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…

Mustang Bullitt anniversary special now aimed at SA buyers

Limited numbers in 2019, but V8 still packs 360kW Dark green exterior paint, and ‘subtle’ chromed accents  Digital 30cm LCD instruments – want Recaro seats? PRETORIA, Gauteng – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic movie ‘Bullitt’ and the Ford Mustangs used in its making  Ford has created the Mustang Bullitt special model. It’s…

UK-France convoy shows 50 years of driving in luxury

Eight historic models on XJ European tour Celebratory fleet included every generation of XJ Unique convoy visited important locations PARIS, France – A unique convoy representing the past and present of the Jaguar XJ was driven from Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in England to the 2018 Paris auto show to celebrate 50 years of the…

Mercedes names its new hypercar: simply, ‘Mercedes-AMG One’

Yes, it’s real – the AMG hypersupercar Supercar from Mercedes ready for Paris show Road and track done – now it’s a truck ride AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG ONE. That’s now officially the name of Mercedes-Benz’ future hypercar as it’s prepared for it ”reveal” at the 2018 Paris auto show. AMG says the  badging represents the…

Wind of change blows in with special-edition hot Ghibli

Exterior colour in Nero Ribelle mica Available with choice of three engines Exclusive design and colours and 19” rims MODENA, Italy – Maserati hopes to further underline the importance of the name Ghibli (after a hot and dry North African wind) within its range with a limited edition to be launched by the Trident brand from…

Baby driver? Here’s a new and super-hot tot on the block

New model opens ‘world of driving performance’ AMG thinks even smaller for bigger performance Turbo engine, 225kW / 400Nm at your command AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG says it has created a new entry-level A35 AMG built for driving performance yet based on the new Mercedes front-wheel drive platform. It’s powered by a new two-litre, four-cylinder,…

Toyota’s 86 sportster range drops to one model

Hotshot coupe gets motorsport tweaks Bigger brakes from House of Brembo New touchscreen; performance shocks JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – It was conceptualised as a driver’s car from the onset but believes its Toyota 86 is still singular in its combination of handling prowess, driver-focused dynamics and analogue drive feel. However, the the 86’s dynamic competencies have…

First pics: Ferrari launches special 488 Pista Spider

50th drop-top from the Maranello marque Benchmark for Ferrari for spider performance 540kW and ‘constantly increasing torque’ MARANELLO, Italy – The Prancing Horse brand’s new Special Series model, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, has been unveiled at annual Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in California. The car is the 50th drop-top model from Ferrari and…