In the latest video, Chris Harris takes on the BAC Mono. The BAC Mono is a carbon-bodied piece of sculpture with the innards of a Formula 3 car.
The claimed curbweight is 540kg that gives 520bhp per tonne. The car packs a 2.3 litre Ford Duratec engine lavished with some of Cosworth’s fanciest internals.
The car aims to provide the sensations of a racing car in a road legal package with a price tag of about £90, 000.
Watch Harris in action in the video below:
Since its introduction in 2002, the Mazda 6 its all its incarnations has shifted over a million units. Whilst this may come as no surprise to those who’ve seen it first-hand (or indeed those who voted it ‘best family car’ in 2012 in What Car? Magazine), it seems a quietly sensible car, albeit one with a stylish and mega-modern design. The result of the Japanese company creating a new visual language of sorts (codenamed Kodo) for its designs, sees the 2013 Mazda 6 looking positively ferocious with its headlights-cum-hawk eyes and sleek, aerodynamic chassis.
The buzz around it is making car enthusiasts desperate to catch more than a fleeting glance! Charging ahead with the Takeri concept the company unveiled last year, the newest model will champion the futuristic appeal we’ve come to expect of Mazda.
The latest prototype of the 2013 Porsche Cayman has been spotted. Images taken of the vehicle show that it is almost complete and ready for its official unveling at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show toward the end of the year.
The new Cayman will essentially be a hard-top version of the Porsche Boxster, with both vehicles sharing almost all of their features including interior panels, powertrains and wheel designs.
Audi has revealed the first details, images and all access videos of the facelifted 2013 Audi R8 range.
The vehicle has received both technical modifications and some updates to its styling. A new range topping V10 Plus model, that will be available only as a coupe, has been introduced. There will also be some minimal updated to the exterior that include modified front fascia featuring a new front bumper and single-frame grille. LED headlights will now come standard on all models.
The new 2013 Audi R8 range is expected to arrive in Europe before the end of the year.
Watch the videos below:
Renowned for pushing buttons, boundaries and always striving to bring their readers something new and different, TopGear Magazine South Africa has become the first motoring magazine in the country to publish in 3D.
Each copy of the August issue, which goes on sale countrywide today, Monday 23 July is bagged with special 3D glasses so readers can enjoy the individually created 3D features in the magazine.
The production process was quite intricate and demanding, with each single picture demanding a days’ worth of backroom work to deconstruct the photographs and then recreate them in 3D. However, the results were well worth the effort though.
This special 3D issue comes in the wake of the hugely successful TopGear Festival in Durban and the magazine itself being voted the coolest male magazine in South Africa in the Sunday Times Generation Next Study. “We thought a 3D issue would be a really cool thing to do. Those TopGear fans that couldn’t travel to the show in Durban, can get a taste of the real thing by putting on their 3D specs and to see what Jeremy Clarkson and the boys got up to in Durbs. It’s a bit of fun and definitely something different, which is what we’re all about here at TopGear,” says editor Pierre Steyn.
TopGear Magazine SA launched in South Africa in September 2011.
The supercar, priced at about $845, 000, packs a 425 kW (570 hp) 4.6-litre V8 engine, which is complemented by a 90 kW (121 hp) electric motor on the rear along with a 80 kW (107 hp) unit driving the front wheels.
While the video is only a few seconds long, 9 to be exact, the sounds and visuals are clear.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is expected to be ready by late 2013.
Watch the video below:
Vauxhall hopes that the Adam will beat the likes of its competitors MINI and the Fiat 500, with its unique stylish design and lots of hi-tech gadgets found inside the car.
The Adam was officially unveiled at the Paris motor show in September 2011 and will drive into UK showrooms in January 2013. Adam and its unique design offer over one million, (yes one million) different styling combinations to choose from. Vauxhall have said.“It’s truly a new kind of car!”
Vauxhall have designed three different trims for their launch:
• JAM (fashionable/colourful)
• GLAM (elegant/sophisticated)
Adam is a classy, sophisticated, three door car, which unlike its rivals bucks its design to be retro. It appeals to free thinking individuals who like things that are different, striking and quirky to other cars.
On the 11th July, a team of students from The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Speed headed off to the UK where they will be competing against 110 teams from around the world with their very own formula built car for the Formula Student Cup.
South Africans can show their support for the Cape Speed team by powering a real-time Silverstone Scalextric race track with the replica car around the race track using the power of social networking, namely Twitter and Facebook. The digital agency behind this campaign Saatchi & Saatchi’s AtPlay decided to combine the fun of a Scalextric model and the best of social media. Now you can get in the driver’s seat and take your own lap around a race track.