LIMITED-EDITION AUDI TT TO MARK 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Time flies when you are having fun and that seems to be true for the Audi TT.
It has been 20 years since Audi introduced its two-seater. To mark the milestone, the Ingolstadt company is introducing a 20th-anniversary edition of the TT.
With styling updates, equipment enhancements and power upgrades, the limited-edition model – available as a coupe and roadster – is a spiced-up version of the third-generation car. Just 999 units will be made.
MCLAREN TO LAUNCH 18 HYBRID CARS BY 2025
British sportscar maker McLaren plans to invest £1.2 billion (S$2.1 billion) between now and 2025 on 18 new models and derivatives. It is aiming for its range to be 100 per cent hybrid by 2025.
A new Ultimate Series car as a successor to the McLaren P1 will be on the cards. Its production capacity is expected to reach 6,000 mid-engined sportscars and supercars a year – up from 5,000 now.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 70 DAYS WITH LAND ROVER
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Land Rover, a Russian team has embarked on an “Around the world in 70 days” challenge, which commenced in Moscow on June 7.
Led by Russian blogger and traveller Sergey Dolya, the team will cross the globe in two Land Rover Discoverys in a bid to beat the fictional record of Around The World In 80 Days (1873) by Jules Vernes .
They will drive through 21 countries across six continents, aiming to be back in Moscow on Aug 15. Some 34 days and six countries later, Mr Dolya and his team entered Singapore’s borders on July 12 from Malaysia. They have left on their next leg towards Australia.
This article was originally published in The Straits Times.