Some people love Euro cars. It’s not so much about the brand, as the place. You might be one of those people. You might occasionally catch yourself fantasising that you’re careening around the curves of a French gorge on your way home. You might also fantasise about saving R136,000 on your next car.
Some rich guy (or girl) just purchased a super rare 1967 Ferrari for $27,5 million (R279,034,843.84) and set a world record! The Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider was sold on Saturday night in Monterey, California, and makes it the most expensive road car ever sold at an auction.
Kanye obviously cares about the safety and security of his baby, North West. He cares so much that he has bought two Dartz Prombron armoured SUVs for about R20 million each to protect him, and his child from the crazies.
James Bond’s car from the 1977 classic, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ has gone up for auction. But this is not just any car, it’s a fully-functional submarine car! Having racked up more screen-time than any other 007 car, this Lotus Espirt is a real collector’s item.
Introducing ‘MINI Art Beat’ as part of MINI’s ‘Not Normal’ campaign. With over 40,000 LED lights attached to the body of the car, the Countryman has become the car that plays videos.
This was an April Fools Day joke gone good. Mini customers loved the concept that they wanted to put in orders for the new motor homes. And now Mini has three design proposals.
When most people have a tree blocking their path, they choose to go around it. But that wasn’t really an option for F1 and rally car driver, Robert Kubica. Tearing round a bend, Kubica miscalculated his turn, and being faced with a rapidly approaching tree he chose to hold his line and mow the wood down rather than swerve.
Like a scene out of GTA, a semi-truck lost control on an Indianapolis highway this last weekend, sailed through the air, and burst into flames. The event was captured on camera and can be seen right here, for your viewing pleasure. The driver and his 7-year-old son, who was in the truck with him, both escaped the flight and subsequent explosion with only “a few scratches”.
A boardwalk in Venice Beach, California was the scene of a gruesome hit and run on Saturday when a driver of a Dodge Avenger ploughed through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring 11 and killing one person. The victim, Alice Gruppioni was on her honeymoon.
Vehicle sales for the month of July are the best they have been since July 2007 and it is probably a result of the weaker rand coupled with consumers fears of how this will impact them.
Earlier this week we brought you the tragic story of the Lamborghini Murcielago that burnt to a crisp in Clifton. You can watch two videos of that horrific event, here. Well, it’s now a few days laters, and the charred remains are making their way to the car graveyard for interring. It’s a sad sight. […]
This New Zealand Aston enthusiast chose the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 model to replicate. Ivan Sentch has undertaken the painstaking task of 3D printing the replica which has plenty of detail on the body.
Well this is the most skilled piece of motor racing you’ll see today. This last weekend, the Spa 24 Hours race got underway in France. One Alessandro Pier Guidi, driving his Ferrari 458 spun out in the notorious Radillon portion of the circuit in front of a tightly packed field of cars. Did he panic? Did he lose control? No. He went full-badass, spun the supercar 360 degrees, and carried on like nothing happened.
Last night, a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster spontaneously caught fire and burnt to a crisp on a Clifton roadside. This Lambo has a retail value of anywhere between R3 million and R4 million, depending on the exact year and model. Jaco le Roux was on scene to capture the tragedy on film. No one was injured. @topgearmagSA Lamborghini […]
Local economists have warned that motorists can expect an increase in the petrol price during the month of August, pushing the price of one litre of juice up between 25 and 30 cents, Rond. Naturally, this has a lot of people thinking very seriously about whether they can afford to continue to drive the cars […]
Introducing the latest MINI concept car. At the MINI Design@Home event in Munich, The MINI Vision, equipped with amazing styling elements, was unveiled. Andres Warming, head of the brands design, has created the car to officially “showcase various elements of future MINI design.” Although it may look similar to the current MINI, the Vision comes with new […]
Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have been working for the last year to show that your car is not just metal and glass but contains a network of computers that can be hacked. And once hackers have gained access, the possibilities are endless.
Introducing the Mean Mower – one of the most badass garden pruning devices we’ve ever seen. Honda has given their HF2620 Lawn Tractor a bit of a face-lift, turning the old school grass cutter into something of a mechanical beast. With a new chrome chassis body, ATV wheels with bespoke suspension and a 1000cc engine from […]
Pope Francis had recently appealed to religious leaders to make humble choices when it comes to choosing a car. And in light of that plea, the Pope arrived to lead his first public prayer at the papal summer home in Castel Gandolfo, Rome, in a modest car.
Wired had a tour of the plant in Fermont, California that South African CEO and co-founder Elon Musk helped create. The electric Tesla Model S is in production with some 400 vehicles being produced weekly – thanks to “one of the world’s most advanced production lines.”
A race in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Saturday took an interesting turn. A bump in the behind led to the driver retaliating, but unfortunately he was taken on a rather dangerous joy ride.
Two former employees of the English car brand Rolls-Royce have claimed that the company they worked for “cut corners on quality control requirements.” During a US lawsuit the pair said that the firm “routinely used defective parts designated as ‘scrap only.’” According to BBC, the two ex-workers, Thomas McArtor and Keith Ramsey, are challenging the court order that prevents them […]
Every one of us has a friend who walks up to you at a braai, and starts showing you pictures of his newly-acquired Maserati, before telling you that he got it for R300K off the showroom price. Depending on where you are in life, that Maserati might be a Jag, an Audi, a MINI, a […]
The suspense has been weighing on us but finally the latest car to join the line-up for Transformers 4 has been released – and my is it a beauty. Paramount announced on Tuesday that the ‘blood red’ Pagani Huayra will be the new star in Michael Bay’s upcoming film. Bay considers the car that is named after the ancient […]
You’ve been thinking about getting yourself something small – a run around – to suit your urban lifestyle. That’s cool, except that you’ll be limiting your life experiences significantly. You think you don’t need a bakkie, but we have five good reasons why you really do.
June 16 is Father’s Day this year, guys. That’s right, this serves as your official reminder. And here’s the deal: biltong packs and no-name camping chairs aren’t going to cut it again this year. Bear in mind that this man gave you the gift of life – frigging suck it up and stop being so damned cheap.
It is alwasy a treat when luxury vehicles celebrate their anniversaries. This time Porsche unveiled its Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition and unlike other luxury car brands, they will be producing just under 2,000.
Buying your new, demo, or pre-owned car tends to have a heck of a lot of missioning involved. Obviously you’re looking for a deal, but you can never really guarantee that you’re getting one – the reason car salespeople are the sales people is because they’re good at selling. Their presence on the show room […]
Figures released on Monday by the department of trade and industry indicate an increase in car sales for the month of May. But this increase is no indication of car sales for the remainder of the year.
If you are a MINI enthusiast and you are visiting Helsinki, then we have the accommodation just for you. The Finnish Klaus K Hotel has provided overboard “Passion for MINI” fans with fully kitted out MINI themed rooms.