2017 MAYBACH CONVERTIBLE. image: Mercedes-Benz
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Magic Maybach: The latest is an S650 Cabrio to droolio for

All 'extras' included - check the price 463kW and 1000Nm from its V12 Only car with seats looking like fur coats STUTTGART, Germany -  The first cabriolet from the Mercedes‑Maybach brand is celebrating its debut at the Los Angeles auto show ahead of appearing in showrooms in early 2917. Only 300 will be assembled and… Continue reading Magic Maybach: The latest is an S650 Cabrio to droolio for

2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Image: Newspress / Aston Martin
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Aston Martin takes Super GT to new level

Six-litre V12's power increased to 450kW Suspension honed to even greater precision Carbon-fibre splitter/diffuser, quad exhausts GAYDON, England - Aston Martin has turned up the heat on its Super GT to create the Vanquish S with, the automaker says, sharper styling and greater potency. This the second-generation of the Vanquish’s evolution to S spec has… Continue reading Aston Martin takes Super GT to new level

2016 C-CLASS CABRIOLET: Image: Mercedes-Benz SA / Quickpic
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Hail the Cab: Take a look at the latest Merc C-Class

AMG performance - even the roof is fast High-tech engine in a luxury medium car Made for drivers who love, well, driving Mercedes-AMG is launching the first drop-top member of the still new C-Class family - a C43 4Matic Cabriolet - the convertible version of the C43 4Matic Coupé. The all-season Cabriolet has a combination of a… Continue reading Hail the Cab: Take a look at the latest Merc C-Class

PURE ELECTRIC McLAREN: Image: Newspress/McLaren
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Special offer: Brand-new McLaren for R6560

Classic aspirational wheels by McLaren One car in which size matters No driving licence needed, just be little LONDON, England - Want a brand-new McLaren that you'll let the kids drive for less than R6600? Nope, not a joke... McLaren retailers worldwide are offering a pure electric McLaren P1 complete with central driving seat and… Continue reading Special offer: Brand-new McLaren for R6560

2017 Audi TT. Image: Audi/Newspress
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Still giving it five: Audi’s latest TT (V)

Most powerful TT in series production 'Supercar pace, quattro adhesion' Top speed heading for 300km/h Its maker, Audi, describes it as a supercar, the most powerful yet of its family, capable of a sub-four second dash to 100km/h and potential top speed of 280km/h thanks to some of the most advanced car-tech on the planet.… Continue reading Still giving it five: Audi’s latest TT (V)

WOTALOTWEGOT (with apologies to Smarties): Smart Times 2016 Hamburg. Image: Smart
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Meet the folk who have the hots for the Smarts

Smart fans set record at Smart Times Annual festival in Germany for first time Beach volleyball girls show a leg HAMBURG and STUTTGART, Germany - Roadster, coupé, cabrio? Petrol, diesel,  electric? Two or four seats? Special or standard? The Mercedes Smart range is huge - as shown by the 3167 Smart folk from around the world at the… Continue reading Meet the folk who have the hots for the Smarts

2016 McLaren Spoder
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2016 McLaren Longtail: the Lightness of Being… fastest (+video)

Light, more power, track dynamics - a McLaren 'Longtail' The vitals: 0-100 in 2.9sec, 200 in 8.1sec, 326km/h possible Power-to-weight ratio 401kW/tonne on second 675LT model LONDON, England - This is the "latest, most focused, fastest and exhilarating opn-top McLaren yet built" but only 500 will be assembled and all have been sold or ordered… Continue reading 2016 McLaren Longtail: the Lightness of Being… fastest (+video)

2016 Mazda MX-5 hardtop convertible
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At last! Mazda adds power to MX-5 – for the roof!

The world's best-selling convertible sports car over the past 26 years, Mazda's Miata/MX-5, has suffered from one drawback as far as the cool crowd is concerned - the lack of an electric retractable roof. That's just changed... The current soft-top model, recently launched in South Africa, is superbly easy to switch from covered to sunshine… Continue reading At last! Mazda adds power to MX-5 – for the roof!

2016 Jaguar F-Type Project 7
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Eyes peeled! Jag F-Type Project 7 hits SA

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 unveiled in Pretoria by SVO's Maximum of only 250 hand-built units in build run 423kW/680Nm from its five-litre supercharged V8 What Jaguar describes as its "most desirable Jaguar F-Type in history" has landed in South Africa - but only for five very rich people. Deliveries were originally planned for 2015. The… Continue reading Eyes peeled! Jag F-Type Project 7 hits SA

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New Superjag: The ‘everyday’ car that can make 320km/h

PRETORIA, South Africa - The new Jaguar F-Type SVR will have its global debut at the coming 2016 Geneva auto show and be in showrooms globally in the second half of the year. "The lighter, faster and more powerful SVR," Jaguar says, "has taken performance, dynamics and driver-involvement to new levels yet retains the comfort… Continue reading New Superjag: The ‘everyday’ car that can make 320km/h