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Introducing the A. Kahn Land Rover Defender winter edition

Published by on Feb 1st, 2013, No Comments

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.


MapStudio’s Book of the Road Review & Competition

Published by on Jan 30th, 2013, No Comments

MapStudio’s Book of the Road, brought to you by the leading distributor and publisher of maps in Africa for over 50 years, is the only road atlas that you will need to navigate around South Africa.

The map book is colour coded allowing for easy browsing and consists of 75 pages of detailed road maps and 208 detailed street plans. Maps are detailed at a ratio of 1:750 000 making it MapStudio’s first super-detailed map.


Cool Car Advert: Volkswagen Netherlands

Published by on Jan 29th, 2013, No Comments

In one of its latest advertisements Volkswagen Netherlands has unveiled something great.

Created by Dutch DDB & Tribal Amsterdam, the advert begins with a dog making some very strange sounds while being taken for a walk by his owner. Watch the advert below to find out why.

Clearly, you don’t have to be able to drive a Volkswagen for it to make a long lasting impression.


Win with Springleap & Volkswagen’s ‘21st Century Beetle’ design comp

Published by on Jan 28th, 2013, No Comments

Contest Entry by Whyball


Win a great limited edition T-shirt by voting for your favourite design in the Volkswagen ‘21st Century Beetle’ design challenge on Springleap!

Right now on Springleap.com, designers are battling it for top honours in the ‘21st Century Beetle’ design challenge and your vote could make the difference for any of the dozens of contenders making it into the top 3!

Each submission is of a unique T-shirt design that shows off the new Beetle at its best – but they need your votes to rise to the top.


Nissan GT-R 2012 with ‘starry sky’ by Vilner

Published by on Jan 25th, 2013, No Comments

Vilner’s Nissan GT-R is definitely a very unique project. This is not only because of the exquisite work and craftsmanship of the Vilner team but also because of the “starry sky” ceiling that it includes. Few other cars have the same feature, and is in fact the fist car in tuning history to include anything like it.

The materials used in the interior are the finest leather and Alcantara in black and crimson colours. The dominant black seats include red bands on the borders. Another accent that catches the eye is the red stitching creating rhomboid forms.

The same is seen on the panel, steering wheel, doors and ceiling. Upon looking up one can see the unique “starry sky”, an effect that was requested by the client and achieved with the mounting of LED’s.


Road Test: Ford Focus 1.6 Trend

Published by on Jan 24th, 2013, No Comments

The Ford Focus has always had an interesting history in South Africa – Ford aficionados were always impressed by its interesting looks and good engines. The VW and Toyota faithful – not so much. There was just not enough to make these buyers sit up and notice.

But Ford had a long hard look at what the Germans and Japanese were doing in this space, and decided to change their current lineup with somewhat better options and the new SYNC systems.

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21st Century Beetle T-shirt design Contest!

Published by on Jan 23rd, 2013, No Comments

Designers, start your engines! The ‘21st Century Beetle’ contest, brought to you by Volkswagen South Africa and Springleap, is a fantastic opportunity guaranteed to get creative pulses racing!

In the 21st Century, the Beetle is back, better than ever, and Volkswagen are looking for your most creative T-shirt designs to show off the 21st Century Beetle.

There’s no disputing it: the Beetle is an unrivalled icon that has won the hearts and minds of generations of fans. This time round, it’s all about going back to the future with the 21st Century Beetle – the re-invention of a legend.


Vilner Audi RS6

Published by on Jan 17th, 2013, No Comments

When it comes to the Vilner Audi RS6 absolute craftsmanship and perfection is what grabs the viewer’s attention at first sight, particularly with its striking colour, an effect achieved with green matte wrapping.

The green edge of the alloy wheels in Black Piano varnish, continue this luminous theme throughout the vehicle. The Audi has also been fitted with a new grille and diffuser, made from carbon fibre, contributing to improving the aerodynamics of the RS6.