Car news: This week’s top stories, 11-17 September 2022


These are the most-read news stories Drive has covered in the past week.

Each week we’ll keep you up to speed with the five most-read stories we’ve covered. Here’s what you need to know…

2023 Ford Mustang revealed

The new Ford Mustang promises more V8 power and new technology, when it arrives in Australia next year – though the first new model in eight years will be based on the same underpinnings as today’s model. 

The company says the updated ‘Coyote’ 5.0-litre V8 will deliver the most powerful Mustang GT to date. Check out the full story here. 

2023 Ferrari Purosangue revealed

Ferrari has caved into the popularity of SUVs, and developed its own: a V12-powered, half-a-million-dollar super four-door known as the Purosangue. Click here for the full story.

The Mercedes that led the Queen’s cortege through Scotland

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class hearse that carried Queen Elizabeth’s coffin from Balmoral to Edinburgh was manufactured by famed German coachbuilder, Binz.

The hearse used in Queen Elizabeth’s cortege is known as the Binz H4. Its maker was founded in 1934, and began its collaboration with Mercedes-Benz in the 1950s. See the full story here. 

Queen Elizabeth’s last journey will be in a customised Jaguar XJ hearse

Queen Elizabeth designed her own bespoke Jaguar XJ hearse, which will soon transport her to Buckingham Palace. The Jaguar hearse is finished in the official colour of Royal and State vehicles, and has been built to her Majesty’s specification. 

This will be the vehicle’s first ever official use, with the bespoke Jaguar having been on standby since its completion. Check out the full story here.

Former Apple design boss in favour of physical buttons returning in automotive entertainment systems

The man that designed the original iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad during his 22 years as Apple’s design chief has called for physical buttons to return to car interiors.

Sir Jony Ive believes new-car buyers will steer demand for physical buttons to return in automotive entertainment systems. Read all about it in our full story here.

The Porsche plan to partner Red Bull Racing in Formula One has dissolved

The partnership between Porsche and Red Bull Racing in Formula One has crumbled due to a culture clash. 

Until last week plans were in place for Porsche to take a major stake in the team and provide engines from 2026. Sister brand Audi will still be entering the sport, replacing Alfa Romeo at the Swiss-based Sauber team. See the article here.

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