Hyundai has debuted the new HND-9 coupe concept at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show in South Korea that the company is saying is a preview of a “next-generation luxury sports coupe”.
The HND-9, the ninth concept model developed by Hyundai’s R&D Center in Namyang, Korea, represents an evolution of Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design philosophy with an elongated hood, butterfly doors and hexagonal-shaped grille.
The vehicle is equipped with 3.3-litre turbo GDi engine and 8-speed auto transmission delivering 362 horsepower, a wheelbase measuring 9.4 feet and 22-inch light alloys wheels with carbon elements.
Rogue Rally is looking for 25 beautiful and confident women to join the millionaire’s only social event of the year.
The Rogue Rally is a road trip that will cover more than 2500 kilometres of South Africa’s best 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 them to be used.
We have turned to our social media platforms to find the 25 lucky ladies to join us on this once in a lifetime trip. 15 of the winners will travel as the entourage for the 50 super cars in the rally including, McLarens, Ferraris, Porches and Maseratis as we cover the 2500 kilometers in 7 days. The other 10 winners will get the party going at the launch and closing events.
By Terrence Stoker
Despite media hype and according to recent stats, more South Africans have arrived safely this past festive season compared to the previous year. Whether this has been due to ramped up traffic policing, successful “Don’t Drink and Drive” campaigns, or simply good manners is uncertain. Individual safety as a road user, however, rests on slightly more tangible properties, which remain important for all.
Whether one is the head of state or an average driver, there are universal precautions one should take on the road. Due to it becoming a habit, most drivers do not realise just how they behave as drivers: travelling at more than 100 kilometres an hour, in a powerful metal contraption weighing more than a tonne (sometimes several).
The winter weather confronts the Northern hemisphere, particularly in the UK, with rather tough driving conditions. However, help is at hand – even in the most treacherous of conditions!
An absolute colossus in rugged terrain and uncompromisingly chameleon-esque in nature, the Kahn wide body Defender will bring out the steel-edged, fearless drive-anywhere person in you; it feels almost unstoppable with excellent ground clearance, grip levels and good axle articulation.
MapStudio’s Book of the Road, brought to you by the leading distributor and publisher of maps in Africa for over 50 years, is the only road atlas that you will need to navigate around South Africa.
The map book is colour coded allowing for easy browsing and consists of 75 pages of detailed road maps and 208 detailed street plans. Maps are detailed at a ratio of 1:750 000 making it MapStudio’s first super-detailed map.
Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce has recently introduced three new hood ornaments.
The iconic flying lady that is positioned proudly on the hood of every Rolls-Royce will now be available in an illuminated polycarbonate version that first made an appearance on the 101EX concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006.
The illuminated flying ladies are available for the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Ghost from the 2013 model year.
Having been modified by A. Kahn Designs, this Range Rover Evoque is transformed into something unique – the RS250 Evoque Vesuvius Edition.
The black body contrasting against the “Vesuvius” matte orange roof and bonnet stripe complete with the Kahn lettering on the bonnet’s leading edge, ensures that this vehicle attracts attention with its bespoke and luxury status.
Enhancements include a front bumper replacement with integrated vents complete with 3D mesh inserts, front bumper grille inner in matte black, side vent surrounds in matte black, LED day time running lights for the front bumper vents, painted bonnet stripe, rear bumper replacement with integrated vents, brake calipers finished in Vesuvius orange, front bumper mesh in matte black, front headlight detail in copper, side vent inserts in copper, front bumper replacement fog lamps, wheel arch trims and side sills in body colour, front bumper centre section graphic in matte black, front grille outer section in body colour, painted floating roof and side sill trim in body colour.
Centered round a radical design and interconnected in order to coalesce design and engineering expression is the cross hair exhaust system.
It is December 2012 and ‘tis the season to be traveling. Some of you will be jet-setting to places abroad while others might be simplifying a local journey with a quick flight, but this article is for the adventure-seekers among us who’ll be travelling the traditional way – A Road Trip.
Taking the right Padkos can make or break your trip. Since you might be stuck in the car for more than 10 hours with the same CD on repeat, fighting off bodies and boogie boards, dealing with traffic and those mundane 45-minute stop & go’s, food may be your only solace. Here are a few Dos and Don’ts for the right padkos.
Biltong – It is a love that has been fostered from a young age with South Africans. However, take care of how much you eat as the salt will induce a great thirst and thus quenching, which could lead to some impromptu stops in the bush (not ideal for the ladies). DO indeed!