BMW M2 CS: Another hotshot from BMW M set for 2020

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – BMW M has completed another step in the evolution of the BMW M2 and it’s due for global launch during 2020 – a high-performance M2 CS  coupe which, its maker says, ”blends racetrack optimisation with everyday usability as the most capable version of M’s smallest model”. Power and torque are…

First look for clients as Ferrari launches new Roma

ROME, Italy – The Ferrari Roma has been revealed during a dedicated client event held here in Italy’s iconic capital. The new mid-front engined 2+2 coupé is said to have refined proportions and timeless design ”combined with unparalleled performance and handling”. The automaker told The Corner in a media release: ”The Ferrari Roma is not…

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…