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The Mercury Cars Guide : June 5th 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---3 set to charge into Australia QUICK OFF THE MARK: The Tesla Roadster car is a lightweight rear- drive two-seater. It has supercar-like acceleration, hitting 100km/h in 3.9 seconds. In the US it will have a starter price of $US49,900 ($A60,180), which includes a $US7500 ($A9000) government tax credit. The car is expected to be built in right-hand drive. Tesla's fortunes have risen in recent weeks after Japanese giant Toyota announced it was investing more than $50 million into the company to help develop cars and electric components. Electric dream now a reality ZERO EMISSIONS: The Blade Electron --- a converted Hyundai Getz. TWO Australian companies already deliver zero-emissions driving. Victorian-based Blade Electric Vehicles builds an electric version of the Hyundai Getz, called the Electron, which sells for $39,500. The other EV maker is northern New South Wales company Energetique. Energetique is working on commercial EV solutions using Volkswagen s commercial vehicle line-up, including the Caddy. After trialling a Mazda2 electric hatch it now has plans for a Ford Focus EV. Tesla Roadster What makes it go? Battery: Microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery pack. Motor: 215kW three-phase electric with 14,000 rev limit and regenerative braking. Torque: 370Nm from zero to 5500 revs. Transmission: Single-speed gearbox. Chassis: Bonded extruded aluminium monocoque chassis. Brakes: Four-wheel Brembo discs. Body: Hand-crafted carbon fibre. HURRY INTO PERFORMANCE SUBARU. STOCK IS LIMITED. VISIT PERFORMANCE SUBARU TO BOOK A TEST DRIVE OR PERFORMANCEAUTOMOBILES.COM.AU, ASK US HOW YOU CAN DRIVE IT YOUR WAY. FORESTER X SAT NAV SPECIAL EDITION WITH OVER $3,000 OF EXTRA VALUE. IMPREZA WRX CLUB SPEC 10 $49,990RRP1 DRIVEAWAY Rec. Retail price for manual. WITH $2,000 EXTRA VALUE AT NO EXTRA COST. IMPREZA R $23,990RRP1 DRIVEAWAY Rec. Retail price for manual. Automatic available at extra cost. TRIBECA $58,990RRP1 DRIVEAWAY > Free registration > Free CTP insurance > Free stamp duty > Free dealer delivery 2,3 2,4 Performance Subaru At Performance Subaru we are here to help and we pride ourselves on putting you, our customer, first. CALL US TODAY PERFORMANCE SUBARU 281-301 Argyle Street, Hobart 03 6210 7000 1. Price may vary between retailers and is based on a private purchaser with a good driving record and may be higher for other purchasers. 2. Offer not redeemable for cash or any other consideration. Offer excludes fleet and government buyers. 3. Extras valued at $3000RRP for an additional $990 more than the recommended all-inclusive retail price of a manual Forester X. 4. Price is $2000 less than the recommended all-inclusive retail price of a manual Impreza WRX Club Spec 10. 5. Offer excludes Liberty and Outback 2.5i Premium models. EBA043. McKenzie214 41 ALL 4 THE VALUE, THE SAVINGS, INCLUDING: > Free registration > Free CTP insurance > Free 5 year roadside assistance > Additional 2 year Subaru Assured Extended Warranty SELECTED LIBERTY 2.5i AND OUTBACK 2.5i WITH BONUS VALUE: Subaru s End of Financial Year Sales Event is now on. THE DEALS, THE DRIVER. 5
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