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.

Dynamic, strong and sporty: Kia prepares to unveil fourth generation Sportage that takes cues from fighter jets

Dynamic, strong and sporty: Kia prepares to unveil fourth generation Sportage that takes

Growing families may be contemplating a bigger car as the summer holidays give way to 'back to school' - and work. Right on cue, ever-more upwardly mobile Korean car company Kia is preparing to unveil its new fourth generation Sportage sport utility vehicle with a new 'face' and aggressive new styling at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

The cat's out of the bag: Ray Massey test drives Jaguar's unmistakably British-built next-generation streamlined sports saloon

Jaguar's elegant new products are leaping ahead to rival German companies such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The elegant new sports saloon XF is the latest to hit the road

Funky, Tardis-like and efficient: Honda announces prices for new hatchback supermini launching in September


Just in time for next month's new 65 plate, Honda has announced prices for its funky new third-generation Jazz, which goes on sale from £13,495.

Sporty, smart and turbocharged: Nissan's posher sibling Infiniti begins production of Q30 hatchback for autumn

Infiniti Q30 Concept, Frankfurt Motor Show 2013,
embargo till 10th september 10:30 CET

For the British workers at the Nissan factory in Sunderland, it really will be 'to Infiniti and beyond' this autumn as the new upmarket Infiniti Q30 hatchbacks roll off the line and into showrooms.

Toyota celebrates 50 years of sales in Britain: From a few dealers importing cars from Japan to two local factories


Amazing to think that Toyota is celebrating its 50th anniversary of sales in Britain.

Maria Sharapova sparks 'car-wars' in a Porsche as Jaguar celebrates its first year as the official car of Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova drops in at Porsche Mayfair to go for a spin in the UK's only brand new Porsche Boxster Spyder, on her way to the WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party at Kensington Roof Gardens.

As British Jaguars delivered guests to the annual WTA pre-Wimbledon Party, the Russian tennis star squeezed in a sneaky drive of the Porsche Boxter Spyder.

Nissan takes over from Ford with four-year deal as the main motoring sponsor of the UEFA Champions League 

Nissan has taken over from Ford as the main motoring sponsor of the UEFA Champions League with a new four-year deal.  All-electric Leaf ? built in Britain at the firm?s Sunderland factory.

It's been an electric week for motoring. A fleet of 100 electric vehicles was ferrying VIPs at the UEFA Champions League in Berlin last Sunday where Spain's FC Barcelona triumphed over Juventus.

The eco-friendly batmobile: BMW reveals hydrogen 'stealth' prototype can go 300 miles on a tank (and refill in five minutes)

BMW reveals eco-friendly i8 batmobile that can go 300 miles on a tank

The modified i8 coupe was developed with Toyota. It can travel 300 miles on one tank of hydrogen, with refueling taking about five minutes. The  two-door coupé relies on carbon fibre construction to keep its weight down and aerodynamics developed at BMW's wind tunnel in Munich.

Rolls-Royce unveils 'Dawn': £250,000 luxury convertible will echo 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.

How to become a stuntman when you've failed your driving test FOUR times: Former Stig and James Bond driver Ben Collins reveals the key to performing doughnuts and handbrake turns in a Ford Mustang

MailOnline's Chris Irvine was put through his paces at an abandoned airbase in Ipswich, driving a brand new Ford Mustang, taught tricks by famous race driver and stunt expert Ben Collins.

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.

Caught on camera - the successor to the Bugatti Veyron: Disguised supercar set to follow in the footsteps of the world's fastest car and rumoured to be capable of 288MPH is 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.

And you thought romance was dead! After 35,000 tender clinches, 30,000 kisses and 10,000 'I do's' Mills & Boon is still booming 100 years on

More than a century on, the company Gerald Rusgrove Mills and his publishing partner Charles Boon founded, Mills & Boon, sells 5.5 million books a year - that's one every four seconds.

CHRIS EVANS: What has four wheels and is so mind-blowingly gigantic it probably needs planning permission every time you park it - yet still drives like a dream?

Once I'd walked around the Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription, which took about a week, I found myself edging backwards, like when you look up at a really tall building.

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: 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.

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.