What Car? weekly news round-up

  • The week's best stories
  • Wayne Rooney, Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Ferrari drive for new drivers
Words By Jim Holder

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Welcome to our weekly round-up of the best new stories from the week.

Wayne Rooney signs for Mercedes!
This week's biggest news isn't the unveiling of a new car, but the announcement Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney has signed to become an ambassador for Mercedes. It's proved to be a controversial move, and you can find out why by clicking here.

Another celebrity in the news is Fish Called Wanda actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who has become one of the first people in the world to lease a Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell car. Find out why here.

Want to know what Curtis is in for? Well, we've already driven the FCX Clarity and you can see the video here.

evecars Car of the Year
And the winner is Find out which car has won our sister website's big award by clicking here.

Peugeot's 313bhp hybrid eco-car
Peugeot has released pictures and details of a new concept car that combines performance and environmental credentials. See more here.

Chevrolet's small family car
To see first pictures and details of Chevrolet's Ford Focus rival, which goes on sale next spring, click here.

On video: we drive zero-emission car
What's it like to drive an emission-free hydrogen fuel cell car? Watch our video of Nissan's hydrogen fuel cell-powered X-Trail here.

1.30 a mile to drive?
Road pricing trials are set to begin in England and they could cost you 1.30 to drive. Click here for more.

Ferrari reward for new drivers
A driving school is giving every pupil that passes the driving test a free passenger ride in a Ferrari . Click here for more.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sports for 1.14 million
A 217mph open-topped car? It could only be a Bugatti Veyron. Click here to find out what 1.14 million buys you.

Aston Martin watch
If you can afford an Aston Martin DBS, you can probably afford this 21,800 watch that tells the time and opens and closes your car's doors. Click here for more.

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First drives
Click on the links below to read our thoughts:
Audi A3 2.0 TDI
Mercedes A-Class