AUDI OUT OF LE MANS: Image: Audi Motorsport
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End of a racing era for Audi sports cars

Audi to close its sports-car programme 18 years and 106 wins from 186 races Tech transfer from race cars to roads INGOLSTADT, Germany - Audi is ending an era. On Saturday, November 19, not only the current season of the FIA World Endurance championship (WEC) will end in Bahrain but also Audi will end its… Continue reading End of a racing era for Audi sports cars

2016 Ford hot hatches
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Hot hatches finding a cool new market

Sporty small cars with powerful engines New buyers challenge “boy racer” stereotype Fiesta ST now  in two  body styles BRENTWOOD, England - Hot hatches – sporty small cars with powerful engines once seen as the preserve of “petrol-head” car fans are becoming a mainstream choice for car-buyers who are far from the stereotypical “boy-racer”. Ford,… Continue reading Hot hatches finding a cool new market

The most powerful E-Class yet - the 2017 AMG E63 4Matic. Image: Mercedes-AMG
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Full details: The smartest, most powerful, E-Class yet

Twin-turbo, four-litre, V8 makes 450kW Cylinder shutdowns save fuel in cruise Maximum fun and traction at track days AFFALTERBACH, Germany - Mercedes has turned its "most intelligent" executive saloon into two of the most powerful E-Class units yet - the E63 4Matic+ and E63 S 4Matic+. The automaker says it is also setting benchmarks with technology:… Continue reading Full details: The smartest, most powerful, E-Class yet

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Image: Chevrolet / Newspress
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New Camaro smashes own Nurburg record

DETROIT, Michigan - Chevrolet has released a video of a 2017 Camaro ZL1 lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7min29.60 - 11.67sec quicker than the previous ZL1 Al Oppenheiser, the Camaro's chief engineer, explained: "To be almost 12sec quicker than the fifth-generation ZL1 is testament to the advanced design and technology of the new ZL1. "From… Continue reading New Camaro smashes own Nurburg record

Audi A5/S5 Coupes launched in SA. Image: Audi SA / Motorpress
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First look: Audi’s A5 Coupes hit UK showrooms

SE, Sport and S line spec on all models Three TDI, two TFSI, engines join A5 Coupé range Flagship S5 in either shell with 265kW / 500Nm LONDON, England - Less than a month after its European debut at the Paris autoshow, the successor to the five-door Audi acclaimed for wrapping high functionality in a captivating… Continue reading First look: Audi’s A5 Coupes hit UK showrooms

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

ICE-DRIVING WITH McLAREN: Newspress/Mc:Laren
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We’ve bush and sand – but how about ice-driving?

Pure McLaren announces first ice driving experience Winter testing deep in the frozen Arctic Only winter driving experience with McLaren Sports Series LONDON, England - Pure McLaren has announced its first ice-driving experience for January 2017 with plans to run the session in northern Finland, 320km north of the Arctic Circle. It's claimed it will be the world's only… Continue reading We’ve bush and sand – but how about ice-driving?

2017 VOLVO S60 POLESTAR: Image: Quickpic/Volvo
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Volvo S60 Polestar in SA with 270kW Drive-E power

Medium-sized supercar from Volvo Maximum spec list with the price High-performance PoleStar heritage JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The latest Volvo S60 Polestar is now available in South Africa but the number is limited: only 45 units, updated for the 2017 model year. Which is numerically greater than the previous halo model in the Volvo world… Continue reading Volvo S60 Polestar in SA with 270kW Drive-E power

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Radical proto Civic R on stage for 2017 Paris show

Civic Type R Prototype at 2016 Paris auto show Fat bumpers, dramatic rear wing Special ‘brushed aluminium’ eye-catching finish PARIS, France - A Honda Civic Type R prototype has been revealed at the 2016 Paris auto show a year ahead of the next-generation Civic Type R. It's said to be based on "the low and… Continue reading Radical proto Civic R on stage for 2017 Paris show

2017 Nissan GT-R Track image: Newspress/Nissan
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GT-R Track Edition: One down from the Nismo

Nissan GT-R Track Edition for supercar enthusiasts Sits above Premium, Prestige and Black Edition Enhancements include Bilstein suspension TOKYO, Japan - The Nissan GT-R saga continues... here comes the GT-R Track Edition, top dog over the Premium, Prestige and Black Editions but paying homage to the GT-R Nismo. "As the name implies," Nissan says, "it’s… Continue reading GT-R Track Edition: One down from the Nismo