2016 BMW M2 Gigi Hadi 960
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Gigi and M2: Supermodel meets BMW supercar

Hail the progeny of the BMW M3 Off to a racetrack in the Cape mountains What will be BMW's next outrageous car? MUNICH, Germany - A compact high-performance BMW sports car was already "causing heads to turn and hearts to flutter" more than 40 years ago. Indeed, then BMW 2002 turbo encapsulated BMW’s resolution to deliver… Continue reading Gigi and M2: Supermodel meets BMW supercar

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Hottest Aston Martin yet: Race-bred Vantage GT8

Vantage GT8: Taking things to extremes Race-bred Vantage GT8 most extreme yet 100kg weight-savings make it lightest Vantage GAYDON, England - : Racing is in Aston Martin’s blood. From outright victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1959 to many wins in GT3 and GT4 and a continued race and title-winning form in the… Continue reading Hottest Aston Martin yet: Race-bred Vantage GT8

BMW M4 GTS
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Sexiest car of the year? Meet the concept BMW M4 Coupe

M Division makes it back to its roots Technology honed in the heat of the track Fully race-capable - still road legal! MONTEREY/MUNICH - A year on from the launch of the BMW M4 Coupe, BMW's M Division has presented an initial preview of a high-performance model for use on the road and, above all, on the… Continue reading Sexiest car of the year? Meet the concept BMW M4 Coupe

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!

New 3.0 engine for Infiniti
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Infiniti twin-turbo: Its most powerful V6 yet

Lightest, most powerful, V6 engine yet from Infiniti VR30 for Q50 and all-new Q60 sports coupes/sedans 'Designed and engineered to perform ROLLE, Switzerland – Production of Infiniti's most powerful engine yet, a compact and light three-litre V6 twin-turbo, has started at parent Nissan’s Iwaki Plant in Japan. How powerful? Read on... "This engine will be mounted,"… Continue reading Infiniti twin-turbo: Its most powerful V6 yet

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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

2016 Infiniti Q60 coupe
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Q60: Infiniti proves it: luxury can be fun, too

⦁ 'Daring proportions powerful elegance, unmistakeably Infiniti' ⦁ All-new ‘VR30’ three-litre V6 twin-turbo engine ⦁ Innovative driving technology, 'rewarding drive' ROLLE, Switzerland – Here comes the latest sports machine from Infiniti, the performance arm of Nissan: the Q60 coupe will be on the Infiniti stand at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The Japanese automaker describes… Continue reading Q60: Infiniti proves it: luxury can be fun, too