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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…)

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!

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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…)

Ferrari launches F60 America at star studded Beverley Hills event

Published by on Oct 14th, 2014, No Comments

Ferrari F60 America

Let’s face it; Ferrari has a presence in the automotive industry that not many other companies have. Sure, there are the Lamborghini’s and the Masserati’s, but there can only be one Ferrari.

To mark the company’s long history in the US, they (of course) held a big, star studded event to celebrate and show of the car they designed specifically to commemorate the occasion.

On Saturday night, the who’s who of Hollywood, the automotive industry and top Ferrari execs got together at the Beverley Hills Town Hall in California to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari sales in the US.

The event was also the stage for the new Ferarri F60 America to be shown off. The car was specially designed for the anniversary and is a really beautiful car. It took centre stage at the vent where its stood at the entrance, basking in the glory of the (several) spotlights focused on the car. (more…)

Tesla Model D: all you need to know

Published by on Oct 13th, 2014, No Comments

Tesla Model D

You’ve probably heard of Tesla’s big announcement last week (the company does love to cause a buzz in the media) – their updated version of the Model S. The car, or newer version, is clever and powerful.

But before we bore you with small details, here are some of the car’s coolest features you need to know about:

Dual-motor engine:

The D in the Tesla Model S D, stands for dual-motor. Meaning, the engine has a motor in the front and in the back.

The dual-motor engine allows the car to be way more powerful than its predecessor. It is the fastest and most powerful car Tesla has ever made and has some pretty impressive stats.

It can go from 0 – 100km/h in 3.2 seconds – which is on parr (or even faster) than a Lamborghini Marchelago. It can also reach a top speed of around 250 km/h, which is 40km’s faster than the current Model S.

The car is also all-wheel drive. (more…)

An illustrated history of the van

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, No Comments

History of the Van

The van. It’s not a sexy automobile, nor has it been hailed as the greatest invention in history. It’s practical, and boxy and sometimes really uncool – remember when your uncle used to show off what his kombi can do? Yeah.

however, what we don’t know (or rarely think of) of the van, is how to came into existence and what a important influence it had on pop culture, the automotive industry and various other industries in the world.

Just think, if no one had invented the van, how would you get your mail delivered or where would you store your equipment?

Well, in case you didn’t know, Mercedes-Benz invented the van – although they were two separate companies at the time and the creation of the van was really all thanks to a stiff competition between the two. And now, the German automaker wants to show us the long (and surprisingly interesting) history of the van. (more…)

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