Chrysler Jeep Automotive Singapore launches new Jeep Renegade

  The Jeep Renegade is now on sale here in Limited trim and equipped with a 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine, promising to deliver a unique combination of best-in-class drive quality, on-road driving dynamics, fuel efficiency and world-class refinement. Built with a generation of youthful and adventurous drivers in mind, the Jeep Renegade features a host of innovative safety and advanced technology. Designed in the U.S.A and crafted in Italy, the Renegade showcases Jeep’s global resources and dedication to meeting customer needs in the world market. Equipped with Jeep’s iconic trademark…

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The new Lotus Elise Cup 250 combines purity with power

  Punching well above its weight, the new Lotus Elise Cup 250 offers a scintillating blend of purity of purpose with performance at the apex of the recently revised Elise range. Supercharged, lightweight and distilled from Lotus’ extensive motorsport know-how, the new model packs 243bhp into a chassis designed to deliver the benchmark in responsive handling and haptic feedback. The car’s enhanced aerodynamics come from a number of additions, including a new lightweight rear wing, front splitter, bargeboards and rear diffuser contributing to 125kg of downforce at 225km/h. Focused on cutting weight…

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Mazda celebrates 50 years of challenging convention

  50 years ago, Mazda Motor Corporation began its legacy of doing what was said couldn’t be done. Mazda – then Toyo Kogyo Corporation – needed to create a unique technology that would differentiate it among a rapidly globalising Japanese automotive industry in order to stay independent. In 1961, Mazda licensed NSU Motorenwerke AG and Wankel GmbH’s rotary engine technology, sharing learnings with the German companies in hopes of making wider use of the engine. Once the prototype rotary engine arrived in Hiroshima, Japan, testing began. Unfortunately, within the first…

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Success story of Fred Astaire and his Rolls-Royce Phantom

Fred Astaire, a man of consummate style, the embodiment of elegance, habitue of Savile Row and Jermyn Street, had an enduring affection for Rolls-Royce. His first Rolls-Royce was a black 20bhp ‘baby’ Rolls, and in 1928 he moved on to a Hooper-bodied Rolls-Royce Phantom I. As Astaire gradually cemented his place in the Hollywood firmament, the Phantom also underwent a makeover. In those days it was perfectly usual to update a car, even a Rolls-Royce, to reflect the latest styles. And so, sometime in the mid-1930s, Inskip – a New York agent…

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Jenson Button to race NSX-GT at the 46th International Suzuka 1000km

  Team Mugen Director Nagataka Tezuka announced today that McLaren-Honda racing driver Jenson Button will join the team for a one-off race in the Super GT Series, GT500 class. Jenson will drive a Honda NSX-GT at the 46th International Suzuka 1000km, Round 6 of the Super GT series (27th August) at Suzuka Circuit, Japan.The announcement means Team Mugen will race with three drivers behind the wheel; regular drivers Hideki Muto and Daisuke Nakajima, and Jenson. The 2009 Formula One World Champion will take the opportunity to drive the Team Mugen NSX-GT for the first time at Suzuka Circuitduring two days of tyre testing on 6th to…

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DS Virgin Racing heads to Berlin for FIA Formula E Championship

  DS Virgin Racing heads to Berlin for the seventh and eighth rounds of the all-electric 2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship next weekend, ready to maximise their points tally after a podium finish in Paris and fastest laps scored from recent races. The race in the German capital returns to the Tempelhof Airport for a double-header weekend on 10th to 11th June. The former airport was used as the location for the inaugural Berlin ePrix in 2015, and returns with a new fast-flowing 2.27km, 10-turn layout, which is sure to deliver great racing as the…

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