Rogue Rally, the 2500kms super car road trip has announced that they will plant 1000 trees to offset the carbon footprint caused by the rally to be held next year in June.
“We will be planting 1000 trees in partnership with Green Works to off set the carbon footprint of the rally. We feel that it is our duty to take measures to reduce the impact that the Rogue Rally will have on the environment,” says BAM and Rogue Rally CEO Mark Castel.
According to Castel, 500 indigenous shade and 500 fruit trees will be planted in areas deemed as previously disadvantaged. “We hope that the trees not only help in reducing our carbon footprint but also help the communities in which they will be planted in. It is our belief that the trees will provide food, anchor the soil, beautify the surrounding areas and provide a source of shade and shelter for these local communities,” says Castel.
Afzal Kahn insists the road is his catwalk and true to his mantra, the iconic British designer has combined what can only be described as the “the Champagne of fabrics”, Harris Tweed with a descendent of the all-terrain vehicle developed in 1947 on the 250-acre Anglesey farm of joint Rover MD Maurice Wilks: the iconic Defender.
This is a fashion statement in every single sense of the word and the nearly-seventy-year-old original Defender, treated to a makeover by the principal British Designer under the guise of the Kahn expedition Vehicles Umbrella and aptly titled: The Defender Concept 17 Wide Body – Harris Tweed Prototype, is proof Afzal Kahn is a keen supporter of investing in British Industry.
On paper, it should not work. However, Defender owners need not exercise caution, for Harris Tweed is a ‘noble’ fabric that is favoured by Afzal Kahn and is applied to many of his products.
AXE South Africa is giving away a 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to one incredibly lucky AXE Man at the end of the year.
The Ford Mustang is an American automobile, originally based on the Ford Falcon compact named after the Southern Methodist University Mascot. The first production Mustang, a white convertible with red interior rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964. Introduced to the public at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, and via all three American television networks on April 19, it was the most successful product launch in automotive history.
But there’s more! Before AXE hands over this beautiful muscle car to the winner, the highly excitable folks at AXE HQ decided to bring to life a once in a lifetime male fantasy. 3 beautiful models, 1 Mustang, and the most epic photo shoot EVER.
The mission to tone down the look of the Porsche Cayenne in favour of a sleeker vehicle is an exemplary example of how a first-class SUV can gain acceptance within the Porsche firmament.
Afzal Kahn insists elements borne out of diametrically opposite functions will appeal to customers far and wide. And the principal British designer insists the Kahn Porsche Cayenne exudes eccentricity, expertise and style.
The Kahn wide track aerodynamic styling package consists of vented front and rear wide wheel arches with integrated front and rear air dams, a lower boot lid spoiler, LED daytime running lights for front wheel arch vents, sports lowering module, vented foot pedals in machined aluminum, door handles finished in matte black, brake calipers finished in liquid gold, exterior Kahn enamel wing shields, privacy tinted glass, welcome ambient illumination package – under car Ice white illumination and Kahn enamel tailgate logo.
According to AutoGuide.com, a Need For Speed movie will be arriving in theatres in February 2014, in the U.S. at least. It’s been three months since the movie, based on the popular driving game, was officially announced and now an exact release date of 7th February has been revealed.
The site writes that:
DreamWorks Studios will be creating the film based on the popular Electronic Arts virtual driving games and will be released by Disney, while Scott Waugh of Act of Valor fame will be tasked with directing it.
As we mentioned before, George and John Gatins developed the original story for the flick and John will be co-producing the movie with Mark Sourian.
In this instalment of Chris Harris on Cars, Harris explores the new 2012 Audi RS4 and to do so he decides to look at where the vehicle came from.
In this 17 minutes video Chris Harris drives the new Audi RS4, the original B5 RS4 from 2000, the amazing B7 and then matches the latest version against the 6.2 litre Mercedes C63.
Watch the video below:
Less than one year since the release of the latest generation Porshe 911 range, the company has announced that it will be offering powerkit upgrades for its Carrera S models.
The new upgrade, made available by the Porsche Exclusive department offers a remapped ECU, new cylinder heads and camshafts, a variable intake system, an additional radiator, a low-backpressure exhaust, and Sport Chrono dynamic engine mounts. As a result, the sports car can reach 100km/h in just 4 seconds equipped with Porsche’s dual-clutch PDK transmission.
The offer seems to be the same package that was fitted to the exclusive 911 Club Coupe last month.
The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed has been confirmed to make its debut at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed taking place from the 28 June to 1 July in the UK.
While the Continental GT Speed may not look any different from a standard Continental GT, it is the changes made under the hood that set it a part from any other.
The new production model is the fastest Bentley has ever produced, taking 4.2 seconds to meet 0 – 100km/h, reaching a top speed of 329km/h. Bentley has also modified the chassis, steering setups and suspension as well as lowered the vehicles overall ride height.