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Renault shows Mégane RS: video

October 18, 2009/1.51

Renault has announced the Mégane RS, a sporting version of the Mégane 3 Coupé. The car produces 250 hp from its turbocharged two-litre engine, with 340 Nm of torque. Rather than dull up this post with technical details, we feature three videos below: general views of the new car, the Mégane RS around the track, […]

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Kathryn Wilson shows limited-edition stiletto for Maybelline

October 17, 2009/9.04

Maybelline New York has announced that Kathryn Wilson has designed a limited-edition (40 pairs) stiletto to complement the launch of its Lash Stiletto lengthening mascara in New Zealand.    Wilson, who received her first item of coverage in Lucire during her final year at university, is arguably New Zealand’s leading shoe designer—an ambition she told […]

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Australia’s Juli Grbac uncovers India’s fashion secrets

October 12, 2009/12.03

Brisbane fashion designer Juli Grbac (left), winner of Project Runway Australia 2008, has been invited by trade fair organizers to show an Indian-inspired collection at Brand India.    Brand India is organized by the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) and sponsored by the Government of India. It aims to bring together established Indian companies […]

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Porsche’s R&D VP on the new 911 Turbo


Who better to tell us about the revised Porsche 911 Turbo than Wolfgang Durheimer, Executive Vice-President of Research and Development at Porsche AG? He tells us that the car will do 312 km/h, delivers 500 hp, and has fuel economy of 11·6 l/100 km. The videos are in German and English and are a bit […]

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Keeley Hawes, Ronan Keating, Sir Jackie Stewart among celebs at Audi Centre opening


Above The world’s largest Audi Centre—West London Audi—officially opens its doors on October 19. Philip Glenister, the actor behind DCI Gene Hunt, the most famous fictional Audi driver, and Ashes to Ashes co-star Keeley Hawes, join Bryan Ferry, Gordon Ramsay, Dominic Cooper, Jamie and Louise Rednapp, Rupert Penry Jones, James Cordon, Ronan Keating, Beverley Knight, […]

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Catching our attention: Polli and Oakley

October 11, 2009/4.53

Top Polli leads its 2009 range with this image. Above Gretchen Bleiler wearing Oakley outerwear. Polli caught our eye this week. We were impressed with the jewellery and home accessories’ company’s notion that its team members share a ‘communal vegan lunch’ which it produces in its own kitchen, using ingredients that include herbs from its […]

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Volvo tests pedestrian avoidance feature in new S60

October 10, 2009/3.03

Volvo, which will shortly release its new S60 sedan, has been testing a new feature: one which recognizes pedestrians and will stop the car if they are in danger of being struck.    We recently tested the XC60, which has a collision avoidance feature. Apparently, if one is heading toward a stationary object, the car […]

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Sarah Thomas scores third award from ’09 Montana WOW

October 8, 2009/2.47

Timaru, New Zealand-based Sarah Thomas, who has already won the Weta Award and the American Express Open Section at the Montana World of Wearable Art Awards, has won her third prize, the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by local broadsheet The Dominion Post.    Her garment, American Dream, is modelled on a 1950s’ Plymouth car and […]

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Fiat Punto Evo includes methane, LPG variants

September 30, 2009/12.06

Fiat has launched a revised version of its Grande Punto supermini, now called the Punto Evo. The good news: the MultiAir engines, which include diesel units, are better for the environment. Never mind all the infotainment equipment in the new model; Fiat also launches a methane engine as well as an LPG one. (While Kiwi […]

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