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  • Run to the hill

    Run to the hill

    The Prescott American Autumn Classic is a celebration of everything stateside, from classic muscle cars to up-to-date pickup trucks. Taking place on the hill climb course set in the heart of Gloucestershire, the event attracts people from all...

  • The dreams of youth

    The dreams of youth

    Since an early age, there was only one thing on Franz Zammit Haber’s mind – that of being behind the wheel of an MG TD. In some inexplicable way, he developed a fatal attraction for that vehicle, and in his adolescence, dreamt of buying one once...

  • More than a letter

    More than a letter

    Fiat is in the process of updating the effervescent 500 range with a new instrument display and a more powerful, 105hp version of the exceptional TwinAir turbo two-cylinder engine. But the S trim came in last year and with endless rivals spewing...

  • A legendary experience

    A legendary experience

    ‘Thrilled’ was the only adjective that fitted the way I felt when I got to know that the 2016 Sonax Partner Event would be held at the legendary Nurburgring track in Germany. The town chosen for our stay was Trier. This is a lovely old town in...

  • Success in sales

    Success in sales

    Strong sales in China, boosted by the launch of the locally-built Jaguar XFL, helped the Jaguar Land Rover brand achieve its strongest global September sales to date, selling 61,047 vehicles, up 28 per cent compared to 2015. The month’s...

  • A promising new year

    A promising new year

    The new range of the 2017 Harley-Davidson motorbikes has been specifically designed to cater for touring activities. Its new Milwaukee eight engine has been built from the ground up to provide a smoother and a purer sound. Its new suspension is...

  • Driving towards a safer future

    Driving towards a safer future

    One year after the launch of the Digital Motorway Test Bed, Audi presented new technologies for piloted driving and car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. The focus is on online variable message road signs and...

  • Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era

    Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era

    Tougher European car emissions tests being introduced in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal are about to bring surprising consequences: bigger engines. Carmakers that have spent a decade shrinking engine capacities to meet emissions goals are now...

  • A seating revolution

    The Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept makes its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, with a revolutionary radical fibre net construction that re-evaluates the principles of car seat occupancy. In humans, the spine acts to stabilise the head. It...

  • French flair

    French flair

    The fourth generation Mégane is the most evolutionary update Renault has ever given to its family hatchback. And it shows because first impressions are, well, impressive. The body is quite stunning – it certainly photographs well but in real life,...

  • Launch pad for innovation and creativity

    Launch pad for innovation and creativity

    The iconic Ford Fiesta small car has inspired a wide variety of quirky concept vehicles during 40 years of production. Since the first Ford Fiesta was assembled in May 1976 more than 17 million of the iconic small car have been built for customers...

  • Blown away

    Blown away

    Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family. Shortly after the world premiere of the AMG GT R, the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach is presenting two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports...

  • Increasing efficiency

    Increasing efficiency

    Audi has put a new topcoat paint shop into operation at its plant in Ingolstadt. Board of management member for production Prof. Dr Hubert Waltl opened the 12,000-square-metre building together with plant director Albert Mayer and group works...

  • Ready to race

    Ready to race

    Jaguar has taken the wraps off its new electric motorsport future, revealing its Formula E team’s official name, vision, title sponsor, driver line-up and electric racing livery. From this October, Panasonic Jaguar Racing will compete in the third...

  • A fast record

    A fast record

    A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle has set a new speed record at the World of Speed event that has long been a tradition at Lake Bonneville in Utah, USA. The Beetle LSR (Land Speed Record) with a turbocharged 2.0-litre direct-injection engine...

  • A new urban and off-road experience

    A new urban and off-road experience

    Seat presents the Ateca X-Perience with a unique stand concept bringing innovation to the international Paris Motorshow with a 4D experience. The Ateca X-Perience is a demonstration that Seat can surpass any limit, with a different interpretation...

  • The Italian job

    The Italian job

    Cars were always a very important aspect in Simon Saliba’s life, and from an early age, he displayed a natural inclination towards Italian vehicles. Although his father Saviour was a fanatic about Ford cars, and had a Ford Anglia de Luxe which the...

  • Young Gun

    Young Gun

    Honda’s new CBR300R will is not only a practical and affordable transport solution, it’s also fun. The 286cc single-cylinder Honda looks like a mini supersports bike. The design, colour scheme and the ‘CBR’ emblazoned on the fairing give this A2...

  • Renewable energy on water

    Renewable energy on water

    A research team from the Department of Industrial Electrical Power Conversion at the University of Malta has designed and built a solar catamaran. This shows the viability of renewable energy and water transport, Prof. Joseph Cilia from the...

  • Rare Ferrari to grace Malta classic car event

    Rare Ferrari to grace Malta classic car event

    A rare Ferrari 250 GT SWB will be among the cars involved in the 2016 edition of the Malta Classic, being held between October 6 and 9. The 250 GT Berlinetta SWB - of which only 176 were built - was one of the most notable GT racers of its time.