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              Jeep SRT-8 Correction & Coating Like the hot Commodore the SRT had a big-cube V8 engine. While the modified Holden had a...

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  Paint Protective Coating – Opticoat Pro+   Audi of America says the V-8 Spyder will arrive in the U.S. in early 2011 with a 430-hp version of Audi’s 4.2-liter...

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PORSCHE OPTICOAT

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

We’ll cut to the chase. There’s not much to not like about the 2016 Porsche Macan GTS. In terms of being a sports-centric, high-riding example of practical, everyday transport… it...

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JEEP SRT8 OPTICOAT

JEEP SRT8 OPTICOAT

Jul 19, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeep SRT-8 Correction & Coating

Like the hot Commodore the SRT had a big-cube V8 engine. While the modified Holden had a capacity of ‘only’ 5.0 litres, the big Jeep had no less than 6.4 litres behind its iconic seven-slot grille.

Not only was the Jeep SRT helped by the relentless improvements in automotive technology over the years, it also had the benefit of four-wheel-drive to minimise wheelspin off the line, electronic launch control ensured each of the Jeep’s four tyres got just the right amount of torque from moment to moment through the Quadra-Trac 4WD system. Finally, it was running on sticky tarmac at Willowbank.

OK, it had a lot going for it, but the big Jeep SRT was still a two-tonne truck and it was putting down ridiculously quick times. I mentioned the relentless improvements in technology, but the engine of the Grand Cherokee SRT (the acronym for Sport & Racing Technology) is still an old-style Hemi V8 without any overhead camshafts or multi-valves. No, siree, this big 392-cubic inch, 460 powerplant has just two overhead valves per cylinder and they’re activated by old-fashioned pushrods.

Where the technology is evident, though, is in a thoroughly modern electronic fuel injection system. The Hemi V8 produces 344kW of power at 6250rpm (big revs for a large capacity V8) and a handy 624Nm of torque at 4100rpm.

Fuel consumption? If you need to ask you should be shopping for something else. Despite having an engine that can revert to being a four-cylinder unit in light-duty running this big machine still likes a drink. Expect to be using 12 to 15 litres per hundred kilometres in normal driving, and even more in around town commuting.

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PORSCHE OPTICOAT

PORSCHE OPTICOAT

Jul 19, 2016

We’ll cut to the chase. There’s not much to not like about the 2016 Porsche Macan GTS. In terms of being a sports-centric, high-riding example of practical, everyday transport… it has all the important boxes ticked.

But does it bring something ‘special’ to the Macan lineup? Do we really need a model between the S and the Turbo?

The Macan has impressed all of us here at CarAdvice, so much so our CEO Andrew Beecher bought his own 190kW/580Nm Macan S Diesel – complete with dental-floss de-badging mods!

It is a car that does everything you expect, for its size, shape and Weissach pedigree. Porsche sold over 2000 Macans in 2015, and almost 1100 in the first five months of 2016, hinting at the popularity of the ‘baby Cayenne’.

We know an ‘entry’ level four-cylinder model is on the way, and if the Cayenne and Panamera are anything to go by, there will be a Hybridbefore too long as well. But Porsche is the master of brand leverage, so does throwing the famed GTS badge on the mid-size SUV give it any true credibility?

Powered by a retuned version of the 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine as found in the petrol Macan S, the $109,500 (before options and on-road costs) GTS offers 265kW at a screaming 6000rpm with 500Nm of torque available between 1750 and 4000 rpm.

This increase of 15kW and 40Nm over the S is gained through more efficient induction and exhaust flow and upping the turbo boost pressure to 1.2-bar (the S runs 1-bar of boost).