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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 […]

Toyota Etios to be launched in May

Toyota Etios to be launched in May

19 March 2012

The Toyota Etios which was shown at last years Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS) is set to be launched in South Africa on the 21st May this year. The Etios is meant to fill in the gap for Toyota in the Sub-B segment which was previously filled by the Toyota Tazz which was discontinued more […]

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New Vehicle Manufacturing Industry: Capital Expenditure 2005 - 2012

New Vehicle Manufacturing Industry: Capital Expenditure 2005 – 2012

14 March 2012

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) on the 8th of February released figures on the Capital Expenditure within the automotive industry for the years 2005 – 2012. These figures represent aggregated data from the seven major vehicle manufacturers and one separate Truck and Bus manufacturer. As can be seen from the graph below the 2012 […]

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2013 Audi RS4 Avant

2013 Audi RS4 Avant

14 March 2012

The new generation Audi RS4 Avant was revealed last week at the Geneva Motor Show. The RS4 Avant is powered by 4.2 liter V8engine, similar to that on the Audi RS5, producing 331Kw at 8,250 rpm with a maximum torque of 430Nm.  The RS4 Avant accelerates  from zero to 100km/h in a claimed 4.7 seconds. The 4.2 […]

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2013 Porsche Boxter

2013 Porsche Boxter

13 March 2012

The 2013 Porsche Boxter (981) was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show last week. The new Porsche Boxter weighs less than the previous generation and rides on a longer wheelbase and a wider track. This along with the new electromechanical power steering system is claimed to significantly enhance the cars driving dynamics. The new Porsche […]

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Supreme Springs at the Dakar Rally

Supreme Springs at the Dakar Rally

08 March 2012

  Toyota South Africa made history this year by achieving 3rd place at the 2012 Dakar rally. The Dakar Rally is regarded as the toughest rally in the world. The Rally started off in the Argentine coastal resort city of Mar del Plata on January the 1st and finished in Lima, the capital city of […]

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2012 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible

2012 BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible

08 March 2012

The third generation BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible were unveiled on the 6th of March at Geneva Motor Show. The new M6 gets the usual M styling design cues that give it a more athletic aura. The twin powered 4.4 Litre V8 engine fitted to both the Coupe and Convertible is mated to a high-torque 7 speed […]

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Lamborghini Aventador J (pronounced "Yoh-tah")

Lamborghini Aventador J (pronounced “Yoh-tah”)

07 March 2012

The Lamborghini Aventador J, pronounced (“Yoh-tah”) was officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor show. The Aventador J is a one-off  vehicle with only one vehicle being built, and based on what we can gather this one-off vehicle has already been sold for a reported  2.1 million euros. The Aventador J is said to combine the “overwhelming […]

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake

Jaguar XF Sportbrake

07 March 2012

The Jaguar Xf Sportbrake the derivative of the popular Jaguar XF was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday.  The XF Sportbrake will compete against other premium estates such as the BMW 5 series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-class. According to Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars, “The XF epitomises the Jaguar sporting dynamic with its […]

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Ford Fiesta ST

Ford Fiesta ST

06 March 2012

The production ready version of the Ford Fiesta St was unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show. The Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6-litre 132kW, 240Nm EcoBoost engine which happends to be 20 per cent more powerful than its predecessor.The Fiesta ST accelerates from 0-100km/h in less than seven seconds and can reach a […]

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2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

06 March 2012

The new A-Class was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show today . Mercedes hopes the car’s sporty styling will make it a strong competitor against the BMW 1 series and Audi A3.  The unveiling of the Volvo V40 should also add some competition to this luxury hatchback segment. According to an article written by Automotive News, […]

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