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Audi Cross Cabriolet – Wire Frame Concept

Published on Dec 8th, 2007, No Comments

Design Miami is the place where the most influential designers in the world gather to present what they consider to be the trend in the auto industry to car manufacturers and dealers. This year Audi, will have an exhibition there called “Wire Frame” in which they will present the newest Cross Cabriolet concept and will discuss on it.

Audi Wire Frame Concept

Audi Cross Cabriolet looks pretty nice and very elegant, as you can see in the picture above, but visitors will not be able to see a fully scale model because there is no real integration of the vehicle with the display itself. If you get there (December 7th to 9th) give us a shout about the new Cross Wire Frame Concept.

Opel Astra OPC Race Camp at Essen Motor Show

Published on Dec 4th, 2007, 1 Comment

Opel Astra OPC Race Camp

If you were expecting a sports car from Opel then how about this blue 2-doors beauty that they’ve created partnering with Kissling Motorsport? The name is Astra OPC Race Camp and I can bet you this bug is fast just by mentioning the supercharged and air-cooled 2.0 liter turbo engine that sports 300hp at 6,300 rpm.

Opel Astra OPC Race Camp is a racing version that comes with a six-speed sequential racing (of course) gearbox, has a nice little wing in the back, Recaro and Dunlop to design the seats and should be available for production early next year so you’d better save some cash if you want to park one of these in front of your garage.

via OPC Blog

Carblog visits Cape Town's exotic car dealerships

Published on Aug 17th, 2007, 6 Comments

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

As many “petrolheads” would know, one of the most exciting realms of the motoring world is that of exotics. Thorough-bred sports cars are a good subject on which to spend a weekend afternoon – at least, for those amongst us devoted enough to the boundless thrills of touching, viewing and indeed, driving these beasts. With that in mind, our staffer, known to readers as SLD, spent last Saturday afternoon visiting Cape Town’s exotics dealerships.

The car shown above is the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, and the picture was taken at Bloomsbury. (more…)

Ultimate Street Car – May 2007

Published on May 21st, 2007, No Comments

Wesbank hosted the Ultimate Street car event this past weekend attracking some of SA’s fastest cars. As I strolled into the pit lanes I was put in awe with the selection of quality super cars. A Subaru came past, then a Porsche, a Noble, an Aerial Atom and then an Ultima, and that’s just to name a few of the amazing cars that came past me. Eighty odd cars later I dragged my bottom jaw off the ground and wiped the huge grin off my face and got down to business.

I got there at the start of the Top End runs and was in the perfect position to get the results and get some cool pictures. After snapping away I met up with Stevin and moved to the second hair pin on the circuit. (more…)

Castrol Extreme Auto Show goes all out

Published on May 2nd, 2007, 6 Comments

The annual Castrol Extreme Auto Show was held over the past few days at the Coca Cola Dome in Northgate. It is one of the biggest gatherings of custom cars, awesome sound installations and car accessories in South Africa and once again, the show went all out. Before I had even walked into the entrance I was greeted with the smell of burning rubber and the loud whistling of a twin turbo’d 350Z being drifted in the parking lot. What a way to start! (more…)

The Canal Walk Motor Show

Published on Apr 30th, 2007, No Comments

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The Canal Walk Motor Show was held this past weekend featured the latest releases from auto manufacturers from 2 door supercars to 4 door family sedans. There was a constant buzz in the crowd from the roar of spectacular motor related footage on the big screen and an exciting event line-up consisting of Classic Car Displays, X-Box Challenge, Brian Capper Shows and much more.

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Wesbank Wednesday Nights still rocking the party

Published on Apr 6th, 2007, No Comments

Almost every wednesday night of the year Wesbank Raceway is packed with people, barring a short break over the christmas period or if the heavens open up. This has been going on for many years and yet no one seems to be getting bored of it. Infact, the exact oposite is happening, the wednesday night scene has never seen so many people with an estimated 5000 strong entrants.

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Zoopedup GP Dyno day review and pics

Published on Apr 2nd, 2007, No Comments

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Two weeks after our local Zoopedup Cape Town dyno day Zoopedup Jozi followed up with a slammer on an event! They had over 70 cars running on the day. The six Cylinder Turbo class (300kw+ monsters), which usually has about one or two cars on the dyno rollers had no less than five cars setting runs including a VW Passat station wagon which put the crowd in aw when it ran over 300 kw’s on the wheels on the first run and virtually raised the roof when it bettered its first run with a soaring high 437 kw’s!

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