I haven’t had a spirited drive in a Lamborghini on the road in a very long time. In fact it was so long ago, the cars I got to blast around Germany in were the then-new Gallardo and the somewhat older Murcielago. Since then, thanks to the new custodians of the Lamborghini brand in South…

This writer has, over the years, made no secret of the fact that I much prefer race cars over road vehicles. Their obvious superiority in terms of performance, handling and sound apart, race cars have a pureness of functionality that makes them infinitely more desirable than road cars. Every single thing on a race car…

Mercedes-AMG is beefing up it’s local offering with the introduction of a host of new models and significant upgrades to current ones. The performance badge is extending its product portfolio with the 53-series models of the CLS, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet, while the C 63 S model range – Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet –…

The 911 Speedster caused a sensation when it was presented as a concept vehicle and now Porsche is putting the open-top two-seater into production from mid-2019 at the Zuffenhausen plant in Germany. The 911 Speedster combines the aspiration of a puristic, driv- er-oriented vehicle with motor sports technology suitable for everyday use. The 911 R…

I once had the privilege to be chauffeur driven from the Chennai International Airport in India to my hotel. Not to be mistaken for a standard shuttle service or an Uber, this was a proper chauffeur man. Like the Patrice Motsepes and Johann Ruperts of this world go about their business. The chauffeur was clad…

How times have changed. When this writer was young – a very, very long time ago – car manufacturers targeted young would-be customers by pointing out the performance capabilities of their entry-level cars. They would often race them and have at least one derivative of the road-going versions turned out to resemble the competition versions.…

Ford is making it’s sophisticated Everest seven-seater SUV more appealing and upmarket than ever, with a range of styling, suspension and feature upgrades, complemented by the introduction of the advanced new 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo and Single-Turbo engines that recently debuted on the new Ranger. As the company’s premium offering in the rapidly growing SUV market, the…

Many cars have been converted into the Popemobile, won the Dakar Rally, get honourable mention in rap songs and screen time in music videos, but very few have ticked all these boxes. Add to this official use in 44 militaries around the world and our list is down to one: the G-Wagon. Capitalising on the…

BMW 3 Series sedan is 100% as much as a South African icon as it is interwoven into the hearts of the people of our country. There just isn’t a car person that doesn’t have a favourite BMW. From the E30 that spawned the legendary 325iS models and many of the spinning cars today to…

At the recent annual 2019 speed days of the Baikal Ice Motorsports Festival in Russia, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk set the speed record for SUVs driven on ice. According to data confirmed by the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF), the Trackhawk was able to achieve an average speed over a distance of one kilometre of…