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Ford Focus RS: Faster than a Porsche Carrera

• Power boosted to 280kW/510Nm by Ford Performance • Mountune upgrade sprints to 100km/h in 4.5sec • Ford dealer can fit it, warranty unaffected BRENTWOOD, England – Ford Focus RS customers, at least in the UK*, can now further enhance the performance of their car with an official Ford Performance by Mountune power upgrade. The… Continue reading Ford Focus RS: Faster than a Porsche Carrera

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Porsche: Here comes the next Macan super 4×4 SUV

A new version of the Porsche Macan GTS sports utility vehicle will be in South African showrooms in the second quarter of 2016 – though you can order one now. The current (October 2015) Macan range in South Africa includes only the S, S Diesel and Turbo costing, respectively, R904 000, R884 000 and R1… Continue reading Porsche: Here comes the next Macan super 4×4 SUV

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Lockdown! How it changed the way we buy vehicles!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Covid ”lockdown” has affected every South African on so many levels – and that includes car-buying patterns. This has shown up in analysing search and sales data through AutoTrader before and during the various lockdowns. AutoTrader explains that, as SA’s largest digital automotive market, it has insight into car-buying patterns.CEO… Continue reading Lockdown! How it changed the way we buy vehicles!

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Tesla electric Model S Plaid whistles to fastest yet at Laguna Seca

LAGUNA SECA, California – The driver behind the wheel of Tesla’s new Model S tri-motor Plaid prototype has released a video of a record lap at Laguna Seca by Tesla’s Model S Plaid, the new top performance version of the Model S. Tesla. according to American motor scribe Fred Lambert’s podcast Electrek, used the vehicle… Continue reading Tesla electric Model S Plaid whistles to fastest yet at Laguna Seca

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Veyron supercar: 15 years on, it’s still the fastest production car

MOLSHEIM, France – The Veyron 16.4, back in April 2005, was the first series production road car to accelerate beyond 400km/h. And it hasn’t been beaten yet… The French luxury manufacturer of hyper sport-cars had achieved one of its development goals – yet, the company says, it was something the public believed to be unachievable.… Continue reading Veyron supercar: 15 years on, it’s still the fastest production car

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Sporty Frenchie takes 2020 Euro Car of the Year – SA this year

PARIS, France – The new Peugeot 208 has triumphed over BMW 1 Series, Ford Puma, Porsche Taycan, Renault Clio, Tesla Model 3 and Toyota Corolla to score the 2020 European Car of the Year title. South African motorists can expect to experience the all-new 208 towards the end of 2020. The judges – 60 automotive… Continue reading Sporty Frenchie takes 2020 Euro Car of the Year – SA this year

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Killarney racing: Passion for Speed opens 2020 season

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The Passion for Speed race meeting on Saturday February 8 2020 will be the first event of the year at the Killarney International Raceway, starting the season with historic and modern racing. Headlining the programme will Pre-1966/68 Sport and GT Sport cars from the golden age of endurance racing bearing… Continue reading Killarney racing: Passion for Speed opens 2020 season

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2020 Macan: Last of the current ‘tigers’ launched in US

ATLANTA, Georgia – Porsche US has completed its Macan (apparently a Javanese name for a tiger) series with a sporty GTS launched in the US with a powerful engine, performance-orientated chassis, characteristic design, and enhanced equipment. A 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine delivers 280kW (marginally more than its predecessor) spinning an adapted PDK dual-clutch transmission –… Continue reading 2020 Macan: Last of the current ‘tigers’ launched in US

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Coming soon! Return of the Kyalami 9 Hour after 37 years

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Kyalami 9 Hour, last raced in South Africa 37 years ago, is to return  during the 2019 racing season to join the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour, California 8-Hour, Total 24-Hour of Spa and Suzuka 10-Hour on 2019’s Pirelli Intercontinental GT Challenge  schedule. This event will be raced at Kyalami over November 21-23 and, besides… Continue reading Coming soon! Return of the Kyalami 9 Hour after 37 years