Mini Paceman Adventure

mini paceman adventure

When Mini launched their Paceman model, no one expected the BMW apprentices of Munich and Dingolfing to collaborate to create a unique, one off, Mini brand named Adventure. [Read more…]

Toyota for 2014 Goodwood Festival

Toyota - Le Mans Team

Toyota will bring together four of its works Le Mans race cars at a single event for the first time at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. Charting the progress from the TS010 of early 1990s through to this season’s contender, the new TS040 Hybrid, which will be unveiled on 27 March, the gathering will provide a unique snapshot of how Toyota has consistently pushed the boundaries of race car design and technology. [Read more…]

New Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé

Jaguar_F_Type

The official UK launch of the new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé will take place tomorrow evening at Eastwinter Garden in Canary Wharf, London.  At the event hosted by Jaguar Land Rover Managing Director Jeremy Hicks, an audience including prospective customers, Jaguar brand ambassadors and British media will see the stunning new sports car from Jaguar presented by Design Director Ian Callum. [Read more…]

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…]

Mini goes to Frankfurt Motor Show

Mini Paceman

With seven models and up to eight engine variants, a uniquely diverse range of paint finishes, interior designs and options and a constantly growing program of accessories, the British brand MINI sets the benchmark for individualised driving pleasure more than ever before. [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…]