The French may be famed for their artisanship when it comes to wine and cheese, but we often overlook their prowess on the car front. The new Peugeot 208 looks set to change all that, reinvigorating the French company’s brand core and breathing new life into the industry with its sleek design. The car, heralded as a ‘supermini’ (bigger than a city car but smaller than a small family car), has us very excited, so without further ado let’s have a look at the machine!
The 208 chops off another 173kg from the 207′s already featherweight bulk whilst upping the available legroom by 5cm. A big plus for the green-minded and those taller fans of Peugeot alike. The green aspect being increasingly important to its customers, Peugeot has ensured that the 208 emits under 100g/km of CO2. This is a cool move for the company as it knows it was treading in dangerous water with its previous models.
Lamborghini has announced that it will be showcasing both its new Sesto Elemento (above) and Urus SUV concepts at the 2012 Monterey Classic Car week in California.
The Sesto Elemento first made an appearance back in 2010 at the Paris Motor Show with Lamborghini having confirmed that it will be producing 20 units of the luxury vehicle accompanied by a price tag of $2.2 million.
The vehicle borrows its engine from the LP 570-4 and will retain most of its body work from the concept.
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:
Some of the most famous and memorable stars in the James Bond movies over the decades have not just been the actors but also the cars that have made an appearance alongside the world’s smoothest and most seductive spy. Some of these characters include the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, the Lotus Esprit and arguably the most famous of them all, the Aston Martin DB5 – A vehicle that is synonymous with the James Bond brand.
Aston Martin’s DB5 sports car will once again feature in the latest Bond film, Skyfall, with Daniel Craig in the leading role.
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.