Monday September 22, 2003
The twin engine Hoggar Dune Buggy concept from Peugeot was among the highlights at this month's Frankfurt International motor show. Recently featured in Gizmo 6, the low-slung, 2-seater unusual uses of two HDi engines - one at the front, and the other at the rear - to achieve the attributes of a four-wheel drive.
Fitted with environmentally friendly particulate filters, the two engines in tandem develop power of around 266kW, with a phenomenal torque of 800 Nm.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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