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Lamborghini Urus Hybrid Production Confirmed for April ’17

Posted: February 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, Lamborghini | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Lamborghini Urus Hybrid Production Confirmed for April ’17

Lamborghini Urus Concept

It’s been five years since Lamborghini first unveiled their Hybrid SUV concept – Urus – at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Since then it’s been waning between remaining a viable but ultimately unrealised vision – like the mythical Estoque super saloon – or a full-fledged addition to the Lambo stable.

In 2013 more hints that the Italian super-car maker was serious about the Urus came from then Chief Executive Stephan Winkelmann who said the company’s future plans were very much in-line with a high-performance SUV in its offer.

Via an interview with Digital Trends, Lamborghini’s current CEO Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that production of the überSUV will begin in April 2017, with prototype test vehicles rolling off the line first. Production of customer-bound examples be underway by July 2017 :: Read the full article »»»»


Australian Army Replaces Land Rovers with Aussie Made Hawkei

Posted: October 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Wiki | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Australian Army Replaces Land Rovers with Aussie Made Hawkei

Thales Hawkei to Replace Ageing Army Land Rover Fleet

Australia’s revitalised Federal Government has announced it’s spend $1.3 billion on new LPMVs -Light Protected Mobility Vehicles – for the Army.

The new LPMV, named Hawkei, will be manufactured by Thales Australia, which also makes the larger Bushmaster armoured personnel carrier, in Bendigo :: Read the full article »»»»


Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch

Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch

Apple's Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch Apple has us all – consumers – in its pocket, well, we have Apple in all our pockets …you got what I mean!? Now apparently the consumer behemoth aims to have us in it on the road. The company is set to release its first car in 2019, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayashi.

Apple is referring to the idea as a “committed project” internally, the WSJ report says. According to sources the company plans on tripling the number of folk working on the project.

The initiative, being called Project Titan, so far consists of 600 people.

Although many reports have suggested that Apple is working on a self-driving car, the company’s first vehicle is more likely to not be fully autonomous Wakabayashi wrote, citing sources familiar with the project.

A quick trawl through LinkdIn also dragged a surprise, Apple has headed hunted a senior Tesla exec :: Read the full article »»»»


Überelektrisch! Porsche Presents… Mission E

Posted: September 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Frankfurt Motor Show | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Überelektrisch! Porsche Presents… Mission E

 

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The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show hasn’t even kicked off yet, but already there’s a contender for best in show. Porsche’s reveal of its stunning Mission E Concept is a show stopping, drop dead gorgeous, über-fast-charging, all-electric supercar that Porsche reckons will clock the Nürburgring in under 8 minutes, and while it might scream around the 20 odd kilometres of the Nordschleife, what this vehicle shows us very quietly is the future shape of automotive form and function.

Mission E concept is by far the cleanest design to hit the podium to date, very Porsche, but also very predictive of shapes to come. Loaded with plus numbers, 800 volt, 440kW-600hp, 0-100kmh in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 250kmh and a range of 500km …and perhaps a cheeky nudging at the only other cool spark on the block ‘Lookout Tesla’  :: Read the full article »»»»


AMG Lands Gullwing Replacement in Australia, Meet the GT S

Posted: August 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: AMG, Auto Maker, Motoring News, Rearview | Tags: , | Comments Off on AMG Lands Gullwing Replacement in Australia, Meet the GT S

2016 AMG GT S OFFICIAL

First previewed last September, Mercedes-Benz Australia has finally unveiled the new GT S to local punters. The biturbo 4.0 litre V8, two seater coupé – subtly replacing the now legendary SLS – has styling and specs set to take on allcomers.

The goal? …to take on its Stuttgart rival, Porsche, specifically the iconic 911 GT3. This coupé is impressive, very impressive, and competitively priced to boot – the SLS was a smidge over $AU500,ooo, this incarnation lands in Oz for a smidge under $AU300,ooo.

For my liking, the only downside is that Australia will miss out on the base Model GT, Mercedes Benz Australia instead opting for the fully loaded version :: Read the full article »»»»


Renault on Brink of Quitting F1 Over Engine Stoush

Posted: March 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Grilled, Renault | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Renault on Brink of Quitting F1 Over Engine Stoush

Renault on Brink of Quitting F1 Over Engine StoushFrench auto-giant Renault has said it is reviewing all its Formula One options, including quitting the sport or buying the Toro Rosso team, after stinging criticism of its engine.

The car maker has been at loggerheads with main partners Red Bull since Mercedes decisively ran-away with the season opening Australian Grand Prix earlier this month.

Despite signs of improvement in Friday practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix, Renault Sport F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul did not pull any punches when asked at a news conference about the situation.

Renault supplies power units to former champions Red Bull and sister team Toro Rosso, its only remaining clients after Caterham folded and Lotus switched to Mercedes :: Read the full article »»»»


Google Robot Drivers are Coming, South Australia Plans on Being First

Posted: February 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Robot Drivers are Coming, South Australia Plans on Being First

Google Robot Drivers are Coming, South Australia Plans on Being First
There are plans to update South Australia’s road laws to allow for a future when driverless cars may become a reality.

Former General Motors executive and adviser to Google’s driverless car project Larry Burns visited Adelaide last year to speak with government and business interests about the project’s progress.

In a speech delivered in the South Australian Parliament today to mark the formal opening of the new session, the Government outlined a plan to reform two pieces of road legislation :: Read the full article »»»»