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…

Through dusty Death Valley in a BMW soft-top prototype

Extreme heat and dust test the soft top Electronic circuits subjected to 50C air Long-distance drives from mountains to sea MUNICH, Germany –  BMW has put its 8 Series convertible through intensive trials and test drives involving Las Vegas and Death Valley in the USA. The results, the automaker says, provided important information about the functional…

Toyota’s 86 sportster range drops to one model

Hotshot coupe gets motorsport tweaks Bigger brakes from House of Brembo New touchscreen; performance shocks JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – It was conceptualised as a driver’s car from the onset but believes its Toyota 86 is still singular in its combination of handling prowess, driver-focused dynamics and analogue drive feel. However, the the 86’s dynamic competencies have…

First pics: Ferrari launches special 488 Pista Spider

50th drop-top from the Maranello marque Benchmark for Ferrari for spider performance 540kW and ‘constantly increasing torque’ MARANELLO, Italy – The Prancing Horse brand’s new Special Series model, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, has been unveiled at annual Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in California. The car is the 50th drop-top model from Ferrari and…

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…

BMW seeking driving heaven on the Nordschleife hell run

BMW sends Threes to hell for testing Optimising ride comfort, dynamic performance ‘More potential for maximum transverse dynamics’ WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – The next generation of BMW’s 3 Series sedan has just completed ”crucial” final stages of suspension and chassis development testing ahead of production. The automaker said there was only one possible location…