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New Cars

  • This is the new Morgan Aero 8

    Be grateful that you live in an age where the expertise to build such a thing still exists. Look, we know Morgan's an easy target for the world's motoring press to rag on. We're not exactly averse to it ourselves. In a world obsessed with packing all the latest tech into its cars, you're always going to seem a little backward when some of your models still use wood as a major building material. With the updated Aero 8 though, it appears to have built something special. According to the specialist British auto-maker, the car is meant to hearken...

  • Are these 12 cars the best buys in South Africa right now?

    CAR Magazine has announced its annual Top 12 Best Buys for 2015, sponsored for the second consecutive year by leading safety technology company, Tracker. The magazine’s editors cast their votes for the best vehicles in 12 categories of the South African new vehicle market. With over 1000 individual models to choose from, the results of the 16th awards installment should give drivers a head start. Once again, technology took centre-stage as nominees across all categories were recognised for their innovation. CAR Magazine editor, Steve Smith, confirms; “Vehicles that offer better combinations of performance, efficiency, safety and convenience technology than rivals...

  • The new Audi R8 blends race car anger with tempered beauty

    Audi is rather chuffed with itself today after it revealed its shiny new R8 sports car before the Geneva Motor Show. Although the new model looks nearly identical to the outgoing R8, there are some subtle design tweaks here and there only noticeable to the eagle-eyed. For one, the new R8 is slightly larger in all aspects than the old car, more aggressively sloped and more race-car in profile. All in all, Audi notes in its presser that the "entire appearance of the Audi R8 conveys a feeling of lightness and technical precision." The base models of the car are also fitted...

  • Here’s the fleet of special edition hatches Fiat is taking to Geneva [Gallery]

    It looks like Fiat is going to be all about special edition hatchbacks at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Italian auto-giant has announced that it will be using the show to launch the new 500X, 500, Panda and Doblò models. Here's a breakdown of what Fiat says will be included in each of the four new models. Fiat 500X The crossover version of marques immensely popular city car, Fiat will be displaying two versions of the Lounge model. It calls this "the more metropolitan side of the Fiat crossover". The new version comes equipped with an automatic and...

  • Aston Martin’s 800bhp Vulcan is beautiful, will bring you to your knees

    If we're brutally honest with ourselves, this post should probably come with a NSFW warning because, quite frankly, the Aston Martin Vulcan is nothing if not explicit. This 800bhp stunner, which is set to make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show, features an all carbon-fibre body and is meant to show off its maker's racing heritage. Styled in-house by the Aston Martin design team, led by Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, the Vulcan is powered by the company’s naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine. More specifically, says Aston Martin, the Vulcan is inspired by the company's plays...

  • This is the new Lotus Evora 400 [Gallery]

    Lotus has introduced a new Evora 400 and while it doesn't exactly look contemporary, it could well be a bucket of fun to drive. While the British marque says that the upcoming Evora 400 is "all new", it's actually about two-thirds new. Importantly though one of those new features is the engine. The supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine produces 400 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque. It's also got a new aluminium chassis and interior. The composite body meanwhile has apparently changed significantly in both the front and rear. Lotus also says that it's managed to shave 22kg...

  • Here’s the first official look at the new Honda Civic Type R

    Honda has unveiled the first official glimpses of the new Civic Type R and, if we're honest, it looks like something of return to form for the Japanese manufacturer. While the previous Civic Type R had pretty bold styling, there was always a sense that it wasn't quite as much fun as its predecessor had been. From the little Honda has revealed of the latest edition, it looks looks to be all about speed. The nose, for instance, appears to take cues from the Bugatti Veyron while the wheel arches and lower door sections look as if they've been...

  • Here’s what the villains in the next Bond film will be driving

    We've known what James Bond will be driving in the upcoming SPECTRE for a little while now. That's perfectly understandable too, 007's cars are almost as important as the character himself. Thing is, there's very little point to his Aston Martin DB10 if the villains are driving around in poxy little Euroboxes. Thankfully they won't be. Instead, they'll be trying to bring down Britain's top spy in Jaguars and Land Rovers. More specifically, the Jaguar C-X75 concept will pursue the DB10 through the streets of Rome. And we're willing to put good money on anyone who loved Jaguar's "Good...

  • Opel’s new Corsa OPC is Nürburgring-tested, will debut at Geneva

    When the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors in a month's time, you can expect a few new entrants into the supercar club, a few over-designed concepts and...a new hot hatch from Opel. Now before you yawn and click away from the page, we feel we should tell you that Opel's very serious about the new Corsa OPC. How serious? Well, it's tested the 207bhp on the Nürburgring for one. It also claims the car can do 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and that it has a maximum speed 230 km/h. That's plenty fast in a car...

  • 4 luxury crossovers set to break their respective builders’ SUV virginity

    Say what you want about the Porsche Cayenne, but this now-ubiquitous luxury SUV has pretty much single-handedly driven the German automaker’s sales through the roof over the past decade or so. Yes, the mid-size luxury crossover – which shares its platform with the current Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 – is easily the posh brand’s most popular offering around the globe. And it has managed this sales explosion in market conditions that have seen many an automotive accountant furiously chewing on the back of his biro (the diamante fountain pens were auctioned off long ago, you see). Of course,...

  • Ford Focus RS pics leak ahead of launch

    We're set to get an official briefing about the 2016 Ford Focus RS a little bit later today. If you can't wait that long though, someone at the company has been gracious enough to leak a few photos to the world's motoring press. At this stage, there aren't any numbers around the hot hatch, but bot a Jalopnik commenter and Evo "torque-vectoring all-wheel drive" will be a feature of the car. The latter also suggests that it will sport 350 horsepower from the 2.3l Ecoboost engine. For once, Americans won't be missing out on what the civilised world gets...

  • McLaren will debut 675LT in Geneva

    If you're a fan of precisely engineered, insanely fast British supercars (and let's be honest, who isn't?), then you'll be pleased to learn that McLaren will be debuting a new addition to its lineup at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. If the teaser image released by the company were the only thing we had to go on, then we'd be able to tell you that the 675LT has at least one wheel and, well, not much else really. Fortunately the British marque has provided a little more in the way of information. It has, for instance revealed that the...

  • 80 photos of the new BMW 1 Series

    BMW has updated its 1 Series range and, while things pretty much look the same on the surface, there may just be enough under the skin to convince devotees of the hatchback that it's time for an upgrade. For starters, the engine range has been expanded to include the latest-generation petrol and diesel units with three and four cylinders. There's also a broader spread of standard equipment and an output boost for the six-cylinder in-line engine powering the BMW M135i M Performance Automobile. The exterior changes, while minor, include a new grille, headlights, rear lights and larger air intakes....

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