• #Explained: We break down BMW’s range

    Welcome to #Explained, a weekly column where we explain the finer details of some of the biggest manufacturers in the world. Most car-buyers understand the basics of each manufacturer, but with brands like BMW boasting such a wide variety of products, it makes us wonder how many people understand...
  • Exploring the Crayfish Trail, roofless

    The day had come and it was time for us to meander up the West Coast to explore something called the “Crayfish Trail”.  I had just a semblance of what to expect and from what I’d heard, this was some sort of long walk along what was once a...
  • Citi Golf lives on, but with much more power

    South Africa’s automotive flair will be showcased to the world when Volkswagen enthusiast, Jamie Orr, takes a modified Citi Golf to the GTI Treffen in Wörthersee, Germany. The Citi Golf project began with the arrival of a Passat 3.6-litre VR6 engine, complete with Golf 4 VR5 transmission with a...
  • 5 Supercars that are SLOWER than the Audi RS3

      The Audi RS3 Sedan has been applauded as one of the best all-round sports cars of the last decade, mostly thanks to its 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine that produces 294kW of power and 480Nm of torque. Throw the latest version of Audi’s ‘quattro’ all-wheel-drive system into the mix and...
  • Is Renault’s Duster the most economical 4×4 on sale today?

    Renault’s Duster has flown below the radar when it’s economy, but it also has another trick up it’s sleeve. After experiencing the Duster on soft sand and bushveld I was convinced the dusters 4×4 lock mode would pretty much take me anywhere. It doesn’t have the ground clearance of more...
  • Is Audis RS range TOO good?

    Recently Audi invited a few journos to a private track on the outskirts of Cape Town, to sample the new TT-RS, RS3 hatch and RS5.   All of which, are spectacular cars. Fast, capable, easy on the eye and each with its very own personality.  But are they too good…for...
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS hits 447km/h

    The Agera RS is officially the fastest production road car on the planet. Gone are the days when arguments were about the Lamborghini Diablos 328 km/h Guinness record or if the Ferrari F40 could top the elusive 200Mph barrier.  Things have sped up drastically the last few decades and although...
  • Ford produces first OEM approved Drift Handbrake

    When the Focus RS was first conceived, everyone thought Ford had gone completely nutty, what with rear wheel drive bias and a “Drift Button”. Now Ford engineers have taken things a step further and developed the worlds first OEM approved “Drift Stick”. Developed by Ford Performance engineers the Drift Stick...
  • Why CVT makes the Toyota C-HR a dream to live with

    That headline alone could make purists purse their lips and frown their brows. But the fact of the matter is that not all of us are aspiring race car drivers who want to learn to swap cogs and blip the throttle in the fastest possible time. The media hasn’t...