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Bentley Continental GTC

A convertible is the perfect car to explore Hong Kong this summer. Hans Schlaikier selects five that are sure to turn up the heat.

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 12:47am

Aston Martin Vanquish unveiled

The Aston Martin Vanquish - power with a dash of darkness.

James Bond has a new set of wheels for his latest film, writes Mark Sharp.

4 Jan 2013 - 6:37pm

Ultimate social class

Hong Kong is still a key car market in Asia. Recession-hit marques might unveil their latest cars in booming Beijing or Shanghai, but they also know Hong Kong owners have developed brand loyalties for generations and are arguably more discerning.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dream car has it all

Founded in 1967, AMG originally built and tested engines for racing cars. Its initials stand for Aufrecht, Melcher and Gro?aspach, the birthplace of one of its two founders, Hans Werner Aufrecht, a former Benz engineer. Now based in Affalterbach, near Stuttgart, AMG is a subsidiary of Daimler and modifies Mercedes-Benzes into collectors' items.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Boy, 10, held for joyride

HONG KONG - A 10-year-old boy was briefly detained by police for driving his father's HK$1.6 million Maserati GranTurismo coupe on Monday. He first hit a vehicle in the car park, but continued down a busy road for 300 metres before stopping. A passer-by called the police. The boy was arrested for driving without a licence and the act was labelled a theft.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hefty price for 'big cat'

The new Jaguar XKR-S is the marque's fastest and most powerful production car, and the coupe version has just arrived in Hong Kong. The model seems ideal for cross-border highway runs, comfortable inside, and should impress the city's rich at bonus time.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Fast, light and 'most powerful'

Tseung Kwan O will be the centre of Hong Kong's car world this evening, when Maserati dealer Auto Italia unveils the new GranTurismo MC Stradale at the Shaw Studios.

Launched at September's Paris motor show and presented tonight by celebrity Charles Kwan, the MC Stradale (HK$2,343,100) is 'the fastest, lightest and most powerful' Maserati available, the Italian marque says.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Show features efficiency and fun

Rolls-Royce's 102EX all-electric Phantom test project, Volvo's V60 diesel plug-in hybrid and Ford's Focus Electric will herald headline-winning fuel efficiencies at the 13-day Geneva Motor Show, which starts on Tuesday. But new models by AC Cars, Maserati, Lexus, Nissan and Renault reaffirm the fun in motoring.

25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Editor's choice - Fun

Hello Kitty

6 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Torque shows

Performance-car engines are sometimes like comedians in that they depend on good timing. When a good comic delivers a punchline the audience can sometimes take a few seconds of silence to geddit - until they burst into uproarious laughter.

20 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Maserati's 'best' is a true work of moving art

Can a car be a work of art? Many think so, including fashion designer Ralph Lauren, who was quoted as saying, 'I've always seen cars as art; moving art'. Seven of his collection of classic automobiles were exhibited at Boston's Museum of Fine Art. One definition of art is that it is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

XJ8 combines technology with tradition

The XJ8 has been around in various incarnations for a number of years, but in 2002 Jaguar launched what was arguably the most significant development of its flagship model: an aluminium body.

4 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

New, slickest Aston Martin revving to go in HK

As the world's most famous secret agent says: 'The name's Bond, James Bond.' And his car is an Aston Martin.

The question that fans of both man and marque are asking is whether he will be licensed to thrill in the next Bond movie - due to be released next year - driving the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS.

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

The hills are alive

Salzburg is probably the most beautiful city in Austria, if not the world, but I can't wait to leave it. On any other day I'd stroll around the 11th-century Festung Hohensalzburg castle, look down on the Salzach River and marvel at the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Footdown

California due next year

When Ferrari released its first pictures of the new California on Tuesday, we asked Italian Motors when the fastie would arrive in Hong Kong. 'Expect 2009,' says the dealer's spokeswoman, Sancy Chan.

17 May 2008 - 12:00am

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