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Grand Tourers

Open for business

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

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

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