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Track-only Lamborghini Essenza SCV12
THE MACCHINA VELOCE HAS BEEN FORMALLY REVEALED. THE NEW LAMBORGHINI Essenza SCV12 is a track-only hypercar with 830 hp. The new Essenza SCV12 has been specifically built by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, who have turned out an exclusive masterpiece of sp
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New Continental Tyres
CONTINENTAL HAVE INTRODUCED THEIR NEW GENERATION 6 TYRES IN INDIA: the ComfortContact CC6 and UltraContact UC6. Continental says that the new range of tyres, especially designed for Indian road condition, will offer higher mileage and support all ki
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Mahindra Thar LX mHawk130
Price: Rs 10-14 lakh (estimated) Engine: 2,184 cc, in-line four, turbo-diesel Max Power: 132 hp at 3,750 rpm Max Torque: 300 Nm at 1,600-2,800 rpm Transmission: Six-speed, automatic, four-wheel drive Suspension: Double wishbone with coil over da
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Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 1.5 Petrol AT
Price: Rs 12.39 lakh (ex-showroom) Engine: 1,462 cc, in-line four, petrol, mild hybrid Max Power: 105 hp at 6,000 rpm Max Torque: 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm Transmission: Four-speed, automatic, front-wheel drive Suspension: MacPherson strut front, mult
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BMW 545e xDrive PHEV
THE NEW BMW 5 SERIES WAS REVEALED EARLIER THIS YEAR AND THE SECOND, MORE powerful plug-in hybrid model has now arrived. Like the 530e, the 545e xDrive uses a combustion engine and electric motor combination to deliver more performance with incredible
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Launches
Audi have spiced up their Indian line-up with the all-new RS Q8 ― the highest-performance avatar of their dynamic coupé SUV ― at Rs 2.07 crore (base, ex-showroom). The RS Q8 gets some aggressive styling tweaks to distinguish itself from its regular V
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Aston’s Oxymoron
FIRST DRIVE Aston Martin DBX MOMENT OF CLARITY NUMBER ONE: if you were asked to create a luxury SUV that drove with the alacrity the Aston Martin name demands, you might seek to pull together a team and a parts tool-kit not dissimilar to those behin
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Going Further, Faster
Either McLaren have been thinking outside the box or they haven’t read the script, because the specification of this new McLaren GT veers so far off-piste from a trad grand tourer’s that someone should probably call mountain rescue. Not that the GT’s
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We Hear
Toyota are believed to be evaluating the Hilux personal pick-up truck to take on the only established lifestyle pick-up in India, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. The Hilux is available overseas with a familiar 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine, making 150 hp an
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Your Views
I request you to please advise me about a sedan with the maximum number of airbags and best mileage presently available in the Indian market. Leejo Joseph John, via social media Hello, Leejo, What is your budget like? If you are looking at the ma
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Pick-up
Does Golden Saffron fly beneath the radar? It does not, but it looks spectacular. Price too is special — £200k (Rs 1.96 crore) with options. Straight to Starbucks. There an M5 Comp owner is smitten, declaring on the spot that he’s switching his ord
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Pre-flight Briefing Mclaren
Why is it here? McLaren’s first ever grand tourer, built on the same mid-engined foundations as any other McLaren. Can a convincingly luxury GT experience really be born of sports car ingredients? Any clever stuff? The familiar carbon tub evolves
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New Nissan Kicks e-Power Hybrid
WITH MODERN STYLING AND PACKING exciting new features, the new Kicks e-Power Hybrid was launched in Japan from ¥2.76 million (Rs 19.3 lakh, approx). The new Kicks e-Power measures 4.3 metres long and has a ground clearance of 170 mm, weighing just 1,
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Letter Of The Month
I hope you are all keeping well during this pandemic and are working safely from home. While I miss reading the reviews, I suppose it's for the better for everyone and the environment if everyone just stays put. Having said that, I too hope things go
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Aston Martin Dbx
Price: £158,000 (Rs 1.55 crore) Powertrain: 3,982 cc 32v twin-turbo V8, nine-speed auto, all-wheel drive Performance: 550 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 700 Nm @ 2,200 rpm, 4.5 seconds 0-100 km/h, 291 km/h Efficiency: 7.1 km/l (official), 6.1 km/l (as tested)
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Pre-flight Briefing Ferrari
Why is it here? The Portofino costs similar money to the genre-bending McLaren but is a trad GT. A front-engined V8 with plus-two rear seats, a normal boot, and even a folding hardtop roof, the Portofino better delivers the grand touring brief — but
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Updated Porsche Panamera Arrives
WHEN IT COMES TO FOUR-DOOR, SPORT-luxury tourers that can do it all, from mile-munching to track-days, few can stand comparison with the Panamera. The new model has a total of 12 variants across three body styles ― sports saloon, long-wheelbase “Exec
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Five Of The Best
THE NEXA STORY BEGAN WITH THE AIM TO offer Indian customers a new, elevated lifestyle. The idea behind its creation was to present a grandiose experience that their prospective customers wouldn’t get anywhere else. The values and the vision that drov
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Where’s the Electrification?
Much has changed since 2015, when Aston Martin pressed “go” on the DBX. And while launcwhing with some level of hybridization might help the car’s optics, Aston’s buyer demographic aren’t likely to mind going without. The DBX would almost certainly b
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Pre-flight Briefing Honda
Why is it here? Honda’s high-tech supercar now with updates that mostly focus on sharper style or sharper handling, with stiffer bushings and anti-roll bars, grippier tyres and some laptop trickery for the all-wheel drive, electric steering, ESP, an
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New Ghost and Rolls-Royce Brand Image
ROLLS-ROYCE HAVE REVEALED THE all-new Ghost as well as their new brand identity to complement their journey from automotive manufacturer to House of Luxury. The new Ghost is built on the marque’s new Architecture of Luxury that also underpins the lar
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Different Strokes for Different Folk
The S-Cross brings you the best of everything ― presence, power, space, and ground clearance ― all in one fascinating vehicle and has been recently introduced with a powerful 1.5-litre Smart Hybrid petrol engine. This can be your office-commute ride
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Better Bentley?
Being V8-powered, similarly priced, and British, the Bentayga is the obvious comparison, though, in truth, the two are like chalk and cheese. The DBX is a big Macan, all unlikely agility and fast fun. The Bentley is less involving, more luxurious. If
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Jurassic Larks
OH, YES. ON THE ROAD, THE 2020 Defender does everything the previous vintage refused to even try to do. Like run straight and true and smooth, irrespective of surface. Like steer without random surprises. Like accept a stab at the brake pedal as an o
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Maserati Trofeo Sedans Introduced
THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE TROFEOspec V8 engine is now available in the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans. This is also the first time the Ghibli is being offered with an eight-cylinder engine. The Trofeo-spec engine, a 3.8-litre, turbo-petrol 90° V8 with dir
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‘Namaste India’ Kit from Turtle Wax
TURTLE WAX, THE CHICAGO-BASED car care brand, has entered India by introducing a special “Namaste India” kit to familiarize car-owners with their range of products. This goodie bag contains all the basic car care products you’ll need to keep your pri
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Traction Engine
Smoother than greased glass, the 4.0-litre V8 is a fabulous engine. A fish out of water it may be off-road, but it works, snaffling grip with its easy torque just off tickover and offering instant, soaring drive when you need it. The engine’s equally
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Pre-flight Briefing: Defender
Why is it here? The car that created the company in 1948 ended up as the odd man out by the time its run ended in 2016. If the old Defender (the name used from 1990) was still true to the frontier spirit of the Series I, II, and III that preceded it
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All-electric Škoda Enyaq iV Makes Début
THE ŠKODA ENYAQ IS THE FIRST ALL-electric SUV and the Czech brand’s first series-production vehicle based on the MEB (Modularen Elektrifizierungs Baukasten or Modular Electric Toolkit). The 4.65-metre-long Enyaq iV combines the brand’s virtues of gen
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Heal the World
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE lockdown that followed have been immensely challenging for everyone, but at least one good thing came of it. The virtual shutdown implemented in India allowed nature to rest and recuperate and the results are there for a
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