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MORGAN MODERNISES, COMMO CRASHES, MAC THE KNIFED, A ND... A HELMET

13%

If ever you needed a stark illustration of how the Holden Commodore has fallen from grace, that figure up there is it. In February 2020, the Commodore shifted a paltry 132 units. That’s less than five per day across the eight states and territories. What’s more, it’s a mere 1.3 percent of the VT Commodore’s 10,028 sales in March 1998. Put another way, the ZB Commo would need to be on sale for six years and four months to equal the registrations the VT racked up in a heady 31 days in autumn ’98.

Guten Morgan

Some 84 years of tradition comes to an end this year when the last ladder-framed Morgan rolls out of Malvern Link in the UK. The final Morgan Classic will be replaced by the all-new Plus Four and Plus Sixes, riding on an aluminium CX chassis and powered by BMW four- or six-pot units. The factory is currently looking at ADR compliance for the new models, but a few run-out editions of the Classic are still available locally, starting at $96,300.

STING IN THE TAIL

With the Geneva show imploding due to the coronavirus alert, McLaren’s launch of its 765 Longtail returned Woking. As the name suggests, the 765LT packs in another 45 horses over the 720S, lifting peak power to metric 563kW. Capable of flashing to 200km/h in a 7.2 seconds, the 765LT cleaves 80kg away with a titanium exhaust, Lexan windows, a thinner windscreen more carbonfibre parts. The pinnacle of the Super Series, only 765 units will be built, in two colours (Nardo Orange and Smoked White) unique to this model. to a mere and

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A DORK WHEN...

... buying a VR gaming helmet becomes an entirely reasonable option. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Okay, there’s plenty wrong with that, but Stilo will sell you an ST5VR lid, specially designed to plug an Oculus Rift VR headset into its frontal aperture. You’ll need to fork out $507 for the privilege, which may well be a small price to pay if you’re liable to become disorientated playing racing VR games, step up from your gaming rig and fall through a glass coffee table. For the rest of us, it rates alongside the Puma Gaming Sock as a sim retail opportunity too far.

The Chopper. Get to it

“We win and we lose together. Just take it one by one. Let’s crush them”