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Fancy Some Sideways Action? Check Out the First Race of The Supadrift Series

Fancy Some Sideways Action? Check Out the First Race of The Supadrift Series

Come Valentines weekend, the first meet of South Africa’s drifting championship, the only one of its kind on our soils, will be getting ready to go sideways around Rock Raceway, Brakpan. This year the Auto Trader SupaDrift boasts a record-breaking number of drivers – over 40 in total. Although mostly South African, there has been […]

Mahikeng to Host SA’s First National Drift Championship, 28 September 2013

The penultimate round of the Auto Trader SupaDrift Series is set to take place on 28 September in Mahikeng at the Mmabatho Stadium parking lot. South Africa’s top drifters from around the country will travel to compete on North-West Province soil for the first time this year. SupaDrift 2011 and 2012 winner Wade van Zummeren from the Eastern Cape is […]

Akrapovic Exhaust for the BMW M6 Gran Coupe

Akrapovic Exhaust for the BMW M6 Gran Coupe

The new Akrapovic Evolution Line exhaust system for the new BMW M6 Gran Coupe (F06) is to be introduced in South Africa towards the end of August 2013 and will be available through BMW SA. Akrapovic claim that the new all-titanium exhaust manages to increase engine and chassis performance, and most importantly the driving experience […]

Audi R18 e-tron Quattro Wins at Le Mans

Audi R18 e-tron Quattro Wins at Le Mans

After a weekend full of drama the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro won the 2013 Le Mans 24 hour race, its second consecutive win having won the 2012 Le Mans. This win also signified Audi’s twelfth vicory at the Le Mans from its entry in 1999. The victory was clinched by the number ‘2’ Audi R18 […]

Revo VW T5 Smashes Commercial Vehicle Record at Nürburgring

Revo VW T5 Smashes Commercial Vehicle Record at Nürburgring

VW Group tuning expert Revo set a new record for a commercial vehicle lap of the Nürburgring during a recent test session– smashing the world famous lap set by Sabine Schmitz in a Ford Transit van on the Top Gear TV Show. The record was set by a VW T5 which has already clocked about […]

Supercharged Toyota 86 by RGMotorsport

Supercharged Toyota 86 by RGMotorsport

Ever since the introduction of the Toyota 86 a  number of tuning companies have been doing their best to get the most out of the 86. Rumours of a turbocharged or supercharged version of the Toyota 86 from Toyota or Toyota TRD have been going around for some time but no timing has been confirmed […]

Google Gets First Self-Driven Vehicle License

Google Gets First Self-Driven Vehicle License

09 May 2012

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the State of Nevada in the United States gave the first self driven vehicle license to Google. The first car licensed is a Toyota Prius which was modified to include Google’s experimental technology. Google’s self-driven cars rely on video cameras, radar sensors, lasers, and a database of information […]

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Audi RS Q3 Concept

Audi RS Q3 Concept

24 April 2012

The RS Q3 concept shown at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show has a 2.5 TFSI 265 kW turbocharged 5 cylinder direct injection engine, a 0 – 100 kph acceleration of 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 265 kph. The engine fitted on the RS Q3 also happens to be the same engine fitted on […]

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Audi A6 L e-tron

Audi A6 L e-tron

24 April 2012

Audi unveiled its first e-tron luxury model, the A6 L e-tron concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The A6 L e-tron is capable of an 80km pure electric range at a 60 kph constant speed, and was specifically designed to meet Chinese market needs. The technology study is a parallel hybrid. It brings together […]

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Lamborghini Urus Concept

Lamborghini Urus Concept

24 April 2012

Lamborghini introduced the Urus concept SUV at the 2012 Beijing Motor show. The Urus will churn out 440 kW of Power and at the same time will offer the lowest CO2 emissions relative to other comparable cars. According to the press release the Urus “combines unique design, a fascinating interior and outstanding performance with versatility […]

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DC100 to be Introduced as Entry Level Land Rover

DC100 to be Introduced as Entry Level Land Rover

20 April 2012

The Land Rover DC100 was originally unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. A number of variants to the DC100 have since been shown at different motor shows. The DC100 showcases the direction and thinking behind the ongoing development of the new Land Rover Defender, intended for production in 2015. However reaction to the DC100 concept […]

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2014 Mazda 6 Will Be Based on Takeri Concept

2014 Mazda 6 Will Be Based on Takeri Concept

18 April 2012

According to Edmunds Inside Line the new Mazda 6 will be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor show and will be strongly influenced on the Takeri concept which was first revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.  The Mazda 6 will feature Mazda’s SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. Let’s hope the production version of the Mazda 6 looks […]

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Audi developing e-sound for e-tron models

Audi developing e-sound for e-tron models

18 April 2012

 Audi is currently developing new sound signatures for its e-tron models. To a large extent this is governed by the need to provide audible warnings so that pedestrians and cyclists will be able to hear the near-silent EVs. According to Dr. Ralf Kunkel, Head of Acoustics at Audi, “We’ll probably have to ensure audible alerts […]

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SA New Vehicle Sales Data: March 2012

SA New Vehicle Sales Data: March 2012

05 April 2012

DSWP3TDRCDWF NAAMSA commented that overall new car and commercial vehicle sales for the month had registered modest gains compared to the corresponding month last year. Aggregate Industry sales had improved by 2 552 units or 4.8% to 56 110 vehicles from 53 558 units in March last year. Total aggregate Industry new car sales during […]

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Jaguar Announces New F-Type

Jaguar Announces New F-Type

05 April 2012

Jaguar confirmed yesterday on the 4th of April that they will be introducing a new model to their current line-up which consists of the XF, XJ and XK. The new model will be called the F-Type. The new F-Type is based on the concept C-X16 which was first revealed at the Frankfurt motor show last […]

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The BMW i8 Concept Goes Topless

The BMW i8 Concept Goes Topless

03 April 2012

The BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept have caused a stir over the last couple of months but recently BMW added the BMW i8 Concept Spyder to the mix. The styling may not be to everyone’s taste but there are certain elements both exterior and interior which are visually appealing. Some of the notable features […]

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