McLaren Senna: All about ‘the ultimate road-legal track car’

Four-litre twin-turbo V8 most powerful road McLaren yet Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive ‘the optimum configuration’ Priced 2017 at equivalent of R13.9-million in Britain LONDON, England The McLaren Senna, its maker says, has been designed, engineered and developed with single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate track-concentrated McLaren for the road. “It’s legal for road use,” the supercar…

Mazda puts cherry on the top of MX-5 special edition

Powered by 120kW, two-litre, SkyActiv-G engine Cherry-coloured roof, BBS rims, leather seats Special version of fourth-generation convertible LONDON, England – Mazda UK says it will bring a burst of colour to the MX-5 sport-car range in March 2018 with the launch of a Z-Sport special edition. The cars will identify themselves with a deep-cherry red…

US West Coast launch for Gen 3 Mercedes supercoupe

Choice of three engines – petrol or diesel Great connectivity through 34cm screen Global market launch set for March 2018. LOS ANGELES, California – Mercedes-Benz has chosen the 2017 auto show here to launch the third-generation CLS four-door supercoupe with a new design idiom The first generation, launched in 2004, was a mid-size but luxury four-door fastback…

Special Ferrari FXX-K Evo to star in UK autoshow

XX car has 6.3 V12, battery boost, more downforce Ferrari FXX-K Evo joins the 488 Challenge On show at UK Autosport International Jan 11-14 LONDON, England – The new Ferrari FXX-K Evo is the third – and latest – Prancing Horse to be confirmed for the main feature at Europe’s biggest pre-season motorsport show, Autosport…

Jaguar 2.0 Ingenium: Got a million bucks hanging around?

Turbo four-cylinder Ingenium engine for 250km/h F-Type Coupé 2.0 completes SA 2018 Jaguar range Five-year warranty and all other stuff PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar’s F-Type is now available in South Africa with a two-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium engine – said by Jaguar SA to be the most powerful four-cylinder engine yet for a Jaguar. The…

BMW 6 Series GT: Diesel or petrol for new big tourer

New take from BMW on the classic fastback Two engine choice for now – petrol or diesel? More high-tech, driving assistance PRETORIA, Gauteng – BMW SA is presenting what it describes as “an extensively updated successor to one of the most creative vehicle concepts of recent years” -which the automaker says blends the long-distance comfort…

Kia Stinger: Korean clout to challenge Ford and Nissan

Kia’s first grand tourer out in RHD UK Three turbo engines, each eight-speed auto State-of-art driving aids, connectivity LONDON, England – Not long ago it was a concept (see below), first shown at the Frankfurt auto show, but now Kia has joined the big names of sport cars to put its Stinger GT in showrooms…

Performance pack upgrade already for Golf R

Optional Performance Pack available to order Titanium exhaust  saves 7kg, brakes another 2kg Speed-limiting removed for hatch and wagon MILTON KEYNES, England – The Volkswagen Golf R with 4Motion all-wheel drive, recently relaunched with redesigned bumpers, new diode headlights, sweeping indicators and an ‘active’ data display has been made even more attractive. Now there’s a…

Classy sport car: Check what 2018 Audi S4 has to offer

Audi’s S4 icon gets major 2018 upgrade Freewheeling new car to save on fuel 350mm discs with black or red six-piston calipers. JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – There’s a new king-of-the-road among the 2018 Audi S4 range and its packing a new engine, light design and innovative technology from the full-size sedan. Yet another model to add…

‘Ultimate’ Vanquish: Aston Martin’s classic farewell

‘Ultimate’ edition based on Vanquish S Coupe / Volante Carbon-fibre side strake with rose gold ‘Ultimate’ decal Three paint schemes for 175 global units GAYDON, England – What’s said to be one of the world’s great Super GT cars is the Aston Martin Vanquish. Sad, but it won’t be around for much longer, so the…

BMW M4 CS: See for yourself at Kyalami muscle weekend

Another premium M Sport flyer from BMW It’s a very limited edition so get in quick Fully road legal – but all ready to race KYALAMI RACETRACK, Gauteng – One of the most anticipated BMW M models of 2017 has arrived in South Africa. It’s the M4 CS and it was unveiled here today (Oct…

Keen to race? Entries open for 2018 Knysna Simola Hillclimb

Next Jaguar Simola Hillclimb dates; May 4-6 2017 Find your entry applications here Invitational events again Classic Car Friday  KNYSNA, South Africa – Entry lists have opened for the ninth 2018 Simola Hillclimb which in 2017 drew 15 000 spectators to the high ground adjacent to one of the most beautiful river estuaries in the…