Mazda puts cherry on the top of MX-5 special edition

Powered by 120kW, two-litre, SkyActiv-G engine Cherry-coloured roof, BBS rims, leather seats Special version of fourth-generation convertible LONDON, England – Mazda UK says it will bring a burst of colour to the MX-5 sport-car range in March 2018 with the launch of a Z-Sport special edition. The cars will identify themselves with a deep-cherry red…

GT-R grows up! Gazoo racing brand honoured by GR HV

GR HV to honour Toyota motorsport and sport cars Second show car for people who love work and play World premier will be at 2017 Tokyo auto show TOKYO, Japan – Toyota is about to unveil what it calls “a dramatic open-top sport car concept”, said to have been inspired by the company’s involvement in endurance…

Ford road trips: Hot GT cruises cold Arctic highway (V)

Ford GT star of latest Ford video on Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads Supercar island-hops Norway’s coast on Atlantic Ocean Road Lap record scored on little-known Arctic Circle Raceway COLOGNE, Germany – Could this be the perfect road trip? A promenade of one of the world’s least-travelled coast roads followed by a record-breaking blast around a…

News of special new Smart babies at Frankfurt

Convertible, two or four seats, engine choice Special Brabus edition – but only 150 units Fun city car goes ‘high tech and índividualilzed’ FRANKFURT, Germany – The Mercedes Smart stand at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show is showing a two-seat convertible and a four-seat sedan and, with the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo, is presenting a…

Mercedes-AMG brings Formula 1 tech to the road

Hybrid top speed beyond 350km/h Full Formula 1 tech in road-going machine 750kW on call, V8 1.6-litre turbo engine FRANKFURT / AFFALTERBACH, Germany – The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is celebrating its world première at the Frankfurt auto show as “a two-seater supersports show-car” based on Formula 1 hybrid technology. And if you’ve any doubt about…

Play nicely, now – 999 Audi R8 units to be RWD

R8 Coupe / Spyder first rear-drive Audis and a limited edition 50kg lighter than R8 Coupé V10, 40kg less than Spyder ‘It’s been made for purists’ says Audi boss NECKARSULM, German – Audi Sport is extending its beautiful R8 sports car series with two rear-wheel drive derivatives… 999 of them, but before you get a…

Battery Jag puts new spark into E-Type classic

Battery Jag is faster than original to 100km/h Classic Sixties E-type gets new-century makeover Future restorations could use the same motor PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover Classic will present a battery-powered Jaguar E-type at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest when it opens in London on September 8 2017. An electric E-Type… how come?…

Special Roadsters in SA to celebrate 50 years of AMG

Three half-century supercars from AMG Already in SA – plutocrats, check the prices Racing tech, superluxury – and convertibles AFFALTERBACH, Germany – The house of Mercedes-AMG has just launched in South Africa an Exclusive equipment package for its AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50, bringing three new members to the AMG GT family – an…

New Ferrari V8: 320km/h Portofino has room for four

‘Unique combination of sportiness, elegance, comfort’ Most powerful Ferrari V8 engine yet Chassis lighter, but stiffer, than California T MARANELLO, Italy – The Ferrari Portofino is a new V8 GT claiming from the outset that it will dominate its segment with its combination of sportiness, elegance and comfort. This modest blog isn’t going to argue…

‘Soft-top’ joins Toyota Aygo X-Cite range

Full suite of crash protection equipment Power-operated sliding fabric roof Black X still marks the Toyota nose TOTOTA SA HAS introduced yet another version of its Aygo X-Cite to a model line-up which already includes the Aygo and Aygo X- Play Black and, yes, it’s a semi-convertible with a power-operated, full-length, canvas roof. It’s described…

Fancy a yacht you can drive? Try the Bentley Galene…

Limited edition the Continental GT Convertible ‘Maritime opulence, exquisite material detailing’ Walnut timber for the luxury boot floor CREWE, England – Bentley Motors has announced a limited-edition model – only 30 cars will be fed to qualifying buyers – called the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition. Bodymaker Mulliner says the styling motifs are supposed to…