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  • Italian style

    Italian style

    The Quattroporte is a familiar stalwart of the Maserati range, the stretched profile instantly recognisable in any crowd. This year sees the introduction of Euro 6 emissions compliance, ensuring the car’s continuation alongside the GranTurismo,...

  • Auction to be held in aid of Puttinu Cares

    Auction to be held in aid of Puttinu Cares

    GasanZammit Motors Ltd, the automotive and marine company which sets standards within the industry with a portfolio of world renowned brands, will be auctioning off a Honda Civic in aid of Puttinu Cares at the Annual Puttinu Cares Football marathon.

  • Seeing far

    Seeing far

    Anti-glare headlight lenses have to withstand a lot: climatic influences, UV radiation, acid rain, de-icing salt and road dirt. With time, these elements will ensure that the plastic is matt and yellowed. This has a negative effect on the...

  • Added appeal

    Added appeal

    Everybody wants a slice of the naked bike pie. The European and Japanese manufacturers alike have spoiled us over the years with models like the stunning Street Triple R, the Z800 and the smaller Ducati Monsters. BMW first launched its F 800 R six...

  • Janis Joplin and Porsche

    Janis Joplin and Porsche

    “My friends all drive Porsches,” sang Janis Joplin. But this was true not just for her friends because she too owned a Porsche: a 356 SC with a colourful paint job. It was recently sold at an auction for $1.76 million. Picture it: Janis Joplin...

  • Best results of this season

    Best results of this season

    Both Volkswagen Polo RX supercars made it to the final of the third race in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Mettet. Anton Marklund completed the race in fourth place in his 600hp Volkswagen Polo RX supercar, just missing out on a podium...

  • Anything but standard

    Anything but standard

    A childhood exposure to old agricultural equipment like ploughs, tractors, and means of field transport instilled in Carmel Vella an early interest in old vehicles. “My father did not even have a car, but from a small age, I would spend my free...

  • Full attack mode

    Full attack mode

    The new Porsche 911 GT3 is here. The new, however, is only up to a point because some things, reassuringly, aren’t new at all. There’s the badge for starters, which denotes not necessarily the fastest 911 in a straight line but the most focused,...

  • A new breed of bike

    A new breed of bike

    There was a time when Harley-Davidsons were all hideously expensive, and not even being the epicentre of a cultural phenomenon could offset the wallet-crushing figures There are still top-end Harleys that will require the lion’s share of your...

  • Anything but a careless whisper

    Anything but a careless whisper

    Hot hatches may have been the favoured sporting cars during the 1980s, but there were still those discerning individuals who hankered after a sleeker coupe. Just for them, Volkswagen followed up its popular Scirocco with the more rounded and...

  • The Morris man

    The Morris man

    The highlight of the annual general meeting of the Old Motors Club is the presentation of the Events Attendance Trophy, which goes to the member participating in most club events. This year the coveted award went to Joseph Zerafa, who despite...

  • Step into the future

    Step into the future

    Mercedes-Benz is taking a big step into the future with the new E-Class. The tenth-generation executive saloon delivers stylish highlights with its distinct, emotive design and high-grade, exclusive interior. This new E-Class also marks the world...

  • Don’t rage against the machine

    Don’t rage against the machine

    We often associate driving with stress, anger and even road rage. However, there are drivers out there who actually report that being behind the wheel makes them feel calmer. There are many studies that show drivers become very territorial when...

  • Seeing far

    Seeing far

    Anti-glare headlight lenses have to withstand a lot: climatic influences, UV radiation, acid rain, de-icing salt and road dirt. With time, these elements will ensure that the plastic is matt and yellowed. This has a negative effect on the...

  • Get personal

    Get personal

    Fiat’s concept for its 500 family was always that of a family of cars that keeps growing through innovation both in terms of technology as well as aesthetics and overall design. And true to this commitment, Fiat has just launched the 500 Second...

  • Keep trucking

    Keep trucking

    The mega truck, a 25.25 metre long truck with a maximum hauling capacity of 60 tonnes, made its first Spanish road and motorway journey today between Palau-solità i Plegamans in Barcelona and Martorell. The maiden voyage was promoted by the...

  • Driving force

    Driving force

    The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS breaks down the barrier between road-going sports cars and race cars. It is equipped with the maximum amount of motorsport technology that is currently possible in a street-legal 911 suitable for everyday driving.

  • Taking everything to another level

    Taking everything to another level

    For 2016, the Toyota RAV4 range expanded to include its first full hybrid model, together with a new 2.0-litre diesel engine, revised exterior and interior styling and new equipment grades and features. The new RAV4 further benefits from improved...

  • Off with the roof, off with the road

    Off with the roof, off with the road

    Having sold half a million of them, Land Rover thought it would be a great wheeze to chop the roof off its Evoque. In doing so the old-school British brand sets off into deep, controversial undergrowth – the uncharted realm of the premium...

  • Why World Motoring Heritage Year reminds us about horses

    Why World Motoring Heritage Year reminds us about horses

    Stephen Zerafa draws parallels between the dramatic shift in transport at the end of the 19th century when horses were replaced by cars and today’s shift towards autonomous, more environment-friendly cars. He says that while new car technologies...

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