Oh boy! How about 300km/h, topless, in McLaren’s V8 supercar

All the exhilaration of open-air high-speed driving Third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sport Series product family Retractable hard-top tech proven in other McLaren Spiders WOKING, England – The just-launched 2017 McLaren 570S Spider has all the dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé but with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. The cars are hand-assembled in Woking, England, and the 570S…

Lexus LC 500 Coupe: Cape Town launch for Japan’s finest

Flagship joins global grand-touring coupes 351kW V8 and 10-speed auto transmission New multimedia and safety technology CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Lexus, a sub-brand of the giant Toyota organisation and now generally recognised as builder of some of the world’s most superb automobiles’, has brought a concept car to life. It’s now simply the supercar,…

R6.2m Ferrari GTC4 Lusso gets Champagne welcome in Cape Town

Ferrari’s latest supercar up close and personal SA launch coincides with opening of Waterfront showroom Ferrari GTC4 Lusso – four folk and their luggage CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The latest addition to the Ferrari range made its official debut on South African soil as Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer, revealed a whole new…

New 221kW engine joins Jaguar F-Type range

Jaguar F-Type gains four-cylinder turbo Ingenium engine At 221kW, most powerful four in a production Jag 0-100km/h in 5.7sec, top speed 249km/h PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has widened the appeal of its F-Type range with a four-cylinder Ingenium turbopetrol engine capable of 221kW/400Nm, 100km/h in 5.7sec, and 249km/h. “The car,” Jaguar SA says, “is an…

Toyota 86: Five years old, so it’s time for a makeover

Revised body styling, especially at the front Sticking to ‘purest pleasures of driving’ New thin-spoked gunmetal alloy wheel rims DURBAN, South Africa – While the definition of a sports car is not a precise one, what is fact is that since the very first automobile made its debut engineers, designers and creators have constantly been…

10 special Aston Red Arrows take flight in UK

Limited-edition Vanquish S inspired by RAF Third Q to be produced by Aston Martin 10th unit to raffled by RAF Benevolent Fund GAYDON, England – Spectacular British aviation skills, Aston Martin says, were the inspiration for the brand’s latest ‘Q by Aston Martin’ creation – the Vanquish S Red Arrows edition. The Red Arrows is…

Honda SI Coupe and Sedan set for launch this week

All-new, high-tech, special tyres option Most sporty and agile Civic yet with Si badge First look at the Si in sedan guise TORRANCE, California – The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan will make their first appearance this week (April 6 2017) in a dynamic video reveal on Honda’s YouTube channel  at…

Tired E-Type Jaguars get claws re-sharpened

First Reborn initiative for Jaguar Classic rebuilds Initial batch of 10 fully restored Series 1 at Essen First E-type Reborn is a 1965 Series 1 4.2 coupe JAGUAR CLASSIC will debut its first ‘Reborn’ Jaguar E-Type at a Techno-Classica show in Essen, Germany, from April 5-9 when the first batch of 10 expertly sourced and comprehensively restored…

New SuperJags set to contest ’17 Simola Hillclimb

Latest Jaguar F-Type to debut – and race SVR Coupé, SVR Convertible, 400 Sport entered Jaguar / GoPro ReRun app records performance KNYSNA, Western Cape – Jaguar, one of the main sponsors of the event, will bring its latest model of the million-rand+ F-Type to the 2017 Simola Hillclimb event. It will be the car’s…

Mazda MX-5 sportster goes hard-top

Fastback looks for hard-top MX-5 convertible 2016 World Car of the Year for online buying Change your car in only 13 seconds JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Mazda Southern Africa has at last launched the clever Mazda MX-5 RF – it stands for Retractable Fastback – but through a digital retail event which takes users directly…

Ford GT tops McLaren and Ferrari in track test

Fastest Ford production car at 347.6km/h Segment’s most advanced active suspension Optimum downforce and balance at any speed DEARBORN, Michigan – Ford says the engine in its new Ford GT is its most powerful EcoBoost unit yet and, with its aerodynamics and top speed of 347.6km/h, the car is the fastest production Ford yet. In…

Coming soon: The next Jaguar F-Type

New exterior for 400 Sport launch edition F-Type, F-Type R-Dynamic give more choice Touch Pro infotainment system on every unit 2017 JAGUAR F-TYPE Image: Jaguar Cars / Newspress LONDON, England – Jaguar’s all-aluminium two-seater F-Type has, since launch in 2012, established itself as the best-selling sport car in its segment in Britain – its home…