Mazda, MX-5, Miata, MX-5 RF, Jinba Ittai, Torquing Cars, Roarke Bouffe

Review – Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback

Just how slow is 10km/h, and how long is 13 seconds?  Well as it turns out the answers to those two questions are A- glacial, and B- about 3 years, or at least that’s how painfully long it felt when I decided to open the roof of the Mazda MX-5 … Read more

Lexus, LFA, Nurburgring, GRMN, Gazoo Racing, Spyshots, 2018

Why The Hell Is Lexus Testing LFAs At The Nurburgring?

The Lexus LFA has been out of production for nearly six years, ending production in December of 2012, but the supercar is still highly praised by those who ever had the opportunity to drive them.  Toyota has, however, all but ruled out a successor to the LFA happening any time … Read more

Isuzu, KB, KB 250, X-Rider, 4x4, Double Cab, Torquing Cars

Review – Isuzu KB 250 X-Rider 4×4 Double Cab

1.1kviewsIf five years ago you’d told me Mercedes-Benz would be selling a Nissan Navara-based double cab bakkie in the South African market, I’d probably have told you you’d sooner see the legalization of marijuana in the country.  Surprise, surprise, I’m no good at prophesying the future, and we live in … Read more

Ferrari, Perosangue, Ferrari SUV, Torquing Cars

Ferrari Purosangue SUV Confirmed, and 14 Other New Cars

Purr-oh-song-way, that’s how you pronounce the name of Ferrari’s new SUV, the Ferrari Purosangue.  That’s the name that was confirmed at a recent investor meeting, where the Italian supercar manufacturer also outlined its future product plans for the next generation, revealing that there will be in total, 15 new Ferraris … Read more

Mercedes-AMG, A35, AMG, Mercedes-Benz, A Class, Torquing Cars

Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC Unveiled To Take On Golf R

313viewsJust a few short years ago, the Mercedes-AMG A45 presented a new entry point into the AMG range – but prices have skyrocketed since then, and there’s always been a gap in the A-Class line-up – the A250 was targeted at the Golf GTI, and the A45 aimed at the … Read more

Suzuki Dzire, Suzuki, Dzire, Swift, Torquing Cars, maruti

Review – Suzuki Dzire 1.2 GL

The most economical vehicle we’ve ever tested is the Suzuki Dzire. Let’s not waste any time getting to the crux of this review – in the six years I’ve been reviewing vehicles for Torquing Cars, driving hundreds in the process of all shapes and sizes, the Suzuki Dzire is the … Read more

Golf 7 GTI Performance, Volkswagen, Golf, GTI, Torquing Cars

RUMOUR: No More 169kW Golf GTI for South Africa?

597viewsThe rumour mill’s been a churning, and this time it seems that the rumours might have some truth to them.  According to various sources, including several dealer sources, Volkswagen South Africa is no longer bringing in the 169kW Golf GTI for sale in South Africa.  Now I understand how this … Read more

Mercedes-Benz, X Class, X250d, 4Matic, Navara, Review, Torquing Cars

Review – Mercedes-Benz X250d 4Matic Progressive

“What is it?” I’m asked for about the 60th time in a week, with a finger pointed at the Mercedes-Benz X-Class I’m currently driving.  “It’s the Mercedes-Benz…” don’t-call-it-a-Nissan-Navara “X-Class, the new double cab pick-up from Merc.”  It was made plainly obvious to me upon collection that the guys and girls … Read more

Mazda MX-5, Miata, Mazda, MX-5, 2019

Updated Mazda MX-5 Gets More Power, Revs Higher

Mazda has today unveiled the updated MX-5 sports car ahead of the 2019 model year, with the biggest update being something Mazda MX-5 fans have been begging for – more power!  The updates apply to both the soft-top roadster and hard-top convertible RF models.   The 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G petrol engine … Read more

Porsche SA, Porsche Centre South Africa, Toby Venter, LSM Distributors, Lamborghini, Lamborghini South Africa, Torquing Cars

Porsche SA takes over Lamborghini SA distribution

For some time now, Lamborghini has been imported into and distributed throughout South Africa by the Imperial Group under the Imperial Collection moniker.  Imperial Collection were also responsible for the distribution of Lotus and Bentley – with the rights to the latter being acquired a year or so ago by … Read more

Suzuki, Swift, Suzuki Swift, 1.2GL, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Torquing Cars, 2018

Review – New Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL in SA

1kviewsWhen a high volume mainstream manufacturer drops a new model on the market – every one is important, regardless of the volumes it sells, or lack thereof.  However for the relatively small scale manufacturers on the market, some models are vastly more important than others.  For a brand like Suzuki, … Read more