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Jessica Ennis shows off the new Jaguar
Olympian Jessica Ennis will be driving the new Jaguar F-Type at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show on 10 November. Ennis has already driven the two-seater at Jaguar's test track reaching a speed of 150mph. Ennis is a Jaguar Academy of Sport Ambassador and already drives an XKR. She will be joined in the procession by two classic Jaguar E-Type cars.

Stuff gets in a tizzy over the Twizy
Renault’s diminutive Twizy fully-electric urban compact two-seater electric car has won Stuff magazine’s Tech Transport award. A spokesperson from Stuff magazine said, “Drive it and... you realise how much of an urban weapon the Twizy really is – instant-on electric torque and a wheel at each corner combine to make every traffic gap an attainable goal. It’s brilliant.” It costs £6,690 plus a monthly battery lease cost of £45.

Ford wins best engine design award
The Royal Automobile Club has awarded the 2012 Dewar Trophy to Ford of Britain for its 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. The Dewar Trophy recognises the best of British automotive engineering. The Ford team was recognised for pushing the boundaries of engine design. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine is very economical and efficient, yet delivers enough power to replace larger petrol engines.

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