Motoring News

Rob Green takes Cherokee into the red with new blower

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – An RGMotorsport Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.4 Hemi with a Generation 3 Whipple blower has, the specialist says, produced a Jeep Trackhawk-whipping 546kW/928Nm – enough to hurls the big SUV to 100km/h in an estimated 3.6sec and on to 290km/h. The standard wagon makes 520kW/230Nm. RGM has bolted blowers to dozens of… Continue reading Rob Green takes Cherokee into the red with new blower

Accessories, Buyers' advice, conversions, Motoring News, sport cars, vehicle technology, VW

Pumping black power: RGB’s bolt-on beauties for VW

JOHANNESBURG,  South Africa – In time for Christmas 2019 Rob Green Motors is celebrating black… the black of glossy carbon-fibre that’s part of a replacement engine induction system from Goliath. The new induction system has been designed for the latest VW Polo GTI to our Goliath range, a growing array of power-boosting, carbon-fibre, cold-air induction… Continue reading Pumping black power: RGB’s bolt-on beauties for VW

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RGB Mustang conversion: New 945kW challenger for SA drag strips

RGB conversion takes Mustang to full gallop 945kW/1100Nm from Ford conversion All supported by full drivetrain changes JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – What better way to celebrate International Mustang Day (it was April 17) than collecting your 945kW/1100Nm Ford Mustang from tuning house RGMotorsport? That’s what one lucky customer got to do… the supercharged, 5.4-litre, V8 under… Continue reading RGB Mustang conversion: New 945kW challenger for SA drag strips

Buyers' advice, Ford, Motoring News, motorsport, vehicle technology

Supercharged Mustang: Tarlton terror – it’s a family affair

Supercharged Mustang blasts Tarlton drag strip Mustang Supercharged. ‘Now with added menace’ Got a quarter-million bucks to go (a lot!) faster? JOHANNSEBURG, Gauteng – A highly-evolved version of RGMotorsport’s Ford Mustang GT Supercharged has, the company says, ”stomped its authority on ‘Tuner Wars’, Tarlton drag-strip’s annual fast-car fest. The Wild West of Gauteng came alive… Continue reading Supercharged Mustang: Tarlton terror – it’s a family affair

Alfa Romeo, Buyers' advice, Motoring News, new models, sports cars, vehicle technology

RGM conversion magic: Little Alfa 4C tuned into supercar

Radically changed from the showroom version Seriously mean engine output increases in deal ‘No bolt-on – we scoured the planet for parts’ JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A car buyer doesn’t usually take delivery twice but one South African Alfa Romeo loyalist who switched flags just did: the first time he collected his Alfa 4C sport coupe… Continue reading RGM conversion magic: Little Alfa 4C tuned into supercar

4x4, Bakkies, Buyers' advice, conversions, diesel, Motoring News, new models, off-road, toyota

Rob adds Green might to Toyota’s V8 Cruiser

Rob Green makes tough-guy Cruiser tougher Find out what you get for R180 000 conversion 4.5 diesel V8 re-turbo’ed for soar in torque JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The ”bent eight ”, the media release tells The Corner, is no longer the preserve of the American Big 3 who made the configuration a synonym for grunt… Continue reading Rob adds Green might to Toyota’s V8 Cruiser

Jeep Pentastar upgrade
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Strydom ‘strokers do it again with Wrangler

Dash more speed for Pentastar cars Check the performance numbers now Steve calls it ‘conservative approach’ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – RGMotorsport has upgraded, well, an upgrade – one they already did on the Jeep Wrangler’s Pentastar engine! Hell, is there no limit to how far a modern automotive engine can be stressed? The Johannesburg-based tweaker… Continue reading Strydom ‘strokers do it again with Wrangler

2016 supercharged Toyota Hilux bakkie
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Hot Hilux – is it the fastest in Africa? (v)

Is this Toyota Hilux the fastest double-cab bakkie in Africa? Let’s start with 327kW/545Nm, 0-100 km/h in 7.1sec and 227km/h up on the Reef – that, for foreign readers, is at an altitude of about1500m. It’s from South Africa’s eighth-generation Hilux range, a four-litre V6 that claims to be the first to be supercharged anywhere is… Continue reading Hot Hilux – is it the fastest in Africa? (v)