It's a write-off! Porsche 911 owner's shock when bungling mechanics renamed his £100,000 sports car a PORSHCE

Porsche 911 owner is distraught after his car is renamed a PORSHCE!

It is one of the world's most highly regarded manufacturers and its name synonymous with luxury, high-performance sports cars. But despite Porsche's unique place in the psyche of the motoring industry - a group of mechanics have been left red-faced after misspelling the iconic manufacturer's name. The owner of a £100,000 Porsche 911 was left stunned to discover the error following what should have been a basic repair job.

BMW - sponsor of the PGA championship - launches second-generation X1 'baby' off-roader with plenty of room for golf clubs

BMW launches second-generation X1 'baby' off-roader

Just a couple of weeks ago, BMW was sponsoring the PGA golf championship at Wentworth. Now, it's launching the second-generation X1 'baby' off-roader (pictured below) - with plenty of room for your golf clubs in the back. And, if the new pumped up and toned look is anything to go by, it hasn't so much done a few rounds of the links as had a full workout at the gym. The first generation of the compact sports utility vehicle has sold more than 730,000 since its launch in 2009, 40,000 of which were in the UK.

Truly roarsome! Ray Massey test drives the stunning new model Ferrari California T

Ferrari California T
Price as driven: £200,628

It can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds and standard kit on UK models includes a tyre pressure monitoring system. The car converts from coupe to cabriolet in 14 seconds

Golf Match is one of the latest VW cars fitted with the auto-emergency brakes which are said to slash insurance claims

The Volkswagen Golf Match motor car.

The braking system strengthens the case for the devices to be made a standard feature. The safety system is also a central part of the technology used in self-driving cars.

Toyota's dynamic duo! New Avensis and Auris are built in Britain but how do they measure up?

New Toyota Auris - British built . Toyota
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Ray Massey Story

It's not quite two cars for the price of one. But it's two new Toyotas for the price of a fair few million pounds of investment in the Japanese car firm's UK factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire.

MG's new Cumberhatch: The suave British actor has been drafted in to be the company's face in the Far East 

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Shanghai, China - 11 Apr 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch at a press release of the MG new SUV

Cumberbatch was at the Shanghai Motor Show for the unveiling of the MG GS
It will go on sale in Britain late next year.

The baby's arrived: Long-awaited Jaguar XE is finally here and set to hit the British market next month


The XE is the first Jaguar to be built in a new high-tech factory at Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull plant in the West Midlands and it also has cutting-edge, high-efficiency Ingenium engines.

From Russia with mud: High suspension, pressed steel wheels and Soviet-style looks... Matt Warren road tests the new Lada Niva 4x4 

Lada Niva 4x4

The 4x4 from Russia is a fraction of the price of a new Land Rover and off-road, the Niva is in its element, with low and highrange gears. Forget luxuries because the Niva is a frills-free zone.

A new Dawn: Rolls-Royce unveils £250,000 luxury convertible that echoes 1952 open top classic

Rolls-Royce unveils 'Dawn' a £250,000 luxury convertible like 1952 classic

The name was announced at the annual dealer convention in Los Angeles and it will go on sale early next year. The convertible is expected to mirror the 50s classic Silver Dawn (pictured, right) and to have almost identical technical features to the Wraith (pictured, bottom right). The new name breaks the tradition of naming their cars after supernatural beings. 'Our new Rolls-Royce Dawn promises a striking, seductive encounter like no other Rolls-Royce to date,' said Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, Chief Executive Officer at Rolls Royce.

Caught on camera - the successor to the Bugatti Veyron: Disguised supercar set to follow in the footsteps of the world's fastest car and rumored to be capable of 288MPH is spotted being tested on German road

Bugatti Veyron's successor spotted being tested on German road

Zooming along a German road, this disguised supercar is the successor to the Bugatti Veyron - and is rumoured to have a maximum speed of 288mph. The video - from Audo Bild TV - shows two prototypes travelling alongside a Veyron Super Sport and a BMW i8. It has been suggested the new Bugatti supercar will be called the Chiron.

Jeremy Clarkson, the Saudi prince...and plans for a playboys' race track in leafy Cotswold countryside

The 37-year-old royal wanted to create a private motorsport playground near his 2,500-acre Oxfordshire estate - so invited the now-sacked Top Gear host to discuss the proposal.

Is this the self-driving car of the future?  Chevrolet-FNR is unveiled - and it's so advanced you can start it with your EYES

General Motors unveiled their concept car at an event in Shanghai. The self-driving Chevrolet-FNR (shown) has 'dragonfly' swing doors and 'crystal laser headlights'.

Could this finally be the end for potholes? Smart van predicts road damage on Boston streets before it has even formed

Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston have created a van that uses 'Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors' to map the roads in fine detail.

Need a new runaround? The $35,000 JET CAR built using V1 Nazi missile technology - and you can buy one on eBay

The 16 foot long jet car is based on a 'pulse jet' engine developed by the Germans during World War II to power a precursor to modern cruise missiles.

Clapped out 1962 Aston Martin DB4 on the market for £220,000 - because it will be worth THREE TIMES that if fully restored

It is an attractive prospect for many car enthusiasts by offering the rare chance to restore a virtually-untouched 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series III, and will be auctioned in Buckinghamshire.

'Road closed because of dog driving a tractor. Nope not joking': Traffic police stunned as SHEEPDOG drives farmer's machine through fence and onto motorway

The sheepdog, called Don, leaned on the controls of the tractor before driving it through a fence and on to the M74 near Abington in South Lanarkshire during rush hour.

CHRIS EVANS: Red alert! Hot under the bonnet but hideous to look at - you can't miss the new souped-up Beemer from Alpina

The driving position and all-round visibility is commanding, excellent and extremely comfortable, with everything to hand. Par for the course where BMW is concerned.

Renault to release new 'Kadjar', crossover vehicle, in hopes of drawing customers away from Nissan's top-selling Qashqai


French giant, Renault, will release new model to Brits in autumn although it will go on sale on the continent in the summer. Renault bosses say it's aimed at those with an adventurous spirit.

CHRIS EVANS: What a moveur! The only good thing about being stuck at Nice airport? I've loads of time to write a glowing review of Citroen's barnstorming new family car

Fantastic styling, bright retro paint job, jet-black rear and side rear windows, matching gloss black roof rack rails, contrasting matt black sill skirt and the signature cactus side panels.

Ford's stupendous new GT supercar looks set to challenge Ferrari in the race for peak performance

The new Ford GT is introduced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 12, 2015. Ford plans to begin production of the supercar in 2016. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS        (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

The new model is predicted to sell for a quarter of a million pounds. The two-seater was designed by Scot Moray Callum and unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show ahead of going into production.

A tractor fit for Mad Max: Rugged machine carves up 150 acres of land in a day and can plough round the clock

The US-made tractor is guided by GPS and steers with an accuracy over the ground of less than an inch, meaning there is no overlapping and it can be driven in perfectly straight lines.