Ford Ranger Raptor, Range, Ford Ranger, Raptor, Torquing Cars

BREAKING – Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed!

642viewsThe Ford Ranger Raptor is happening!  In an announcement made this morning on their Twitter page, Ford South Africa confirmed the development of a high-performance off-road Ford Ranger Raptor, whilst simultaneously confirming that it will be coming to South Africa!   The Ford Ranger Raptor will be the latest addition … Read more

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Video Review – Jaguar F-Pace 20d AWD R-Sport

Ian Callum’s first ever go at designing an SUV is a resounding success.  The Jaguar F-Pace is without a doubt one of the most beautiful automotive artworks we’ve seen in years, and definitely the best looking of the SUV crowd.  But do those good looks obscure flaws beneath the surface, … Read more

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Review – Jaguar F-Pace S

I’ll go ahead and spoil the plot for you.  I’ll start off lamenting why people buy performance SUV’s – incapable of off-road excursions, and not boasting any more usefulness than say, a performance station wagon that looks better in any case.  Then I’ll introduce you to the Jaguar F-Pace S … Read more

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BMW 540i vs Outeniqua Pass (Video)

Whilst at the local launch of the all new BMW 5 Series (G30), we got hold of the current range topping model, the 540i, early one morning and filmed our exploits through the scenic Outeniqua Pass: You may also like Porsche Panamera Takes 2018 SA COTY Crown BMW Concept M8 … Read more

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Renault Sport teases 2017 Megane RS

Renault Sport has hit the 1-million ‘likes’ milestone on Facebook.  So to celebrate they released a video highlighting the greatest road-going Renault Sport products from their history.  However, they also included one model still to come… the 2017 Renault Megane RS.   In the video below, if you wait until … Read more

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McLaren 720S – Super Series 2.0

McLaren, hallowed hypercar manufacturer and creator of the almighty McLaren F1, has made one hell of a resurgence in the past 6 years.  The MP4-12C launched in 2011 as the first new fully McLaren-engineered vehicle in 13 years, and would be the first of many including the 570S, and the … Read more

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2017 Ford Fiesta ST Revealed… as a 3 Cylinder!

457viewsAmongst the current crop of junior hot hatches, the Ford Fiesta ST is the stand-out – not just for punching way above its weight in terms of power outputs, but because it’s by far the most enthralling of the lot to drive.  Simple, honest fun, with a menacing soundtrack, predictable … Read more

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Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Race Start (Video)

The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 packs a mean punch – 280kW and 475Nm to be precise.  But with a dual-clutch gearbox and 4WD, it’s absolutely vicious off the line, making sure all that power gets grounded.  But the highly boosted 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine may take additional strain at altitude.  Does the … Read more

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Volvo S90 vs Franschhoek Pass (Video)

  Franschhoek Pass – one of South Africa’s most scenic driving roads.  As beautiful as it is perilous – perfect then for the stunning new Volvo S90, which is exactly the car we used to tackle the pass on launch.  Our thoughts on the pass, and the new Volvo, in … Read more

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Video Review – Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 Summit

428viewsThe Suzuki Grand Vitara is getting on a bit in age – now 9 years on since its initial introduction.  Along the way minor updates have kept it fresh, but is it fresh enough to keep up with the current crop of small-midsize SUVs?  We found out in our latest … Read more

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Video – Driving a 1978 BMW M1 (E26)

It’s not everyday you get offered the chance to drive a classic sports car.  It’s less often still that it’s one of 453 BMW M1s – a mid-engined supercar that started out life as a BMW/Lamborghini collaboration for a one-make racing series.  But this week wasn’t like every other week… … Read more

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