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  1. Z is for zoom on a blistering sprint down the Shek O road

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Calum Gordon

    ... Calum Gordon The thrill of the 370Z becomes apparent as soon as you push the start button. The seven-speed automatic transmission is a wonder, combining the immediacy of the GT-R with an intuitive responsiveness to the driver's input as I hurl it aro ...

  2. Sprint star

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... lightened the aluminium frame, tweaked the intake, added a new air filter and modified the exhausts to shave one-fifth of a second off its predecessor's sprint. Fellow Hong Kong posers might ... notice the car's wider track in the descent to Redhill. You'll savour the Boxster's balance in the Southside crawl, but may wish you could sprint to the boom of the fine Bose ...

  3. Turbocharged R gets pulse racing

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a turbocharged 2.0-litre TSI engine that produces 270ps for sprints to 100km/h in 5.5 seconds (1.4 seconds faster than the GTI) and a top speed of 250km/h. The R also consumes 8.5 litres per 100km, or 21 ... restrain the R's sprints along Shek O Road, Tai Tam Road and again in Shau Kei Wan. The test car reveals a hint of its speed outside Hong Kong Golf Club, the new 4Motion four-wheel drive feels ...


    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth What drives it? A 4,608cc, 381 brake-horsepower, V8 engine with an eight-speed automatic box, on multi-link air suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels How fast is it? Sprints to 100km/h in 5.7 secs. Tops at 250km/h How safe? 12 airbags, stability control, four-wheel anti-lock braking with electronic brake distribution, brake assist, electronic handbrake How ...

  5. Mercedes safety features go hi-tech

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... torque, at 700Nm. The coupe can sprint to 100km/h, half a second faster than the old model, in 4.9 seconds, but guzzles 9.5 litres of premium petrol per 100km, 23 per cent less than its ... start/stop function and low rolling-resistance tyres. The 12-cylinder bi-turbo CL 600 (from HK$2.65 million) has 517hp and sprints to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds, and also complies with Euro 5 emissions ...


    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What drives it? A 390-brake-horsepowered petrol 4.2-litre V8 engine with a ZF HP26 six-speed adaptive automatic gearbox with electronic air suspension, on 20-inch wheels. How fast is it? Quick, with a 0-100km/h sprint in 7.6 seconds, and a top speed of 225km/h. How safe is it? Electronic air suspension, terrain response, dynamic stability control, adaptive cruise control, ...

  7. Drivers can look smart

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to take two large adults up The Peak, and can challenge Hong Kong's speed limits with sprints to 100km/h in 13.7 seconds and a top speed of 145km/h. The five-speed semi-automatic gearbox ...

  8. Footdown

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... engine and the 'world's quietest cabin' for HK$1.38 million. The aluminium-bodied stretch also promises Quattro swish, 100km/h sprints in 6.1 seconds and an electronically governed ... sprints in eight seconds, a top speed of 238km/h, a thirst of 8.3 litres per 100km and a spew of 199gpk. The 258bhp 3.2 FSI version is 0.3 of a second faster in the sprint, tops at 250km/h ...

  9. Plug-in, recharge and go

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Mitsubishi i-MiEV compacts to the Tesla Roadster supercar (from HK$1.07 million), which promises 100km/h sprints in about four seconds and a drive range of about 390km. Now Renault offers its Fluence ...

  10. AT A GLANCE: Mini Cooper Cabrios

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on 16-inch wheels. How fast is it? It sprints to 100km/h in 11.1 seconds, to a top speed of 191km/h, and boasts torque of 160Nm at 4,250rpm. How thirsty is it? It drinks 9.3 litres per 100km ... automatic transmission and 17-inch wheels. The engine was voted best 1.4-1.8-litre block in the International Engine of the Year awards. How fast is it? The automatic version sprints to 100km/h ...




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