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…

Get on the web! Build your own McLaren Spyder supercar

Digital configurator, all colours, all options Buyers can explore a myriad permutations Real McLaren 720S Spider will colst $315 000 ANYBODY with internet access can now create what McLaren calls ”their dream car” – a McLaren 720S Spider – using a two-dimensional configurator. The digital system can be accessed without restriction or password to let…

McLaren 720S Spider: 340km/h supercar for the road

McLaren’s ‘most accomplished’ supercar yet Open-air driving with dynamic performance Carbon-fibre body,  retractable hard-top LONDON, England – McLaren Automotive, British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance, sport and supercars, has expanded its Super Series family with the introduction of a second new model under a £1.2bn Track25 business plan. It’s claimed to be the brand’s most accomplished…

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign – with a mind-melting tag

Nissan confirms production of Nissan GT-R50 Car to celebrate double 50th anniversary Demand ‘greatly exceeds’ expectations YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has confirmed production of a Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign and opened order books for a 50-vehicle run. The car’s exterior, the automaker says – and the images confirm –  is virtually unchanged from the prototype shown in July…

Nismo Heritage is ‘Go!’ to supply GT performance parts

FAMOUS BADGE: It’s known globally as a sign of power and glorious driving. Image: Nissan ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan customers says owners can enjoy driving their performance cars longer thanks to a new parts replacement programme available in Japan. The parts went on sale in Japan on December  2018 as part of the newNismo Heritage…

Future-proofing Aston classics – a swoppable electric motor

EV solution cleared for Heritage Aston Martins Radical idea to cater for future fuel restrictions Electric motor will stand in for the original engine NEWPORT PAGNELL, England – Global interest in classic cars is said to be growing annually but that in heritage models is at a record high so Aston Martin Lagonda has a…

Next generation Porsche Macan for Los Angeles show

New styling and new technology Revised exterior design Fully connected, integrated satnav ATLANTA, Georgia – The newest version of the popular Porsche Macan sport utility vehicle will have its North American premiere during the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. Prominent among the changes, the automaker tells us, the 2019 Macan will have a new three-dimensional…

Home-built Super Subaru WRX – just call it a little gem

Superformance model celebrates 30 years Developed exclusively in South Africa Only 30 Limited Edition numbered models for SA JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – As a celebration of 30 years of STi, Subaru SA has created a WRX STi Diamond Edition, a super-sport sedan and the fastest STi yet assembled. If you want one then get yourself…

BMW M340i xDrive: ‘Extremely dynamic’ 3 ready for LA show

‘Extremely dynamic’ new sedan Three on way More torque from well-known straight six ‘Exceptionally sporty character’ for 2019 launch MUNICH, Germany – The new BMW 3 Series Sedan, the automaker says, is picking up speed on its way to its market launch in early 2019. That’s it above… cool, hey? It’s said to be ”an…

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…

Jaguar XE 300 Sport: Power and pace with classic grace

221kW two-litre, four-cylinder, Ingenium engine Enhanced interior and exterior elements Rear-wheel drive, 0-100km/h in 5.7sec PRETORIA, Gauteng – The Jaguar XE 300 Sport special edition with a unique combination of exterior design details and interior trim is now available in South Africa. As well as four exterior paint choices – red, black silver or white…

Jaguars gamble on a beach to lay double strand in the sand

Jaguar XE 300 Sport and XE SV Project 8 at the beach Agile handling twists a criss-cross on the sand Pendine Sands used for motorsport for century CARDIFF, Wales – Jaguar and a couple of expert drivers recently took a couple of days out in Wales in the UK to inscribe a gigantic double helix…