Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 turboboost from Honeywell

Honeywell turbo boost for Ranger, BT-50 A little extra can take  boost to 200kW Promise of lower general fuel-consumption JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – TurboDirect in South Africa has introduced a PowerMax turbocharger upgrade for the 2011-2015 Ford Ranger 3.2 diesel engine to increase overall performance and flow by 20% and boost power from 147 to 172kW….

Blower problems? Go direct to, well, TurboDirect SA

Turbo problems – work with the experts OE equipment direct from manufacturers Turbo repairs, parts – even complete units JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Having trouble with or worried about the performance of the turbocharger on your vehicle or other industrial power sources or – worse –  the quality and  provenance of replacements? There is a solution……

Bond’s DB5 lives! Aston Martin to build 25 big-bucks copies

Aston Martin and Eon to create 25 Goldfinger DB5 cars Working gadgets to be developed for inclusion Cars to be assembled at original home of the DB5 GAYDON, England –  The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a collaboration by automaker Aston Martin and Eon Productions, maker of the ‘James Bond’ films. Following the successful…

Smokin’grass? Honda UK chasing motor-mower record

Honda UK wants to regain ‘fastest mower’record The target: a grass-smokin’ 240km/h Engine comes from Honda’s Fireblade SP motorcycle LONDON, England – Honda UK is aiming to take the world speed record for grass-smokin’ lawnmowers with a Mean Mower V2. The target? 240km/h The Mean Mower is being assembled by Team Dynamics, Honda’s British Touring…

Happy 25th, Mini! Special ragtop for 2018 and costs…

Quarter-century down the lines come new Mini The first convertibles were the rarest models Each of 300 2018 special editions to cost… LONDON, England – Mini UK is celebrating a key milestone with the 25th anniversary of the Mini convertible, and another ground-breaking landmark as the best-selling convertible model in the UK. First there was……

20 Jaguar i-Pace sedans all ready to race

I-Pace racecar shakedown, tyre tests, done World’s first production e-cars on way Jaguar Racing to work with M-Sport’s techies PRETORIA, Gauteng – The Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy will have its global public debut on the streets of Berlin on May 19 ahead of the FIA Formula E-Prix there. The standard version of the Jaguar I-Pace was…

Jaguar E-Type upgrades move Sixties icon with the times

E-Type UK – a leading authority in E-Type ownership Bringing a British icon into the 21st Century E-Type UK provides five-speed ‘box, fuel-injection LONDON, England – Probably the most iconic and beautiful cars of all time, the Jaguar E-Type from the early 1960’s,  is still hugely desirable for classic-vehicle enthusiasts and lovers of the British…

Kids could clean up with water-saving screen wipers

German juvenile geniuses score bigtime Auto refilling of screenwasher designed Why had nobody thought of this idea? BRENTWOOD, England – So, how come the brilliant brains of the automotive industry didn’t hit on this great idea despite 50 years of windscreen washers…? We just hope the kids’ve copyrighted it for, if they have, they’ll probably…

PIX! 2018 F1 Merc ‘safety car’ is most powerful yet

AMG power and handling for emergencies Safety car supported by a 300km/h ambulance ‘Formula 1 racetrack service for 22 years AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG will provide the most powerful ‘Official FIA F1 Safety Car’ yet for the 2018 Formula 1 season: the 430kW AMG GT R will have its public debut  at the Australian F1…

Rob adds Green might to Toyota’s V8 Cruiser

Rob Green makes tough-guy Cruiser tougher Find out what you get for R180 000 conversion 4.5 diesel V8 re-turbo’ed for soar in torque JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The ”bent eight ”, the media release tells The Corner, is no longer the preserve of the American Big 3 who made the configuration a synonym for grunt…

So, can you squeeze a V6 into a Citi Golf? Oh yeah…!

UITENHAGE, Eastern Cape – Car enthusiast Jamie Orr, using the hashtag #CitiGolfChallenge, is to take his beloved Citi Golf from South Africa to one of the biggest of Volkswagen fan events, the GTI Treffen in Wörthersee, Germany. The project started with shipping a Passat 3.6-litre VR6 engine with a Golf 4 VR5 transmission and limited-slip…