How much is that Aston?
Aston Martin will announce the price for its two-seater

AT THE Frankfurt Motor Show next month, Aston Martin will announce the price for its new DBS, a car that combines the luxurious comfort of the DB9 and the edgy sportiness of the DBR9 track car. Powered by a 6-litre V12 with 510 horsepower on tap, the two-seater is expected to clock a 4.3-second century sprint and a top speed of 302kmh – making it the fastest road-going Aston available.

Going for Lancer

MITSUBISHI agent Cycle & Carriage collected about 500 bookings for the new Lancer at a public launch at Ngee Ann City from Aug 10 to 12. Prices range from $64,988 for a 1.5-litre to $80,988 for a 2-litre.

Air-con on, engine off

CITROEN is set to launch a full four-seater cabriolet with a foldable hard top. It will unveil the C5 Airscape concept at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Featuring a carbon-fibre folding roof and a striking design, the C5 Airscape is pitched to compete with the likes of Volkswagen’s Eos and Volvo’s C70. The concept has a hybrid drivetrain, in the form of a reversible alternator-starter and super capacitors which can run the air-con when the petrol engine is off.

It’s speeding, call 999

FORD has set a speed record on a fuel-cell car. The Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 reached 332kmh at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, last week. The car was built in collaboration with Ballard Power Systems, Roush and Ohio State University. Ford is also supporting student engineers from Ohio State on its Buckeye Bullet 2, a streamliner-type fuel-cell racer attempting to reach 500kmh.