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…

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…

Coming soon! Return of the Kyalami 9 Hour after 37 years

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Kyalami 9 Hour, last raced in South Africa 37 years ago, is to return  during the 2019 racing season to join the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour, California 8-Hour, Total 24-Hour of Spa and Suzuka 10-Hour on 2019’s Pirelli Intercontinental GT Challenge  schedule. This event will be raced at Kyalami over November 21-23 and, besides…

Lotus Evija: Pure electric ‘hypercar’ punts 1470kW – and 400km range

World’s most powerful series production road car 0-100km/h in less than three seconds, top speed 320km/h Battery driving range target 400km, all hand-made LONDON, England – An all-new Lotus Evija sport car, claiming the title ”World’s first fully electric British hypercar”,  has been revealed with an electric drivetrain capable of 1470kW. ”Quite simply,” the British…

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…

Coming Lexus LC Convertible launches over The Hill

Lexus confirms convertible version of flagship LC coupe Debut on The Hill at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed Start of production expected in near future GOODWOOD, England – Visitors to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK saw the world debut of a Lexus LC Convertible prototype in action on the famous The…

Jaguar Land Rover share their latest wares at Goodwood Festival

LONDON, England – Jaguar and sister automaker Land Rover debuted a series of models at the 2019 ”annual celebration of all things automotive” – the Goodwood Festival of Speed over July 4-7. Continuing the most demanding test regime of any pre-production Land Rover to date, a camouflaged prototype Defender put its on-road dynamic abilities to…

New limited-edition Renault Megane RS Trophy by end 2019

PARIS, France – The latest Renault Megane RS Trophy R is, its maker says, ”the most high-performance production car we’ve put on the market”. The cars have their roots in Renault’s motorsport story and, the automaker says, ”perpetuate the record-breaking Mégane RS with the technology and knowhow Renault Sport has developed on the racetrack”. This…

Ferrari F8 Tributo: Celebration of spotted-cat excellence now in SA

‘Best eight-cylinder in the world’… and 340km/h from the 536kW V8 turbo First model in a proposed new line of bodies JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history is now available in South Africa: The car, the Italian automaker says, ”represents the highest…

New Jaguar XE for SA: See how it’s a hyper-real work of art

Jaguar orders unique hyper-real artworks of new XE  3 hyper-real images show updated sport sedan Giant canvases took 140 hours to capture detail PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar SA has revealed its new XE sedan in unique fashion by commissioning a series of highly detailed paintings which blur the lines between art and reality. The…

New Jaguar Touring spec ‘world’s fastest production sedan’

Fixed spoilers but seriously exclusive 0-100km/h in 3.7sec, top speed 300km/h Want one? Only 15 to be built – all LHD PRETORIA, South Africa – Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations division has developed a less macho, road-orientated, version of the extreme XE SV Project 8 that sports a discreet rear spoiler, has a covert design, and…

Slippin’ ‘n slidin’ – it’s the hot favourite for track-day training

Track days losing out to drift training UK racetracks smoking supercar lessons SIx-year-olds even playing passengers LONDON, England – Drifting, the ”art” of controlling a car thats spinning in circles, is now said to be the fastest-growing track-driving experience in the UK. Computer games such as Forza Motorsport and ‘Fast and the Furious‘ movies are…