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Rogue Rally Rendezvous 1: Phakisa

Published by on May 20th, 2013, No Comments

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After a lazy 260km stretch from Sandton to Welkom, the Rogue Rally drivers will get to enjoy the world class Phakisa racetrack.

The Rogue Rally, which runs from the 16th – 22nd June is a road trip that will cover more than 2700 kilometres of South Africa’s best roads. A long the way the supercars will encounter special stages and exciting events, day and night.

One of these special stages is the two time Grand Prix track Phakisa. Whose tar has been enjoyed by the likes of Valentino Rossi who once announced: “I love this place – it is one of the most demanding racetracks in the world, and you have to be brave to win here.”

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Mercedes Benz S-Class makes debut

Published by on May 16th, 2013, No Comments

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Mercedes Benz has unveiled the new S-Class at the Airbus factory in Hamburg and its a luxury vehicle that comes packed with technological features and is bringing us closer to automated driving.

The new luxury sedan, expected to hit showrooms in September, features 3D cameras, radar, night vision and LED headlights and taillights that adjust their brightness automatically and curb power consumption.

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Win two tickets to the 2013 TopGear Festival!

Published by on May 14th, 2013, No Comments

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The Top Gear Festival, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the City of Durban are  getting prepared  for the 2nd in the trilogy of the hugely successful Top Gear Festival weekends on June 15th and 16th, powered by Shell V-Power .

The Top Gear Festival team are set to deliver another epic event featuring once again  four sensational live stadium performances hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and their tame racing driver, The Stig – along with their amazing team of dare-devil prescion drivers.

This year Top Gear is bringing two-time Formula 1 Champion Mika Häkkinen along as one of its guest drivers.

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Cars.co.za launches new iOS App

Published by on May 7th, 2013, No Comments

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Cars.co.za has announced the launch of its brand new App for iPhone and iPad.

The Cars.co.za App, which has been in development since 2012, plans to take car buying in South Africa to the next level, and comes with many groundbreaking features.

Powerful used car search

As the backbone of the Cars.co.za offering, the latest search technology has been incorporated into the Cars.co.za App’s used car search facility. The revamped search facility offers the following functionality:

  • Simple “Quick search” facility
  • Advanced search facility
  • Multiple criteria support
  • Comprehensive sorting options
  • Favourite tagging
  • Multiple images
  • Tilt for full screen images
  • Simple contact form

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Rogue Rally partners with Pablo Clark Racing for 5-star training

Published by on May 6th, 2013, No Comments

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The Rogue Rally has partnered with Pablo Clark Racing to provide all drivers with 5-star training, so whether on tar or track drivers will be provided with all the skills needed to take on the every stretch and curve of this adrenaline-filled road trip.

Rogue Rally is a road trip that will cover more than 2700 kilometres of South Africa’s most scenic roads. A long the way the supercars will encounter special stages and events that will give owners the opportunity to enjoy the cars as the designers intended.

Jaki Sheckter, renowned race car driver, who will be conducting the training says: “Although many of the entrants have been driving for years, our tips, tricks and defensive techniques, used by professional racers the world over will keep drivers on track and in control so they can enjoy the trip to the fullest.”

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2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S revealed

Published by on May 3rd, 2013, No Comments

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Ahead of its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche has revealed its 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S.

Turbo and Turbo S make use of a six-cylinder, 3.8-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine delivering 520 HP (383 kW) in the 911 Turbo and 560 HP (412 kW) in the 911 Turbo S variant.

The increased power along with a new AWD system results in the 911 Turbo getting from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, with the Turbo S 0.1 seconds quicker. Both vehicles can reach a top speed of 318 km/h.

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VW Golf R (2013) spy shots

Published by on Apr 24th, 2013, No Comments

The 2013 Golf R Cabriolet, soon to be launched by Volkswagen and already previewed in concept form, was recently spotted.

The new Golf Cabriolet, like the regular hatchback, will be powered by a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 256 horsepower and 243 pound-feet.

Key features of the Golf’s exterior include a unique 18-inch wheel pattern, a soft-top roof and discrete R badging.

Take a look at the spy shots below:

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The Porsche Panamera 3.0 Diesel V6 Supersport by A.Kahn

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2013, No Comments

A. Kahn Designs expands the appeal of the Porsche Panamera by combining German engineering with quintessentially British styling, not entirely new territory for the man who embodies a brand and its identity.

This basalt black beauty may have four doors, a big boot and a diesel engine, but the Kahn DNA shines throughout and the principal British designer has ensured the Kahn Panamera looks and feels special – it is by far the most engaging in what is now a significant line-up of Panamera models.

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