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It may be slighted as a ‘hairdresser’s car,’ by some circles, but you can’t take away the fact that Mazda’s MX-5 is the biggest selling sportscar on the planet. More than a million of the Read More
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 ...
The leadership at the top of the pick-up market between Ford and Toyota has heated up again with the launch of the PX series Ranger Ute which boasts numerous cosmetic and engineering refinements.
The top-of-the-line Wildtrak model has also gained more specification to make it even more inviting to buyers who might have considered a large sedan or SUV. Continue reading “Quick Drive: 2015 PX series Ford Ranger Wildtrak” »
The leadership at the top of the pick-up market between Ford and Toyot ...
How much further, dad? Thankfully, bloody miles.
Goodyear’s new Cargo Marathon 2 light commercial tyre has new long-wearing compound that will reduce costs per kilometre, it says.
“The lower the cost of ownership over a vehicle’s life, the more cash remains in the operators’ pocket,” said Bill Prebble, Goodyear New Zealand’s technology and product boss. Continue reading “Life goes on, and on…” »
How much further, dad? Thankfully, bloody miles. Goodyear’s new Car ...
Maserati’s Ghibli and Quattroporte share a few bits and pieces with their working class Chrysler 300C stablemate – but it’s unlikely the ‘modern Valiant’ will be showing off a fancy silk suit.
Partnering with designer Ermenegildo Zegna, the Italian luxury sportscar maker is adding weight – and probably wait – for its customers with a unique first for th ecompany.
“Maserati’s joint venture with Ermenegildo Zegna is unlike any joint venture that has gone before it,” chief operating officer Glen Sealy, who overseas New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Continue reading “Maserati takes the silk road” »
Maserati’s Ghibli and Quattroporte share a few bits and pieces with th ...
Being a city apartment dweller may not put me in the best position for testing the Utes that are now dominating the vehicle market – or does it?
Increasingly these vehicles are being sold to those buyers looking for for an urban-lifestyle vehicle than a work horse, and it is models such as this top-of-the-line Nissan Navara ST-X that are catching their eye. Continue reading “Quick Drive: 2015 Nissan Navara ST-X 4×4 double cab” »
Being a city apartment dweller may not put me in the best position for ...
It was almost an irony that the weekend of the Bathurst 1000 coincided with our review of the latest V8 Supercar from Mercedes-AMG, the C63 S ‘Edition 1’.
Thankfully AMG has moved away from the over the top body kits of the 1980s and 1990s, the new cars are much more discreetly packaged, yet the aero modifications remain purposeful. Continue reading “Quick Drive: Mercedes-AMG C63 S ‘Edition1’” »
It was almost an irony that the weekend of the Bathurst 1000 coincided ...