Alex Jamieson

  • A closer look at Mazdas Sky Activ Technology

    Mazda have been hard at work over the past few years pushing the boundaries of the compression ratios of their internal combustion engines. The development of their SKYACTIV-G engine represented the first mass production petrol engine to achieve a compression ratio of 14.0:1 (most mass production vehicles run at...
  • Audi TTRS-R treatment given to TT Roaster

    A few months after Audi revealed their ABT tuned TTRS at the annual Geneva motor show, dubbed the TTRS-R, the German marque has announced that the roadster will be getting the same treatment. Like the TTRS-R coupé, the roadster version will be limited to just 50 units. ABT have...
  • Hot Audi RS3 Sedan goes on sale in SA

    The new RS3 Sedan has arrived in South Africa, sporting a 294kW power figure and a R925 000 base price tag. The 5 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is also good for 480 N.m. of torque (from 1700 right through to 5850 r/min), which should see you to 100km/h in...
  • 428kW Jaguar XJR575 bound for SA

    The Jaguar XJR is back- and this time it comes with a bit more grunt than before. 18.6kW more, to be precise. Named the Jaguar XJR575 (indicating the 575bhp it produces), the rejuvenated Jag makes use of the same 5.0L supercharged V8 found in the 2017 XJR, but Jaguar’s...
  • Watch out Golf GTi, Hyundai i30 N is here.

    After more than 9500km of testing on the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, Hyundai have finally released the eagerly awaited i30 N. The i30 N marks the South Korean manufacture’s first attempt at producing a premium segment vehicle- and the hot hatch segment is brave arena to target. Taking direct aim...
  • Audi RS5 revealed in New york

    The 2018 Audi RS5 has made its official debut at this year’s New York Auto Show. Powering the RS5 is a new 2.9L twin-turbo  V6 pushing out 334 kW (just a shade less than the outgoing V8) and 600 Nm of torque at 1900 RPM through to 5000 RPM....
  • Honda Civic Si revealed

    Honda have revealed the new Civic Si ahead of its official debut  at the New York International Auto Show, revealing both the coupe and sedan variants.  Honda claim that the new ‘Si’ range bridges the gap between the hardcore Type R range and the standard models, and has been...
  • 2017 Nissan GT-R gets track specced

    Nissan has announced that another iteration of the Nissan GT-R is due to debut at the New York Auto Show this April. Despite upgrades across the GT-R range for this model year, Nissan felt it necessary to introduce a third model to sit between the current  GT-R premium and...
  • Mclaren BP23 details emerge-and it looks great

    Woking’s new hypercar, codenamed Mclaren BP23, will be ”the most powerful and most aerodynamic road-going McLaren ever” according to the British automaker. BP23 stands for ‘Bespoke Project 2’ while the ‘3’ is an acknowledgment of the number of seats. With all 106 examples having already been sold, here’s what we...