Thursday, April 28, 2016

All new Ferrari 488 First Impressions

·        Can the 1st turbocharged Ferrari since the famous F40 live up to the hype and expectations?

      With a reduction in engine size, and emphasis placed on marring efficiency and performance, Ferrari’s engineers have pulled off the unbelievable. Producing 661bhp and 560lb ft of torque, the twin turbo V8 will propel you from a standstill to 100km/h in a horrifyingly fast 3.0 seconds. Aside from the speed, and ferocious acceleration, the 488 is a surprisingly comfortable drive. From a wide open country road to the hustle and bustle of urban streets, the 488 is able to cope, and cope gracefully. From the moment you enter the sophisticated cabin, you are immersed in an experience that can't be matched by the likes of Lamborghini or McLaren. In conclusion, the 488 is everything the 458 was, but better. Despite the turbocharging, it still feels naturally aspirated, which is a testament to the level of engineering in this piece of automotive art.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bullet-proof Luxury: The Range Rover Sentinel

           For the client whose daily routine includes the risk of their life, yet whose taste doesn't run to presidential limousines, the new Range Rover Sentinel may very well fit all the necessary qualities. 

This is the first armoured land Rover to be fully engineered in-house by the company's Special vehicle operations division. It offers a 360 six part armoured safety cell without compromising  the internal luxury. The sentinel can stand a 7.26mm high velocity armoured piercing. Under the bonnet, the Sentinel sports a 340 bhp, 3-liter V6 supercharged petrol engine with a specially-calibrated ZF 8-speed gearbox, as well as revised Dynamic Stability Control and Ride Stability Control systems that provide the vehicle with the same off-road capabilities as a production Range Rover. This Range rover is priced at $500,000aus.