FAST ‘N’ CU­RI­OUS

The Courier-Mail - Cars Guide - - Inside Line -

FALL­ING STARS The Fiat 500 is the lat­est car to record a sub-par safety score from Euro crash testers. Fresh from giv­ing the Ford Mus­tang just two stars, EuroNCAP awarded the age­ing Fiat three stars, cit­ing poor pro­tec­tion of the driver and rear pas­sen­gers. WHIRL­WIND LAP Lam­borgh­ini has un­veiled the car that set the pro­duc­tion-car record at the Nur­bur­gring in Ger­many in Oc­to­ber. The Hu­ra­can Per­for­mante had a lap time of 6 min­utes 52.01 sec­onds, which beat the 6:57 clocked by the Porsche 918. It ar­rives Down Un­der in Au­gust. GEN BUY Mil­len­ni­als might fi­nally be join­ing the mo­tor­ing world af­ter ini­tially re­ject­ing cars in favour of com­put­ers. Gen Y buy­ers are ex­pected to ac­count for up 40 per cent of new-car sales in the US by 2020, with an­a­lysts say­ing they are late to show­rooms be­cause of the past decade’s global eco­nomic gloom.

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