People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.
Here’s a look at what happened on the week of March 12 in years past.
12 March 2018: RUF SCR revealed in Geneva
Almost exactly one year after revealing the reborn CTR in Geneva, RUF has whipped the covers off its big-money, lightweight take on the Porsche 911.The modern iteration is significantly more powerful. Its naturally-aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine produces 380kW of power and 470Nm of torque, put to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. Top speed is a suitably impressive 320km/h.
14 March 2017: Mazda planning Apple CarPlay, Android Auto rollout
The spokesperson added that both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto "should be retroactively upgradable onto all Mazda Connect systems with a potentially minimal hardware addition needed", meaning existing owners should be able to have their infotainment systems updated to offer the software.
10 March 2016: PSA publishes first 'real world' consumption data
PSA Peugeot Citroen has published what it claims are real-world fuel consumption figures for three of its most popular models, following an announcement late last year that it would commit to greater transparency with buyers.
11 March 2015: Audi Q8 'Coupe' on the way
The expansion focuses on SUVs, with the Mini Countryman-rivalling Q1 confirmed for 2016 and the large Q8 a little further down the track. The Q8 will be based on the new Q7, but will replace that car’s conservative family-focus with something sportier.
14 March 2013: Audi RS6 sets 335km/h world record, on ice
Completed on a 12km ice track in the Gulf of Bothnia between Finland and Sweden, driver Janne Laitinen pushed the second-generation Audi RS6 to a new world record speed of 335.713km/h.It's no surprise that Laitinen looks fairly relaxed behind the wheel of the 426kW/650Nm 5.0-litre twin-turbo V10-powered all-paw Audi super sedan, with the Finn holding the previous record, set in the same car in March 2011, of 331.61km/h.