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Ducati Panigale V4 – First Look

  So the big news in the motorcycle world this week is the unveiling of the Ducati Panigale V4, with a 1103cc Desmosedici V4 (yes, you guessed it!) motor, derived from MotoGP technology.     Replacing the outgoing 1299 V-twin Panigale, the new model has slightly tweaked fairings and frame, …

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Tesla Model S P100D – Review – The Open Road

Best Day at Work EVER In this episode of The Open Road, Nick drive the Tesla Model S P100D spec, This was a very hard video to make, There is so much more information to cover these and we will do more videos, this is mostly a first look and …

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SEAT Leon Cupra 300 – The Open Road

In this Episode of The Open Road, Nick’s driving the brand new, almost realeased offically SEAT leon Cupra, just come into NZ under VAG it should add an interesting dynamic to the Euro Hot Hatch market, Enjoy the film! The guys at SEAT tell me the correct pronunciation is ” …

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Holden Colorado Z71 – Review

Hey Team this video is a little different, since this truck is so similar to the Trailblazer we reviewed recently, I thought it might be helpful to compare a lot of the features to some of the competitions trucks we’ve driven already. Let us know if you enjoy the comparisons! …

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Holden Trailblazer LTZ – Review

Cliffords Big Day Out! In this episode of The Open Road, Nick drives the Holden Trailblazer around rural Auckland. Spec Sheet Engine: 2.8 Duramax Diesel Power: 147KW @ 3600RPM Torque: 500NM @ 2000RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic Towing capacity: 3T Price as Tested – LTZ Model: $63,990.00 NZD A post shared …

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The Open Road – 86 Shades of Grey – GT86 Review

Price as tested $47,486 Horses – 205hp Torques – 158 lb/ft Fuel Consumption ( we didn’t drive it mellow at all so n/a) A post shared by The Empire Media Group (@theempire_nz) on Mar 31, 2017 at 1:34am PDT A post shared by The Empire Media Group (@theempire_nz) on Apr …

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The Open Road – BMW M135i

Is there anything better than a RWD 6 Cylinder BMW with a turbo? Nic and I set out to find out. -Moppie

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The Open Road -Nissan NP300

With the slow demise of the Hilux there has been an upswell of competition. Nissan delivered the NP300 to the market earlier this year and we took it for a test drive and to see if it could handle getting properly dirty in the mud.   As Tested 7 Speed …

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The Open Road – Skoda Octavia RS

Top Speed: 248km/h 0-100km/h 6.8 seconds Engine: 2.0 TSI/162 kW 350nm ( tested ) and 2.0 TDI DFP/135 380nm Gearbox: DSG 6speed Auto ( tested) or 6 speed Manual

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BMW i3 Test Drive – The Open Road

Tech specs 0-100km – ( claimed ) 7.9 seconds Energy consumption – 13.5 kWh / 100km Power – 170 hp What we liked Funky styling great acceleration around town unique driving experience being kind to trees What we didnt like Range per charge ( yes we had the range extender …

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