Posted: February 19th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: tandem | Tags: Australia, australian-motoring-news, car-price, new-car-news, new-car-price, porsche | Comments Off on Why Do WE Pay More
The Australian market though small, has been fiercely loyal to the brand, this is an appalling way to treat such loyalty.
As I finished up this article, – the fool sitting next to me just Kicked the Sh_t out of himself with laughter, He read this article, then turned and said ” this car only gets 30-mpg? it’s a hybrid, right? dude the 2010 Porsche 911s gets 31-mpg wtf “
Porsche Centres across Australia are now taking orders for the Panamera S Hybrid, with deliveries beginning in August. The Panamera S Hybrid is priced at $298,300. [GRIPE] The same car – identical – in the USA and UK is on sale for $95,000 Australian Dollars. As a Porsche Owner this customer is OUTRAGED! How much longer is the Australian market going to cop this, this is an extremely disloyal attitude from Porsche. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 11th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: tandem | Tags: Crossover, new-car-news, off-road-vehicle, renault | Comments Off on Renault Captur Crossover
2009 Frankfurt Motor Show – Renault revealed its new brand identity which puts people at the forefront of its concerns. The new, ambition design strategy that resulted from this is founded on different stages of the human life cycle with each phase taking the form of a specific concept car. The first, the two-seater DeZir, expressed ‘falling in love’, the passion present at the beginning of any new adventure. Now Renault Captur, which will debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, addresses the second phase of this cycle, that of two people exploring the world around them. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 8th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: tandem | Tags: affordable-sports-car, best-selling-car, convertable, mazda-australia, mazda-mx5 | Comments Off on Mazda MX-5 – the world's top selling two seater sports car extends its lead
Total production of the Mazda MX-5 sports car reached 900,000 units today at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant in Japan. The milestone was achieved 21 years and 10 months after mass production of the first-generation MX-5 commenced in April 1989 and further extends the Mazda MX-5’s lead as the best selling two-seater sports car of all time. Indeed, the MX-5 took that title from the MGB (1962-80) in May 2000 when production reached 514,853 units to exceed the iconic British sportster. Second place on the list is now held by Porsche’s 911 series (1964-present and pictured) which has sold over 700,000. It’s also fifty years this year since Jaguar launched the first affordable super sports two-seater, the E-Type (pictured), but more on that shortly. Gizmag More
Posted: February 7th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: tandem | Tags: honda-australia, honda-people-mover, hybrid, hybrid-car | Comments Off on Honda to Offer Hybrid Fit Shuttle
Honda Japan has launched a special website featuring the all-new compact Fit Shuttle, scheduled to debut in March. The big news is that in addition to a petrol Fit Shuttle, Honda will offer a hybrid model equipped with Integrated Motor Assist making it the first wagon-type hybrid model in its class. Clearly the hybrid is now beginning to permeate every class of vehicle. Gizmag More
Posted: February 5th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: tandem | Tags: cheap-pagani, italian-supercar, pagani-motors | Comments Off on Pagani Does Pedestrian
Boutique Italian supercar builder Pagani has finally revealed its newest creation – the Huayra. Having made a splash with the outrageous Zonda hypercar, the company is upped the ante with a more powerful new model. Named after the god of wind and powered by a twin turbocharged V12 Mercedes-Benz AMG engine.
The engine produces a solid 522kW – 700hp of power and more than 1000Nm of torque. Pagani didn’t release any performance figures for the Huayra but did reveal the specially developed Pirelli tyres are rated to cope with speeds above 370km/h. Using the knowledge gained on the track-only Zonda R project the Pagani engineers have relied heavily on lightweight composite materials to keep weight to a minimum.
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Posted: February 5th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: tandem | Tags: fast-train, land-speed-record, steam-locomotive, super-fast-train, train | Comments Off on Land Speed Record with Steam Power
Steam-engined vehicles are quaint, retro and obsolete … right? Well, maybe not. The current land speed record for a steam-powered vehicle currently sits at 148 mph (238 kph), set by the British car Inspiration team in 2009. Now, Chuk Williams’ U.S. Land Steam Record (USLSR) Team is hoping to steal that title in its LSR Streamliner, powered by a heat-regenerative external combustion Cyclone engine – an engine that could someday find common use in production automobiles. Gizmag More
Posted: February 4th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: tandem | Tags: affordable-aviation, Aviation News, aviation-news-australia, icon-5, utra-light | Comments Off on Icon5 500 Orders
About 3 years ago we reported on the Icon5
aircraft – at the time it was a prototype – purely a design exercise, Now We Want one, they have flown of the page and into the sky. At $135,000 you get a heap of brilliant design and a buzz that only the skys can offer! Icon
has now sold 500 of these stunning birds.
Original Post: 8/15/08 – The Icon A5 is a innovative sport aircraft from ICON, a California based company founded in 2005.
Since the FAA’s regulation changes in 2004 created the new Light Sport Aircraft category, ICON Aircraft’s sole purpose has been to create a vehicle offering simple, comfortable recreational flying for almost anyone.
The Icon A5 is based around a strong, lightweight carbon fibre airframe. Powering the aircraft is a pusher-style propellor mounted to a 100 horsepower Rotax engine, which can be fueled using both aviation or automotive gasoline. Read the full article »»»»