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The Mercedes ‘Vision’ Golf Cart

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2013, No Comments

Vision

Mercedes-Benz has come up with their rendition of a (very) futuristic looking new age golf cart.

This plug-in electric golf cart is electrically driven and powered by a solar panel charged battery. So it is not only a sleek, modernised version of a traditional golf cart, but a greener, eco-friendly option too. (more…)

Carblog Test: 2013 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2013, No Comments

Fiesta-ecoboost

The Ford Fiesta recently went through its midlife facelift with many subtle changes and some new engines. The overall effect of the new grille does make the car look a lot more upmarket – but the big news is the new Ecoboost engine that only has an almost unreal 1000cc engine size.

This new 1 liter Ecoboost models fits in above the existing 1.4 petrol and 1.6 TDCi diesel engines. Is Ford crazy, or is there some method in their madness with the new Ecoboost model? (more…)

Chris Harris on the Porsche 918

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2013, No Comments

Chris Harrris gives his opinion on Porsche’s all new hybrid hyper car, the much anticipated Porsche 918.

Chris is, as always, entertaining and informative! Check out the video below for a look at Porsche’s latest creation from a passenger’s point of view:

Source: gtspirit.com

Infographic of South African Automotive Scene – June 2013

Published by on Jul 19th, 2013, No Comments

Cars.co.za has released yet another interesting and useful infographic to shed some light on the automotive scene in South Africa.

Last month, we published their infographic on May 2013, and now we bring you June’s numbers. It is quite interesting to compare the two; has he automotive scene picked up or has it dropped over the last month?

In May of this year, the total amount of new car sales in the country reached 53 997. This month, the figure came freakishly close to May’s number, clocking in at 53 562.

South Africans’ favourite cars have basically stayed the same, with a little change up in the ranks:

Top 5 Most Popular New Cars in South Africa (June 2013):

1. VW Polo Vivo

2. Toyota Hilux

3. VW Polo

4. Nissan NP200

5. Chevrolet Utility

 

The Top 5 Motoring Brands in South Africa has also basically stayed the same, with a slight change in rankings:

June 2013:

1. Volkswagen

2. Toyota

3. Ford

4. GM

5. Nissan

 

For more interesting facts and figures, check out the image below:

Cars motoring infographic June

You can also go have a look at the infographic for May 2013 to compare the two.

Lamborghini Gallardo goes Airborne: Video

Published by on Jul 18th, 2013, No Comments

Lamborghini Gallardo GT 3

Here is something that is definitely worth a watch!

A Lamborghini Gallardo GT 3 recently went airborne twice while going over a hump on the track. Luckily for us, the passenger was filming the whole spectacle from inside the car – so you really get a feeling of what it is like going airborne in a supercar! (more…)

Amazing New Fiat Ad

Published by on Jul 17th, 2013, No Comments

Fiat Abarth Cabrio

The latest advertisement for the 2013 Fiat 500 Abrath Cabrio is clever, beautiful and sure to grab your attention!

The ad was shot to be featured in ESPN Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’. The concept of a ‘Body Issue’ was conceived to, according to the magazine, “admire the vast potential of the human form,” and to “unapologetically stand in awe of the athletes who’ve pushed their physiques to profound frontiers” (more…)

Thrilling Three-way: Porsche vs. Lamborghini vs. Corvette

Published by on Jul 16th, 2013, No Comments

Drag Race

If you’ve ever wondered which supercar truly is the fastest when it comes to drag racing, then we have something that should interest you.

A Porsche 911 Turbo recently went head-to-head in a drag race against a Corvette Z06 and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560. (more…)

Most Expensive Car Ever Sold at Auction

Published by on Jul 15th, 2013, No Comments

most expensive

If you were a multi-millionaire that does not know the end of your riches, what would you spend your money on?

One millionaire gentleman decided to fork out a whopping $29,650,095 for a VERY special car.

And don’t think this is a new, highly innovative ‘space-car’. No. It is famous Formula One driver, Juan Manuel Fagio’s Mercedes Benz W196 F1 racer – a car that is almost 60 years old! (more…)

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