• LEXUS IS

    The Lexus IS range gets updated for 2017 but can it match its fast-paced German rivals? What is it? A cosmetic, material and value upgrade to Lexus’s IS model range. On the outside these changes emphasise a sportier stance while playing a bigger role in smoothing the aerodynamic airflow...
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing en route to Dakar 2017

    While most South African families were celebrating Christmas Day, the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team started their journey to South America for Dakar 2017. The race gets under way on January 2nd, 2017, in the Paraguayan capital of Asunción, but there is still a mass of work to be...
  • All the sexiest engine sounds from 2016

    How does one summarise 2016’s motoring year? Through the crackles, fizzes, pops and gurgles of the finest engines ever made of course. This little compilation covers everything from big normally aspirated lumps, hybrid powertrains and turbo charged units. May 2017 be the end of synthesized, artificial engine sounds....
  • Fastest Macan Performance Package tested in snow

    Icy roads snaking through snow-covered banks that would easily devour a small hatchback are not the easiest conditions to test Porsche’s fastest Macan. The fact that Porsche has handed us the keys to its hottest Macan (so far) on such treacherous roads is perplexing but does keep to the...
  • Tanner Foust drifts everything in sight

    Tanner Foust escapes world Rallycross duty and whatever other car show might be on at the time to a brainstorm a new angle on the ubiquitous drift video. In conjunction with Rockstar, his new series (can we call it that so early on?) is known to car geeks as Quantum...
  • Toyota and Daihatsu tackle emerging markets

    Toyota and Daihatsu have announced that following their merger, the new company will create a budget brand specifically for emerging markets. The company which will be named the “Emerging-market Compact Car Company”, will only be internal, so the two brands will not be spinning off a separate budget brand...
  • Toyota tests 2017 Yaris WRC in the snow

    Toyota is busy with its 2017 Yaris WRC test program to ensure that its return to top-tier rallying – after a 17-year hiatus – brings success. The Toyota Yaris WRC has been built in accordance to the 2017 regulations which permit wider chassis design, fuller aero modifications and increased...
  • SA Motorsport will host premier GT3 racing

    GT3 racing finally comes to South Africa following the announcement that the South African GT Challenge will race over seven rounds around the country in 2017. The new series will run in tandem with the South African Endurance Championship, all of which comes on top of news of several...
  • New rules and rivals for 280kW i20 WRC

    The Hyundai i20 WRC car was revealed earlier this month at Italy’s Monza racing circuit, ahead of its entry into the 2017 World Rally Championship. With current champions Volkswagen leaving the sport at the end of 2016, the car is expected to be a front-running contender in next year’s season. It replaces...