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Mercedes-Benz G-Code Subcompact Crossover Concept

Published by on Nov 5th, 2014, No Comments

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This may very well be the most futuristic car that has come out of Mercedes-Benz’ garage – and we’re not saying that’s a bad thing. In fact, this car looks like one that would fit comfortably into a modern, greener world.

In celebration of their new research and development centre in Beijing, Mercdes-Benz unveiled this truly unique concept car.

The design of the G-code Concept was influenced by the trends and tastes of Mercedes’ Chnese – so it is an Asian inspired car through an through. It is smaller than the similar GLA-Class, but still spacious enough to use as a family car.

The car is not yet headed for production, and is for now, only a concept – a wonderful concept that is. However, should Mercedes-Benz decide that they want to manufacture this car, it will most likely be marketed as a competitor for Audi’s upcoming Q1 and the existing Mini Cooper Countryman.

So, let’s get down to business: the insides of the G-Code.  (more…)

Jet-powered school bus? You better believe it

Published by on Nov 4th, 2014, No Comments

Jet Powered School Bus

Did you ever think that you would be impresses by a school bus? Probably not.

Generally, school busses are boring, they don’t go very fast, there is nothing too spectacular about them and most of all – they just remind us of, well, school. Not that traditional, yellow school busses are popular in South Africa, but we get the general (boring) idea of them.

You can then imagine then imagine how shocked we were to find out that someone had actually decided to give the humble school bus a crazy make-over.

This school bus is no ordinary school bus. Not even close. This school bus is extraordinary – because it is jet powered! (more…)

‘Furious 7′ trailer released

Published by on Nov 3rd, 2014, No Comments

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There is one chain of automobile movies that has always been a bit above the rest. And if you don’t know what e’re talking about then you probably don’t agree. However, our Monday just got a little bit better after the release of the much anticipated ‘Furious 7′ trailer.

The film, which is the 7th instalment in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise looks set to be one of the best yet.

Sadly, this is also the last film that the franchise’s star, Paul Walker, starred in after he was tragically killed almost a year ago in a car crash. They were still busy filming ‘Furious 7′ when Walker passed away. (more…)

Jay Leno and a sauve, 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor

Published by on Oct 29th, 2014, No Comments

1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor

Sometimes its good to take a look into the past and relish in some of the greatest (and biggest) automobiles of the past century. Today, we, alongside our favourite Jay Leno (the man with the most desirable car collection on the planet) take a look at a golden oldie that was pretty much the ‘it’ car of the early 70′s.

Say hello to a genuine, beautifully restored, 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor.

Instead of high-tech hybrids and sexy super cars, Jay takes us on a ride in an old classic, relishing in the huge mass that is this German tank. Considering it’s size, it also comes as no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz 600 Kompressor weighs a whopping 3 tonnes! (more…)

McLaren 650S stolen in Durban cargo heist, found

Published by on Oct 27th, 2014, No Comments

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So, if you were a thief and looking to score some serious loot during a cargo heist, wouldn’t you be jumping for joy when the container you hijacked turned out to house a brand new, McLaren 650 S inside? Most definitely!

This is exactly what happened to a bunch of robber sin Durban last week, when the container they hijacked at the Durban Harbour, was one containing a brand new McLaren 650S.

According to reports, the car had arrived in Durban at the harbour last Monday. It was sent through customs and, after it was cleared, it was placed in an unmarked container, ready to be transported to its final destination.

However, the McLaren 650S would never reach it’s final destination… (more…)

Sistine Chapel to be used for Porsche event

Published by on Oct 20th, 2014, No Comments

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Where do you go if you want to have a super exclusive, terribly expensive and one-of-a-kind event – and you are a luxury auto company? Well, why not a place that is decorated with priceless art, in a city known for its rich culture in a venue that has never been used for public events ever?

That place would be the most Holy place on Earth – the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican.

This is the location for a utterly exclusive and super expensive Porsche event. The automaker has announced that they are holding an event in the famed Sistine Chapel as part of a 5-day trip through Italy.

The event is essentially a classical music concert that includes a formal dinner and private tour of both the Chapel and the Vatican Museums.  (more…)

This is what it’s like to be Pagani’s test driver

Published by on Oct 17th, 2014, No Comments

Pagani Test Driver

If you could be a test driver for one of the top super car companies in the world, would you do it? Of course you would. And so would many other auto fanatics across the globe.

Unfortunately, that position is reserved for one person – a man you might call the luckiest man on Earth.

Davide Testi is Pagani’s number one test driver and gets to drive around in all of the Pagani glory long before we could ever get our hands on one. In this interview with the Drive Channel he tells us what its like to be the official Pagani test driver and how he got the job that so many lusted after and that so many are envious of – including ourselves.

Check it out below – this guy can seriously count his lucky stars!

Source: YouTube

This guy built his dream car using expanding foam

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to build your very own dream car? Of course, you wouldn’t have to pay and exorbitant price and you have complete creative control of the design of your baby. However, it does sound difficult and where would you even start?!

Well, one Lithuanian man didn’t let these reservations stand in his way. He simply had a vision of his dream car and decided to build it himself – and in what a clever way he did!

To start with, the man simply had the battered and bruised shell of a Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. Note, it is only the shell. There was absolutely nothing in the inside of the piece of metal.

He then decided to use the shell of the Mercedes as a platform to build his very own, unique, dream car. He had a design in mind and simply went for it… (more…)

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