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Another Bentley coupe for oil magnates

Published by on Jul 18th, 2007, 2 Comments

Bentley Brooklands

In a show of unwavering commitment to the emulation of its own performance and luxury coach building history, Bentley Motorcars has released the Brooklands, a new coupe that picks up where the Continental R left off. That means more prestige, more technology and more power. It delivers all of that in spades: Interior decor includes leather-ensconced foot wells, and the twin-turbo V-8 makes a thunderous 530 horsepower, the highest output of any Bentley to date. (more…)

Golf 6 draws closer

Published by on Jul 12th, 2007, 24 Comments

VW Golf 6

As according to VWs plans, development of the next generation Golf is well underway. The Golf VI is being developed to be cheaper to build than the current Golf V, which has had VW management lamenting many ills: the electronics are too complicated and require highly qualified personnel, increasing training costs. The doors and the multilink rear suspension also require complex assembly techniques, leading to production times almost double those of rivals which leads to high production costs. The result is a car which in 2004 generated €900 million less than expected, one of a myriad reasons why VW has considered a replacement much earlier than originally planned. (more…)

Audi powered supercar redefines performance

Published by on Jul 2nd, 2007, 2 Comments

Gumpert Apollo

The Gumpert Apollo (pronounced gum-pair-h) is the first supercar produced by Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH in Germany. The project is the creation of Roland Gumpert, a former Audi employee who oversaw many a rallying success working as competitions chief in their Quattro division. Gumpert’s partner is Roland Mayer, the boss of German tuning house MTM. (more…)

Somebody dial 9-1-1

Published by on Jun 26th, 2007, No Comments

 Porsche 997 Turbo Cabriolet

Porsche’s iconic 911 range has , since its inception in the early Sixties, been the benchmark by which other sports cars are judged by many. The cars embody the manufacturer’s notable dedication to epic performance backed by astounding reliability and provocative soundtracks. These traditions continue with the latest 997 911 Turbo Cabriolet, a soft-topped version of Porsche’s turbocharged all-wheel-drive supercar. (more…)

Lambo's Alar: Hot or Not?

Published by on May 25th, 2007, 96 Comments

lambo alar

Lamborghini fans could face some indecision over whether or not the company’s latest offering honors their tradition of good-looking cars. The Italian sports car maker is famous for producing vehicles that define beauty and pace. While the latter quality is sure to be found in the company’s latest offering, the Alar, the initial reaction to press pictures of the car has been heavily divided between guarded praise and outright criticism. (more…)

Super-light Lambo ups the ante

Published by on May 8th, 2007, 2 Comments

superleggera

Lamborghini has created the answer to critics of their Gallardo (pronounced ga-yar-do) baby supercar. Despite sporting the famed fighting bull emblem, Lamborghini’s entry-level offering was criticized for its relatively “docile” handling and civilization. However, Sant’Agata’s engineers have addressed these concerns by introducing a lightweight version of the car called the Superleggera. (more…)

Baby Aston sheds its top

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2007, No Comments

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

Lovers of British sports car maker Aston Martin recently had the ownership dream made more achievable by the introduction of the “entry level” V8 Vantage. Now, that dream will be available in rag-top trim for all to appreciate owners’ expensive hairdos. (more…)

Buy British, Buy Bristol

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2007, No Comments

Bristol Blenheim

The English are known for concocting some of the most exclusive and beautiful automobiles of all time. When one mentions automotive class, names like Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce (now BMW-owned) and Lotus come to mind. Although the last few years saw several British car manufacturers get sold to larger establishments, one truly British icon of bespoke motoring survives, upholding time-honoured hand-crafting techniques using specially selected wood veneers and hides – and all this melded into an age-old yet somewhat intriguing and classy design. Enter Bristol. (more…)

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