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The championship battle is getting very tasty indeed. Coming into Singapore, Rosberg had a 22 point lead to teammate Lewis Hamilton. In qualifying, Rosberg was beaten to pole by Hamilton by a margin of about 7 thousandths of a second. One would expect Rosberg to repeat his Singapore 2013 performance by making a brave lunge into the first corner. Sadly that wasn’t the case. Rosberg, on the install lap, complained of electronic gremlins. His steering wheel failed, which led Mercedes to switching the faulty wheel out for a spare. On the grid, as everyone pulled away for the warm-up lap, the spare failed as well, which left him with no clutch, and hence, was unable to pull away. He was wheeled into the pitlane, where Mercedes scrambled to try and get Rosberg’s ailing W05 to start. Elsewhere on the circuit, the CT-05 of Kobayashi ground to a halt even before they formed up on the grid for the start. The car suffered from both brake failure and electronic problems.

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Volvo Cars has released the first images of the R-Design version of the all new XC90, aimed at buyers looking for a head-turner that radiates a truly sporty and dynamic look. The release of the R-Design follows Volvo’s release of 1,927 individually numbered black First Edition XC90’s which were offered for sale exclusively online and sold out in 47 hours.

The R-Design exterior includes a number of distinguishing details, such as grille, front spoiler, silk metal window surround, integrated dual exhausts, integrated silver roof rails and silver matt mirror covers. 20-inch R-Design alloy wheels complete the stylish, dynamic look. 

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Ford Motor Company unveiled the stylish new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX with a new sleek exterior design, beautifully crafted interior with improved stowage ideas, and major fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions improvements.

The five-seat C-Max and seven-seat Grand C-Max will also offer superior comfort and refinement when they go on sale in early 2015. The models will introduce advanced technology including Ford’s SYNC 2 voice-activated connectivity system.

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The Ferrari Store Singapore celebrated its official opening in grandiose style with the attendance of F1 Driver, Fernando Alonso.  Together with VIP guests and Ferrari fans gathered at Marina Bay Sands, the Scuderia Ferrari driver authenticated the Singapore store with his grand flourish.

The relocated Ferrari Store Singapore unveils to the city state the brand's new retail concept.  With an emphasis on its products, the latest design elements and fixtures brings together Ferrari's history and heritage amidst the backdrop of a modern aesthetic.  Boasting 175 square meters of retail space, the store also features two main window showcases where Fan and Lifestyle products are displayed.

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Ferrari revealed the 458 Speciale Spider to a select group of customers back at Pebble Beach, and rumour had it then that the car will be revealed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. We now have official confirmation that Ferrari will indeed pull the wraps off the car at next month’s Paris Motor Show.

Only 458 units were originally planned, although do expect more to be produced under Ferrari's new CEO Sergio Marchionne, for he aims to increase the production of Ferraris gradually over the next few years.

The 458 Speciale Spider will be powered by the same 4.5-liter V8 engine as in the coupe. The powerplant will make 605 hp and 540 N of torque, and it should have similar performance to the coupe version.

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg descended upon Orchard Road shopping centre Paragon bringing droves of excited F1 fans with them. The pair current leads in the F1 standings driving the fastest cars this season. 

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Posted 19 Sep 2014
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In conjunction with the annual Singapore Formula One Grand Prix and the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia race this month, Porsche Singapore has organized a rare display of two of its most extraordinary race cars—the Porsche 917 KH Coupé and the new Porsche 919 Hybrid—right in the heart of the country at ION Orchard.

Porsche has always been synonymous with race-winning sports cars, and there is no better way to celebrate its rich motorsports heritage than by bringing in the two race cars that best represent the Porsche DNA to Singapore during the For-mula One Grand Prix weekend.

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Posted 19 Sep 2014
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Introduction

More often than not Infiniti has been likened to Nissan what Lexus is to Toyota. And it seems to be the most accurate description of the brand but unfortunately unlike Lexus, the brand hasn’t enjoyed as much success locally.

Due to a poorly executed attempt to launch the brand in the 90s, Infiniti never really took off and exited with barely any cars sold. However with its re-entry into our challenging market again in 2011, it once again found poor response. Despite having a decent selection of models that boast comparable quality to its main rival, sales was still slow mostly due to the engine capacities offered.

With high road tax imposed on local cars sold, the 5.0-litre and 3.7-litre capacities offered by the brand fared poorly h...

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Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline posted 19 Sep 2014
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