Last year we gave you the happy news that MINI had released the Paceman into the wild. And thing just got a little hotter. Say, “frozen black metallic limited edition.” Say it again.
The brainchild of digital product developer and entrepreneur, Graham Bradford, 7days.co.za launched on 1 April 2013. A lot of people rightfully asked if they were being April fooled when the site first launched, and for good reason. 7 days consistently offers deals of between R50,000 and R100,000 off some of the best cars on South African showroom floors.
Getting a parking space in central London has become such an impossible task that the Westminster council has decided to begin rolling out smart parking sensors.
It’s been a hectic holiday season in terms of road deaths, with well over 850 people perishing on our roads in December alone.
It’s time to get stoked! For those of you who believe the thrills provided by the standard Mini Cooper S are not enough – the Mini John Cooper Works is back to hot things up. And we have to say, it’s looking pretty good.
The McLaren P1 has just sped around the famed Nurburgring in less than seven minutes. If that doesn’t strike you as newsworthy – consider that seven minutes around the 12.9-mile track equals an average speed of about 180km/h.
Woah – that’s gotta hurt. Brian Gillespie was taking the ‘Hasport Hondata Insight Car’ for a little test run in the desert, when things when a little awry.
Those of you who are at work or have children around, please be wary as this post contains some very dirty and pornographic material. It’s Ferrari’s 458 Italia ‘Niki Lauda Edition”.
As part of our public duty to you, we thought we’d swoop in and let you know that there are cars on sale with as much as R100,000 off the price tag on 7days.co.za. And that’s not even exceptional or weird – they’re all over the site! Click the pics to go directly to those [...]
South Africa’s roads are treacherous, we all know that. From the potholed one-lane nightmare-roads in the Eastern Cape, to the isolated N2 of the Karoo, staying alive on the road is never more important than it is within our very own borders.
As the excitement surrounding Uber’s car service spreads like wildfire across South Africa, some punters have found themselves waiting longer than they had hoped, for a car. It looks like that is about to stop!
Okay, so we know that these sorts of collectors items are not targeted at sensible, middle-class sorts of people. They’re targeted at completely looney rich folk who have lost their sense of judgement after years of eating nothing but imported salmon. But still, a million bucks for a toy? Come on.
Remember Gymkhana 5? Sure you do. It got almost 4 million views in 24 hours. You’ll be happy to know that Ken Block is back with Gymkhana 6, and it looks like it could be heading the same way as Gymkhana 5. Written, directed and driven by Ken Block, Gymkhana 6 is yet another masterful demonstration of driving genius.
It’s true, the bike helmet does take some of the open-air appeal away from biking – but it may not have to be that way for much longer, as two women in Sweden have come up with an ingenious solution. It’s an inflatable bike helmet. When you don’t need it, it’s stowed away under you neck. When your precious head is hurtling towards the ground, it self-inflates, thus saving your life.
Cape Town has it. Durban has it. It’s only fair that Johannesburg gets it. And now, my little sweethearts, you do. Buying your new, demo, or pre-owned car tends to have a heck of a lot of missioning involved. But there is happy news. The good people at 7Days.co.za do the haggling with the dealerships for you. After stunning success along the coast of SA, they’ve trekked inland to offer the same radical solution to the people of the greater Johannesburg Metro.
Some people go a little nuts for branded competitions – but this is straying into cry-for-help territory. An unemployed woman in the Eastern Cape was so keen on winning a new Citroen C1 that she sent text messages pretty much all day and all night, spending around R28,000 in airtime, which could justifiably buy a decent 2nd hand car – but the taste of winning was too sweet.
A reader sent in a link to an article about a Hollywood actress’ sex tape. It included a trailer for the sex tape, with Land Rover SA’s branding all over it.
You haven’t started driving on the open road for real unless you’ve overtaken a few trucks, right? If you’re going to drive far, you’re going to get stuck behind trucks – that’s a fact. Problem is you never pass them, because it’s just too hard to see around them..
Multi-award winning rapper, Khuli Chana, became a victim of police violence early this morning, when SAPS fired multiple shots at his driver window. Chana was on his way to meet a DJ at the New Road Caltex garage for a gig in Pretoria when he was shot at from an unmarked police vehicle.
Remember that story we posted about the bikers who chased down a Ranger Rover and beat up the driver? We have some new footage that reveals just what happened when the driver got a stuck in traffic. There’s some hectic footage of the guy being dragged out of the car and beaten up, but what’s really interesting is the emerging story of an undercover cop who, in a bid to remain undercover, got involved in the carnage himself.
You or someone you know has a silver car, right? Silver has been the world’s favourite car colour for more than a decade now. Why? Well, presumably because it offers a nice trade-off; you get the flash and allure of a precious metal, without going full-on gold and looking like someone in a mid-life crisis. So why move away from silver, everyone?
Well, this kind of just fell into our laps. You’ll remember the launch of the Lamborghini Veneno from March this year. Well my friends, the certifiably crazy people over at Lambo have announced that they’re releasing a topless version. Because the original was so super boring.
And you thought you were bad! Sleep easy tonight knowing that you are not nearly as bad as his particular man, who has no less than 238 warrants out for his arrest, with a total bill sitting at around R150,000! Who could it be?
There is a lot going on in the news at the mo with regards to the rollout of this new ‘E-toll’ vibe. The DA even ran billboards mocking the ANC. Watch this video to get to grips with the whole thing.
A monster truck “Extreme Aeroshow” in Chihuahua, Mexico, went horribly awkward this weekend when one of the monster trucks lost control and ploughed into a crowd of spectators. At least eight people died and 80 people were left seriously injured in the accident. Please be warned, the video above is of a massive monster crashing into a crowd of people, its graphic and quite hard to watch.
I used Uber for the first time last night. It’s mindblowing. You download the app, store your credit card details (once) and next thing you’re watching the car (black Merc) heading towards you on the map. In a word, it’s ridiculous.
Roadhogs is a local site put together to report bad drivers on our roads. As it stands now, Johannesburg is voted the worst city to drive in (with 49% of the votes!) and Volkswagen drivers, the worst on the road