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Watch: Meet the Bugatti Chiron

bugatti chiron

How much do you really know about the new Bugatti Chiron? The 1,500-hp car will reach 60 mph in a manufacturer-estimated 2.4 seconds and cost nearly R40 million, but do you know how many Bugatti can make in a year? Or how many cars the average Chiron buyer owns? The …

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Ferrari shares turbo-charged by Soros stake announcement

Ferrari shares closed 10.4 percent higher at 34.45 euros. In a statement filed with US Securities and Exchange Commission, Soros said his fund owned 850,000 Ferrari shares at the end of last year, representing 0.45 percent in the car maker and worth $40.8 million. Legendary carmaker Ferrari completed its spinoff …

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Ford Focus RS: the wild one

I am sure you have all seen the crazy tyre-smoking Ken Block drifting videos that are all over the internet. Well, if you want to tear up the tar like he does in an AWD Ford, you can do so straight off the showroom floor if you put your name …

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Sporty three-door Rio

KIA Motors South Africa has expanded the Rio compact hatch line-up with the addition of a new threedoor model in range-topping TEC specification. The three-door model joins the existing five-door hatch and fourdoor sedan models, and increases the Rio line-up to 12 models in total. The KIA Rio TEC 3-Door …

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BMW M3/M4 Competition pack coming

BMW M3/M4 Competition pack coming

The BMW M3 Sedan, the BMW M4 Coupe and the BMW M4 Convertible demonstrate the perfect combination of high-performance sports car engineering with unrestricted everyday utility. From March 2016, all three body styles will be available with a special Competition Package from BMW M GmbH that combines added sporty personality …

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Naked man halts Johannesburg traffic

Johannesburg – A naked man caused consternation on the M1 in Johannesburg on Thursday morning as he was pictured walking across the road during peak traffic. Motorists immediately took to social media to inform various authorities and news agencies of the odd sighting, complaining that the man was disrupting traffic. …

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The most expensive cars in South Africa

If you cannot afford the new 2017 Bugatti Chiron, priced at R36 million, there are a few other luxury cars which may suit your budget. Bugatti recently confirmed that its new supercar, the 2017 Bugatti Chiron, will replace the recently-retired Veyron. Two things stand out about the new 2017 Bugatti …

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Drones increasing challenge for aviation

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Geneva – The use of drones (remotely piloted aircraft systems) is forecast to grow exponentially and is posing an increasing challenge for airspace users, according to Gilberto Lopez Meyer, senior vice president for safety and flight operations at the International Air Transport Association (Iata). “Drones are increasingly being used in …

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Mazda MX-5 scoops Japan car of the year award

mazda mx 5

The all-new Mazda MX-5 has been named 2015-2016 Car of the Year by the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (JAHFA). An award ceremony was held at Mazda’s Tokyo office. The MX-5 Roadster is the third Mazda to win the award following the Mazda RX-8 which took the honour in 2003. …

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Porsche claims COTY again

porsche macan

Porsche achieved two feats at the 30-year anniversary of the WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of The Year competition. First, its magnificent Porsche Macan S Diesel has become both the first SUV to claim the coveted prize, and the brand became the first to win the prestigious award for three consecutive …

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