Vredestein is a smaller dutch tyre company who recently launched their range of high performance tyres in South Africa. The company has no partnerships with other major tyre companies, and has thus focused their full attention on creating tyres primarily for the high performance market. This means that you will not find Vredestein tyres for your average A to B car. I got offered the chance to try out the new Vredestein Ultrac Vorti – a new ultra high performance tyre which tops the current lineup.
This means that I had to get hold of a car to fully try out this new brand of tyres (none of my cars have 18 inch wheels) – not only in terms of wheel size, but also in terms of performance. (more…)
Based on an Audi S3, O.CT Tuning built their own version and named it Boehler Concept BS3. The three-door hatch they came out with, has a slightly modified exterior with widened rear fenders, rear bumper with better aerodynamics, a rear air diffuser, an improved air intake system, 8-piston brakes with 372mm discs and a new sport exhaust system with stainless steel tailpipes. But there are also engine tweaks that make it at least one second faster than the standard S3, thanks to a powerplant that outputs 328hp (241kW) and maximum torque of 425Nm. Only 100 units will be built, so if you like it better have €67,000 (US$86,100) to shell out for it (base price). [via autoblog.nl]
Issue 71 of the Speed and Sound is hot on the shelves. This jam packed issue features some of the most inspirational vehicles weâ€™ve ever laid eyes on.
Our cover car hails from the Big Boss Auto stable. This ultra rare two door Golf IV will keep you glued to the pages in amazement and awe. One-off wheels and mesmerizing paint job make this VW something special.
Just as rare is the Topsport tuned VW Corrado, yup, you heard right, a VW Corrado running a turbo VR6 lump with looks to match. Itâ€™s been a long time coming but finally itâ€™s here, between our pages in all itâ€™s glory.
In a change from what weâ€™ve grown accustomed to, a box-shape Nissan Sentra Coupe graces us with its presence. Fully customized, inside and out, with a meaty turbo power plant to boot.
Hailing from the shores of Japan but now terrorizing the streets of South Africa, Des Gutzietâ€™s Top Secret R34 Skyline is an absolute monster. I drove with him round Wesbank to give you a first hand account of the raw power this beast possesses.
The tech section gives you the run down of your wheels, just about everything you need to know about alloys.
With a health dose of speed and sound, the ICE section plays host to a supercharged M3 with a killer JL sound install. Neeresh also shows you how to build a wall, getting you in shape for some big numbers.
This months installment of VDUB brings you the carnage that was rounds seven and eight of the GTi Challenge as well as pics from the Krugerdorp hillclimb.
The cover car is a force to be reckoned with: A pitch black MK IV GTi thatâ€™s as loud as it is strong, with subtlety being the key.
We test the CiTi-R and the new S3 Audi (hey, itâ€™s VAG â€“ weâ€™re allowed to!) to give you the truth about these well-hyped cars.
The Cape has always been big on styling and Noorâ€™s Mk 3 Jetta is cleaner than Kojakâ€™s head.