ITY HYBRID CAR AUCTION
The UK’s first Fisker Karma Sedan – the luxurious electric hybrid sports car we waxed lyrical about last month – is being auctioned for charity on 8 October. The event, called ARTiculate, takes place at The Roundhouse, Camden and is in aid of Pratham UK, an NGO dedicated to the education of Indiaʼs poor. Worth attending either way. www.prathamukgala.com
MASERATI GOES SUV
Maserati is moving into the SUV market with its Kubang concept, on show at the Frankfurt motor show. Now that Fiat Group has added Jeep to its stable it can call on Jeep’s experience to develop its answer to the Porsche Cayenne. Maserati promises that style, engine, suspension, brakes, handling and performance will all be “100% Maserati”. Let’s hope so.
Porsche is showing its brand new 911 at Frankfurt. This 911 is longer, larger, lower, lighter, more powerful, cleaner and more economical than its predecessor. Tech includes stop/start, electrical system recuperation, a “coasting” mode for enhanced fuel efficiency and the world’s first seven-speed manual transmission. Entry price for the Carrera is £71,449. Ouch.