January2016

  • Proof that McLaren F1 has the greatest V12

    “How do you want the McLaren F1 to sound on start-up?” “Brr, Ra, Wham” – or something to that effect. A unique sequence of cylinder activation and witchcraft trickery with the rpm, and the rest is history. Well not really but it’s a bloody good start to a story which...
  • This LaFerrari is part of the furniture

    We know what you’re thinking… this house isn’t suitable for a LaFerrari. Mid-range TV, drab curtains, old fashioned bookshelf and regular living room suite positioned amongst Ferrari’s latest, fastest and most expensive hypercar. The garage is where he possibly keeps the Ferrari 488 GTB. No other details on this...
  • Video: Gallardo powers through flooded road

    What’s the point of owning a Lamborghini Gallardo if you can’t drive it through a flooded street? While everyone else sits and ponders the situation, the owner of this Gallardo gallantly sticks a headlight in and then at the point where he most likely regretted the decision, does the...
  • Audi’s Fit Driver will monitor stress and fatigue

    The new Audi A8 due in 2017 will be the first model equipped with Audi’s array of next generation autonomous features while at the Consumer Electronics Show Audi went into more detail about the upcoming Human Machine Interface. What you need to know about HMI is that it will...
  • Road Review: Jaguar F Type R AWD

    Look at the Jaguar F Type R AWD in these pictures and you’d never think there was any difference between it and the rear-wheel drive version that proceeded it. On the face of it, there isn’t – bar a tiny chrome lug on that R badge – it says...
  • Rolls Royce SUV has eye on aluminium chassis

    Forever looking at ways to improve the ride quality of its cars, Rolls Royce is close to rolling out a new aluminium space frame which will eventually underpin its entire range. This week Rolls Royce announced that this bespoke chassis architecture will be ready for mainstream premiere in 2018...
  • Ford’s latest SYNC 3 will talk to your house

    We’re expecting a slower 2016 for Ford in South Africa after busting out ten new models last year but that doesn’t mean the Blue Oval won’t reveal some interesting technology. Primary amongst these is the new Ford SYNC 3 system which made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show this...
  • Bosch pioneers the haptic touchscreen

    Haptic and touchscreen are opposites in the technology world but for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las vegas, Bosch will premiere technology that gives touchscreen the feel of buttons. The new haptic system by Bosch can respond to different levels of pressure, thereby making some actions perform faster...
  • Bentley sources new veneer from dinosaur era

    Bentley takes great pride in offering customers the finest leather and veneers but now a 200-million-year-old stone will form the basis of the marque’s most exclusive veneer. The polar opposite of lightweight carbon fibre, this stone veneer is so far available in the Continental and Flying Spur although we foresee Bentley...