Real flower power: Meet the Dendrobium 1350kW hypercar

Electric hypercar named after gin brand Way more than 1000kW – from batteries The badge will be an exotic orchid LONDON, England – The car that sounds more like a flower – the Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar – is scheduled to re-appear at a Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace in the UK from August 30-September…

World debut for super-McLaren – the quickest yet

Lightest, most powerful, quickest road McLaren New carbon-fibre bodywork for 100kg downforce Clubsport and Clubsport Pro packs available GOODWOOD, England – The quickest, most powerful, most track-focused but road-legal Sports Series McLaren has been unveiled at the UK’s 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 12). The supercarmaker told The Corner the arrival of the 600LT, ”built…

Go ape! Honda’s staying with its Monkey business

Beat the traffic – forget parking fees Tiny fuel-tank but 400km range Take to the tar – or take to the back roads JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The Honda Monkey bike. An anomaly in the  motor-cycle world remembered with fondness by us older folk who lived there during the Sixties and early Seventies. The mini-machines first…

Base car 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo. Real thing? Stunning!

Nissan and Italdesign build ultra-limited GT-R 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo the foundation Celebration of 50 years of GT-R and Italdesign YOKOHAMA, Japan / TURIN, Italy – Nissan and Italdesign have created a prototype Nissan GT-R50 through their first collaboration. The car is based on a production 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo and will commemorate the 50th…

Silverstone shunt: Lewis steps back as Kimi says sorry

LONDON, England – Lewis Hamilton has accepted an apology from Kimi Raikkonen and agreed that their first-lap collision in Sunday’s 2018 Silverstone F1 GP was a non-deliberate racing incident. WATCH THE collision here For fans, it led to an amazing comeback by the British Mercedes driver as he fought back through the pack to eventually…

Big bucks backing Opel SA’s new owner

R1.5bn total investment made so far More than R700m invested in parts supply Even more dealers expected by 2023 RUSSELSHEIM, Germany – Opel Germany has set up a wholly owned subsidiary, Opel SA, into which it has invested more than R700-million for Opel parts, warranty and servicing. The new network has also announced a R20-million…

‘Hello darling, can’t talk now, I’m racing’

SILVERSTONE, England – American Formula 2 driver Santino Ferrucci has been fined and banned for four races after colliding with a team mate while using a cellphone during a supporting race ahead of Sunday’s British F1 GP race. He also refused to attend subsequent stewards’ hearings. Ferrucci, 20 and a development driver with the Haas…

Hot new Opel hatch: How about 110kW / 220Nm from 1.4?

Hotshot power for new Opel Sport hatch Comprehensive crash mitigation/avoidance Special price until end-July 2018 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – New for South Africa from Opel is a pretty high-performance hatch badged as the Opel Corsa Sport 1.4T that’s aimed at younger, sportier, drivers and has comprehensive connectivity and a power sunroof. And one heck of a…

Ferrari wins, Mercedes second, at 2018 UK F1 GP

SILVERSTONE, England – Sebastian Vettel denied homeboy Lewis Hamilton a fifth win at his home Formula 1 GP on Sunday and is now eight points clear at the top of the motor-racing’s senior formula. Reigning champion Hamilton went from pole starter to stone last  through to a first-lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen  but fought through…

Auto Trader users score big in World Cup competition

LONDON, England – Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace for new and used cars, made a bold move before the World Cup kicked-off by announcing a new-car giveaway for every goal scored by England  in Russia. Despite the England team defying all expectations with eight goals (so far), plus a a ticket to the…

Toyota Rush: Get started on an off-roading lifestyle

Toyota starter-pack for off-roaders Pity about having no all-wheel drive Handsome little outdoor lifestyle guy JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The progression of the SUV from niche speciality vehicle to mainstream model has been one of the most significant automotive trends of the 21st century. SUV, derived from Sport Utility Vehicle, has come to refer to any…

Hamilton on pole, Vettel second, for 2018 British F1 GP

SILVERSTONE, England – Lewis Hamilton is reported as ”stepping up to the challenge’ with one of the great qualifying laps of his Formula 1 career ahead of the 2018 British F1 GP. He beat Ferrari rival and current championship leader Sebastian Vettel by 44 thousandths of a second. “I didn’t leave anything on the table today,”…