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New Cars

  • McLaren announces 570s, baby of the range, to be launched at New York Auto Show

    McLaren has announced that it will be launching the 570S -- the baby in its Sports Series range -- at the New York Auto Show, which kicks off next week. According to the British performance car maker, the 570S will be a V8 powered, carbon fibre structured two seater. McLaren says that, like the other cars in the Sports Series range, the car will share its DNA with the Super Series and Ultimate Series that sit above it in the McLaren hierarchy. In line with the naming convention begun with the 650S, the number 570 gives away the power...

  • KIA releases new Optima sketch ahead of New York launch

    KIA is set launch a new version of the Optima at the New York Auto Show and, if the latest teaser sketch is anything to go by, it'll be more low-slung muscle car than sensible sedan. Of course, design sketches tend to be more than a little optimistic. They are, after all, their creator's vision of what the car should be, rather than a realistic reflection of what economics and scale actually allow for. What we can take from the image is that the so-called "tiger" grill will be more aggressive than in the current model and that the...

  • Jaguar unveils fresh teaser images of new XF

    Jaguar has given the world a glimpse of what the new XF will look like ahead of its launch at the New York Auto Show. Along with a couple of teaser images, the British marque has promised a pretty epic promotional stunt to launch the new car. According to Jaguar, Londoners will be able to see British stuntman Jim Dowdall perform the world's longest high-wire water crossing on 24 March. As part of the crossing, the car will drive across two 34mm-diameter wires, something which Jaguar says is designed to show off the "lightweight and agile credentials" of the...

  • SA’s Car of the Year finalists for 2015: Motorburn’s final impressions

    The WesBank/South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year 2015 winner announcement will take place next Wednesday, 18 March. Ahead of this, I’ve taken a look at the finalists and asked some other journalists for their thoughts on this year's line-up. The Competition A key point that has been lost in recent years between journalists, the public, and jurors is just what the competition is rewarding. According to the competition administrators, the winning car must: Score highly in its class across a variety of categories including value for money, safety, dynamics, technology and aesthetics. Should demonstrate that it strives towards representing...

  • 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...

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