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…

Just shocking! Meet the Jaguar E-Type E-Lectric

Zero-emissions conversions get production go-ahead Decision follows 2017 debut of E-type Zero concept Cars’ debut at Californian Monterey Car Week LONDON, England – Jaguar Classic has confirmed production for sale of all-electric E-Types for sale a year after the iconic EV sport-car’s successful debut in concept form at a Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in…

Bond’s DB5 lives! Aston Martin to build 25 big-bucks copies

Aston Martin and Eon to create 25 Goldfinger DB5 cars Working gadgets to be developed for inclusion Cars to be assembled at original home of the DB5 GAYDON, England –  The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a collaboration by automaker Aston Martin and Eon Productions, maker of the ‘James Bond’ films. Following the successful…

Hot video: 70 years of Lotus style writes track history

Celebration film marking 70 years of Lotus sports cars 70th logo created using only smoking tyres Exige Sport 410, Evora GT410 Sport used LONDON, Engand – Lotus Cars is celebrating its 70th year of assembling  outstanding sports cars with a unique logo recorded on the test track at its headquarters in England. The video leaves a…

Want an Alfa? Hang on, Giulia and Stelvio updated

Euro 6D engines across Giuila and Stelvio ranges Veloce Ti joins Giulia models with Quadrifoglio style Five-year warranty, three years servicing  MILAN, Italy – The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio ranges have been refreshed to include the latest range of Euro 6D engines, higher standard specification and the introduction of the Giulia Veloce Ti. The…

See what we’re missing! MG launches fresh version of MG3

Seven-year/130 000km warranty to new MG3 New MG3 ‘exceptional value for money” Fresh exterior / cabin ‘bring modern, stylish feel’ LONDON, England – MG Motor UK has launched a fresh version of its MG3 to further expand its growing product range. The brand left the South African market back in 2015, along with Citroën and Daihatsu…

BMW seeking driving heaven on the Nordschleife hell run

BMW sends Threes to hell for testing Optimising ride comfort, dynamic performance ‘More potential for maximum transverse dynamics’ WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – The next generation of BMW’s 3 Series sedan has just completed ”crucial” final stages of suspension and chassis development testing ahead of production. The automaker said there was only one possible location…

Cobra Jet Mustang: Ford gives Pony Car even more kick

Ford US reveals limited-edition Mustang Cobra Jet Cars pay homage to the original from 1968 Production limited to 68 cars to honour 1968 debut DEARBORN, Michigan  – Ford Performance in the US has revealed what it says is the quickest drag-racing Mustang yet… and who’s to argue given its potential of covering the quarter-mile in…

Pininfarina superhypercar set for Pebble Beach reveal

‘Most powerful Italian sport car yet’ 150 PF0 hypercars to be created from 2020 Futuristic new interior images presented MONTEREY, California – A full-size design concept of the Automobili Pininfarina PF0 luxury electric hypercar will be presented at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ahead of its official launch at the 2019 Geneva auto show. Sadly, the…

Giddy-up! Ford’s pony-car gallops to 10-million sales

Best-selling sports car of the last 50 years Featured in more movies than any other car 60 Mustang owners of all model years assembled DEARBORN, Michigan – Ford is celebrating the production of its 10-millionth Mustang, an iconic vehicle which has been America’s best-selling sport car for 50 years and the world’s best-selling sport car…