You don’t need to pit a car against a Vietnam-era attack helicopter in a speed test. But Top Gear Korea (South) did just that. Except that the helicopter did something unexpected, by delivering its pilot into the ground with great gusto.
Dear-oh-dear. It has been a while since beloved British actor, Rowan Atkinson smeared his McLaren F1 supercar across the trunk of a tree next to a British highway. Just less than 18 months, in fact. After more than a year in the hands of McLaren’s expert technicians in Woking, Surrey, it has emerged that repairs […]
The mark of a true adventurer is a willingness to risk death for glory. This coming Friday, two British adventurers are setting out from Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel, and driving straight to London in a Fiat Panda, which is no bigger than a shetland pony. Here’s why they might not make it.
Aston Martin yesterday revealed their new Rapide S. The car, promoted as their “most powerful 4-door ever” will replace the outgoing Rapide.
Well this is just plan ridiculous. Eyewitness News is reporting that policemen in Johannesburg are harassing owners of high-performance cars for rides in exchange not reporting their high-speed antics.
Jeremy Clarkson has been spotted driving a super tiny toy-like car in London’s Mayfair. Wearing a bizarre helmet style contraption that seemed to be connected to the car’s body, Jeremy looked rather futuristic as he filmed a scene for the latest series of his popular BBC 2 show Top Gear.
At the beginning of this month, we sent the Bearded Wiseman off on an expedition to Jozi. It was no ordinary mission – he had to compete in an Amazing Race-like challenge in a TukTuk around the Sandton CBD.
Sanral has announced that it has a roll out plan – and a mandate from government – to begin rolling out e-tags in a number of provinces apart from Gauteng. Although, they did fail to specify which provinces, and when they would begin the process. The announcement was made this afternoon by Sanral project manager, Alex […]
You need a new car and you’ve wanted a MINI for quite some time. But you thought it might be out of reach, right? Wrong. Drop me an email at email@example.com with the subject “Hook me up with a MINI” and I will personally ensure you can make use of this never-to-be-repeated offer.
There’s no denying that a Lamborghini is a highly desirable motor car – especially the über-sexy 2012 Aventador. Some people will do anything to get one, even at the high price of R3,75 million. Spending all that cash may leave you a little broke, so much so that you can’t pay your tickets.
The picture you are looking at was posted to Facebook on Sunday by Ilka Dunne. While booked in to the Northcliff Audi branch, her car was involved in an accident that has led to it being written off. How exactly this happened is a story we’d still love to hear!
Lamborghini has revealed the first pictures of their 2013 Gallardo Spyder. Just like its hardtop counterpart, the convertible features more aggressive lines as well as some new design elements.
What started as a bargain may have turned into a case of near bankruptcy for a 23-year-old Swiss baker, who recently had a head-on collision with a BMW in a limited edition Ferrari 360 Spider F1 Challenge Stradale. He is now looking at having to fork out approximately R3,4 million to repair the damaged supercar.
Can you see what they’ve done here? MINI have given us the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small and compact vehicle segment. So it’s bigger than the MINI Cooper, but smaller than the Countryman, with a coupé vibe to boot! Arrives in SA next year!
Jack Daniel’s gave us a call the other day. “How would you guys feel about taking a V8 Chevvy Camaro for a spin.” I’d feel great about it. That’s how I’d feel. And then I went back to work. Twenty minutes laters a guy named Joe pulled up outside The Compound. He said he had […]
“At Inner City American Muscle car show…Heritage Square Cape Town..A reving Chev Firenza…suddenly ploughed into people standing around the car…A minute or so before I was kneeling in front of the car taking pics….I counted 6 injured”
Ciro and Gavin test drove the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. So if you’re in the market for a car in this category, or if you’re ever so slightly interested in what BMW have done with this diesel engine (performance in line with old M5s!) and why you consider the 4-door, check out this quick review.
I have a gentleman from Malawi on my staff team. He picked up where Mavis left off, and we’ve never looked back. Having expressed a keen interest in the gourmet arts, Alexander has now completed a cooking course and even had lessons with Evan Faull from Knead bakery. Needless to say we don’t buy bread […]
Today Prince Albert II will auction off 38 vehicles collected by his father – the late Prince Rainer III. The cars range from immaculate examples of a 1953 Cadillac and a 1950’s Bentley S1 through to a number of bargain basement models such as a Fiat 500 and a Citroen estate.
Spotted by a 2oceansviber in Johannesburg, parked in a no-parking zone. The Mercedes-Benz E500 convertible is available for purchase at around R1 million. [thanks berminator]
PUMA recently sat down with seven times F1 World Champion, Michael Schumacher, at Silverstone during 2012 British GP. They spoke about his former and current career, as well as his feelings on motorsport today.
Lookout, we have a badass on out hands. Although the story is only emerging now, in 1993 Emile Leray’s Citroen down broke in a Moroccan desert miles from nearest village. Unfazed, he took the car apart and turned it into a motorbike.
Up until yesterday, car makers used to be a bunch of greasy, oil-stained, mechanically minded individuals. Naff things like pencils were a bit of a poke, which in turn created a market for design geniuses and those with suspiciously thin-rimmed spectacles. Design work was, and is, still left to people like Sergio Pininfarina.
Talking and texting while driving is somewhat of a cultural phenomenon in South Africa. There are those that are law abiding, but there are also those that don’t seem to care, and throw caution to the wind. But now Capetonians will face a R5 000 fine, and have their phone confiscated for a day for transgressing the law, it was reported in the Cape Times this morning.
Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s billionaire chief executive, has offered to pay more than £35 million to stage a grand prix in London. Plans are due to be announced later today for a five-kilometre route around some of London’s most famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square.
We just received these incredible images of the Top Gear Festival in Durban from our friends at OverdriveTV. If you were there you might want to take a look at these. But if you weren’t, check out some of the things The Stig and compnay got up to!