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Top 3 stories of the week 29/04/2014

Here’s a quick round up of our top three stories from the world of insurance and motoring across the last couple of weeks.

A ‘self-cleaning’ car?

We loved this story that we heard last week – the clever people over at Nissan in Bedfordshire are testing a ‘self-cleaning’ car!

The Nissan Note will potentially be the first car to use the Ultra-Ever Dry® technology.  Nissan will be testing the innovative paint technology, which repels rain as well as everyday grime, in a variety of conditions over the coming months.

Geraldine Ingham, the chief marketing manager for the Nissan Note, said: "We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application."

Well, we’re very impressed! Looking forward to seeing the outcome.

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A car that goes 1,000mph?

We were really interested to hear about this next story.  A British team is developing a car aimed to beat the land speed record. Intended to run in 2015 and 2016, Bloodhound will be run on Hakskeen Pan in South Africa.

We’re looking forward to keeping updated with all the latest news on this project as Andy Green, who currently holds the land speed record title, is writing the ‘Bloodhound Diary’ for the BBC News.

Keep up to ‘speed’ with Andy here

Weird and wonderful cars at 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

With the 2014 Beijing Motor Show taking place last week, we enjoyed reading about all the wonderful cars on show.

We particularly liked the look of the Hongqi L5 and CH Auto Event Concept car.  Autocar.co.uk commented that “The strangely named Event is CH's latest attempt at an all-electric sports car. Here, 400bhp and 479lb ft is claimed to afford a top speed limited to 124 and a 0-63mph of five seconds. CH bosses say it'll cover up to 124mph between recharges, a process that takes some six hours.”

Which is your favourite?

Here is a round up of the weird and wonderful cars at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

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