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Behind the Scenes of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

jaguar Simola Hillclimb

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb originated as a mere dream shared by a couple of motorsport enthusiasts, but since the very first edition came to fruition in 2009, it has set the benchmark for the most enthralling and accessible form of racing in the country. Now in its seventh year, and …

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VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

Volkswagen wants to buy back the 500,000 or so diesel cars that it programmed to cheat on US emissions test, or repair them and compensate owners for their trouble. Under a plan that Reuters says VW is expected to present to a federal judge on Thursday, the German automaker will offer a …

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Drift City adrenaline hits Cape Town

drift city cape town

Forget the Fast and the Furious. Drift City has hit Cape Town. For the first time, motor junkies got to show off their talents in the heart of the CBD. Hundreds of motorsport fanatics descended on Cape Town’s Grand Parade for the first ever Drift City. “Drifting is basically a …

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Navigation market for self-driving cars heats up

From cartographers on foot to gathering data from vehicles equipped with sensors, a Japanese company that started out making guides listing public hot spring baths is taking a leap into the world of autonomous driving. Zenrin, Japan’s biggest mapmaker which counts Google and Toyota among its clients, intends to build …

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New home for Bentley SA

bentley

Bentley has entered a new era for luxury and performance motoring, following the announcement that Toby Venter (CEO – LSM Distributors) has secured the distribution and dealer rights for this luxury vehicle brand in South Africa. “We were inspired by Bentley’s rich heritage, from their numerous racing triumphs, to the …

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Google self-driving cars soon to be a reality

google self driving cars

Google’s self-driving car team is expanding and hiring more people with automotive industry expertise, underscoring the company’s determination to move the division past the experimental stage. The operation now employs at least 170 workers, according to a Reuters review of their profiles on LinkedIn, the business-oriented social network. Many are …

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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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