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…

Porsche Cayenne S Coupe: More engine power, rear seats available

ATLANTA, Georgia – The 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe is now available to order in a number of markets with the same 2.9-litre, twin-turbo, V6 engine as the standard Cayenne S that makes 324kW from 5700-6600rpm and 550Nm from 1800-5500rpm. Power reaches all wheels through an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission and Porsche Traction Management all-wheel…

Creating beauty: 65-year-old Jaguar XK reborn for racing

1954 XK120 back to ‘bespoke’ specification 2700 man-hour job makes race-read beauty Original 3.4-litre six-cylinder XK engine rebuilt LONDON, England – Jaguar Classic has completed restoration of an XK120 sports car restoration commissioned by British life-long Jaguar enthusiast David Gandy. The 11-month project, which was a close collaboration between Gandy and Jaguar Classic’s experts at…

Racing Renée: Passion for Porsche and fighting child trafficking

Valkyrie Racing making history in vintage 356 Porsche Record six races on seven continents by 2020 Defeating child-trafficking all part of the plan LOS ANGELES,  California – When Colorado-based philanthropist and mother-of-four RenéeBrinkerhoff (right) decided to race in the legendary and dangerous La Carrera Panamericana rally in 2013 aged 57 she was a racetrack rookie….

VW going for Nürburg record: Can YOU beat lap time?

First look at Volkswagen ID. R battery-car racer Target is the Nürburgring electric-car lap record New racer can now be driven virtually – try it! WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen has presented the continuously developed version of its ID. R, a fully-electric race car and the racing flagship of the future fully electric product family from…

2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo: Hot and fresh from New York show

‘Pursuing more driving pleasure’ Bigger brakes for track performance Carbon-fibre figures greatly in the shell NEW YORK – Nissan’s 2020 GT-R Nismo debuted mid-April 2019 at the New York auto show with race-car-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements that, the automaker says, ”maximisese its exhilarating performance”. The car was showcased alongside the new 50th Anniversary Edition…

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…

Fiat Spider goes turbo for US show with Urbana Edition

Urbana Edition offers unique sporty look-and-feel Most powerful four-cylinder turbo in class Only model with turbocharged power standard AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – Fiat America has announced a range of models from the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition., and they are beautiful and they will be displayed at the 2019 New York auto show. The…

Baby Bugatti II: Century-old race replicas – see how much!

GENEVA, Switzerland – The car that took Automobiles Ettore Bugatti to fame in the 1920s, the Bugatti Type 35, is seen by many as the most successful racing car of all time with about 2000 professional and amateur races – sometimes 14 in one week. In 1926 Ettore and his son Jean decided to build…

Ferrari V8 Tributo: ‘Benchmark for all sport car engines’

Uncompromising layout and engine Most powerful and best Ferrari engine yet  530kW / 770Nm confirmed performance MARANELLO, Italy – Ferrari has released the first official images of its F8 Tributo, a mid- rear-engined sport car that, the automaker says, ”represents the highest expression of our  classic  two-seater  Berlinetta”. The  name  is said to pay homage…

‘Value-for-money’ Toyota GR Supra GT4 concept ready to race

Supra concept at Geneva for new series Read-to-race car for GT4 amateur racers Regulations will balance the racing code GENEVA, Switzerland – Toyota will debut its GR Supra GT4 concept at the 2019 edition of the annual world auto show here on March 5. Awesome, hey? The car, Toyota says, is a ”design and engineering study”…

Nissan plans to go big at Geneva ’19

GENEVA, Switzerland – Nissan will reveal the real version of this IMQ concept crossover at the 2019 Geneva auto show. It’s described as an ”all-new” vehicle that ”embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and gives a hint of what might one day be in your driveway”. READ MORE Nissan features on Carman’s Corner Hope…