Maserati going electric – but the sound will be a whine

MODENA, Italy – Maserati has started testing of full-electric vehicles equipped with 100% Maserati technology developed at an Innovation Laboratory with emphasis on keeping the sound of its petrol engines. The test sled will be a Maserati Ghibli but the target will apparently be eight plug-in hybrid models and four full-electric cars. The next full-electric…

Plus 4 special edition for 70 years of Morgan magic

MALVERN, England – England’s Morgan Motor Company will celebrate 70 years of its most popular model, the Plus 4, with the creation of the Plus 4 70th Anniversary Edition. Which, looking at the two images, do your prefer…? The first Plus 4 was assembled by hand back in 1950 (interesting that Plus Fours is also…

BMW M2 CS: Another hotshot from BMW M set for 2020

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – BMW M has completed another step in the evolution of the BMW M2 and it’s due for global launch during 2020 – a high-performance M2 CS  coupe which, its maker says, ”blends racetrack optimisation with everyday usability as the most capable version of M’s smallest model”. Power and torque are…

Jaguar F-Type: Purity and style sweep into showrooms

PRETORIA, South Africa – Another automotive gem from Jaguar has just landed in South Africa bearing a fine heritage: it’s the new Jaguar F-Type and its maker believes it is more dramatic than ever while carrying ”the latest Jaguar design DNA in its purest form”. The proportions and lines are instantly recognisable as Jaguar, right…

New McLaren 620R puts GT4 race car legally on the road

SUPERCARMAKER McLaren has announced the 620R, what it describes as ”the first car in its class to offer true motorsport credentials in a fully road-legal package”. It’s a limited-edition coupé – only 350 will be assembled as evolutions of the competition specification of the McLaren 570S GT4 to deliver a race-car experience on either track…

2020 F-Type: ‘Beauty in purity’ for latest Jaguar sport car

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The latest Jaguar F-Type two-seat sport car, its maker says, ”looks more beautiful than ever and embodies Jaguar design in its purest form”. But you’ll have to wait until 2020 for deliveries. Well, it would, wouldn’t it? And has since it was launched as a two-door, soft-top, convertible or a…

Zebra racers ready for GT finale at Kyalami

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The Intercontinental GT Challenge will be in Africa for the first time this weekend (November 21-23) for the last meeting of its season. Audi Sport customer racing will be looking for its sixth title in the only worldwide GT3 racing series in South Africa. Two teams and six drivers will represent Audi…

Mustang Mach-E set to volt-bolt with battery in its bum

DEARBORN, Michigan – Ford’s all-new, all-electric SUV will don the iconic pony badge and the name Mustang Mach-E when reservations for the vehicle open after it its November 17 launch here. The all-electric Mustang Mach-E was launched during an event in Los Angeles with actor Idris Elba as the frontman. Reservations for the battery Mustang…

Pumping black power: RGB’s bolt-on beauties for VW

JOHANNESBURG,  South Africa – In time for Christmas 2019 Rob Green Motors is celebrating black… the black of glossy carbon-fibre that’s part of a replacement engine induction system from Goliath. The new induction system has been designed for the latest VW Polo GTI to our Goliath range, a growing array of power-boosting, carbon-fibre, cold-air induction…

First look for clients as Ferrari launches new Roma

ROME, Italy – The Ferrari Roma has been revealed during a dedicated client event held here in Italy’s iconic capital. The new mid-front engined 2+2 coupé is said to have refined proportions and timeless design ”combined with unparalleled performance and handling”. The automaker told The Corner in a media release: ”The Ferrari Roma is not…

GranTurismo Zéda: Tribute to Maseratis of the past

MODENA, Italy – Maserati has taken another step towards a new chapter of its story with the unveiling of a special GranTurismo Zéda to mark the end of production of the Maserati GranTurismo. The new car, the automaker says, coincides with the brand’s recent announcement of more production innovation as renovation work goes ahead at…

Toyota GR Supra GT4 ready for global racetracks

LONDON, England – Toyota Gazoo Racing has confirmed that it will start sales of GR Supra GT4*1, a race car for customer teams, in March 2020 in Europe, expanding to the US by August and to Japan and Asia in October. The cars will be based, Toyota says, on the GR Supra – Gazoo’s first…