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TMP, the company that owns and operates the international motorsport park at Taupo, say it is to be renamed the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. The motorsport park’s future was re-assured following a financial and management Read More
A Jaguar XFR worth $165,000 was taken in broad daylight from an Auckland car dealer on Monday.
The brazen heist is being likened to the movie Gone in 60 Seconds, about a luxury car theft ring.
A hightech device was used to unlock the car, police believe. CCTV footage from Beacham Independent Jaguar and Range Rover in Penrose shows a man walk up to the silver Jag with his hand in his pocket. Continue reading “Brazen thief in daylight Jag jack” »
A Jaguar XFR worth $165,000 was taken in broad daylight from an Auckla ...
US magazine Consumer Reports has been a cheerleader for the Muskmobile, lathering each model Tesla with sycophantic brand worship – right down to giving the Model S luxury model a much-lauded ‘Recommendation.’
But the love affair, it seems, is over.
Not only did Consumer Reports yank its Recommended gong, it rated it worse than average for predicted reliability. Continue reading “Tesla suffers brand battery over reliability” »
US magazine Consumer Reports has been a cheerleader for the Muskmobile ...
Big American Ram pick-ups are set to roll onto the market courtesy of a new venture put together by well-known industry identities Ryan Walkinshaw and Neville Crichton.
Car-based utes have given way to pick-ups here – and Ram is the epitome of the hardcore pick-up truck.
Recognising this, a handshake between Crichton, owner of Ateco Automotive, and Walkinshaw of Walkinshaw Automotive Group sealed a deal to start American Special Vehicles, selling right hand Rams in Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading “Joint effort lands Ram pick-ups” »
Big American Ram pick-ups are set to roll onto the market courtesy of ...
Let me preface this review of the new i3 with the following disclaimer.
I fell in love with this electric car from the BMW stable. I loved the design, the lightly coloured interior, the technology, the driving characteristics, the carbon fibre and plastic construction and the ability to run on renewable energy and not go near a petrol station too often. Continue reading “BMW: 2015 i3 review” »
Let me preface this review of the new i3 with the following disclaimer ...
Lamborghini’s latest special edition Aventador is making a cameo appearance at Big Boys Toys at the end of the month.
The Aventador LP750 SV is a monster – there’s no two ways about it. Think 552kW and 620Nm from a screaming V12…
Then consider that the four-wheel drive stunner only weighs a shade over 1500kg, thanks to carbon monocoque construction. You don’t need to be a maths genius to figure out that this is an equation that equals excess – top speed is over 350km/h, and it’ll hit the legal limit in around 2.8 seconds. Continue reading “Looney Lambo for BBT” »
Lamborghini’s latest special edition Aventador is making a cameo appe ...
U.S. car magazine Motor Trend has awarded the Mercedes-AMG GT S as its Best Driver’s Car for 2015.
In this year’s contest, the Mercedes-AMG GT S lined up against nine other sports cars at the Laguna Seca race track in California – where it achieved the best lap time of 1:35.57 minutes,
The Mercedes-AMG GT S not only kept all its competitors at bay at the Laguna Seca race track, but it also achieved one of the top three times yet recorded. Continue reading “Mercedes-AMG GT S wins Best Driver’s Car award” »
U.S. car magazine Motor Trend has awarded the Mercedes-AMG GT S as its ...
Audi has pulled off a master stoke with the new Q7 because here is an all-new model that is some 300kg lighter in weight than its predecessor, and yet it boasts more features and more technology as standard equipment than many others in the segment.
It’s one reason the Q7 made the list of top ten finalists for the New Zealand Car of the Year Award to be announced in December. The list of standard driver assistance features is quite impressive. Continue reading “Audi: 2015 Q7 V6 TDI Quattro S-Line” »
Audi has pulled off a master stoke with the new Q7 because here is an ...
The world’s first solar-powered sportscar is set to be released right here.
Melbourne-based electric vehicle technology company EVX while launch the Immortus, taking tech cues from current racers in the World Solar Challenge and applying the cutting edge know-how to a street legal sports car.
Immortus will be made to order by custom car builders as close to customers as possible – bespoke car building means individual ideas and tastes can radically change the end result. Continue reading “Sun shines on Melbourne sportscar company” »
The world’s first solar-powered sportscar is set to be released right ...