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Wiesmann Files for Bankruptcy

Published by on Aug 15th, 2013, No Comments

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Wiesmann, the German sports car manufacturer, has landed themselves in a bit of trouble!

The company has reportedly filed for bankruptcy. The official filing was made to a district court in Munster, but it had not specified any financial details.

However, the collapse of the company doesn’t come as a big surprise – their product line-up hasn’t seen many changes over the last couple of years. (more…)

Chris Harris at the Geneva Motor Show

Published by on Aug 14th, 2013, No Comments

Chris Harris, aka the Car-Man, attended the Geneva Motor Show this year, and was quite impressed with what he saw.

McLaren and Ferrari Hypercars, a new GT3 and an Alfa Sports Car were some of his highlights – will they be yours too?

Check the video below to find out – enjoy another episode of fabulous car and witty remarks!

Funniest Rally Race Ever

Published by on Aug 13th, 2013, No Comments

This video will have you in stitches from the first couple of seconds!

An Indian rally driver and his co-driver struggle with communication during the race and thus, trouble ensues.

It seems that the driver of the car, known only as ‘Samir’, clearly didn’t listen to any instructions from his co-driver, much to the poor co-driver’s dismay.

The race took place at the 2013 Rally of Coimbatore, which is part of the Indian Rally Championship. It seems that the two miss communicated drivers are driving a Mitsubishi Evo.

Prepare for some long laughs, check the video below:

Source: Carbuzz

Petrol Price in South Africa – Infographic

Published by on Aug 12th, 2013, No Comments

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Cars.co.za has released a very interesting, yet unnerving infographic on the price of petrol in South Africa over the past 10 years.

Today, the current petrol price in South Africa stands at a staggering R13,55 for unleaded petrol and  R12,48 for diesel.

In August of 2004, unleaded petrol was priced at exactly R4,00 per liter and diesel stood at R3,29 per liter. So, with the information compiled with this infographic, 10 years ago South Africans were paying 339% LESS for petrol than today.

On average, the price of petrol in South Africa has gained almost one rand per year, though the jumps have been erratic.

The period between August 2008 and August 2009 was the best time for car owners in South Africa – the petrol price dropped around R2.50. But, since then, the price has nearly doubled again!

It is quite painful to know that South Africans are paying this much for a basic necessity such as petrol. It has also been revealed that South Africa’s petrol price is ranked 40th most expensive in the world.

Check out the infographic below (and try not to get sick):

Petrol Price SA

Source: cars.co.za

Fernando Alonso in a LaFerrari

Published by on Aug 8th, 2013, No Comments

Just as the long weekend approaches, we thought we’d show you something cool.

Check this video of 2 time F1 world champion, Fernando Alonso driving (really) fast in the new LaFerrari hybrid hyper car.

It is guaranteed to give you more than a few thrills!

Enjoy!

 

2 Ferrari Enzo’s and an Empty Airstrip…

Published by on Aug 7th, 2013, No Comments

What do you do when you have two, stunning Ferrari Enzo’s and an empty airstrip?

You drag race them of course!

The video below features two Ferrari Enzo’s, one black and one red, taking part in a drag race at the Royal Air Force Base. Many people argue that the Enzo is one the best Ferrari’s ever built – so this challenge sure is exciting!

Check out the video below to witness (and hear) the roaring Ferrari’s!

Source: Carbuzz

Porsche Celebrates 5 million Facebook Fans

Published by on Aug 6th, 2013, No Comments

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Five million fans on Facebook is definitely cause to celebrate – and that is exactly what Porsche did.

They have just unveiled a special 911 Carrera 4S which was designed with crowd-sourced input. It is Porsche’s special way of thanking their Facebook fans, and boy were they pleased! (more…)

Semi-Truck goes Airborne and Explodes!

Published by on Aug 5th, 2013, No Comments

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This might seem like a scene out of a Fast and Furious movie, or some kind of weird internet prank.

However, this video of a semi-truck losing control on a highway in Indianapolis, then going airborne and then subsequently exploding into a huge ball of flames, is the real deal.

Some other man and a passenger was driving peacefully (and, luckily for us, filming their drive) when suddenly the huge truck came rushing across the highway and crash-landed in a way that made it look like it was part of a movie!

Fortunately, the driver of the truck and his 7-year old son escaped the runaway truck before it went airborne and exploded and each only had a few minor scratches. They can thank their lucky stars!

Check out the video below and witness this unbelievable crash:

Source: CNN

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