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A preview of the 2015 Aston Martin DB10.

A preview of the 2015 Aston Martin DB10.

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One of the nation’s most popular pick-ups is back with a host of new features and even better value. The new Nissan NP300 Navara has already collected the prestigious International Pick-up of the Year award and is now available to order from dealers across the country.

Thanks to a host of updates, the new NP300 Navara is as rugged and capable as ever, but with greater comfort, improved refinement and a range of new technologies that make it even more suited to those with an active lifestyle.

The 2016 Ferrari California T.

The 2016 Ferrari California T.

It’s available in two bodystyles; the stylish king cab or double cab for those needing full-sized seating in the second row. Under the bonnet all Navara models come with a brand-new 2.3-litre dCi diesel unit, which offers 160PS in single-turbo form or a generous 190PS with twin-turbochargers. Both engine options can be specified with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission, with two- and four-wheel-drive available depending on the model. All double cab models are also fitted with an accomplished five-link rear suspension set-up for a more composed ride and greater comfort.

To celebrate the launch, Nissan are also offering a range of attractive deals. PCP and HP customers can opt for a highly attractive three or four-year 4.9% finance deal, respectively, along with a deposit contribution from Nissan starting at £1,000 on Acenta+ and increasing to £1,750 on the range topping Tekna Auto. For a short period only, the NP300 Navara also comes with three years’ free servicing, while loyal customers can enjoy five years’ free servicing.

:: Ferrari has responded to criticism of its touring-biased California T model by offering a new Handling Speciale upgrade package. The stiffer suspension springs and dampers ‘reduce ride comfort but lend an extra edge,’ says Ferrari, specifically for twisting roads.

Some corners of the media have called the car too boring and reserved, especially in the way it handles. The new package aims to address that. The dampers have been set up to respond to bumps faster and give more control in fast cornering, allowing the car to punch out of corners with more sharpness and speed. The springs themselves are 16% and 19% stiffer at the front and rear respectively.

As part of the modifications, the exhaust noise also gets louder at high revs compared to the standard car, while the gearbox shifts faster than before.

Ferrari will also add aesthetic upgrades like the matt finish on the grille and rear diffuser, matt black exhaust tips and a special cabin plaque denoting the car as carrying the Handling Speciale package.

It will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in the next month.

:: One of the special DB10 Bond cars built for the Spectre film by Aston Martin will be sold at auction for charity. The sale, in aid of Medecins Sans Frontieres, will take place on 18 February and is expected to raise around £1 million.

The 2016 Nissan NP300 Navara.

The 2016 Nissan NP300 Navara.

The DB10 is one of the most beautiful cars created by Aston Martin and although no road-going models have been produced, the DB10 has a V8 engine and power to match.

The next car released by the Gaydon-based manufacturer is expected to feature some of the design elements of the bond car. Little has been announced about the new model, but if it’s anything like the DB10, it’ll be a good-looking machine.

Until now, Aston Martin had said they would keep all the cars. This charity auction is a step back from that stance, and a real opportunity for someone with a cool million pounds to spare. One of the nation’s most popular pick-ups is back with a host of new features and even better value. The new Nissan NP300 Navara has already collected the prestigious International Pick-up of the Year award and is now available to order from dealers across the country.

Thanks to a host of updates, the new NP300 Navara is as rugged and capable as ever, but with greater comfort, improved refinement and a range of new technologies that make it even more suited to those with an active lifestyle.

It’s available in two bodystyles; the stylish king cab or double cab for those needing full-sized seating in the second row. Under the bonnet all Navara models come with a brand-new 2.3-litre dCi diesel unit, which offers 160PS in single-turbo form or a generous 190PS with twin-turbochargers. Both engine options can be specified with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission, with two- and four-wheel-drive available depending on the model. All double cab models are also fitted with an accomplished five-link rear suspension set-up for a more composed ride and greater comfort.

To celebrate the launch, Nissan are also offering a range of attractive deals. PCP and HP customers can opt for a highly attractive three or four-year 4.9% finance deal, respectively, along with a deposit contribution from Nissan starting at £1,000 on Acenta+ and increasing to £1,750 on the range topping Tekna Auto. For a short period only, the NP300 Navara also comes with three years’ free servicing, while loyal customers can enjoy five years’ free servicing.

:: Ferrari has responded to criticism of its touring-biased California T model by offering a new Handling Speciale upgrade package. The stiffer suspension springs and dampers ‘reduce ride comfort but lend an extra edge,’ says Ferrari, specifically for twisting roads.

Some corners of the media have called the car too boring and reserved, especially in the way it handles. The new package aims to address that. The dampers have been set up to respond to bumps faster and give more control in fast cornering, allowing the car to punch out of corners with more sharpness and speed. The springs themselves are 16% and 19% stiffer at the front and rear respectively.

As part of the modifications, the exhaust noise also gets louder at high revs compared to the standard car, while the gearbox shifts faster than before.

Ferrari will also add aesthetic upgrades like the matt finish on the grille and rear diffuser, matt black exhaust tips and a special cabin plaque denoting the car as carrying the Handling Speciale package.

It will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in the next month.

:: One of the special DB10 Bond cars built for the Spectre film by Aston Martin will be sold at auction for charity. The sale, in aid of Medecins Sans Frontieres, will take place on 18 February and is expected to raise around £1 million.

The DB10 is one of the most beautiful cars created by Aston Martin and although no road-going models have been produced, the DB10 has a V8 engine and power to match.

The next car released by the Gaydon-based manufacturer is expected to feature some of the design elements of the bond car. Little has been announced about the new model, but if it’s anything like the DB10, it’ll be a good-looking machine.

Until now, Aston Martin had said they would keep all the cars. This charity auction is a step back from that stance, and a real opportunity for someone with a cool million pounds to spare.