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When it comes to hatchbacks and energy conservation, Lexus may not be the first name that you think of and when you hear the news that the new CT 200h from Lexus is the first small luxury car to drop below the 100g/km of CO2 emissions. For those interested in buying one, it’s also worth noting that the CT 200h doesn’t compromise in terms of either quality or performance in order to gain these impressive figures. In fact, it is seemingly designed for comfort first and reduced carbon emissions second. It uses the latest generation...

Designer Jamie Martin has turned his hand to designing some pretty awesome concepts in the past. He designed the Cobra Venom V8 concept car and the C.R.A.B police droi that we featured a while ago. He’s even one of the 4 winners that were tasked with creating the new design for the London bus (that may not sound much of a boast, but if you look at it you’ll realise it’s not your average bid red bus). Now he’s designed the SHC, or Super Hatchback Concept which is essentially a cross between a super car and a three...

It’s that time of the month again when we get to drool at the beautiful new cars that are being released and, thanks in no small part to a US manufacturer called Panoz, we can drool with very good reason. There’s also a new tardis from Peugeot which is smaller than a Smart but somehow seats four people. There’s a tech riddled Citreon C4 and a souped-up version of the 4 door Porsche. ...

Sometimes, adding a car review as a gadget can prove tenuous at best but we do it anyway because we like cars but Jaguar has gone all out to provide us with a car that you can proudly and genuinely call a gadget – in fact, you can call it a whole bucket load of gadgets because the new Jaguar XJ is crammed full of tech goodies that every reader will be crying out to get their hands on. It’s got probably one of the most ridiculously intelligent dashboards you’ll see in a car for some time. Rather than albeit functional...

TomTom SatNavs have helped lead the way (see what we did there?) for years and as well as offering clear turn by turn instructions and perhaps more importantly to those of us that have to regularly rely on the digital stars to guide us home, they even allow us to download new and more interesting skins and voices. Let’s be honest after a few turns the standard voice becomes dull (no offense to the original voic actor) and lifeless at best so downloading and using a new voice is a good way to add a little extra spark to your journey. Homer...

The line-up of new cars for July is a shortlist of supercars, albeit a very short list of supercars, plus a Skoda. OK, so the 1.4 litre Skoda might be sloughtly out of its depth in the company of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS but according to T3 you shouldn’t underestimate it and at £15,700 it is without doubt the most affordable of the line up by some considerable margin. Porsche has released a strainge lineup of vehicles lately including the Cayenne which has at least cleaned up its act and almost made roadworthy 4×4 vehicles something...

Orange looks like it’s attempting to almost single handedly turn this into the year of the Android, having an Android device designed and manufactured on its behalf that will apparently be available on contract and pay as you go and will cost as little as £100. The phone has a working title of Project JAL which we assume will be changed nearer the release date to something much more Orange like. The Dolphin or the Fruitbat maybe. Apparently it will offer all the basics and will be similar in many respects to phones like the Vodafone...

GPS sat nav manufacturer TomTom has released what some may regard as one of the most geek-friendly navigation voices of all time, getting the dulcet tones of legendary Star Wars villain Darth Vader into a new add-on voice navigation download. TomTom launched the Darth Vader voice navigation pack on May the 4th, which has traditionally been designated as Star Wars Day by fans of the epic space saga and for the princely sum of £7.95 any TomTom owner can be ordered around by Darth Vader during a journey. A promotional email was circulated...

The Audi R8 is one of the most desirable cars available and it is hard to think how it could be improved. But the new Spyder is due in March 2010 and it looks like it has improved on an already great design. The Spyder ditches the side-blades for carbon fibre composite panels with a cover for the soft roof (which opens in 19 seconds whilst moving at speeds up to 31 miles per hour) . The styling is breathtaking both outside and in the interior of the car. The interior is equipped with a variety of top end gadgets including a race styled...

I don’t think a day passes without me finding myself bumper to bumper inching along stuck in the inevitable traffic jam of the daily commute. I also don’t think a day passes without me willing my car with all my might to leap into the air and soar heroically above the honking horns and billowing exhaust of my fellow commuters, sadly it hasn’t happened, yet. Parajet have taken this fantastic dream and ran no… flown with it. The Parajet Skycar is a two seater, road legal, all terrain vehicle which runs of bio fuel, produces zero...