There is a new member of the family. MINI has once again raised the bar and unveiled their latest model. Number seven in the MINI family, the Paceman Sports Activity Coupé will make your jaw drop. Kabelo Rabotho, General Manager of MINI South Africa, said: The most striking design feature of the new MINI Paceman is […]
3D printing is revolutionizing everything, from robots to prosthetic hands. And now you can print your very own car. Jim Kor, the engineering brain behind Urbee 2, wants to make this dream of 3D printer assembly lines a reality. No sparks flying and heavy machinery, but a “warehouse of plastic-spraying printers”, churning out “light, cheap […]
I wonder how high they were when they thought of this. Police were elated when they found a cannon that had been customised in order to fire packets of marijuana across the border into California from the city of Mexicali. The plastic pipe and metal tank was attached to a old car engine which it […]
It looks as though McLaren couldn’t wait to reveal the master piece that is the P1. One whole week before the scheduled launch of the hypercar, pictures and details of the P1 production version have been released to the press, giving us a detailed look at one of the finest cars to have graced the planet in all […]
A British team is developing the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC), which they hope will reach speeds of 1610km/h – mind officially blown. The car will be powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine. Because when you want to go really fast, you strap a rocket to a jet engine. The car will […]
At least 33 people were injured at a NASCAR race at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, when a car flew into the fence of the track. The pile-up was triggered by the leading driver, Regan Smith when he tried to block Brad Keselowski from winning. Justin Allgaier, a driver said, “Just seeing the carnage on the racetrack, […]
Oscar Pistorius is currently out on bail of R1 million as handed down by Magistrate Nair on Friday in the Pretoria Magistrates Court, and will be charged with murder of Reeva Steenkamp. During Nair’s judgment on Friday afternoon, he listed a number of personal facts relating to Oscar Pistorius, including the net worth of his […]
Remember last year’s Top Gear Festival in Durban’s sexual Moses Mabhida Stadium? We do. There was a world record-breaking loop-the-loop, if memory serves. It would be difficult for the 2013 edition to top that. But just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any better, they drop Mika Hakkinen on us. Remember Mika Hakkinen? The […]
If you’re parent to a creature currently undergoing the “adolescent” phase of life, this is the break you’ve been looking for. Ford’s new key “MyKey” technology car allows parents/anyone who owns the car to set the top speed of the vehicle, and max volume of the vehicle sound system. We think that second feature is […]
MINI and Monster joined forces to show up Red Bull with the first unassisted backflip completed by a car. And they pulled it off.
New York Times reporter, John Broder recently wrote a damning review of Tesla Motor’s Model S sedan. In response, Tesla president Elon Musk issued a data-driven take down of Broder’s review, and for all intents and purposes, the reporter looked to be a liar. But he has hit back, reports Wired Magazine. The first point Broder […]
At the end of last month, we predicted that these two guys would probably die. Well, here’s our steaming humble pie. Two British adventurers, Philip Young(64) and Paul Brace (45), left Cape Town on 1 February for a trans-continental drive. The two left the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town in their 875cc Fiat Panda, to drive the […]
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!