Rolls-Royce has recently revealed the 2014 Wraith at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that is described as “the darker side of Rolls-Royce – Power, Style and Drama.”
Rolls-Royce claims that the Wraith is its most “technically advanced and powerful” vehicle in history. With the 6.6 litre, twin turbo-charged V12 engine it delivers 624 bhp with 800 Nm of torque and reaches 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said “The most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith promises the sense of adventure and speed that drove our founding forefather. But of course, Wraith’s starting point is luxury, refinement and quality, traits that remain as important to Rolls-Royce customers today as they were more than a century ago.”
Take a look at Vilner’s two new projects – the BMW 5-Series F10 and 6-Series M F12 both received full modifications from the luxury tuning specialists.
Both vehicles were foiled in white matte and new spoilers were added to the rear hoods.
The true craftsmanship of Vilner however can be seen throughout the interior of both models. While the interior of the 5-Series was entirely changed, the white theme was continued inside the coupe with white leather wrapping and contrast created with accents of black and red.
In celebration of 60 years of collaboration with Aston Martin, Bertone has introduced a one-off Rapide shooting brake – The 2013 Aston Martin Rapide Bertone.
The vehicle, that has been commissioned by an Aston Martin collector, keeps the regular Rapide’s 2+2 seating configuration with more room for passengers in the back and features the rear lights of the Vanquish super-GT.
However, the Rapide Bertone does not offer the same engine as that which is fitted into the Rapide S. Rather power comes from the outgoing Rapide’s 470bhp 6.0-litre V12.
Adreach the outdoor media company which operates more than 40 000 sites across South Africa, is a partner sponsor of the Rogue Rally. Rogue Rally is a Gumball-style supercar road trip that covers more than 2200 kms and includes special stages. The event is designed to give the owners of supercars the opportunity to use their cars as the designers intended.
“For us the association with supercars is a natural one as we manage so much roadside real estate,” says Brad Fisher, CEO of Adreach. Fisher goes on to say that it was however the public participation and exposure that clinched the deal. “The Rogue Rally will be very accessible to the general public with open track days, exclusive parties, street processions, closed street circuits and special events,” said Fisher.
The Top Gear Festival, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the City of Durban are getting prepared for the 2nd in the trilogy of the hugely successful Top Gear Festival weekends on June 15th and 16th, powered by Shell V-Power .
This year Top Gear is bringing two-time Formula 1 Champion Mika Häkkinen along as one of its guest drivers.
Last year, the Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park and Street Circuit played host to a sell-out event , with 67 000 visitors enjoying the explosive live show, an enthralling street circuit, and a motoring exhibition packed with some of the world’s greatest supercars, classic automobiles and motoring memorabilia. This year’s much anticipated event promises to be bigger, better and, in true Top Gear style, even more ambitious than 2012!
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).
Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson test drives the smallest car in the world, the P45, that was built by Clarkson himself.
As you will see in the video, he looks pretty ridiculous wearing protective head gear that makes him look an astronaut.
Take a look at all the Top Gear antics in the video below:
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.