Bentley unveils ‘more frugal’ V8 powered Continental GT

In these more frugal times, even a brand like Bentley needs to steer away from conspicuous levels of consumption that used to be the watchword for high-performance luxury car makers. Statements such as “If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it”, have been replaced by “ has quite a modest carbon footprint”.

McLaren Automotive sets its sights on becoming a multi-billion dollar business (w/VIDEO)

This weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix was a fitting occasion for McLaren Automotive to announce that its Asia Pacific network will be managed from a wholly-owned McLaren subsidiary, McLaren Automotive Asia Pte Ltd, based in Singapore.

McLaren Automotive Asia Pte Ltd will be responsible for all of McLaren Automotive’s regional operations throughout its Asia Pacific network including importation, distribution, logistics, sales, marketing, technical support and financial services for McLaren’s range of high-performance sports cars.

Mercedes SLS AMG leaves Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche in its dust..

Agency Jung Von Matt in Hamburg have put together a series of 3 print ads to be used in promoting the £169,000 563bhp Mercedes SLS AMG. The gullwing (or roadster) SLS AMG, unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show, is Mercedes first supercar since the SLR which was the result of a collaboration between Mercedes and McLaren.