4x4, conversions, Ford, industry, Motoring News, new models

US cops get supercars to hunt the robbers (etc)

New power trains and tech for US patrol cars Hybrid all-wheel-drive to save millions on fuel Better, safer, 'officers' offices' for American police DEARBORN, Michigan - Ford believes it's found the key to continue to supply nearly two-thirds of law enforcement agencies across the United States. More accurately, 65% of US police vehicles. And the key?… Continue reading US cops get supercars to hunt the robbers (etc)

4x4, conversions, industry, land rover, Motoring News, vehicle technology

War hero Mark no dummy when testing autodoor

Auto-opening door welcomes driver Radar sensors prevent car-park dings War veteran commando used to test the tech PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar Land Rover has developed a car door that opens automatically as the driver approaches. The ''mobility door prototype'' being tested on a Range Rover Sport, using motion sensors and existing keyless entry technology… Continue reading War hero Mark no dummy when testing autodoor

Aston Martin, conversions, electric cars, historic vehicles, Motoring News, sports cars, vehicle technology

Future-proofing Aston classics – a swoppable electric motor

EV solution cleared for Heritage Aston Martins Radical idea to cater for future fuel restrictions Electric motor will stand in for the original engine NEWPORT PAGNELL, England - Global interest in classic cars is said to be growing annually but that in heritage models is at a record high so Aston Martin Lagonda has a… Continue reading Future-proofing Aston classics – a swoppable electric motor

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At last, putting pedals to the metal – the Audi FitCar

FitCar PPV (Pedal Powered Vehicle) out in Netherlands Works on most vehicles, yet a unique concept Turn sedentary commutes into active gym time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhOu058irrU&t=5s DELFT, Netherlands - The image above is of the FitCar PPV. You pedal it along. Really. While at the steering-wheel and burning the calories that would have gone to your waistline… Continue reading At last, putting pedals to the metal – the Audi FitCar

Bakkies, Buyers' advice, conversions, Ford, mazda, Motoring News, vehicle technology

Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 turboboost from Honeywell

Honeywell turbo boost for Ranger, BT-50 A little extra can take  boost to 200kW Promise of lower general fuel-consumption JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - TurboDirect in South Africa has introduced a PowerMax turbocharger upgrade for the 2011-2015 Ford Ranger 3.2 diesel engine to increase overall performance and flow by 20% and boost power from 147 to 172kW.… Continue reading Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 turboboost from Honeywell

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Blower problems? Go direct to, well, TurboDirect SA

Turbo problems - work with the experts OE equipment direct from manufacturers Turbo repairs, parts - even complete units JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Having trouble with or worried about the performance of the turbocharger on your vehicle or other industrial power sources or - worse -  the quality and  provenance of replacements? There is a solution...… Continue reading Blower problems? Go direct to, well, TurboDirect SA

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Bond’s DB5 lives! Aston Martin to build 25 big-bucks copies

Aston Martin and Eon to create 25 Goldfinger DB5 cars Working gadgets to be developed for inclusion Cars to be assembled at original home of the DB5 GAYDON, England -  The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a collaboration by automaker Aston Martin and Eon Productions, maker of the 'James Bond' films. Following the successful… Continue reading Bond’s DB5 lives! Aston Martin to build 25 big-bucks copies

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Smokin’grass? Honda UK chasing motor-mower record

Honda UK wants to regain 'fastest mower'record The target: a grass-smokin' 240km/h Engine comes from Honda’s Fireblade SP motorcycle LONDON, England - Honda UK is aiming to take the world speed record for grass-smokin' lawnmowers with a Mean Mower V2. The target? 240km/h The Mean Mower is being assembled by Team Dynamics, Honda’s British Touring… Continue reading Smokin’grass? Honda UK chasing motor-mower record

Buyers' advice, classic cars, conversions, convertibles, Mini, Motoring News, new models

Happy 25th, Mini! Special ragtop for 2018 and costs…

Quarter-century down the lines come new Mini The first convertibles were the rarest models Each of 300 2018 special editions to cost... LONDON, England - Mini UK is celebrating a key milestone with the 25th anniversary of the Mini convertible, and another ground-breaking landmark as the best-selling convertible model in the UK. First there was...… Continue reading Happy 25th, Mini! Special ragtop for 2018 and costs…

conversions, formula e, hybrids, jaguar, Motoring News, new models, sports cars

20 Jaguar i-Pace sedans all ready to race

I-Pace racecar shakedown, tyre tests, done World’s first production e-cars on way Jaguar Racing to work with M-Sport's techies PRETORIA, Gauteng - The Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy will have its global public debut on the streets of Berlin on May 19 ahead of the FIA Formula E-Prix there. The standard version of the Jaguar I-Pace was… Continue reading 20 Jaguar i-Pace sedans all ready to race