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…

Prototype 9: Marty McFly and Doc’s dream machine

Volunteer team re-designed history Race car, yes, but completely silent Time-leap back to Nissan’s racing roots PEBBLE BEACH, California – Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti  unveiled a race car prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – not one with huge tyres and aero wings but instead inspired by race vehicles of the 1940’s. The…

Ford road trips: Hot GT cruises cold Arctic highway (V)

Ford GT star of latest Ford video on Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads Supercar island-hops Norway’s coast on Atlantic Ocean Road Lap record scored on little-known Arctic Circle Raceway COLOGNE, Germany – Could this be the perfect road trip? A promenade of one of the world’s least-travelled coast roads followed by a record-breaking blast around a…

Porsche fastest: 911 GT2 RS takes lap record at Ring

Porsche 911 GT2 RS beats expectations Top speed of the new coupé  is 340km/h Not one record lap – but SIX in a row ATLANTA, Georgia – Porsche has set a lap record for atreet-legal sport cars with a 2018 911 GT2 RS on the 21km Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The lap was officially officially timed on September 20 2017…

Kia Stinger: It’s faster than a Porsche Panamera!

Powerful all­-new fastback sport sedan catapults Kia Kia follows through on promise of GT concept Designed in Frankfurt, developed on the Nürburgring LOS ANGELES, California – Seems like America has finally caught on to products from Korea – or at least taken a deep new interest – with the arrival there of the 2018 Kia…

Hyundai gets serious about driving fun with i30 N

Hyundai shifts into top gear with sporty N Rally and racing experience gave direction 200+kW, track equipment, and 250km/h JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Hyundai, once a chuckled-at brand but now recognised as one of the best in the business, has come out with a product that simply takes it to the top of the pile in…

Mercedes-AMG brings Formula 1 tech to the road

Hybrid top speed beyond 350km/h Full Formula 1 tech in road-going machine 750kW on call, V8 1.6-litre turbo engine FRANKFURT / AFFALTERBACH, Germany – The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is celebrating its world première at the Frankfurt auto show as “a two-seater supersports show-car” based on Formula 1 hybrid technology. And if you’ve any doubt about…

Play nicely, now – 999 Audi R8 units to be RWD

R8 Coupe / Spyder first rear-drive Audis and a limited edition 50kg lighter than R8 Coupé V10, 40kg less than Spyder ‘It’s been made for purists’ says Audi boss NECKARSULM, German – Audi Sport is extending its beautiful R8 sports car series with two rear-wheel drive derivatives… 999 of them, but before you get a…

More power for 2018 to spur on Ford’s Pony Cars

New Mustang ‘delivers enhanced engines’ 10-speed autobox with five-litre power Sharper driving dynamics, advanced assistance COLOGNE, Germany – Ford today revealed a new Ford Mustang for Europen claimed to have sleek new styling, engine and suspension upgrades, more driving assistance and more customisation options. “The still instantly-recognisable, powerful, Mustang profile,” Ford says, “now delivers a…

Battery Jag puts new spark into E-Type classic

Battery Jag is faster than original to 100km/h Classic Sixties E-type gets new-century makeover Future restorations could use the same motor PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover Classic will present a battery-powered Jaguar E-type at the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest when it opens in London on September 8 2017. An electric E-Type… how come?…

Special Roadsters in SA to celebrate 50 years of AMG

Three half-century supercars from AMG Already in SA – plutocrats, check the prices Racing tech, superluxury – and convertibles AFFALTERBACH, Germany – The house of Mercedes-AMG has just launched in South Africa an Exclusive equipment package for its AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50, bringing three new members to the AMG GT family – an…

Updated Volvo S60 Polestar: Be quick if you want one in SA!

Polestar holds record for Nurburgring lap Limited number globally – only 23 S6 for SA …and one very special unit – a Polestar V60 JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance brand, has unveiled the 2018 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar, complete with extra aerodynamic carbon-fibre to increase downforce by 30%. Only 1500 units will…