Popular Now: Honda Civic Type R Concept [Video]

Subaru WRX STI-Powered ATV Video

Published by on Nov 10th, 2007, 3 Comments

Ok, it’s one thing looking at pictures of Ken Brough’s awesome hand-built ATV (or Quad-Bike) that’s powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from a Subaru Impreza WRX STi but seeing and hearing it in live action, is something else. Once you’re finished watching the video (don’t be shy, do it more than once, we did) you can click here and read the story behind this invigorating Quad.

RWD Honda Civic With V8 powerplant

Published by on Nov 10th, 2007, 1 Comment

2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe

Published by on Nov 10th, 2007, 2 Comments

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Take a good look at Car Online’s scoop pictures of the next-gen Sports Coupe. Looks far too similar with the current C-Class Sport Coupe doesn’t it? Of course it does since Mercedes-Benz decided to save heap loads of money by adding the front end of the new C-Class (see here) in order to support the latest engines and dashboard to the “old” Sports Coupe chassis. We were never fans of the Sports Coupe’s appearance and we doubt if the new front end will make us change our mind.

Good news is that the new (or maybe shall we call it, facelifted?) Sports Coupe will get the 2008 C-Class’ engine range from the supercharged 156 Hp 1.8-litre up to the 272 Hp 3.5-litre V6 while Merc’s diesel line-up will start with a 136 Hp 2.2-litre unit and rise to a 224 Hp 3.0-litre engine. The 2008 Sports Coupe will most probably make its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008 with sales starting shortly after.

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VIDEO Test Drive: Lamborghini Reventon

Published by on Nov 10th, 2007, 2 Comments

The Lamborghini Reventon is an astonishing piece of work. Only 20 examples are being built, each one selling for a ridiculous $1,000,000 sum. Powered by the Mucielago LP640 v12 engine, the Reventon is capable of thrusting itself from 0-60 in just 3.4 seconds, and will only stop accelerating once the speedometer shows as going 211 miles per hour.

Popular Science car reporter William R. Snyder as he took Reventon for its first test drive by the press.

Autostyle Newsletter Issue 103

Published by on Nov 9th, 2007, 3 Comments

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A strong Rand exchange rate combined with the upcoming festive season translated into a MASSIVE price drop on Garmin & TomTom GPS Navigations.

Right now, the Nuvi200 has been slashed from R2950 to a mere R2395, and to sweeten the deal further, we’v thrown in free door-to-door courier delivery.
Three new flat-series subwoofers make their way to us, 2 from the Starsound stable and the 3rd a Sony Xplod. Don’t let the compact size of these woofers fool you, they bang out as much bass as their larger counterparts.

Our popular Evo Adiva alloy wheel is now available in a 15″ 4/100pcd version, adding to our Evo Tuning range is the 20″ Spyker. This is geared for SUV’s & Bakkies with a 6×139 pcd.

Check out Newsletter #103 for more new & exclusive products.

Video: Top Gear Checks Out The Lamborghini Reventon

Published by on Nov 6th, 2007, 1 Comment

Top Gear’s hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond spend some time (1.41 min to be exact) in this clip talking about the $1.5 million Lamborghini Reventon (pics and details here). A little bit of British humor, but unfortunately, no thrills here boyz. To be produced in just 20 examples, the Murcielago LP640 based Reventon comes equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 unit delivering 650 Hp.

Audi Metroproject Quattro

Published by on Nov 6th, 2007, 1 Comment

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Audi officially revealed the new Audi Metroproject Quattro, a design study for the forthcoming Audi A1 as the German auto maker ventures into the sub-compact segment.

The Audi Metroproject Quattro is powered 1.4 liter TFSI engine that produces a total of 150 horsepower mated with a S-tronic Direct Shift Gearbox. Working as a hybrid, a 41 horsepower electric motor sits in the back allowing for a fuel-economy range of 48 mpg. This could mean that the A1 will most likely come with a hybrid variant in its lineup.

The Audi A1 is expected to come in four different variants including a three-door hatchback, a five-door and a coupe and convertible. Power is expected to come from a 1.2 liter engine that will produce up to 170 horsepower. Production on the Audi A1 is scheduled for 2009. Pictures and video after the jump (more…)

Novated lease financing

Published by on Nov 5th, 2007, 1 Comment

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A novated lease has become an increasingly popular form of vehicle financing over recent years. A novated lease combines many features of more traditional forms of vehicle finance to deliver some attractive benefits for both employers and employees.

A novated Lease is an agreement between your employer, yourself (the employee) and the financier, where the obligation to meet the repayments under the finance lease is with the employer.

With a novated lease agreement, you own the vehicle and have the right to take it with you should you change jobs and, structured correctly, there may be tax advantages with your remuneration package.

As with other leasing structures, repayments with a novated lease are flexible and amounts depend on the term, interest rate, amount borrowed and the residual payment.

Log onto Private Fleet now and apply for your novated lease

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