All-wheel steering for all-new Renault Megane Sport (V)

Mégane Renault Sport offers Sport or Cup chassis Manual or efficient dual-clutch auto available Hülkenberg tests the 4Control system on track PARIS, France – The new Mégane Renault Sport will, the automaker claims, be the first hot hatch to have all-wheel steering and will offer customers a choice two chassis set-ups. Renault’s 4Control steering tech…

Mulgari – is this the ultimate conversion crew?

Signature Vehicle programme for ‘bespoke new models’ Improved performance for current production units First bespoke production car, Mulgari F56 SV, launched BRACKNELL, England – Mulgari Automotive, a UK specialist design, styling and tuning house, has launched a “bespoke vehicle” ownership programme described as ”providing an unrivalled ownership experience… new vehicles tailored and built to personal…

Oh boy! How about 300km/h, topless, in McLaren’s V8 supercar

All the exhilaration of open-air high-speed driving Third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sport Series product family Retractable hard-top tech proven in other McLaren Spiders WOKING, England – The just-launched 2017 McLaren 570S Spider has all the dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé but with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. The cars are hand-assembled in Woking, England, and the 570S…

Lexus LC 500 Coupe: Cape Town launch for Japan’s finest

Flagship joins global grand-touring coupes 351kW V8 and 10-speed auto transmission New multimedia and safety technology CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Lexus, a sub-brand of the giant Toyota organisation and now generally recognised as builder of some of the world’s most superb automobiles’, has brought a concept car to life. It’s now simply the supercar,…

R6.2m Ferrari GTC4 Lusso gets Champagne welcome in Cape Town

Ferrari’s latest supercar up close and personal SA launch coincides with opening of Waterfront showroom Ferrari GTC4 Lusso – four folk and their luggage CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The latest addition to the Ferrari range made its official debut on South African soil as Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer, revealed a whole new…

Most powerful Vauxhall yet is last in a glorious line

Near-450kW final-edition VXR8 swan song for V8 bruiser Only 15 super-expensive Aussie-sourced specials for UK Also marks end of line for Holden plant Down Under LUTON, England – Vauxhall’s mighty VXR8 range of cars will be given a final hurrah at the UK’s 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 29-July 2) when a very special last-of-line…

Renault TreZor ‘most beautiful’ at Villa d’Este concourse

All-electric concept special ‘hints at future models” Another jewel in the Renault corporate crown Villa d’Este – queen of world’s elegant auto events LAKE COMO, Italy – Renault’s TreZor has been named as Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year at Italy’s prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este It’s an all-electric concept car which’, its maker, says “embodies…

‘Purity with power’- it’s the 2017 Lotus Elise Cup 250

Fastest, most focused, four-cylinder Lotus yet Light materials cut weight to 860kg 0-100km/h in 3.9sec from 180kW engine HETHEL, England – The Lotus Elise is the latest in the English brand’s range to be given its Cup treatment to, the specialist automaker says, “bridge the gap between road and track”. The 1.8-litre supercharged light and…

Jaguar adds two-litre to F-Type line-up

Jaguar sport-car ownership now from R953 400 221kW Ingenium engine for ‘thrilling performance’ Four-cylinder available as coupé or convertible PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar F-Type sport cars can now be had with a two-litre, four-cylinder, Ingenium engine capable of delivering 221kW/400Nm – said to be the most powerful four yet fitted to a production Jaguar. This all-new Ingenium, designed and…

Hot for Daytona – the 2018 BMW M8 GTE

Daytona race debut for BMW M8? It’ll be an 8 Series with track capability First the M8, then an M8 GTE mid-2017 MUNICH, Germany – BMW engineers working on the upcoming 8 Series are already busy creating an M performance version. Pictured is a fully camouflaged early prototype of the coming BMW M8 which will…

No escape: New formula for police cars on holiday island

Driving for safe roads on picturesque holiday island Stunning, completely unique, and road-legal Mono Car-builder says it’s committed to safer driving LES STEPHENSON Carman’s Corner Editor DOUGLAS, Isle of Man – Few people realise it but there are no speed limits on the Man, a semi-autonomous island in the Irish Sea between the much larger…

GTI badge for VW Up! Hang on until early 2018!

Small car with DNA of the iconic first Golf GTI Premiere of the Up! GTI at Lake Wörthersee Production version expected to launch early 2018 WOLFSBURG, Germany – More that four decades after the debut of the VW Golf GTI comes, at the 2017 GTI Meet at Lake Wörthersee in Germany, another VW brand bearing…