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The best from Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive.

As fashion houses adorned models in their spring-summer collections at Paris Fashion Week, elsewhere in the city carmakers were taking the wraps off theirs. And one of the most talked about models was not on the catwalk, but in McLaren's space at the Paris Motor Show.

 

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 12:05pm

Lai See

Straight to the heart of the matter of hanging on hold with Cathay Pacific

There have been a few responses to our item yesterday on the time it takes to get through to a human being at Cathay Pacific's Marco Polo Club.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Size isn't everything

A host of celebrities and about 500 Audi fans had good reason to welcome the Q3 compact premium sports utility vehicle to Hong Kong this month.

The third and most compact member of the Audi Q series, the Q3 is available here in two models, both fitted with two-litre turbocharged, FSI petrol engines, a seven-speed S-tronic gearbox and quattro four-wheel drive.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Porsche's new Carrera wheels in the stars

Porsche Centre Hong Kong hosted a stellar soiree at the Convention and Exhibition Centre to launch the seventh generation of its flagship 911 Carrera sports car.

The event last Wednesday attracted socialite and A-list celebrity fans to check out the new car models.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

European adventure

One of the challenges of owning a supercar in Hong Kong is being able to control it in crowded places.

Most luxury car dealers offer their customers basic training in handling potentially volatile vehicles.

Usually at tracks, such courses allow devotees to legally rev-up cars without endangering other road users, and emerge a more confident driver.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Jebsen adds two more carmakers to portfolio

Jebsen, distributor for more than a hundred premium brands in China, will finalise deals in coming weeks that will see it add two carmakers to its mainland brand portfolio.

Despite a slowing economy and falling property prices, the group remained optimistic about prospects for the mainland's car sales, said Mark Bishop, Jebsen director and head of its luxury goods division.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Captivating experience

The new Ferrari and Maserati showroom in Repulse Bay brings Italian luxury cars to the doorstep of the Southside rich, and at a prominent tourist spot frequented by mainland visitors.

Its highlight is the Ferrari 458 Spider, the world's first sports car to have a fully retractable aluminium hard-top.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Boxter packs a punch

While many Hongkongers shivered through the Lunar New Year holidays, a few Porsche Boxster owners might have gone for a drive.

Their convertibles are cars for all seasons in Hong Kong; cool in summer, protective in monsoons and one of the warmest places in town in winter.

When you drop the Boxster's hood, the cold air whooshes over the driver's head.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

MiTo is epitome of cool

The Alfa Romeo MiTo is one of the most attractive cars in Hong Kong, particularly in red. Launched in 2008 as the Italian marque's answer to the BMW Mini and Audi's A1, the three-door, five-seater MiTo has a shield-shaped grille, sculpted V-shaped bonnet and clear lens, and teardrop headlamps inspired by the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Greater comfort

One of the highlights of the Detroit motor show this month is the new Cabrio version of the Porsche 911 Carrera. Due here 'in about March', according to local dealer Porsche Centre Hong Kong, the model arrives with a new hood that retains the model's classic roofline and uses magnesium in its components to reduce weight and fuel consumption, and improve ride comfort, the German marque says.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The fast and the curious

If anything signified the exclusivity of Top Marques Macau, it was the two-metre-tall bodyguard shadowing an Indian nobleman at the Asian launch of the Knight XV. Then there was the vehicle itself - an armoured luxury SUV that resembles a supersized Range Rover-cum-Humvee on the outside but comes with an interior and price tag worthy of a Rolls-Royce.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

New additions bolster Panamera presence

The Porsche Panamera is probably the most distinctive car on the road. Broad, muscular and head-turningly sleek, the Panamera is unmistakably Porsche, yet if offers the rear-seat stretch of a luxury sedan, the breathtaking speed of a supercar and at weekends the space, comfort, happy memories and track-tested safety of a Porsche four-door Gran Turismo family saloon.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Avila has high hopes for exciting new Porsche

Macanese driver Rodolfo Avila can't wait to compete in one of the world's sleekest factory-built cars in his backyard next weekend.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Marque's king of the ring

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is Hong Kong's car of the moment. Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in February and named after a prize toreador-chasing bull from Zaragoza, the two-seater supercar succeeds the Murcielago as the Italian marque's best model.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

No slowdown in Lamborghini sales

While many of us worry about a slowdown, nothing could be further from the minds of the 60-plus well-heeled Hongkongers waiting to take delivery of Automobili Lamborghini's new 700-horsepower supercar.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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