It appears Maserati’s stunning new GranTurismo isn’t just a pretty face, and is in fact one of the most technologically advanced and safest vehicles out on the road. Twenty prototypes were used during development with extensive testing over hundreds of thousands of kilometers on a variety of roads around the world, including the famed Nürburgring.… Continue reading →
Audi wasn’t the only carmaker showing off an official tuner special at this week’s Wörthersee 2007 Auto Show. Sister brand Volkswagen has unveiled its hotted up Golf GTI W12 650 concept car, a race inspired hot hatch packing a Biturbo W12 engine developing peak power of 650hp (477kW) at 6,000rpm and torque of 750Nm.… Continue reading →
Fiat has announced that its next model set for Australian launch will be named Ritmo and it will make its debut at the 2007 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney on 11 October 2007, providing the Italian car maker with a mid-size five door hatchback to compliment the award-winning Fiat Punto, which returned Fiat to Australia last year.… Continue reading →
This latest Alfa Romeo jewel, which will be produced in a limited edition of 500, had been shown in concept guise at last year’s Paris Auto Show. The real machine, designed by Alfa Romeo, has now been snapped testing at the German Nürburgring. As Alfa 8C Competizione takes on its role as a leading player, the combination of the exhilaration generated by its design and the pleasure of its drive clearly make Alfa Romeo stand out within its category.… Continue reading →
730 hp / 537 kW of power, 1,320 Nm of top and a top speed of 340 km/h: With the BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo coupe based on the latest Mercedes CL 600 model BRABUS presents the worlds fastest and most powerful coupe.
At the heart of this exclusive automobile is the BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo engine.… Continue reading →
Driving The British car’s 4.3-litre V8 engine simply can’t match the firepower of more glamorous rivals. 380bhp is not to be sniffed at – nor is the fact that 75 per cent of the 410Nm torque figure is available from 1,500rpm. The trouble is, it doesn’t feel especially potent at low revs, only really picking up the pace past 4,000rpm.… Continue reading →
The three-door Alfa hatchback will share its underpinnings with Fiat’s Grande Punto. And engineers are currently testing a prototype fitted with a 197bhp petrol engine and limited-slip differential, which could form the basis of a hot GTA variant. The newcomer, known internally as the Racer, looks set to revive the brand’s Junior tag from the Sixties and Seventies.… Continue reading →