MTM Audi R8R – supercharged R8

Posted on September 22nd, 2008

MTM versions of Audis products have been on the market for more than 20 years, and now it has launched what it possibly it’s most extreme Audi yet: the twin-screw supercharged Audi R8R. This gives Read More

Revamped Mazda RX-8 launched at Pukekohe

Posted on September 22nd, 2008

The new Mazda RX-8 sees better fuel economy, more power, new gearboxes (6-speed auto, or the 6-speed manual derived from the MX-5), and is a full $6,500 cheaper than the outgoing model. Improvements to the Read More

Ferrari California launched; first one sold by Arnie

Posted on September 22nd, 2008

Just days before its public debut at the Paris International Motor Show (2 October 2008), Ferrari has shown its newest model the California to more than 1000 potential owners in its largest potential market — Read More

K.O.7 will K.O your bank balance

Posted on September 19th, 2008

Ken Okuyama penned the Maserati Quattroporte and the Ferrari Enzo – two of the more desirable cars around today. When he debuted the K.O.7 Spyder at Geneva – reminiscent of the Lotus 340R – we Read More

John Cooper Works Minis now in New Zealand

Posted on September 19th, 2008

The MINI John Cooper Works and MINI John Cooper Works Clubman have arrived in New Zealand. Their 1.6 litre 4-cylinder engine (based on the current MINI Cooper S’s engine) with twin-scroll turbocharger and petrol direct Read More

Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID – petrol/electric luxury

Posted on September 18th, 2008

Mercedes-Benz is launching its first passenger car model equipped with a hybrid drive system in mid-2009 – the S 400 BlueHYBRID. With a modified 3.5-litre, 220kW (299hp) V6 petrol engine and a compact hybrid module Read More

Production Chevy Volt launched

Posted on September 18th, 2008

General Motors launched its next 100 years this week by unveiling the much-anticipated production version of the Chevrolet Volt — a vehicle that delivers up to 65km of emissions-free electric driving, with the extended-range capability Read More

Roadside car chargers get smarter

Posted on September 18th, 2008

One day New Zealand may have a network of electric car charging stations – you may have read yesterday that we’re one of the first countries to get Mitsubishi’s i MiEV. The UK’s network of Read More