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Review – Vredestein Ultrac Vorti tyres

Published by on Sep 27th, 2013, No Comments

Vredestein is a smaller dutch tyre company who recently launched their range of high performance tyres in South Africa. The company has no partnerships with other major tyre companies, and has thus focused their full attention on creating tyres primarily for the high performance market. This means that you will not find Vredestein tyres for your average A to B car. I got offered the chance to try out the new Vredestein Ultrac Vorti – a new ultra high performance tyre which tops the current lineup.

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This means that I had to get hold of a car to fully try out this new brand of tyres (none of my cars have 18 inch wheels) – not only in terms of wheel size, but also in terms of performance. (more…)

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento in Action

Published by on Sep 27th, 2013, No Comments

Sesto Elemento

This is the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. And it is absolutely gorgeous.

Not only does this supercar delight your eyes, it is so powerful that it will send shockwaves through your whole body. The Sesto Elemento is called that because, translated, Sesto Elemento literally means ‘Sixth Element’.

And, of course, if you take a look at the periodic table of elements, the sixth element on the table is carbon. NOw, it should all come together; the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is made of carbon fibre. Clever thinking, Lamborghini! (more…)

Watch a Skateboarder take on a Merc A45 AMG

Published by on Sep 26th, 2013, No Comments

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Remember that skateboarder who set off the speed cameras down Kloofneck? Bring Back Choirboy (yeah weird name), went and got hold of Decio Lourenco, and tasked him to skate down a Cape Town pass with a brand new Mercedes A45 AMG.

Here is the description:

“Inspired by seeing local skaterboarder Decio Lourenco blasting down the steep and gnarly Kloofneck road in Cape Town South Africa, I thought to myself… Let’s see this guy race a car, but not just any car, a car that sends shivers down your spine as the rev needle hits its peak.
So with some hunting and a bit of begging, we were lucky to get our hands on the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG edition one.

So off to the Franschoek hills we went, shooting wild, fighting weather systems, bombing hills, young film makers dreams and nightmares happening simultaneously.

And here we have it, a film i’m proud to say that was pulled off with all the odds against us, who needs big budgets, who needs gravity, the clouds broke and gave us the perfect storm of man vs machine.

Speed, Control and Elegance

Big Ups to all that made this film happen:
Bring Back Choirboy, Priest, Mercedes-Benz, Darkwing Aerials, Media Film Services, Helloiamrory, Zootee, Ensemble Post, Moby for the track and the whole crew that we couldn’t of done this shoot without.
Hope you enjoyed watching this as much as we did making it…
There will be more!

The Bring Back Choirboy Team”

See below the full video: (more…)

Video: LaFerrari Testing

Published by on Sep 26th, 2013, No Comments

LAFERRARI TESTING

If you are a Ferrari fan, you might just start drooling while watching this video.

Here we have the beautiful LaFerrari testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Keep in mind that this stunning piece of Italian supercar manufacturing has an astonishing 950 horsepower. So, this car is FAST and POWERFUL.

Check out the video below and start dreaming about owning one one day:

Vredestein: Winter vs Summer Tyres

Published by on Sep 25th, 2013, No Comments

Vredestein Winter vs Summer

As we have reported before, Vredestein has an exceptional line of tires that are now (finally) available in South Africa. Not only are they beautifully designed, but, as their slogan reads, they are also ‘designed to protect you’.

This is why they have developed tyres for any weather condition. Whether it’s summer or winter – they have a set perfect for you and the conditions you will have to face seasonally.

Temperature, rain, wind and speed are all factors that come into play when driving. Thus, it should be obvious that one would need different tyres for the different seasons, because the conditions are sometimes almost extremes.

Check ou this video below to see exactly how Vredestein’s winter tires compare to their summer one’s – and then you can go and get yourself a summer set, while we are still in spring!

Vredestein Tyres now available in South Africa

Published by on Sep 20th, 2013, No Comments

Vredestein Tyres

This might make your Friday even better; One of the Europe’s leading performance tyre brands, Vredestein, is now available in South Africa.

The Dutch-engineered elite tyres are manufactured in Enschede in The Netherlands by Apollo Vredestein.

The company not only manufactures normal, passenger tyres, but have have an exceptionally wide selection including light truck, SUV, industrial and even agricultural tyres. So, really – which ever situation you’re in, you’ll find the right fit!

Vredestein, which was officially founded more than 100 years ago in 1909, prodes themselves on designing and manufacturing superior quality, and above all, safe tyres. (more…)

Pixar Motorama 2013

Published by on Sep 18th, 2013, No Comments

pixar-motorama

Imagine working for animation company, Pixar.

Not only would you get to design and animate the craziest, funnest movies around – you will also be allowed to be part of Pixar’s Motorama; a car show held exclusively for Pixar employees.

Pixar’s Motorama has been going on for the past 12 years. Here at Motorama, the animators, who have pretty sweet rides themselves, bring their cars to show off as well as seeing exhibitions by Ferrari, Porsche and Maserati. (more…)

First Look Video: The BMW i8

Published by on Sep 17th, 2013, No Comments

BMW i8

At last! We have seen, heard and have been bombarded with images and video’s of the BMW i3 lately, that we almost forgot that it’s brother, the i8, is also being revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show. (more…)

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