Striking! Cobra Club aims to be out en-masse at Tambo

Come check the venom of 100 Cobras Annual classic day for classic-cars rumble Cobra Club aiming for a century of muscle JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Cobra Club of South Africa will host its annual Concourse Day at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, on Sunday August 20 with, it’s hoped, a record 100-car entry. The show…

Audi pair complete with RS 3 supersedan

2.5 TFSI aluminium 300kW engine with 480Nm of torque Five-door Sportback joined by all new sedan model World‘s most powerful series-production five-cylinder MILTON KEYNES, England – The latest iteration of the well-muscled Audi RS 3 is about to touch down in the UK not only in the familiar five-door Sportback form but also as a…

Fancy a yacht you can drive? Try the Bentley Galene…

Limited edition the Continental GT Convertible ‘Maritime opulence, exquisite material detailing’ Walnut timber for the luxury boot floor CREWE, England – Bentley Motors has announced a limited-edition model – only 30 cars will be fed to qualifying buyers – called the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition. Bodymaker Mulliner says the styling motifs are supposed to…

Two performance models join 2017 VW Golf facelifts

Who says diesel has to be stodgy? GTD is rated as a ‘performance car’ Two powerful engines – diesel and petrol UITENHAGE, South Africa – Volkswagen SA has introduced another two high-performance models to the just-launched, facelifted, 2017 Golf range. Meet the Golf R and Golf GTD… The cars are part of the seventh generation…

Evora evolves: The most powerful Lotus sport car yet

Take me down country roads Brutal luxury in limited numbers Devastating power, full track handling LONDON, England – Lotus has unveiled its most powerful road-going model yet – the Evora GT430 – but only 60 will be assembled. The launch comes soon after the introduction of the Lotus Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 to…

Will Lewis Hamilton soon be out of a job?

Students develop driverless race cars Bosch is sponsoring more than 30 teams New competition class: Formula Driverless STUTTGART, Germany –Bosch is helping more than 30 teams to develop and design driverless racing cars to compete in a Formula Student Germany competition. Today (July 8 2017) the supplier of technology and services will be invite some 300 students…

Nissan Bladeglider celebrates SEVENTY years of electric cars

2017 sees Nissan celebrate 70 years since its first EV Brand’s latest model on Hillclimb at Goodwod Festival Track sessions show potential of sexy three-seater PARIS, France / GOODWOOD, England – Exactly 70 years after the debut of its first electric vehicle on July 3 1947 (yes, that’s it above) Nissan’s most advanced EV yet took…

You’ve met the A5 Coupe/Sportback – now meet the Cabrio sisters

Two models, two engines – TDI to come Fast roof, lots of options for both Fit a B&O sound system – top-down auditorium AN AUDI A5 Cabriolet has been added the A5 Coupe and Sportback sisters in South Africa and fitted with a new six-cylinder 260kW/500Nm turbo engine. It’s based on the coupe version though the…

Performance upgrade for Aston’s ‘God of Flames’ racer

Upgrade package for track-only supercar Shorter gearing to deliver intensified acceleration AMR package for current Aston Martin Vulcans GAYDON, England – Aston Martin’s wildest-ever yet, the track-only Vulcan, has been taken to new extremes with a performance upgrade developed by the performance arm AMR and it will have its public debut at the UK’s Goodwood…

BMW’s latest X3: More power, more features, more rugged-rider

More than 1.5 million units sold since 2003 Range-topping BMW X3 M40i expected Comprehensive protection with new BMW CoPilot MUNICH, Germany – This the third-generation BMW X3 is said to have gone more rugged-rider than either of the first two with its off-road looks and “greater sporting presence”. BMW says the new 4×4 has built…

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…