• Toyota sets a land speed record with a twist.

    It’s been 25 years since we saw blurry footage of Andy Wallace doing 374km/h in a McLaren F1 at Volkswagen’s private test track in Ehra-Lessien, Germany .  Back then speeds over 340km/h were unheard of, bar Jaguars XJ220 supercar and highly-modified, once-off cars built specifically to beat records. Fast...
  • Porsches one-millionth 911 rolls out of the factory

    One-in-a-million – it doesn’t get any more exclusive than these four-words, and in celebrating their one-millionth 911, Porsche has done everything possible to make this statistical rarity as nostalgic as possible. The special Porsche 911 comes just over half a century since the first 911 rolled off the production...
  • 301kW Pogea Ares is the gold standard for pocket rockets.

    If you’ve ever wanted a Fiat 500 with more power than a Porsche Cayman GTS, well, there’s some good news for you. German tuning company Pogea have managed to cram 301kW (no that’s not a joke) under the bonnet of a Fiat 500 Abarth and renamed it the Pogea...
  • Maybach collaborates on V12 G65 Landaulet

    South Africa is popular for its breath-taking scenery and challenging, yet rewarding, off-road drives. Due to the appeal, automotive manufacturers tend to host quite a number of private launches here, and Mercedes is no exception after photos of their latest super-SUV were leaked prior to its debut at the...
  • Merc’s latest E63 S Estate is a 290km/h superwagon

    Just a few days after BMW revealed their new wagon, the  5 Series Touring, Mercedes have unveiled their 450kW answer to BMW – the new E63 S Estate. Expected to debut in March this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the new ‘superwagon’ has come back with even more...
  • First images of McLaren P14 – the 650S replacement

    One of the main drawcards at this year’s Geneva motor Show will be McLaren P14, seeing here in the first blotchy streaky image doing the rounds on Instagram. Part of the Super Series range, the P14 (not the official name, although one of McLaren’s better choices) is the replacement...
  • Controversy as VW hint at Golf GTi hybrid

    The next generation Golf GTi is likely to feature hybrid power for better performance, fuel economy but probably not cost. We can already run the headline ‘most powerful Golf GTi, yet.’ This quantum leap in powertrain is mostly permitted by the Group’s 48V system which made its debut in...
  • Top speed king goes to the new Ford GT supercar

    Ford has revealed some of the long awaited performance figures of the new Ford GT supercar. The all new 3.5 litre twin-turbo V6 is said to produce 475kW, powering the GT on to a top speed of 348km/h. Although the power figure is slightly down on the GT’s main...
  • Gazoo Racing could spawn hot Yaris from this engine

    Toyota Gazoo Racing is about to hit the performance mainstream and the car to potentially launch it into hot hatch stardom with be the Toyota Yaris. Without getting ahead of ourselves, the Toyota Supra co-developed with BMW, is rumoured to be next. Toyota has upgraded the current Yaris’s 1.3-litre...