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Ferrari unveils new 458 Speciale A

Published by on Sep 26th, 2014, No Comments

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Ferrari never ceases to amaze us. There is just something about this legendary automaker that makes us go weak at the knees – and we’re pretty sure they know that they have this effect on a lot of people.

The latest creation to come out of the Ferrari garage is undoubtedly one of their finest. In terms of design, looks and power, the Ferrari 458 Special A is absolutely gorgeous – and finally t has been revealed in all it’s Italian glory.

After leaked images of the car appeared all over the internet this past week, Ferrari decided that it was time the world was officially introduced to their new baby (well, really they didn’t have a choice after it spread like wildfire through the internet).

So, ladies and gentlemen, here it is, the all new Ferrari 458 Speciale A.  (more…)

All new Range Rover Autobiography: Video

Published by on Jan 14th, 2014, No Comments

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If ever there was a car that I am pretty sure everyone in the world would want, (regardless if you’re a soccer mom or F1 driver), it would have to be the new Range Rover Autobiography. Sleek and sexy and oh so luxurious – can I place my order, please?

Cars.co.za recently had the opportunity to test drive the Autobiography (queue jealousy) and lucky for us, filmed the whole experience.

From the elegant interior design to the high-tech, self-parking (yes, really) features, this car really seems like anybody’s dream car. (more…)

Carblog Test: 2013 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2013, No Comments

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The Ford Fiesta recently went through its midlife facelift with many subtle changes and some new engines. The overall effect of the new grille does make the car look a lot more upmarket – but the big news is the new Ecoboost engine that only has an almost unreal 1000cc engine size.

This new 1 liter Ecoboost models fits in above the existing 1.4 petrol and 1.6 TDCi diesel engines. Is Ford crazy, or is there some method in their madness with the new Ecoboost model? (more…)

Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4 Pop Top Camper Review

Published by on May 30th, 2013, No Comments

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Join Drive South Africa co-founder Steve Conradie (who just happens to be one of their outdoor experts too) as he reviews the Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4 pop top camper.

With its compact, yet innovate design features this versatile vehicle is both a great 4×4 and a comfortable camper.

You can also find more photos of the Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4 pop top camper on Drive South Africa’s website here. 

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Not the Golf: The 2014 Volkswagen GTI

Published by on Mar 27th, 2013, No Comments

The original Volkswagen Golf GTi may not have been the very first of the hot hatches, but it is undoubtedly the most recognized. Known to many simply as The GTi, it has become one of the most enduring automotive icons of the last thirty-plus years – and for very good reasons.

Performance For Everyone

The secret to the GTi’s longevity is its remarkable all-round ability. Volkswagen may have refined the car over the decades, smoothing out the rough spots and adding ever-greater levels of comfort and equipment, but you don’t have to look very hard to find the boy-racer lurking beneath the cultured surface.

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Road Test: Ford Focus 1.6 Trend

Published by on Jan 24th, 2013, No Comments

The Ford Focus has always had an interesting history in South Africa – Ford aficionados were always impressed by its interesting looks and good engines. The VW and Toyota faithful – not so much. There was just not enough to make these buyers sit up and notice.

But Ford had a long hard look at what the Germans and Japanese were doing in this space, and decided to change their current lineup with somewhat better options and the new SYNC systems.

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Review: The New Mercedes Benz GL 63 AMG

Published by on Oct 16th, 2012, No Comments

Written by: Neil Hilden

As you have probably guessed, the new Mercedes Benz GL 63 AMG comes with all the luxury and comfort that you would expect from this German car. And it doesn’t disappoint. The new Mercedes Benz GL 63 AMG fully carries on the Mercedes tradition in that it offers the best performance oriented all-wheel-drive experience. The AMG comes with top of the line features and equipment that embraces innovation and superb attention to detail, providing a perfect mix of luxury and comfort.

The new Mercedes Benz interior is a breathtaking work of art with high quality leather upholstered seats. The new AMG is the big daddy compared to those archaic and somehow absurdly powerful off-roaders. Then a look under the hood presents to you the source of the power.

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Road Test: Ford Ranger 3.2 TDCi XLT

Published by on Oct 3rd, 2012, No Comments

When you first look at the Ford Ranger, it is quite a daunting machine. The sheer size of the thing makes you wonder what it would be like to use in everyday life. But this Ford is not alone – other bakkies in SA are also starting to stretch in size. South Africa is currently being flooded with great new choices in the bakkie market, and the new Ford Ranger might just make the most compelling argument of the bunch. While the VW Amarok was the big new entry in the last few years, the new Ranger is the bakkie that will be trying to persuade the Hilux faithful.

We spent the week with the new high end 3.2 litre TDCi XLT model, and the new Ranger did not disappoint.

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