Malta's 1st Motoring Website

Videos Comments (0) |

Jaguar collaborates with DJ producer MK to curate soundtrack for new F-Pace launch

American DJ producer MK has released his newest track Lies by featuring the new song across the latest F-Pace campaign. The producer features in one of the films himself and has also curated an exclusive Spotify playlist inspired by the performance SUV.

MK’s appearance in the new F-Pace campaign marks the start of a new ongoing Jaguar partnership collaboration with Sony Music UK’s 4th Floor Creative that aims to showcase emerging and established talent and the importance of creativity.

Photo: Jaguar

The new F-Pace campaign features a series of artists from music and entertainment to photography and fashion showcasing the brand’s commitment to supporting the creative industries.

Read more

New Models, Videos Comments (0) |

BMW unveils the hardcore M5 CS

The new M5 CS has arrived, taking the title as the fastest and most powerful BMW M production car ever. The latest car to wear the Clubsport nameplate – which is also used on the smaller M2 – the M5 CS boasts a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine with 626bhp – 9bhp more than the M5 Competition.

It means that the performance saloon will go from 0-60mph in under three seconds and hit 124mph from a dead stop in just 10.4 seconds. Flat out, the CS will achieve an electronically limited top speed of 189mph.

A redesigned oil pan and indirect charge air cooling add to the list of mechanical upgrades, while revised spring ratings for the engine mounts help to ensure that the delivery of power to the wheels is as smooth as possible.

It’s the fastest BMW M production car ever

New shock absorbers originally developed for the M8 Gran Coupe Competition drop the M5 CS’ ride height by 7mm over the M5 Competition, while new 20-inch wheels shod in sticky Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres should help to give the CS impressive grip levels.

New carbon-ceramic brakes are fitted as standard too, bringing lower weight over traditional steel units. The weight-saving measures are taken further thanks to the extensive use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts. The front splitter and exterior mirror caps, for instance, are crafted from this lightweight material, as is the rear spoiler and rear diffuser. They combine to offer a ‘near 70kg’ weight saving over the M5 Competition.

When it comes to the exterior, bronze accents help the CS to stand out, while the Laserlight headlights come with a unique yellow tone which is displayed when low or high beam is activated. Three individual paint finishes – grey metallic, a matt deep green metallic and a matt grey shade – are available too.

Inside, the CS boasts carbon front seats with integrated head restraints and illuminated M5 logos. An Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel takes pride of place in the cabin too, while behind it sit carbon fibre gearshift paddles.

Read more

Events, Videos Comments (0) |

Inspiring greatness: Charlie Siem

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents the latest in its series of Inspiring Greatness films

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has presented the latest in its series of Inspiring Greatness films, in which classical violinist Charlie Siem discusses the physical and mental challenges of performing some of the most famous, technically demanding and emotionally powerful music ever written.

Born in London to a Norwegian father and British mother, Siem began learning the violin aged just three, after hearing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto played by the great Yehudi Menuhin. Having been awarded a degree in music from the University of Cambridge, he then studied violin under Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music. A highly sought-after soloist, teacher and recording artist, Siem has performed with leading orchestras and chamber ensembles all over the world.

The film explores how Siem seeks to connect with and personify music, transcending the physical act of playing his instrument to express the music directly. Naturally, he speaks reverently of his violin – the 1735 Guarneri del Gesù known as the ‘D’Egville’ – which he refers to as ‘an extension of his body’. Though perhaps less immediately well-known than their contemporaries made by Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri violins are equal in greatness, even favoured by some performers, including Siem’s inspiration Yehudi Menuhin.

Later in the film, Siem encounters the excellence of Rolls-Royce, relishing the opportunity to experience what he calls the ‘majesty’ of Wraith on a drive through the British countryside. “It’s incredibly impressive and indulgent to be sitting in this luxurious cabin, hearing almost nothing, with all this power right in front of you,” he enthuses.

Inspiring Greatness is an exploratory series from Rolls-Royce sharing a collection of aspirational stories from those who rewrite the boundaries of greatness. Previous episodes include Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers, photographer and explorer Cory Richards and media artist Refik Anadol. Most recently the series featured British writer, photographer and explorer Levison Wood.

Read more

Paqpaq, Videos Comments (0) |

The pinnacle of luxury and style

The Wraith was launched as the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history. At its heart lie hallmark Rolls-Royce attributes of luxury, refinement and hand-craftsmanship, but the new model from the world’s pinnacle super-luxury marque also presents a unique character defined by power, style and drama.

Video: Paqpaq

Read more