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On the advice of Gibbs chairman Neil Jenkins to "go full throttle", and his deadpan assurance that "it is not possible to tip it over", I launch the Quadski into the water at an offshore test location.
For an idea of how big an improvement the new Ducati Monster 1200S is over its predecessor, look at its power output. In the softest mode - usually reserved for city or leisure riding - the new Monster puts out 110bhp, slightly more than what the outgoing 1100 Evo produces.
It is no secret that the Macan is based on the Audi Q5, but Porsche emphasises that two-thirds of its new SUV are bespoke.
LONDON (AFP) - Lotus have set their sights on a top-three finish in this year's Formula One (F1) world championship after becoming the first team to unveil their car for the forthcoming campaign.
DETROIT (REUTERS) - General Motors Co (GM) will add 400 dealers in China this year as it looks to keep growing faster than China's overall automotive industry, which is expected to grow by 8 per cent this year, the automaker's top executive in that country said on Monday.
(REUTERS) - A United States (US) bankruptcy judge could soon rule on whether the 2009 government-led restructuring of General Motors Co (GM) improperly favoured hedge funds, and an adverse ruling could cost the automaker nearly US$1 billion (S$1.22 billion).
(REUTERS) - Toyota Motor Corp will keep its global output target for 2013 nearly unchanged from this year at 9.9 million vehicles despite a production cut at home, the Nikkei reported.
(REUTERS) - Fiat and Mini, two brands that finished at or near the bottom of JD Power's annual survey of vehicle quality, were among the highest-rated in the firm's recent study of United States (US) car dealers and the retail experience.
(REUTERS) - General Motors Co and its Chinese joint-venture partners said on Wednesday they plan to build a US$1 billion (S$1.23 billion) auto assembly plant in the city of Chongqing as the GM group bids to remain the leader in the world's largest auto market.

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