The all-new Jaguar XF was revealed during a dramatic ‘high-wire’ water crossing in the heart of London’s business district. Expert British stunt man Jim Dowdall, veteran of Hollywood movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, drove the all-new Jaguar XF 240 meters across a high-wire to demonstrate the new XF’s lightweight aluminium-intensive construction. The new XF is 80kgs lighter than its closest competitor, resulting in best-in-class efficiency and CO2.
The all-new XF brings an unrivalled blend of refinement, fuel economy, dynamics and design to the business car segment. It will make its global motor show debut in New York on 1 April.
McLaren announced that the first model to be launched in its Sports Series family will be called the 570S Coupé. This V8 powered, carbon fiber structured two-seater will show its beautiful yet aerodynamically optimized form for the first time in less than a week when it debuts at the upcoming New York International Auto Show.
With the launch of the first Sports Series derivative, the 570S Coupe, McLaren will be displaying its 3 tier model strategy together in New York for the first time globally. Every Sports Series model will share its DNA with the Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the McLaren hierarchy.
A bit of google-fu with the words “fun roads to drive in Singapore” recently turned up four road names from a forum thread long dead and buried, from a website for local drivers of a certain marque. This badge, incidentally, has the marketing slogan “sheer driving pleasure” – so there’s good reason to trust that their testimonials are accurate.
Nevertheless, as a budding motojournalist, objectivity is key. I needed to see for myself if their recommendations made sense or not. After all, eventually, I want to do road tests of cars – but for now, a test of roads has to suffice – to find roads that, as the title suggests, deliver maximum driving pleasure.
With these qualifications in mind, I grabbed my camera, gave the “let’s go gai-gai...
Average speeds on expressways in Singapore have gone up, and figures gathered last year show that they are at a 10-year high. The average speed in 2014 was 64.1 km/h, a 2.5km/h increase from 2013, which probably suggests an increase in traffic flow. Just for reference, from 2005 to 2013, the average peak hour speed can range from 61.2km/h to 63.6km/h.
The improved speeds can be attributed to altering several major roads to improve their flow. The works include the widen of a 5.8km stretch of the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) between Adam Road and Clementi Avenue 6, which has alleviated bottlenecking problems at several exits. The widening of the CTE helped as well.
With the effective use of the ERP and construction of new roads, the peak hour average speeds on arterial roads and the CBD has been kept at 29km/h for 2 straight years, which is the highest speed since 2005.
Kia launched the all-new Sorento, a car that is set to build on its consistent appeal to a diverse range of customers. This third-generation model will again change the way people see the brand as it is better equipped, more refined, stylish and technologically advanced than ever before.
All versions of the new Sorento are powered by an EU6-compliant 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine which produces fewer harmful tailpipe emissions, is more fuel-efficient, less damaging to the environment, and which reduces running costs for personal and business owners. All have a new, permanent, intelligent all-wheel drive system and a versatile seven-seat interior. There are four trim levels, badged KX-1, KX-2, KX-3 and KX-4. Depending on model, buyers will have the choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
It has been confirmed – the BBC will not renew Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear contract when it runs out at the end of the month. Many rumours have been floating around on the Internet recently, with several sources claiming that rival networks have offered the Top Gear trio contracts. It is worth noting though that these are just rumours at the moment – there has been no official confirmation from all the parties involved.
Regardless of whatever happens to the current trio, BBC has intentions to keep the show going with new hosts. It remains to be seen if Richard Hammond and James May will carry on hosting the programme without Clarkson.
The whole incident started when Clarkson allegedly punch producer Oisin Tymon on the 10th of March. He was suspended when the BBC found out about his actions, and a new contract was not offered to him following the findings from rounds of investigations.