What is the simplest way of making a performance car even quicker? Well, you simply affix GT to its name and the rest takes care of itself.
A case in point is Mazda’s new MX-5 GT.
Built to compete in the British endurance racing championship, the MX-5 GT also serves as a rolling laboratory for Mazda engineers to see how light (and powerful) they can make the best selling roadster of all time.
Porsche has gone Hybrid recently and now have unveiled their second production hybrid model, the 2011 Panamera S Hybrid, that will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
The Panamera S Hybrid comes with the same specs as the Cayenne S Hybrid, which means it is powered by a V6 compressor engine that delivers 333 hp (245 kW) supported by a 47 hp (34 kW) electric motor. The Panamera hybrid is billed as "the most fuel-efficient Porsche of all time", using Michelin's low-rolling resistance tyres to boost the efficiency and fuel consumption to 6.8 l/100 km of fuel based on the NEDC and CO2 emission of just 159 g/km. Using standard tyres, the car delivers a fuel consuption of 7.1 l/100 km based on the NEDC and CO2 emissions of just 167 g/km.
As the nearest old car clubs were in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, it was decided by several enthusiasts in George to start a club in this area. A group of nine old car owners and enthusiasts held an inaugural meeting on 3 June 1988, and club was born.
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