FAST ‘N’ CURIOUS
NO HALTING AMG
Mercedes-AMG has knocked Porsche from its perch as Australia’s favourite go-fast brand. More than 14 per cent of all Benzes sold here are from the AMG hothouse at Affalterbach in Germany, enough to give the Mercedes sub-brand a sales lead of 832 cars over Porsche last year.
A LaFerrari is set for a tilt at the Mount Panorama road car lap record next month. Some of the world’s quickest cars will run in special timed sessions during the Bathurst 12-Hour meet. A Nissan GT-R Nismo, Mercedes-AMG GT R and Bentley Continental Supersports are likely rivals.
Ford Australia’s development team has kicked another goal, providing the mechanical foundations for a born-again Ford Bronco in the US. The new-age Bronco, a short-wheelbase off-roader similar to the Jeep Wrangler, will roll on the same platform as the Ranger and Everest.