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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 »»»»


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 »»»»


UPDATED! Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC

Posted: March 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: , , | Comments Off on UPDATED! Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC

Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC
Outspoken British presenter of the Top Gear motoring show, Jeremy Clarkson, has been suspended by the BBC after he was involved in a “fracas” with a producer.

Clarkson, who has generated both controversy and profits for Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster, was already on a final warning over accusations last year that he had used racist language while filming the show.

UPDATED! March 25, 2015 :: The BBC has announced that it will not be renewing Jeremy Clarkson’s contract, after the Top Gear presenter assaulted a producer.

BBC director-general Tony Hall said in a statement that it was with “great regret” that he made the decision

UPDATE! May 21, 2016 :: Jeremy Clarkson has said being dropped from Top Gear “was my own silly fault”.

The broadcaster was speaking to BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans in his first interview since losing his job over a “fracas” with a producer.

Clarkson said leaving the show had “left a huge hole” in his life “that needs to be filled”.

Clarkson admitted he had taken phone calls from broadcasters who wanted to poach the Top Gear team but said: “I’d be a fool to jump into something.” The former BBC broadcaster said :: Read the full article »»»»


Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike

Posted: January 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: eBike, On Two Wheels, On Your Bike | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Adrian Van Anz’ Derringer Board-track eBike

Adrian Van Anz' Derringer Board-track eBike

Board-track bikes are all the rage in the burbs, these two stroke café racers are just about as much fun as you can have on two wheels. Styling for these 1920s inspired cycles is super sleek, fine fitted metal work mounted to tubular framing, screaming speed and smacking a smile on the face of riders.

Legendary board-track builders, Derringer, have branched out to include an eBike: World Meet the Derringer V Heritage Series. The two-stroke has been replaced by a choice of 3 electric motors, the styling stays true :: Read the full article »»»»