February2016

  • Video: Parachute fails on 494km/h run

    It would be one of our biggest fears in drag racing, pull the lever marked parachute and there’s a bit of slack that shouldn’t be there at all. Gary Densham does well to run a squirly personal best of 4.050 at 494km/h in Pomona but with no çhute to slow...
  • Geneva: Faster Bentley Flying Spur S is here

    Bentley Bentayga isn’t the only thing that’s making the luxury brand slightly bullish about its future prospects; next month’s Geneva Motor Show will see a faster and sharper handling Bentley Flying Spur take to the stage. Called the Flying Spur S (so for subtle or S for sport) Crewe’s...
  • New records for the unknown Riversimple Rasa

    Having driven the Honda FCV in Tokyo last year we’ve been flying the hydrogen flag and spreading the gospel to anyone who will listen. And while the FCV is a fabulous leap in clean technology, its family sized conventional proportions don’t exactly make the technology look or feel as...
  • Audi’s new and efficient Quattro Ultra explained

    While most South Africans would associate the word “Ultra” with the music festival, only one thing will come to the mind of an Audi enthusiast right now; and that something is Quattro Ultra – Audi’s latest Quattro system. The new Quattro system improves driving efficiency by using an electro-mechanical...
  • Drive Review: Mercedes GLE 350d (2016)

    Not just Mercedes but many brands have gotten tangled in a new badge nomenclature for their expanding models. The Mercedes GLE is just one of them and the new badge aims to separate Mercedes’s SUV range from the rest of it. Henceforth GLE, G Class, GLC cover the activity...
  • Video: Learn how a Formula E car works

    Admittedly we haven’t watched a Formula E race yet… Blame the poor television coverage but if you’re in the same position as us, this video lays out the ground rules and other interesting titbits to chew on and educate others. Along with World Endurance Racing, Formula E uses the technology developed...
  • New aluminium-based Defender possible for 2019

    Production of the Land Rover Defender has only just gone quiet but already rumours have sparked up of a replacement. The new Land Rover Defender could make an appearance in 2019 but it will be a vastly different car compared to the original. The Sixty eight year old design could...
  • Hybrid Lexus LC 500h to use downsized V6

    More Geneva goodness, this time in the shape of the Lexus LC 500h which combines that swoon-over curvature with an updated version of the firm’s trademark hybrid system. This could mean that under the bonnet, rather than the unassisted 5.0-litre V8 engine, will be a smaller V6 engine (as...
  • Video: USA hosts the most exotic airstrip race

    Whoa a 14 minute video… We know your time is precious but when the fastest cars from the USA gather at an airfield to break speeds of 320km/h, you tend to pay attention  Filmed and edited in superb glorious detail, witness a glut of supercars do burnouts in jaw-dropping slow motion....