Looking into dual fuel car system

Johannesburg

Not long from now, motorists in Johannesburg – and eventually the rest of the country – will be introduced to a system that will allow them to switch between a hybrid and a petroleum system. [Read more…]

Audi And The Long Way To Le Mans

Audi R18

Ingolstadt – On June 14/15, Audi will leave no stone unturned to continue its string of victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro the brand will be competing with is the most complex race car in Audi’s history. Chris Reinke, Head of LMP at Audi Sport, outlines the key milestones of the project. [Read more…]

Formula E Headquarters At Donington Park

formula E

Formula E, the FIA’s new global electric racing series, has today (23, January) announced that its new headquarters and team facilities will be based within the grounds of the Donington Park Racing Circuit in the UK. [Read more…]

Oldest Mercedes-Benz To Be Sold

Mercedes Benz Phaeton

Mercedes Benz Phaeton

One of the oldest Mercedes-Benz in the world, a 1905 Simplex 28/32 HPs Phaeton, is to be auctioned by Coys at their True Greats sale on December 3rd. [Read more…]

Cape Classic Car Show

Renault Dauphine

There was a great variety of cars on show at the Cape Classic Car Show in Parow yesterday. They rangeed from as far back as 1902 automobiles, Model T Fords, Austin Sevens from the 1920s, a pristine 1934 yellow Rolls Royce right through to myriads of 1950s and 1960s cars, from Morris Minors to Mercedes Benzes of every shape, size, model and colour. [Read more…]

Las Vegas Car Show

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What do classic cars, burlesque, pin-up competitions, and Elvis themed weddings all have in common? The answer is the Viva Las Vegas Rockability Weekender which includes the best classic car show in America with over 800 models on display. [Read more…]

Fangio’s Mercedes Sells for Bomb

Juan Manuel Fangio - Mercedes Benz

Juan Manuel Fangio – Mercedes Benz

The 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 Single-Seater breaks the following auction world records:

• Most valuable motor car ever sold at auction
• Most valuable Formula 1 racing car ever sold
• Most valuable Mercedes-Benz

Automotive history was made at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, when the car that took five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio to the second of his Formula 1 world titles achieved a record-breaking figure of £19,601,500 (US$29,650,095, €22,701,864). [Read more…]

Porsche 911 On Its 50th Birthday

Mini - Porsche

Classic Mini Congratulates The Porsche 911

In September 2013 the flag-bearer of the German sports car fraternity, the Porsche 911, will celebrate its 50th birthday. And among the hoards of well-wishers will be MINI, not least because its model history also includes – in the classic Mini – a similarly compelling work of art characterised by a similar reluctance to abandon the exuberance of youth. [Read more…]

Electric cars on SA roads soon

Nissan Zero Emission

Nissan Zero Emission

Pretoria – As the world battles to find ways to avoid the threat of climate change, South Africa says it will also show how vehicles powered by renewable energy could contribute to cutting carbon emissions. [Read more…]

Audi Driver Line-Up For 2013

Jamie Green - AUDI

Jamie Green – AUDI

Audi Completes Driver Line-Up For 2013 DTM

– Experience is trumps: eight Audi drivers have 34 wins between them
– ‘Norisring King’ Jamie Green high-caliber new signing
– Rahel Frey leaves DTM, Miguel Molina remains with squad

Audi will start into the 2013 DTM season with a mix of experienced campaigners and ambitious youngsters. The eight drivers have four titles, 478 races, 39 pole positions and 34 victories to their credit between them – marking top tallies in the series. The only change compared to last year’s squad: Rahel Frey is switching to GT racing within AUDI AG. The vacant cockpit will be occupied by new signing Jamie Green. [Read more…]