For Less Dough

The SS-V and FPV GS are the cut-price performers in their respective red and blue camps. One's all about the power, the other is more about control. Which philosophy tempts us more While the V8 powering the Holden is bigger, its ohv design needs to be revving before the engine will yield its booty of torque. Not till 3500rpni does the party really start, and then at 6000rpm, like some automotive noise police, the rev limiter arrives to shut proceedings down early. The V8 still feels willing up...

Grand Cherokee

Few cars have ever undergone such a thorough evolution as this. Look closely, and you'll see it's all in the details. Every single feature has been interrogated, rethought and redesigned to create the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Take a closer look today. 0800 NZJEEP Text'JEEP'to 244 www.jeep.co.nz Porsche will release the seventh-generation 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, with the promise of lighter weight and even more performance. We drive the last of the 997 models, the 911 GTS...

Mesmerised by the small screen

At the launch of the HSV E2 a while back, we were treated to some time at Holden's Lang Lang proving ground. Testing die new Launch Control system was a highlight especially when NZ Autocar Editor Cassidy scored die quickest time, beating die Aussies , but my other key memory was of spotting a soft-top Camaro being tested. The All-American muscle car is, if trudi be told, more Monaro dian Camaro, since it is essentially a Commodore Coupe. So if die USA can have 'Bumblebee' starring in die...