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  • All the sexiest engine sounds from 2016

    How does one summarise 2016’s motoring year? Through the crackles, fizzes, pops and gurgles of the finest engines ever made of course. This little compilation covers everything from big normally aspirated lumps, hybrid powertrains and turbo charged units. May 2017 be the end of synthesized, artificial engine sounds....
  • Fastest Macan Performance Package tested in snow

    Icy roads snaking through snow-covered banks that would easily devour a small hatchback are not the easiest conditions to test Porsche’s fastest Macan. The fact that Porsche has handed us the keys to its hottest Macan (so far) on such treacherous roads is perplexing but does keep to the...
  • Baleno strengthens the Suzuki SA family

    The all-new 2017 Suzuki Baleno is the first from Suzuki to feature a completely new platform that incorporates high rigidity with low mass to bring an end product 110kg lighter than the Suzuki Swift… despite being a larger and more spacious vehicle. In terms of segments, the Suzuki Baleno...
  • Launch drive of Porsche’s 718 Cayman.

    We drive the new Porsche Cayman 718 at the international media launch. The car is now on sale in South Africa. What is it? New Porsche 718 Cayman represents the biggest upgrade in the model’s lifespan by cleaning the slate that has served Porsche so well. This is not a...
  • Infiniti creates history with variable compression engine

    The first engine with variable compression ratio will go on sale in 2018 and you might be surprised to hear that Infiniti is the company behind this new chapter in engine technology. Ready to make its debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show, the 2.0-litre VC-T engine will, according...
  • Tiny terror with smart BRABUS conversion in SA

    Matt grey rear diffuser inserts with chrome- look tailpipe trims, matt painted BRABUS Monoblock light-alloy wheels and a Race Start function are things we would have never associated with any previous standard smart car. Until we heard the words ‘smart BRABUS.’ smart BRABUS is the joint venture to bring...