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.
The tech company has developed an augmented reality car repair app that would be available on an iPad or other tablet. The aim of the app is to eliminate the middle man, no more going to the garage to see what is wrong with your car. Check out the prototype here.
We were minding our own business on Monday night when 2oceansviber, Tauriq sent in this video that he shot at Killarney Race Track of a drag racer squaring up on the line… And leaving his car in reverse. Take it away, Tuariq
Probably one of the most famous pictures and album covers of The Beatles has been used to cut down about 20% of road deaths in Calcutta.
This guy films his nephew, Jonah, for almost three minutes, while the kid drives his electric tonka truck…fast asleep. This hilariously cute video was given viral potential as soon as Jonah’s Dad and uncle decided to a.) buy him that car and b.) add some filthy hip-hop to compliment Jonah’s mad skill.
Just when you thought you had seen it all – Saudi Arabians think it is a good idea to drive their cars sideways. Check out the video here.
If you’re sick of hearing the same playlist every single day on the radio and you have a BMW 5-series, then you’re in luck. BMW, together with rara.com, are in business to launch Europe’s first music streaming service, for your car. The “direct-to-car” concept allows BMW 5-Series owners to access 14 million tracks and 200 [...]
The toll that long distance driving takes on any motorist is often underestimated, and can lead to fatal road collisions. The Drive Awake app will track the movement of your eyes from the front camera of your iPhone. And if your eyes close at any time, an annoyingly loud parrot will squawk to wake you up.
This is Aston Martins CC100 Speedster concept car launched to celebrate 100 years of excellence. The Aston Martin Speedster was launched at the Nurburgring race in Germany and the new beauty pays homage to an older model, the Aston Martin DBR1.