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Rally ace Poulter beats brain ‘anomaly’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA has confirmed that Leeroy Poulter is recovering well after surgery to remove an anomalous growth from the right side of his brain The surgery on Friday (Septt 23 2016), was declared a complete success by Poulter’s surgeon and there is no doubt that the South African National… Continue reading Rally ace Poulter beats brain ‘anomaly’

Peugeot 3008 Dakar Rally car. Image: Newspress/Peugeot
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3008 takes over as Peugeot’s Dakar challenger

Bigger, better, faster for 2017 Dakar Peugeot 3008 goes from road to rally Nine months of preparation for French brand PARIS, France - Team Peugeot Total and Red Bull have revealed the Peugeot 3008 DKR race car that will supersede the 2008 DKR that won the 2016 Dakar and Silk Way rallies. The car above… Continue reading 3008 takes over as Peugeot’s Dakar challenger

New Gazoo racing Hilux for Dakar 2017
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New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux

Dakar racers go rear-wheel drive 'It's an exciting time' - Glyn Hall Higher ride, on-board tyre inflators KYALAMI, Gauteng - Toyota SA and Toyota Gazoo Racing SA are making major changes to their strategy for Dakar 2017 and beyond, including a new race bakkie and a new driving team. The vehicle: the Toyota Hilux Evo… Continue reading New ace driver for Gazoo Toyota’s 2017 Dakar Hilux

Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2016
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Jaguar signs! Three more years of Simola

Commitment to Simola will run until 2019 Exciting changes planned for 2017 Diarise May 4 2017 - when it all begin They're doing it again! Jaguar has re-affirmed its commitment to three more years, from 2017, of sponsorship for the Simola Hillclimb. Richard Gouverneur, MD of Jaguar Land Rover for South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa… Continue reading Jaguar signs! Three more years of Simola

Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V (1986) Photo Kräling
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50 years of VW Motorsport goes on show

50 Years of Volkswagen Motorsport: Special exhibition at Berlin VW Group Forum Interactive exhibits from five decades WOLFSBURG, Germany - Showcasing a spectacular history: VW is staging a special, interactive exhibition looking back on its history of motor racing at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum. The retrospective exhibition, which can be seen from September 5 to… Continue reading 50 years of VW Motorsport goes on show

BMW Hommage Image: BMW
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Quel Hommage! BMW 2002 flashes back through years

BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates turbo cars Design study honours motor-racing glories Special car for Pebble Beach Concours MUNICH, Germany, PEBBLE BEACH, Caifornia - BMW Group is presenting the BMW 2002 Hommage at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach   to shine a spotlight back over its successful history with turbocharged engines. In 1973 the BMW 2002 turbo… Continue reading Quel Hommage! BMW 2002 flashes back through years

AUTOMOTIVE DAVID SLAYS DRAG GOLIATHS Image: MATT WOODS
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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

CODENAME: AM-RB 001: The 2018 Aston Martin/Red Bull Racing hypercar. Image: Aston Martin
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Racing hypercar on way from Aston/Red Bull

Hypercar result of Aston Martin/Red Bull Racing partnership High-revving mid-mounted V12 engine Two-seater with road and track-only versions available GAYDON, England - Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have revealed what they describe as "our ground-breaking hypercar". Codename: AM-RB 001. Total volume will be between 99 and 150 road cars inclusive of all remaining prototypes… Continue reading Racing hypercar on way from Aston/Red Bull

2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport Image: VW
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Price at last! VW Golf GTI Clubsport arrives

40 years of Golf GTI - anniversary of an icon Golf GTI Clubsport develops 213kW (briefly) 0-100km/h? Get there in 5.9 seconds Early in 2016 the VW Golf GTI - the 'hot-hatch' icon - celebrated 40 years of production. It all began in 1976 when only 5000 units of badged "GTI" were planned. Four decades… Continue reading Price at last! VW Golf GTI Clubsport arrives