• Opel Astra takes silverware at Wesbank COTY

    It certainly has been an exciting month for German Manufacturer after the surprising victory of the Opel Astra at the 2017 Wesbank Car of the Year awards. The news was delivered at an exclusive banquet gala held for members of the South African Guild of Motor Journalism at Kyalami...
  • Volvo’s Pilot Assist gives time back to you

    Could you trust your car to drive itself at speeds up to 130kph? We’re not just talking Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that’ll brake, accelerate and keep pace with a ‘lead’ car; we’re talking level two (out of five) autonomous capability – that ensures full semi-autonomy on the throttle, brakes...
  • Volvo’s master plan comes to fruition, in the shape of the Volvo XC60

    Geneva: Volvo once more pioneers safety with the ground breaking Volvo XC60, and is ready to take the fight to BMW’s X3 and Audi’s Q5. Having been a to a few Volvo launches of late the attitude of Volvo has always been, “This one’s good, but wait till you see...
  • Ford’s fiery Fiesta ST with 147kW 3-cylinder engine

    It’s the all-new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST, but it’s missing something very important… The third-generation Fiesta ST manages to pull 147kW from Ford’s all new three-cylinder 1.5-litre Ecoboost engine; a similar output as its four-cylinder predecessor. The turbocharged engine propels the ST from rest to 100km/h in 6.7-seconds thanks...
  • The 812 Superfast is Ferrari’s last pure V12

    We’ve seen it with the FF, and now it’s time for the F12 to get a shot at new life; meet the Ferrari 812 Superfast, Maranello’s most powerful production model since the beginning of Ferrari. Aesthetically, the exterior design is a lot more aggressive than the F12, with redesigned...
  • The 294kW Audi RS3 relegates A 45 AMG to second

    The A45 AMG is no longer the top dog. At least as far as power output is concerned. The new Audi RS3 Sportback was recently unveiled by Audi, boasting a power output of 294kW (that’s 29kW than the A 45 AMG). Producing all that power is the same 2.5L...
  • Lightning strikes again with BMW McLaren partnership

    They’ve done it before with the McLaren F1, and it was a success, but can lightning strike twice for the newly announced collaboration between McLaren and BMW to develop new engine technology? The primary objective of the new technology is to achieve a higher output per capacity while keeping...
  • Quickco: People search for Toyotas, not supercars

    It’s been a question we ask ourselves with tears in our eyes, ‘what are car people searching for on the internet?’ Do they want the meanest Lamborghini Aventador ever made, or a frugal Toyota Corolla? A new study done by Quickco collected data from 193 countries worldwide revealed that...
  • What you missed from the first Cape Town Motor Show

    Interest in the South African automotive scene has been on the rise in recent years. We’ve had a refurbished Kyalami Circuit, the launch of the new Global Touring Cars series as well as the announcement of the South African GT Challenge championship. Cape Town is getting its first taste...