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Kia Stinger: Korean clout to challenge Ford and Nissan

Kia’s first grand tourer out in RHD UK Three turbo engines, each eight-speed auto State-of-art driving aids, connectivity LONDON, England – Not long ago it was a concept (see below), first shown at the Frankfurt auto show, but now Kia has joined the big names of sport cars to put its Stinger GT in showrooms… Continue reading Kia Stinger: Korean clout to challenge Ford and Nissan

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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: Porsche, McLaren see its exhausts

Supercars up-staged by supertuned Toyota Toyota crossover takes on McLaren, Porsche Follow-on to Toyota Sienna R-Tuned MPV LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Asked to name a Toyota that can outgun McLaren muscle and Porsche panache one probably wouldn’t suggest a Toyota, not even a C-HR. Hmmm… Well, whatever, a 450kW,  race-tuned, version of the Toyota crossover has… Continue reading Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: Porsche, McLaren see its exhausts

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Keen to race? Entries open for 2018 Knysna Simola Hillclimb

Next Jaguar Simola Hillclimb dates; May 4-6 2017 Find your entry applications here Invitational events again Classic Car Friday  KNYSNA, South Africa – Entry lists have opened for the ninth 2018 Simola Hillclimb which in 2017 drew 15 000 spectators to the high ground adjacent to one of the most beautiful river estuaries in the… Continue reading Keen to race? Entries open for 2018 Knysna Simola Hillclimb

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Glorious end to record ’17 Simola Hillclimb

Final day of the 2017 Simola Hillclimb Record times in three new categories Record attendance for best weekend yet KNYSNA, South Africa – The 2017 Kynsna Hillclimb took the annual event, the eighth, to new heights with an estimated 15 000 spectators, slick organisation by main sponsor Jaguar and what has been described as “an… Continue reading Glorious end to record ’17 Simola Hillclimb

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2017 Simola Hillclimb: All the Day 2 quali action

Bezuidenhout, Baard, Scheckter the drivers to beat Great day of qualifying for Simola Hillclimb 2017 Epic battles in Road and Supercar categories By Special Correspndent COLIN MILEMAN KNYSNA, South Africa – The scene is set for a battle of the Titans today (May 7) in the Knysna Hillclimb ‘King of the Hill’ if the times from… Continue reading 2017 Simola Hillclimb: All the Day 2 quali action

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Two new top models for Merc-AMG convertible range

Sophisticated tech included in range Wider wings, wider track, wider tyres ‘Highly dynamic driving experience AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG is injecting fresh life into the AMG GT family’s sports-car portfolio with two Roadster models. Entry-level is a 350kW AMG GT Roadster while the AMG GT C Roadster is capable of 410kW and is an all-new… Continue reading Two new top models for Merc-AMG convertible range

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Simola Hillclimb: ‘It’ll be the best yet!’

⦁ Most comprehensive and exciting entry list yet ⦁ 29 vehicle brands, 84 slots for King of Hill ⦁ Drivers from SA, US, UK and Germany KNYSNA, South Africa – The Knysna Simola Hillclimb has grown every year since 2009 but, main sponsor Jaguar says, the 2017 event over May 4-7 as “will undoubtedly be… Continue reading Simola Hillclimb: ‘It’ll be the best yet!’

Nissan GT-R range at 2016 Johannesburg Festival of Speed
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Really rare Nissans on parade for Kyalami show

Rare and special GT-R’s at Festival of Motoring Hakosuka GT-R, Liberty Walk R35 on show Test your skill at virtual track racing One of the automotive world’s fastest and most iconic automobile families are about to meet at the inaugural Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami racing circuit this weekend. Nissan SA, after already confirming that… Continue reading Really rare Nissans on parade for Kyalami show

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Miniature supercar takes world speed record

a 1970’s electric wreck slays drag supercars UK Santa Pod quarter-mile time slashed Thrust 2 tech makes minicar faster than Porsche LONDON, England – A tiny British electric vehicle from the 1970’s has become the world’s quickest street-legal battery car in the hands of motoring journalist and serial car-modifier Jonny Smith. The Enfield 8000, a forgotten city-car… Continue reading Miniature supercar takes world speed record

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Nissan cracks electric-car downtime, range

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor is researching and developing a solid-oxide fuel cell-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol generated electric power. The automaker claims this is a world-first for automotive use and uses an e-Bio fuel-cell with an SOFC power generator: essentially a fuel cell that uses the reaction with oxygen of a number of… Continue reading Nissan cracks electric-car downtime, range