Edited by William Wadsworth
Jaguar's XF arrives
The first Jaguar XFs have arrived in Hong Kong, says Jaguar Hong Kong spokeswoman Ada Tsang. The dealer is shipping in three of the range's seven models: the XF3.0 Classic (HK$668,000); the XF3.0 SE (HK$728,000) and the XF 4.2 SC (HK$988,000) and has already received over 20 models 'with delivery from early May', Tsang says. The XF (above) in January was named What Car?'s Car of the Year on the strength of its coupe looks, plush interior and the promise ofg 100km/h sprints in 8.3 seconds for the fug of 249 grams of CO2 per kilometre. The XF is 4.961 metres long and 1.877m wide on a 2.909m wheelbase, but fitted with front and rear parking aids and a rear camera. The XF looks impressive, but the BMW 530i and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are tough acts to follow in the Mid-Levels.
Collectors line up for safety day
The Collectors Car Club of Hong Kong will display a dozen cars from 1pm at tomorrow's Southern District Road Safety Campaign 2007-08 Promotion Day at the Hong Kong Police Training School, in Wong Chuk Hang. The club's line up at the four-hour, free-entry event is expected to include a 1934 Rolls Royce 20/50, a 1978 Panther Deville, a 1964 Riley Elf and a 1996 Mitsuoka, says the club's spokeswoman, Connie Lau. The police will also display a Saxon armoured car and a range of patrol bikes. The event sounds fun but its road-safety message is unclear, for we only heard the promotion day's activities via the Collectors Club.
Porsches in Pacific Place
Finally, If you can't get Sevens tickets this weekend, don't worry, because there are some beautiful Porsches at the Pacific Place Spring/Summer Fashion Exhibition, which runs until April 20. The mall displays eight fashion brands and an exhibition of photographs themed 'On the Road' by Jimmy Ming Shum in the mall's Garden Court and the Spine. But we recommend you get up close to the 4.8-litre Cayenne GTS (left, HK$1.298 million); the latest 911 Carrera (HK$1.41 million) and check out the lines of the Cayman S (HK$988,000). You will also see the 911 GT2 (HK$3.463 million) and the limited-edition Boxer RS 60 Spyder (below, HK$999,900).