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  • Land Rover Defender lives on…again

    Land Rover has released a special edition Defender to celebrate their 70-year anniversary. The Land Rover Defender Works V8 will be limited to a mere 150 vehicles and will carry a price tag of just over R2.5million in the UK. It will also be the first V8 Defender to...
  • Lamborghini Urus shakes up the establishment

    Never did I think the day would come when new SUV’s would be the biggest news in motoring, but that day has arrived and with it the promise of the Sport SUV to trump all SUV’s. The Lamborghini Urus. The Spec sheet Lamborghini has never shied away from being...
  • Mercedes nips and tucks its S-Class

    The World’s most beautiful car just got even prettier. Meet the facelifted Mercedes S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. The first major change is immediately noticeable to fans of the AMG GT R, and that is the Panamericana grille. The S63 Coupe, S65 Coupe and the GLC63 models are the only...
  • What makes BMW M5 so special?

    A four-wheel drive BMW M5? Indeed. To some purists that may sound like sacrilege, and to some extent it is sad to see the end of an era. But before you lose all will to live, let me explain: This is a four-wheel drive system designed for you to...
  • 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...
  • New Lexus LC500 echoes the LFA. Coming 2017

    Lexus revealed their vision of the perfect luxury coupe, the LF-LC, not too long ago and since then they have sculpted and crafted it into the perfect production model. It has been 5 years since, and Lexus is proud to introduce their new flagship coupe, the Lexus LC. The...
  • Hilux Evo will be Toyota’s 2017 Dakar weapon

    Great news for South African Dakar fans is that Toyota Gazoo Racing today unveiled its revolutionary new Toyota Hilux Evo Dakar challenger at Kyalami. The team also confirmed that multiple Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Matthieu Baumel will join South African Giniel de Villiers and Germany’s Dirk von Zitzewitz and...
  • Video: Listen to Merc’s AMG-branded V6 turbo

    Can this smaller 3.0-litre V6 twin turbo gain the same status as Merc’s 4.0-litre V8 AMG? Set to power a raft of junior AMG models like the GLE 450, SLC 450 and the C 450, the 300kW ballpark figure sounds more grizzly than BMW’s straight six N55 and will probably perform...
  • Singing V8 reaches chorus in Ferrari 488 Spider.

    Why settle for the Ferrari 488 GTB when its sexier, versatile and equally potent 488 Spider is now selling fast in South Africa? Ferrari’s ‘most high performance Spider’ will take dead aim at the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder and McLaren 650S Spider. Instrumental in its duality the Retractable Hard Top has...