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Wants & needs

Wants & needs

Little wonders

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 1:23am

HI-TECH opulence

Technology has always been the name of the game for luxury cars. In Hong Kong, where space is at a premium, it is even more important as little details can make a lot of difference in making your motoring more pleasant and convenient.

For instance, models with the sleekest bodies, best all-round visibility or most helpful parking electronics will always be welcome.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Emission impossible

Rolls-Royce is at a crossroads, trying to figure out which way to turn its majestic cars. The producer of ultra-luxury motors, patronised by successful entrepreneurs, entertainers and royalty, is looking to the future and sees a world in which its gas-guzzling V-12 engines stall under pressure from harsh government regulations to curb carbon emissions.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mamma mia, Italy rules

There has been a resurgence, or risorgimento, of Italian cars in Hong Kong this week. Members of the local Italian community celebrated their national day on June 2 and then toasted their compatriots' automotive expertise at three events.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

king of the road

When even the glossy, hard-bound brochure smells like expensive new car leather, you know the makers of the CK65 RS Eau Rouge mean business. The collaborative effort between Mercedes-Benz tuning specialist Carlsson and leather lifestyle brand Etienne Aigner has produced only 10 of these speed machines, based on the Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

AT A GLANCE: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

What drives it? Front, longitudinally mounted, naturally aspirated 5.998 litre V12 berlinetta engine, with fuel injection, manual or paddle-operated, six-speed automatic gearbox and rear-wheel drive; 19-inch tyres on the front, 20-inchers on the back, with electronic suspension.

29 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


What drives it? A 540-brake-horsepowered 5.7-litre, 48-valve V12 DOHC engine with a six-speed manual or F1 box. Rear-wheel drive on P245/45ZR18 (front), P285/40ZR19 (back) alloys.

How fast is it? Swish. 315km/h top speed; 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds.

How safe is it? Very,

with driver, passenger and side airbags;

and traction and

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Extra luxury for high-rollers

Rolls-Royce Asia Pacific regional director Colin Kelly and Goodwood Motors general manager Douglas Chau unveil the new stretched version of the marque's highly popular Phantom. At 5.85 metres, the luxury saloon is 25cm longer than the standard model, 75kg heavier and just 0.3 seconds slower, getting to 100km/h in just over six seconds.

2 Jun 2005 - 12:00am