January2016

  • Launch Drive: New Honda Civic Type R Turbo

    What is it? A dichotomy of new and old. On the one hand new Honda Civic Type R Turbo makes a long-awaited shift to turbo propulsion and on the other hand mates this to a self-shifting manual gearbox. The sophistication of active dampers meets the 90s wings-and-aero look. But...
  • Video: San Diego under attack by 600kW buggy

    With the 2016 Dakar rally over and the buggy-style vehicle clearly unstoppable comes this timely video of a 600kW Beetle-bug terrorizing the streets of San Diego. With a supercharged V8 hanging out the back  and enough suspension travel to soak up those airborne moments, the VW Beetle  restomod leaves a...
  • Maserati Levante will join luxury SUV wars 2017

    Maserati is set to join the SUV fraternity in 2017 with is Levante. And although information on the Levante is shared relatively freely, the Italian carmaker is doing all it can to hide the vehicle’s bodywork. However, the internet sees and hears all… A Levante test mule has been...
  • Red Bull F1 could be fined after hitting the slopes

    It was no doubt impressive when Max Verstappen drove a 2011 Red Bull Racing F1 car up and down the snow-covered Austrian Alps a few weeks ago. But it would seem that the little stunt landed both the driver and Red Bull Racing in some serious hot water. Though...
  • Launch Drive: New Porsche 911 range at Kyalami

    Flat out through the wider first kink of Kyalami in a new Porsche 911 and perhaps more importantly the throttle stays pinned well beyond the point where the older track would have peeled up and left. New Kyalami’s extended straight to 900m means that in a 2016 Porsche 911...
  • Origami has nothing on this paper V8 engine

    We’ve seen small engines before but they’re always constructed of the same stuff – metal. Which means they’re heavy and require milling, drilling and other physical tortures to work. But this working paper V8 uses air fed from a balloon to make a charming little noise with no carbon emissions. Maybe...
  • Official images of lightweight F-Type SVR

    We have an eager (and perhaps now fired) German dealer to thank for these official images of the new Jaguar F-Type SVR, well ahead of its planned launch later this year. Images and technical specs taken off a Jaguar brochure spread light on the test mules spotted in August...
  • Tax The Rich is back drifting rare Ferrari F40

    A Jaguar XJ220 drifting across a wet field. A Ferrari F50 involved in a tug-of-war… These are all videos from Tax The Rich – a mysterious group of wealthy petrolheads who don’t mind taking the wrappers off their exotic supercars. We’ve waited a while for their new video (a...
  • California HS could be the perfect Ferrari

    The Ferrari California might be billed as a Gran Tourer but the recently launched Handling Speciale option pack will remove some of that softness in favour of sharper dynamics and transform it into perhaps one of Ferrari’s most versatile models. Priced at around R100 000 the California HS package...