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…

Next BMW Z4: Green light for ‘pure driving pleasure’

‘Particularly important’ test stage at Miramas Next comes camouflage drives on autobahns Major focus is the new suspension system MUNICH, Germany – Long bonnet, short overhangs, low centre of gravity, soft top: despite the camouflage, the two-seater doing laps at the BMW test centre in Miramas in the south of France was instantly recognisable as…

Two decades on and Aston Martin to build 14 V600s classics

Spirit of 1998 V8 Aston Martin Vantage V600 breathes again  Seven coupes, seven roadsters, in limited run V12 engine – 450kW with seven-speed manual gearbox GAYDON, England – The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn as a customer-commissioned and limited run of an all-new Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the…

Taking the Arteon of VW autos to another level

Top-end 206kW 2.0 TSI makes 100 in 5.6sec Innovative technology, driving aids, debuted Wheelbase extended to make ‘excellent space’ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VWSA now has a supply of the latest version of the brand luxury-range Arteon sedan which it describes as ”a premium VW model with the the design of a sport car and…

Lexus ES: Generation 7 promises ‘new era of performance’

New dynamic capabilities, emotional design K platform = excellent rigidity, design freedom Longer shell means more rear legroojm AFTER SIX six generations of success in the mid-sized sedan category this the seventh-generation Lexus ES., its maker says, is ”forging a new and more ambitious path”. The car has an all-new chassis that allows more dynamic…

Global hat trick in sport coupe sales for Ford Mustang

Female buyers have boosted global sales Third consecutive year as best-selling coupe Read on to find out totals – and how SA did DEARBORN, Michigan – Global demand through 2017 for the Ford Mustang has steered the car to a third consecutive year as the wold’s best-selling sport coupe. How many? 125 809 Mustang coupes…

McLaren Special for Canada: Fancy a maple leaf on your car?

OTTAWA, Canada – British supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive, in partnership with Pfaff Automotive which distributes McLaren cars in Canada, have between them created five very special 570S Spiders to celebrate McLaren’s racing and road-car history in that country. The cars were developed using a ‘Bespoke’ service available through McLaren Special Operations – which, the automaker…

Two-door C-Class models are now even sportier

C-Class updates sport coupe / cabriolet Two engines – one from revered AMG Remote hood operation, more gadgets STUTTGART, Germany – Only weeks after the world premiere of an updated C-Class sedan and wagon comes the two-door version with a redesigned coupe and convertible. The automaker says ”sportiness and driving pleasure” have been enhanced with…

Geneva show ‘Concept Car of Year’ goes to…

Just the start – new style set for 2019 Second award for Mazda’s latest Kodo design Global design award ‘a true honour’ GENEVA, Switzerland – The Mazda Vision coupe has won “Concept Car of the Year” at the 11th annual Car Design Night Geneva at the March 2018 Geneva auto show. A panel of 18…

All-new Peugeot for launch at 2018 Geneva show

New Pug 508 goes radical fastback for Geneva show All-new model readied by middle of 2018 Four-door hatch, stylish design, D-segment PARIS, France – The 2018 Geneva auto show, Peugeot says, will see the French brand raise the bar in the D-segment with the world reveal of its all-new 508 four-door hatch, described as ”sporting a…

Audi Sportback goes live on SA’s Cape coast

New Audi A7 Sportback now available in UK First UK deliveries expected in April 2018 Digital controls, comprehensive connectivity CAPE TOWN, South Africa –  You might have seen them recently on the roads of the Western Cape… German licence places and the steering-wheel on the wrong side. Check the images! The cars were the coming…

Mazda Vision Coupe wins ‘most beautiful concept’ award

Japanese automaker’s second Festival win Prestige accolade for second time in three years Four-door shell embodies design – and history PARIS, France – Mazda’s Vision Coupe has won the title Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year at the 2018 International Automobile Festival here in the French capital. It was the 33rd such event and…