Friday, September 09, 2016

CarTalk September 5, 2016

Every week we have the opportunity to sit down and just talk cars with Shahzad and Imthishan from MotoringME.COM.

Never a dull moment when these guys are in the house.

And it was nice to be able to call on others in the community to tell us about the Jag SUV!

Here is a look at the show notes outline.

Noel Ebden on the phone!

-getting to test a Ford Ranger!
-SAAB 93, still sweet
-daimler will bring out 6 electric cars!
-are we getting the evoque convertible
-peugeot 3006
-tiida who is buying it?
-370z when did we last mention one?

Hi guys!

First off, love the show...kudos!! Am a big fan of the show and motoring ME as well!

On to my car dilemma - I'm considering buying the Jaguar F-type v6/v6S coupe or the Maserati Levante SUV. First off, I would like to know your thoughts on these vehicles. Secondly do you have any suggestions on alternative choices? The list below sort of sums up what I'm looking for:

1. Sporty & fun to drive - reasonably quick - 0-100 in less than 5.5secs. Not particular about body style between coupe, sedan or SUV. Would enjoy something with a great sounding exhaust note
2. Less than AED 340k
3. Prefer new over pre-owned
4. Prefer European/UK/Japan over US makes
5. Will hold on to the car for at least 4 to 5 years, so want to make sure it's the best I can get
6. Ideally something not too common on our roads!
7. Ideally something not too similar to a vehicle I already own

Vehicles I currently own:
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 (the one I'm looking to replace)
2013 Maserati Quattroporte (Gen 4 - gonna hold on to this one for at least a year or two longer)
2015 Porsche Cayenne
2014 Lexus IS 250

Seeing Geely ads!

-BMW Z4 done?

Honda Hello!

Those Chinese!

Chinese startup supercar manufacturer Techrules has hired legendary Italian designers Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro as it gears up to launch the GT96 supercar.

The car was previewed at March's Geneva Motor Show in concept guise and apparently, will be released as a finished, production-spec model at Geneva next year.

When unveiled, the Techrules GT96 drew headlines thanks to its use of six electric motors, one driving each front wheel and two for each rear wheel. That results in a total of 1,030 hp and 6,372 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of 2.5 seconds and a remarkable 1,243 mile range.

To make the car a reality, Techrules hasn't just employed the help of Giorgetto Giuigaro and his son but also L.M. Gianetti, an engineering and production specialist. The company is capable of producing 25 cars per year and will allow Techrules to avoid having to build its own production facility.

The role of the two Giuigaros in the project isn't known but it seems likely they'll help refine the vehicle's design before it hits the streets.

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