Bentley is taking its fusion of luxury and performance to new extremes with the launch of the Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series. This exclusive series is limited to just seven cars, each inspired by one of the seven Breitling Jets.
Renowned for their precision, speed and daring, this summer the Breitling Jet Team will be performing across the United States and Canada in a grand tour of epic proportions. To commemorate this spectacle, Bentley’s Mulliner division has re-imagined the Continental GT Speed to mirror the distinctive look of the Breitling Jets, fusing extreme customization with immense speed.
Esso service stations in Singapore will be launching an improved petrol formulation with increased additive to help improve engine performance. While Synergy continues to be the family name for our fuels products, the new petrol will come with new grade names to help customers better differentiate the fuel offerings.
Syn 2000 will now be called Synergy Regular, Syn 5000 will be called Synergy Extra and Syn 8000 will be called Synergy Supreme+, to show how the petrol helps give a deeper engine clean, and improve engine performance and responsiveness.
It comes as no surprise that the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have clinched yet another one-two. However, what is surprising, is the way the pair got to finishing where they are; both Hamilton and Rosberg had woeful getaways at the start, and the fast starting Williams of Massa and Bottas managed to pass both Mercs. The thing that came as the biggest surprise for everyone, was that the Williams were matching the pace of, or even outpacing the works Mercedes cars. This meant that despite both Rosberg and Hamilton having DRS on the straights, they were unable to pass. Frustration set it early on in the race, as Bottas, clearly the faster of the 2 Williams, wasn’t allowed pass by the team. By the time the team allowed Bottas through, the damage has already been done, and the undercut has become ineffective. In a bid to clear the Williams, Mercedes pulled Hamilton in for an early pitstop, and the undercut proved effective and put the Briton in the lead. Rosberg was brought in the next lap, and Williams decided to clumsily respond to the Mercedes counter strategy by stacking the cars, losing Bottas yet more valuable time.
Right at the very beginning, the Lotus cars crashed, which spat the McLaren Honda of Fernando Alonso into Jenson Button, which rendered the Briton’s car too severely damaged to continue.
Last weekend, I opened up the used car classfieds, to find out how much I could sell my car for, just to find out which way the wind is blowing in the used car market. To my surprise, listed prices for some of the cars of the same year and model as mine were more than what I paid for it in 2009.
That means, in theory, that I could sell my car today, at the price I paid for it in 2009, and still make a few thousand dollars extra. In effect if I sold my car today, I would have driven for free for the last 6 years and would even make some money. As Chen Tianwen declared, that is simply “Un un un un un believeable”.
As COE prices are expected to further fall over the next couple of years, many are purchasing eight to nine year old cars to tide them over until the prices actually fall. In 2014, a standard close to end of life car had an annual depreciation of less than $10,000, which is the price of the car, deducted from the scrap rebate divided by the number of years before the COE expires. With demand being driven up, the purchase prices have gone up with it, and thus, depreciation can now reach upwards of $14,000 yearly.
However, buyers waiting for the drop in COE prices aren’t the only ones driving up demand of said cars; firms such as Uber are also acquiring older machinery to rent out to their drivers. Loan curbs have also driven motorists to purchase older vehicles.
Scania CV AB has appointed the experienced Marie Sjödin Enström as the new Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia, with effect from July 1st this year. She will be in charge of leading a highly dedicated team that covers Scania’s captive markets of Singapore and Malaysia as well as the non-captive export markets of Myanmar, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
A Swede, Ms. Enström began her career with Scania in 1984. Her last position was as Managing Director of Scania Assistance at Scania CV AB, Sweden, where she was the global head and was responsible for eight centers in Europe and Latin America.
Just four days after exploring Rome and the stunning areas around the city in their Ferraris, the 2015 Cavalcade participants celebrated the conclusion of the event with a gala dinner in the surroundings of Trajan’s Markets.
The 200 guests not only enjoyed unforgettable views of the Imperial Fora and the National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II but also demonstrated the generosity for which Ferrari clients are renowned in the course of a charity auction.
Lamborghini has announced a roadster version of its Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce. The roadster will be limited to 500 units. The coupe version was on display during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Speaking at Goodwood, Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini President & CEO, confirmed production of the Superveloce Roadster. “The Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is the most pure, sports-oriented and emotional incarnation of a Lamborghini, and all 600 units have been sold, with first deliveries starting now. We will also produce a roadster version, which our dealers worldwide are now taking orders for.”