Ford Australia Will Design

And engineer a new rugged SUV based on the next generation of Ranger ute. The SUV will fall under the One Ford global vehicle programme, so will be offered worldwide, with a release date yet to be announced. The newT6 Ranger 4x4 double-cab ute, currently undergoing final testing, is due next year. The SUV project will be headed by American Todd Hoevener, who also led the team for the nev ly released Explorer. In keeping with its tough off-road aspirations, the SUV will feature a full chassis...

Range Rover 44tdv8

Engine Installation Power Torque Power to weight Specific output Compression ratio They still haven't found what they're looking for after all these years were and how cheaply trimmed. The gearbox, and gear whine, is awful. The engine, deemed torquey in the old days, seems smoothly gutless today you have to take careful accounts of its power and torque bands to make progress. And it's very, very thirsty. But the brakes are decent, and the unassisted steering is surprisingly light and accurate...

Shaun Summerfield

WIIEN THE RECENT SPAT BETWEEN NZV8 racers and the promoters of the series, The Motorsport Company, went public, it was a bad look for the sport. Concerns over unfair dealings had led to threats of a breakaway series. While it's clear that change and transparency are required, things should never have gotten to the stage where New Zealand's Summer Series was at risk. In a sport so dependent on finance from outside sources, it was a PR blunder nearing that of Trevor Mallard and his Heineken...