford Transit Custom, and now you can save thousands with the Ford Scrappage Schemehttp://www.motorparks.co.uk/ford/scrappage-scheme

Posted by Ford Dees of Croydon on Wednesday, 30 August 2017

 

New Ford EcoSport set for big reveal at the Frankfort Motor Show

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Ford will officially reveal the new Ford EcoSport, the smallest of the blue oval’s SUV line up at next week’s Frankfort Motor Show. The new car features a completely refreshed dash, completely revised exterior styling, a new engine and the option of a 4-wheel drive system.

The major exterior changes are most noticeable from the front with the car displaying a new face which helps it slip into line with the rest of the Ford SUV model, a large grille, new fog lamps and new ‘Mustang’ inspired headlights. At the back of the car, the lights have been slightly redesigned along with the rear bumper. A future ST-Line model will arrive with sporty side skirts, bumpers and 17inch alloy wheels. Inside, the interior looks to be all most identical to the all-new Fiesta, with a large touch screen display, centre console, gearstick and steering wheel all being taken directly from the EcoSport’s smaller sibling. An adjustable boot floor has been fitting to boost practicality.

Under the bonnet, Ford have added a new 123bhp 1.5 diesel engine to the line up but won’t be available until mid 2018. The current line up of 99bhp, 123bhp and 138bhp 1.0 litre petrol engines will be available along with the current 99bhp 1.5 diesel unit from day 1. Starting prices are set to rise slightly from the £15,645 base price of the current model but with all the extra technology, it will be worth it.

Why not make the most of our ‘New for Old’ Scrappage Scheme and get your hands on a brand new EcoSport, take a look at our excellent offers here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon – Ford EcoSport

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Source – http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ford/ecosport/100733/refreshed-ford-ecosport-revealed-ahead-of-frankfurt-motor-show – 05/09/2017