50 years on: The Nissan GT-R era of perfection speeds on

Five decades’ experience goes into new GT-R Several versions of anniversary driving gem Two spec levels – with multi-million prices ROSSLYN, South Africa – Few vehicles in the world can be instantly identified by just three letters but to motoring enthusiasts everywhere GT-R has its own exalted space that involves excitement, high-performance and refinement. So,…

Facelift time for Audi’s two hotshot TT performers

Sporty design elements, dynamic appearance S tronic transmissions, sporty performance Comprehensive standard equipment CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Audi’s TT coupes, the third generation, has arrived in South Africa stage with a face-lifted appearance, sporty and refined exterior, more engine power and an extended range of standard equipment. Aluminium elements in the driver-orientated cabin, the…

Audi’s luxury S7 coupe: What we can look forward to…

Five-door coupe gets S design elements Twin-turbo 2.9-litre better than predecessor S sport package delivers enhanced driving dynamics HERNDON, Virginia – An all-new 2020 Audi S7 Sportback has been launched in the US with, its maker says, ”even more performance and innovative technologies”, a dynamic design, sportier driving experience, excellent functionality, and five seats. The…

Tale of the Stinger: How a Kia show beauty was created

Stiffer and lighter to create a track-day monster Tuning creates a huge increase in power output Stinger GT420 had its debut at Silverstone on July 24 2019 LONDON, England – Most off-the-cuff remarks, or pie-in-the-sky ideas, are dismissed as soon as they’re suggested but, so long as you’ve the time and budget, things can be…

BMW US updates its 8-Series convertibles and coupes for 2020

WOODCLIFF GLADE, New Jersey – BMW America has added the inline, six-cylinder,  840i and 840i xDrive Coupes and Convertibles to its 2020 8 Series model year range. They join the recently announced 840i and 840i xDrive Gran Coupes and the eight-cylinder M850i xDrive Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe models for 2020. Production for all the…

Speed-freak Eisenberg burns up beach to top records

LONDON, England – Record-breaker Zef Eisenberg has raced into the history books with speed records on the vast Pendine Sands on Britain’s South Wales coast. He scored: Fastest sand speed record yet achieved by a wheel-powered vehicle at 534km/h. Fastest flying quarter (one way) wheel-powered record at 427km/h Fastest flying mile (one way) wheel-powered record…

Yee-hah! Mustang gallops to world best-selling sport coupe

National Mustang Day celebrates road icon’s 55th birthday. More than 2600 Mustangs sold in South Africa since 2016 Fourth consecutive year as ‘world’s best-selling sport coupe’ DEARBORN, Michigan – If you’re lucky enough to be driving your own latest Ford Mustang here in South Africa take heart that on the Mustang’s 55th anniversary people like…

Book review (of sorts): ‘A Cat to Kill For’

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – At times we here at Carman’s Corner get tired of editing feature about cars and motorcycles and motorsport so… here’s a punt for a book. About cars… A Cat to Kill For Gavin Campbell runs a small and struggling classic car dealership in the historic village of Watkins Glen, New…

Exclusive for SA: Only eight of 400 BMW M850i xDrive coupe

Collector’s dream: A super unique BMW 8 Series Individual specifications for luxury cabin Twin-turbo, 390kW, eight-cylinder, petrol engine MUNICH, Germany – A special run of only 400 BMW 8 Series coupes badged as M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition will be released in April-June 2019 with a promise of ”maximum exclusivity due to its individual configuration”….

Lexus LC 500 Inspiration: US launch for third in range

‘Limited-production coupe, awesome design’ US to get ‘Flare Yellow’ paint job in US. Unique interior, custom colours, upholstery CHICAGO, Illinois – Lexus says it will bring some heat to the 2019 Chicago auto show with the first public appearance of its 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Edition. It’s the third car in the Lexus Inspiration Series…

Lambo to the slaughter: R3.5m supercar trashed on UK freeway

LONDON, England – Not the best thing to happen to anybody just before Christmas… but the good news is that the driver survived and, The Corner hopes, turned up back home for Christmas lunch. The R3.5-million Lamborghini sports car crashed in daylight off the M62 freeway which crosses England from Liverpool in the north-west to…

Coming soon: Jaguar F-Type rally cars to celebrate 70 years

Rally models scheduled  for Jaguar’s 70th birthday Design cues from Chequered Flag Limited Edition One-off specials pay homage to 1948 sport cars PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has developed two F-Type Convertible rally cars with design cues from the F-Type Chequered Flag Limited Edition to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since…