Posted: August 19th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: AMG, Auto Maker, Motoring News, Rearview | Tags: AMG GT S Australia, Mercedes-Benz Australia | Comments Off on AMG Lands Gullwing Replacement in Australia, Meet the GT S
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 »»»»
Posted: January 6th, 2014 | Author: Judith Sternbach | Filed under: Motoring News | Tags: Drink Driving, Driving Under the Influence, Drug Driving | Comments Off on Drug Driving Overtakes Drinking Offences
Police in New South Wales have expressed alarm over the number of drivers being caught under the influence of illicit drugs. While testing for alcohol is still far more common on NSW roads, the rate of positive results is more than four times greater for drugs than alcohol.
And the numbers never lie, during an operation in mid-December officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command submitted a total of 205 drivers to random breath tests, resulting in 4 drink-driving charges. During the same operation 153 drivers undertook random drug tests, with 8 positive results.
The problem isn’t local, the Centers for Disease Control predicts that 18 percent of all motor vehicle driver deaths in the US are attributable to drug-driving. In the UK researchers say drug-driving has increased four fold in less than a decade :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 18th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Motoring Legends, Motoring News | Tags: Bernard Charles Ecclestone, Bernie Ecclestone, CRIME, F1, Formula One, Motor Racing | Comments Off on F1 Bernie Ecclestone Facing Bribery Charges
Flamboyant Formula One head-honcho Bernie Ecclestone has been indicted on bribery charges by German prosecutors, he faces a trial in Munich which could end the motor racing stalwart’s 40-year-reign. The 82-year-old could face a prison sentence after being charged by Munich prosecutors in relation to a $US44 million payment he made to German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky which was linked to the sale of the Formula One rights in 2006 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 11th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Auto News, Green Motoring, Grilled, Motoring News, On Your Bike | Tags: Auto News, Honda RC-E, Husqvarna Concept E-go, Motoring News, Ohlins TTX, Tokyo Motor Show | Comments Off on Honda RC-E First Electric Sportsbike
At long last, the world’s largest and arguably most influential motorcycle manufacturer is getting in on the electric motorcycles show. Honda has announced it will be showing an electric supersports motobike concept at the Tokyo Motor Show next month. Fresh on the heels of the Husqvarna Concept E-go, Honda has an electric concept of its own: the Honda RC-E.
Styling draws heavily on the best period of the firm’s hallowed racing past, its lines uninterrupted by the LED projector headlight mounted in the nose intake. If this is a test of public interest in an electric Honda sportsbike, they’re pushing ALL the right buttons. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 7th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, Favorite New Thought, Frankfurt Motor Show, Green Motoring, Jaguar, Motoring News | Tags: 2011, C-X16, Concept Car, Frankfurt Motor Show, Jaguar | Comments Off on Jaguar’s About to Put the Ü Back Into Über, Meet C-X16!
Droolability, a word not often enough used. Perhaps we’re jaded, perhaps we’ve just been supercarred to death. perhaps the ü has gone out of über? That is about to change. Say hello to the most droolworthy car of the year, Jaguars stunning C-X16 compact coupe hybrid concept. According to the British auto maker C-X16 “marks a new chapter for Jaguar”, featuring a new design language, a technologically advanced drive-train as well as highlighting a new way of thinking without losing any heritage. Whats most amusing about Jaguar is it seems every couple of years they shock us with just how well they can design an automobile, as if it takes us about that length of time to forget how much we love them? :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 22nd, 2010 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Auto News, Eco Driver, electric car, Green Motoring, Grilled, hybrid, mercedes benz, Motoring News, plugin | Tags: A-Class E-Cell, hybrid, mercedes benz, Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell, SmartCharge Communication | Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz's Easy E-Cell
This electric vehicle’s design is based on the automaker’s A-Class lineup.
Europe will be getting yet another new electric vehicle courtesy of Mercedes-Benz. Daimler announced that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell electric passenger car is under production at the company’s Rastatt plant in Germany. The new vehicle will be Daimler’s third electric vehicle following in the footsteps of the smart electric drive and the A-Class E-Cell. Read the full article »»»»