Firemen and hot cars: Get to the Cape’s Killarney auto show

Flameboyant firemen for Killarney extravaganza Get to the annual motor show on November 4 Test a car, take a ride,  listen to the bands, chill CAPE TOWN, Western Cape – Which youngster hasn’t wanted to get up close to firefighters and their tenders? Here’s a chance: get to the 2018 Killarney Motor Show at Cape…

UK-France convoy shows 50 years of driving in luxury

Eight historic models on XJ European tour Celebratory fleet included every generation of XJ Unique convoy visited important locations PARIS, France – A unique convoy representing the past and present of the Jaguar XJ was driven from Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in England to the 2018 Paris auto show to celebrate 50 years of the…

Mercedes names its new hypercar: simply, ‘Mercedes-AMG One’

Yes, it’s real – the AMG hypersupercar Supercar from Mercedes ready for Paris show Road and track done – now it’s a truck ride AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG ONE. That’s now officially the name of Mercedes-Benz’ future hypercar as it’s prepared for it ”reveal” at the 2018 Paris auto show. AMG says the  badging represents the…

Nissan goes stargazing with specially adapted Navara

Nissan unveils bakkie concept in Germany Stargazing behind new Dark Sky concept Super-tough Navara for  belly-ripping conditions HANNOVER, Germany – Nissan has unveiled two vehicles at the Hannover auto show – a Navara Dark Sky concept and a Nissan Navara N-Guard. Each claims to highlight the brand’s bakkies versatility; the load-carriers have, Nissan says, seen sales grow…

Pininfarina superhypercar set for Pebble Beach reveal

‘Most powerful Italian sport car yet’ 150 PF0 hypercars to be created from 2020 Futuristic new interior images presented MONTEREY, California – A full-size design concept of the Automobili Pininfarina PF0 luxury electric hypercar will be presented at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ahead of its official launch at the 2019 Geneva auto show. Sadly, the…

Family reunion: Supra Generation 5 howls up The Hill

World first – five generations of Supra reunion UK Supramenists get access to A90 Supra prototype Sport car shown by chief engineer Tetsuya Tada LONDON, England – A small group of UK Toyota Supra owners are among the first in the world to get close up and personal with the prototype next version of the…

Porsche 911 Speedster concept marks 70 years of history

Meet another Speedster in the Porsche mould It’s ‘the essence’ of what the brand means No top – just a tonneau cover for the rain ATLANTA, Georgia – Porsche has unveiled a beautiful concept as part of the 70th anniversary of its sport cars: a 911 Speedster Concept as a drivable vision of a particularly…

SuperVolvo for China: Lights, audio, action – for one

Ultra-luxury limo for the exec with everything Designed for one passenger – or two at a squeeze Lights, perfume – and perhaps a little action? JOHANNSBURG, Gauteng – Vovo has revealed its S90 Ambience concept, an ”industry-first sensory experience that synchronises video, sound and scent to define car luxury”, ahead of its public debut at…

You agree? UK show says this is the finest car yet made

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker ‘Boat Tail’ for UK show Returning to the UK for first time in 60 years  Back to original car – right down to the paint job LONDON, England – It’s going back to UK for first time in 60 years after a monster restoration – meet the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ‘Best…

Nissan Leaf earns ‘World Green Car of Year’ title

NEW YORK – The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf has been named 2018 World Green Car at the 2018 New York auto show – a vehicle claimed by its maker to be ”the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our vision for changing how cars are powered and driven”. This second generation of the game-changing small car…

New Maserati Levant stars at ’18 New York auto show

Top-of-the-line Levante makes waves in New York Most powerful, fastest, production Maserati yet Trofeo unit at New York tagged for US buyers NEW YORK – Maserati has today (March 29 2018), at the New York auto show, revealed the first Levante to have a V8 engine. It’s the Levante Trofeo, described by the Italian automaker…

New Ducati Scrambler 1100: Don’t do this at home

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special on Audi Geneva stand Ducati sound, plenty torque, high-quality components Expected to be with dealers starting mid-March BORGO  PANIGALE, Bologna – Ducati is  at the 2018 Geneva auto show with what it describes as ”one of the most interesting and eagerly awaited bikes in the new range”. The Italian bikemaker is…