A legend revived

Mercedes-Benz W113

A vintage Mercedes-Benz W113 has been given a makeover thanks to Bulgarian tuner Vilner, writes Jeff Heselwood.

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 1:09am

Hong Kong is a bull market for an Italian thoroughbred

Lamborghini marked its 20th anniversary in the Hong Kong market yesterday by unveiling a special edition of its Gallardo model, branded the Gallardo HK20. The Italian carmaker says it is producing only an auspicious eight HK20s, available exclusively to local car enthusiasts.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Packed with innovations

The latest Mercedes-Benz SL roadsters are smart and packed with innovations. Unveiled at Crown Wine Cellars, in Shouson Hill on Tuesday, the sixth-generation SLs continue to embody stylish, open-top motoring.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flex appeal

Lamborghini has kept the V10 Gallardo alive with a number of limited edition variants since it was launched in 2003 - with a mainly cosmetic difference. Last year it brought the Bicolore and Tricolore versions to Hong Kong. This month, the LP 560-4 Noctis arrived.

16 Mar 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

Live life in the fast lane

Lamborghini is mobilising its 200 Hong Kong and Guangzhou owners into a fast-lane consumer force.

The Italian marque has launched the Lamborghini HK ELITE Club, offering its local supercar owners a host of lifestyle privileges and deals on luxury products, spas, more than 70 exclusive hotels, restaurants 'and practical services across the globe'.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Call of the wild

1 Leopard padlock notebook by Mulberry (

2 Snake-skin boots by Prada (

3 Feathered headpiece by Maison Michel (HK$8,900), available at On Pedder

4 Animal-print bag by Akris (

5 Leopard-print satchel by Celine (HK$24,000)

6 Tiger-print boots by Alaia (HK$13,800), available at On Pedder

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Mercedes-Benz goes all out to wow media and VIPs for launch of new SLK-Class and C-Class Coupe cars

It can never be too over-the-top when it comes to a car launch. What the latest convertibles have to do with scantily clad pole dancers escapes us, but last Friday's Mercedes-Benz party was quite a blast.

The carmaker hosted an afternoon session with the media and a soir?e for VIPs at the Convention and Exhibition Centre to introduce the new SLK-Class and C-Class Coup?.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Saints v Sinners

Saints v Sinners by Katie Agnew Orion, HK$105

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

More than stocking fillers

1 Noko specialises in Japanese-inspired outfits for babies, girls and boys, including everything from rompers to jackets, headbands to blankets. The Haname (meaning 'blooming flower') dress (HK$93) is in satin with a velvet skirt and comes in a variety of colours and prints. Available online at

17 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Lamborghini sets bar even higher

The 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 was a stunning drive, but this new LP 570-4 Superleggera is even better. Put your foot down outside Tai Po and the 5.2-litre V10 engine roars at the lights, and at green you can paddle-shift yourself into automotive orbit with a sprint to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds - or 200km/h in 10.2 seconds, if you dare.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Breezy does it

Hot on the heels of the giant-killing 370Z coupe, Nissan's new 370Z roadster is a stylish two-seater drop-top that mixes hair-raising performance with hair-raising open-topped driving.

17 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Spectacular display of Lamborghinis revs up fund-raising event

What's sexier than a leggy model posing next to a flashy sports car? How about 18 models and 20 Lamborghinis? Citibank organised a fund-raising event along one of the cruise ship piers behind Harbour City on Wednesday night in support of the Benji's Centre providing speech therapy to children from low-income families.

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Stylish Roadster is ace of pace

Never mind the specifications of the Nissan 370Z Roadster, let's head straight for the most appealing aspects of this two-seater convertible.

Rarely have I been so glad to get behind the wheel and start on a road test. It's a car with heated seats and, if there's this much attention to detail, it follows that the rest of the vehicle must be pretty good.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Lamborghini's mean machines more than trophies

Last month, Lamborghini Hong Kong peeled the covers off two new Murcielago models, the LP670-4 SuperVeloce and the LP650-4 Roadster, two high-speed thoroughbreds in an already distinguished line of supercars.

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am