Audi R8 – production running at top speed

The new Audi R8 has made a flying start, with Audi customers being able to take possession of the company’s sporty top model since the start of June. 1.500 units of the 420 bhp mid-engined two-seater have already found their way to dealers and buyers. Craft-scale production of the R8 is now running at top speed in Neckarsulm: the maximum possible number of 20 vehicles is being produced per day.… Continue reading

Alfa’s RS4 beater

It’s the Italian manufacturer’s new 159 GTA – and with a potent 400bhp engine coupled to a four-wheel-drive transmission, it’s gunning for the Audi RS4. Spied here testing at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany, the GTA is being put through its paces ahead of a world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.Continue reading

New Fiat Bravo in UK

The new 5-door Fiat Bravo goes on sale in the UK on 30 June. It marks Fiat’s return to the second largest segment of the UK market, which equates to almost 600,000 cars per annum or some 25% of the total. Within this sector, 5-door hatchbacks – such as the new Fiat Bravo – account for 75% of total sales.… Continue reading

Lumma’s new kit for the BMW E92 Coupe

Germany’s Lumma Design has released a set of preliminary sketches of its performance pack for BMW’s E92 Coupe, with the debut of the first production version likely to coincide with the release of the new M3 at Frankfurt in September. Lumma’s previous works such as the CLR 600 and the CLR 500 RS were both based on M-Division cars, so it’s a safe bet that this latest kit has been designed specifically for the new M3.… Continue reading

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Alfa Brera tops the polls

Hearts and minds were united at What Diesel Car? magazine when it voted the Alfa Brera its Best Sports/Coupe, in the publication’s annual Car of the Year Awards.

Short-listed against the BMW 335D and the Honda Civic Type S, the Alfa Brera 2.4 JTDM picked up valuable points in the looks department, with one judge declaring: “For visual impact, the Brera is the clear class-leader,” and another judge announcing: “Drive this and lose your heart.… Continue reading

Alfa unveils 159 Turismo Internazionale

Only a small number of Alfa Romeos have ever carried the famous two-letter designation, TI. Now it’s the turn of the Alfa 159 saloon and Sportwagon to carry the famous TI initials. Short for Turismo Internazionale, the TI badge now appears on several versions. The range-enhancing Alfa 159 TI line-up benefits from a unique body kit, lowered sports suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, red Brembo brake callipers all-round, plus chrome effect door mirrors and exhaust.… Continue reading

Brera J5 3.2 C to debut at Goodwood

19.06.2007 The Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C will make its Goodwood Festival of Speed debut this weekend

The Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C will make its Goodwood Festival of Speed debut this weekend on Friday and Saturday (22nd & 23rd June) before appearing at National Alfa Day (24th June).

The Goodwood Festival of Speed has rapidly grown within a decade to become one of the world’s leading celebrations of modern and historic motor racing and high performance motoring.… Continue reading

Mitsubishi Lancer Review

In “The Blue-Eyed Salaryman,” American author Niall Murtagh charts his fourteen-year career inside Mitsubishi Japan. When Murtagh gets transferred to Osaka, he concludes that the Tokyo part of the company focuses on large visionary research projects, while Osaka demands practical applications. And there you have it: the dichotomy that accounts for Mitsubishi’s progress in the automotive arena.… Continue reading