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Watch a rocket-powered bicycle go 333km/h

Published by on Nov 12th, 2014, No Comments

Francois Gissy Rocket Bike

If someone were to ask you if a bicycle would beat out a Ferrari in a drag race you’d probably think the person is insane or that this is a trick question. Well, you’d be right in thinking that it is a trick question, because it is.

Recently in France, a bicycle took on a Ferrari o  a drag strip and won. The only catch is that the bicycle is rocket-powered.

At the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, one (crazy) Frenchman attempted to break his own world record of reaching an unthinkable speed on a humble bicycle, pumped up with a rocket.

Francois Gissy is definitely not a sissy. The man bravely climbed up upon his rocket-powered bicycle and jetted off on the drag strip. Incredibly, he reached a speed of an astonishing 333km/h or 207 miles per hour. Oh, and did we mention he reached this top speed in under 7 seconds? (more…)

BMW unveils streetlights that double as electric car chargers

Published by on Nov 11th, 2014, No Comments

BMW Light & Charge

We’re all for greener, more Earth-friendly electric cars. While at first there was only the Prius – that in all honesty wasn’t the best looking car – there are more and more electric cars and hybrids popping up that look and perform way better.

Thus is it almost inevitable that one day, electric cars will be the market standard.

However, there is one problem that electric cars face; charging. Sure, you can charge your car at home, but you won’t be able to travel as far as you would want to with the initial charge before your battery runs out and you need to plug in again.

Well, this is one problem that BMW is looking too eradicate – thus making it easier for people to drive around with their electric cars and in turn encouraging others to move over to the lighter side of (automobile) life.  (more…)

The 2015 BMW M4 – this is what you need to know

Published by on Nov 7th, 2014, No Comments

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BMW fans were a little disappointed – and some even angry – when BMW decided to change the name of the iconic M3 to the more, updated M4. While that is understandable, as the BMW M3 was synonymous with power, the new 2015 M4 shouldn’t be shunned that quickly.

Sure, fans were also disappointed that the car was converted to electric steering, but that doesn’t mean that the M4 isn’t every bit as powerful as it’s famous predecessor.

Mike Spinelli of the Drive Channel recently had a chat to the Vice President of BMW’s engineering department, Albert Biermann,, about the production of the M4 and why it is such a good car.

Check out the video below:

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Ford unveils Mustang GT King Cobra concept

Published by on Nov 6th, 2014, No Comments

Ford King Cobra 1

If you are a Mustang fan, then you will definitely want to see Ford’s latest concept – not only is it sexy and powerful, but it will no doubt make you feel like you’re a superhero (or evil villain for that case) when you get behind the wheel.

The Mustang GT King Cobra is a sort-off modified 2015 Mustang that has all the ingredients for one badass vehicle. Not only is the name rather venomous (excuse the pun) but this car is destined to drag.

The concept was recently unveiled at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and, needless to say, it garner quite a bit of attention.

What’s interesting about the development and production of this car, however, is that it was built completely from Ford Racing parts. Essentially, it’s just a standard, 2015 Ford Mustang that has had the Ford Racing treatment.

And how lucky this Mustang was to get the Racing treatment – because now it just looks mean. (more…)

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…)

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