It’s difficult to pin down exactly what we like about the DB11, but if we had to pick one thing, it would be all the car’s clever aerodynamic elements. The strake just about the front wheel arches relieves the high-pressure air pocket there, reducing front-end lift. At the rear, the AeroBlade virtual spoiler through intakes at the base of the C-pillars and venting it out over the rear deck.

Aston Martin

DB11


Details

Engine: 5,204cc, 48-valves, V12

Power: 600bhp at 6,500rpm

Torque: 700Nm at 1,500-5,000rpm

0-100km/h: 3.9 seconds

Top Speed: 322km/h

Transmission: Eight-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption: 11.4 litres/100km

CO2 Emissions: 265g/km

Price: S$859,000 (without COE and options)


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ALPINA doesn't just give the interiors of the BMW a supercharged upgrade. It also knows quite a bit about making cars go faster. At the heart of the BMW ALPINA B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe is a 3-litre twin-turbocharged inline-six engine (featuring a unique aluminium engine block and high-strength crankshaft) with 410bhp and 600Nm twinned with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

BMW ALPINA

B4 Bi-Turbo Coupe


Details

Engine: 2,979cc, 24-valves, inline-six, turbocharged

Power: 410bhp at 5,500-6,250rpm

Torque: 600Nm at 3,000rpm

0-100km/h: 4.2 seconds

Top Speed: Over 300km/hr

Transmission: Eight-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption: 7.6 litres/100km

CO2 Emissions: 177g/km

Price: S$360,800 (including COE and options)


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Also atypical of a diesel is the BMW ALPINA XD3 Bi-Turbo’s high horsepower to engine displacement ratio (117bhp per litre), a product of Alpina’s engineering wizardry, utilising such techniques as optimised air intakes and cooling solutions.

BMW ALPINA

XD3 Bi-Turbo


Details

Engine: 2,993cc, 24-valves, inline-six, turbo-diesel

Power: 350bhp at 4,000rpm

Torque: 700Nm at 1,500-3,000rpm

0-100km/h: 4.9 seconds

Top Speed: 251km/hr

Transmission: Eight-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption: 6.6 litres/100km

CO2 Emissions: 174g/km

Price: $370,800 (including COE and options)


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What’s unique to this particular Bentayga is its engine. Specifically, a triple-charged 4-litre V8 that uses a pair of sequential turbochargers in conjunction with an electrically powered “supercharger” for lag-free performance. The Bentley Bentayga Diesel is conclusive proof that ultra-luxury and diesel power can very happily co-exist.

Bentley

Bentayga Diesel


Details

Engine: 3,956cc, 32-valves, V8, turbo-diesel

Power: 429bhp at 3,750-5,000rpm

Torque: 900Nm at 1,000-3,250rpm

0-100km/h: 4.8 seconds

Top Speed: 270km/h

Transmission: Eight-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption: 8 litres/100km

CO2 Emissions: 210g/km

Price: Price upon application


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The Huracan is the follow-up to the Gallardo, the best-selling Lamborghini of all time. The second ‘baby Lambo’ rolls in with more power, less weight and stunning angular design informed by its bigger brother, the Aventador. The Huracan is just as dramatic on the inside, thanks to a cockpit festooned with switches reminiscent of a jet fighter’s controls.

Lamborghini

Huracan LP610-4 Spyder


Details

Engine: 5,204cc, 40 valves, V10

Power: 610bhp at 8,250rpm

Torque: 560Mn at 6,500rpm

0-100km/h: 3.2secs

Top Speed: 325km/h

Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch

Fuel Consumption: 12 litres/100km

CO2 Emissions: 280g/km

Price: upon enquiry


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A 3-litre turbo-diesel provides the Maserati Levante Diesel up to 600Nm from 2,000rpm and a zero to 100km/hr time of 6.9 seconds. That engine paired to a silky eight-speed automatic transmission, which is appropriate, owing to the silkiness of the diesel powerplant. Gone are the days of smoky, rattly diesels.

Maserati

Levante


Details

Engine: 2,987cc, 24-valves, V6, turbo-diesel

Power: 275bhp at 4,000rpm

Torque: 600Nm at 2,000-2,600rpm

0-100km/h: 6.9 seconds

Top Speed: 230km/hr

Transmission: Eight-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption: 7.2 litres/100km

CO2 Emissions: 189g/km

Price: On application


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Like all Ghiblis before it, the third-generation model is rather capable when the roads get twisty. Its twin-turbocharged 3-litre V6 engine develops 350bhp and is mounted well behind the front axle for better weight distribution. It is, for all intents and purposes, like a mid-engined supercar.

Maserati

Ghibli


Details

Engine: 2,979cc, 24-valves, V6, turbocharged

Power: 350bhp at 5,500rpm

Torque: 500Nm at 4,500rpm

0-100km/h: 5.5 seconds

Top Speed: 267km/hr

Transmission: Eight-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption: 8.9 litres/100km

CO2 Emissions: 207g/km

Price: S$399,800 (including COE, excluding options)


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No matter the terrain, the Range Rover Sport Diesel delivers imperiousness. That’s helped along by the monster pulling power of its diesel engine that delivers peak torque of 700Nm and thanks to the low-rev punch of a diesel powerplant, you can be spared engine histrionics when charging hard.

Range Rover

Sport Diesel


Details

Engine: 2,993c, 24-valves, V6, turbo-diesel

Power: 306bhp at 4,000rpm

Torque: 700Nm at 2,000rpm

0-100km/h: 7.2 seconds

Top Speed: 260km/hr

Transmission: Eight-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption: 7.5 litres/100km

CO2 Emissions: 210g/km

Price: S$380,999 (including COE, excluding options)


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