Category Archives: Motoring

Peugeot E-Legend Concept: The car that drives itself!

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This is the Peugeot E-Legend Concept which has the ability to switch between autonomous driving and normal drive mode. Besides only 2 Peugeot employees I was the world’s first person to drive this car so I could share the experience with you guys!

Chief Designer: Gilles Vidal @gillesvidal_official.
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Test Drive & Review: Demystifying preconceptions of the Jaguar F Type Turbocharge 2.0L

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Jaguar’s F-Type received a very subtle nip and tuck for the 2019 model year. The curvaceous aluminium body still turns heads, and you can delete the spoiler if you fancy. It’s not like you’re going to be able to go fast enough for it to be really useful.  There are new wheels too, and some trim changes inside.   A 10” ProTouch screen is standard, and includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, at last.  Hoorah!


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Inside Tag Heuer’s Super Yacht celebrating 50 years at Monaco Formula1 Grand Prix

In 1860, at the age of 20, Edouard Heuer founded his watchmaker’s workshop in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland.  Creating the Mikrograph in 1916, sponsoring Formula 1 teams in the 1970s or launching the first luxury connected watch in 2015 are just a few examples of the major technical innovations, ultimate accuracy and passion for disruptive design that define our unique spirit.   Headquartered in La Chaux-de- Fonds, TAG Heuer operates in four production sites – mastering the whole watchmaking process – and is represented on all continents through 4,500 points of sale, including 170 TAG Heuer boutiques.

TAG Heuer timepieces are designed for those who love challenges. Their influence is enhanced by a unique communication based on three pillars: sport, lifestyle and heritage, embodying Tag heuer’s legacy and DNA.  Their partnerships and ambassadors illustrate an open-minded and open-door culture, with the most prestigious and avant-garde names teaming up with TAG Heuer: the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, the Formula E championship, the biggest football leagues in Europe, the Americas and Asia, Manchester United, trendsetter Cara Delevingne, and actors Chris Hemsworth and Patrick Dempsey.

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Honda 2019 CRV VTi S: Driven, rated, and given the once over

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Safety:
Honda’s advanced safety suite, Honda Sensing, will be standard on both CR-V all-wheel drive grades in 2019. The VTi-S AWD will join the range-topping VTi-LX as the two vehicles in the six-grade CR-V lineup to have the full Honda Sensing package.

“This is another step closer to our commitment of having Honda Sensing across our range in 2022,” said Mr. Stephen Collins, Honda Australia Director. “Honda Sensing will be introduced at each full-model change and wherever possible we’ll add to individual models in our line-up, such as this CR-V.”

Honda Sensing is currently on selected Accord, Civic and Odyssey models across the Honda Australia lineup. The advanced safety suite consists of six technologies: Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-speed Follow, Lane Keep Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking System.

The car in detail:
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BMW X2 M35i xDrive mini SUV: Alan’s best BMW review ever!

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At the heart of the BMW X2 M35i lies a powerful version of the renowned ‘B48’ engine, the first high-performance four-cylinder engine since the iconic E30 M3’s S14 power unit.   The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine produces 225kW and 450Nm of torque, accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.   The eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission has Launch Control and gearshift paddles for maximum control. Enhanced chassis harnesses performance.

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Ford Mustang GT Convertible 2019 Review

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Ford’s powerful 339kw engine powers Mustang through a 10 speed automatic. There drive modes and steering modes to add spice to an already hot drive.  Comfort is increased by seat cooling and full climate control.  Rear seat legroom, like in most convertibles, is limited, but who wants to be there anyway?

The 2 star ANCAP rating has imporved to 3 stars with AEB and active lane control, along with active cruise control now being included.  Would I own one?
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Is the Mclaren 540C worth the money? Alan drives and rates it

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Subtle, discrete, quiet, said no-one ever about McLaren’s entry level car, the McLaren 540C review 540C.   It is lithe, nimble, quick, and light, but above all, fabulous.   I could go on and on about the looks and feel, but there is absolutely nothing that will prepare you for the assault on the senses once the engine starts.   The company has sold 69 cars so far this year, and that makes them very rare.   You’ll be very lucky to see one on the road, and other road users know this. Never have I received so much attention in any car I’ve driven, and I liked it.
Meet McLaren’s entry level coupe, the 540C. Yes, I said Entry level, and it is a snip at $325,000.   Slung low over 19” wheels up front, and 20” at the back, the 80kg tub carries all of the forces generated by the turbo V8.

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