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The Mercury Cars Guide : August 1st 2009
20— Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, August 1, 2009 Lady in red ain’t no sheila F Redgoes faster, so they say,andno car ismoresynonomouswith red than Ferrari.ByPaulGover ERRARI has unveiled an all-new dream machine. Its Formula One- inspired F458 Italia will hit the road in 2010 with a top speed on the far side of 330km/h and a pricetag beyond $450,000. The red rocket has already created a waiting list in Australia with — Ferrari enthusiasts who could not even wait for the first official — pictures today. More than two dozen have put down blank cheques to book an early delivery date. Official Ferrari pictures of the Italian company’s next hero show a car which is much sleeker than its earlier midenginedV8road rockets, with a lower line and none of the gawky wings which hang from most performance cars. Instead, the F458 picks up F1-style underbody — aerodynamics and body sculpting to stick it to the road while providing essential cooling airflow. The Italia ill take over from the F430 in Australia and sit alongside the droptop California. It gets the 458 tag because it has a 4.5-litre, eight-cylinder engine. The car will be displayed for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and Australian deliveries will begin in the middle of 2010. carsguide.com.au Home away from home lets you go and roam ABrisbane-built off-road motorhomehas set off to dowhatitwasmadefor— travelling around the world.MarkHinchliffe reports immediately headed off to Cape York for a monthbefore heading overseas with partner Sara Billings. T ‘‘We’ll have a shakedown in Cape York andcomeback to Brisbane to clean itupand make any minor alterations if we need to but I doubt that very much,’’ he said. In May he will ship the EarthCruiser off to Asia for an extensive trip which goes through Russia, then the US, South America, Africaand Europe over the following two years. ‘‘With a vehicle like that the world’s your oyster,’’ said White who has extensive fourwheel-driving experience, has raced off road and competed in winching competitions. Brisbane adventurer Kym Bolton de- signed the EarthCruiser for his own needs and tested it over a torturous six-month, 37,000km worldwide trip that included the notoriously rough Road of Bones in Russia. It costs $185,000 and is based on the Mitsubishi Canter 4x4, powered by a 4.9-litre, intercooled turbo-diesel with 117kW of power and, more importantly, 471Nm of torque. The EarthCruiser weighs less than SATURDA $8.00 per day† * Available Saturday 1 August 2009 only 4500kg, so it can be driven on a standard licence. It has a five-speed gearbox and two-speed transfer case. The rear axle has a Thornton Power-Lock differential for positive rear traction. Y SPECIAL! • automatic 08 NISSAN Micra City • economical 1.4 litre 4 cylinder engine • front, side & curtain airbags • 6-disc CD stacker • ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution & Brake Assist • remainder of new car warranty • power windows ODAY ONLY – 5,$1 490DRIVE WAS $15,990 †To approved business clients only, with a $2,500 deposit over five years with a 30% residual payment. Interest rate 10.50%. AWAY! • alloy wheels * www.djmotors.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Easy finance available with DJ Financial Services Hobart 1a Brisbane Street, Hobart Phone: 6213 3300 Warren Amos 0417 544 829 Luke Mitchell 0408 545 146 Glenorchy 275 Main Road, Glenorchy Phone: 6213 3315 Brian Anning 0418 531 853 Chris Wakefield 0400 635 446 Allan Gebel 0428 729 659 HE first EarthCruiser to be exported out of the country was picked up last week by new owner Michael White ofNewZealand who WORLDBEATER:TheEarthCruiser boats everythingyounedto setuphome. . . including the kitchen sink. With a vehicle like that the world’s your oyster ‘ allterrainmotorhomes.com ROAD ROCKET:With a top speed of 330km/h plus, the Ferrari F458 proves red moves fasteray be a lady but she is no sheila. An optional locking front differential is also available. Suspension is tuned for hard roads with a ’ soft ride and tyres are military specification 36-inch MichelinXZLsuper singles designed to perform in harsh terrain. The rear protection bar incorporates a 3500kg tow bar and tyre carrier. The interior has moulded cabinets, large windows, shower, toilet, kitchen and a double bed. It has solar paneling, diesel water/air heater and a diesel ceramic cooktop.
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