Introducing the Ferrari SP38

A Ferrari SP38 was unveiled a few days ago and spawns from the Ferrari One-Off programme. The unique project was commissioned by one of the Italian automaker’s most devoted customers. Who, aside from the apparent exquisite taste, remains a mystery. The Ferrari SP38 makes use of underpinnings (chassis and running gear) from the 488 GTB. It was designed by the Ferrari Design Centre with a purpose to create a car for the road and track because the client has a “deep passion for racing”. As a result, the client worked with Ferrari on the car from conception. Together they combined [...]

By | 2018-05-30T21:41:53+00:00 May 29th, 2018|ICE Cars, News, Sports Cars|

Nissan Takata Airbag Recall

Nissan South Africa has issued a safety recall on several local models due to a defect with the front Takata airbag inflators. This affects both the driver and passenger airbags. Nissan has been advertising their recall over social media and in local newspapers. The automaker said that customer safety has always been their first priority. As a result, they are replacing airbags in Nissan vehicles built between 2001 and 2013 at no extra cost. Moreover, Nissan SA has given this link to check whether your vehicle is affected. Simply enter your VIN number or alternatively you could make a stop at [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:06:09+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|News|

Roadside shootings: What should you do?

In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to worry about the threat of violence and shootings when out and about shopping, or going to work, or taking the kids to school, or travelling with public transport. We could go about our lives mindlessly and content. Unfortunately, we don't live in that picture-perfect world. So, for that reason, we need to share tips and offer practical guidance that could help save your life. Read tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of road rage This may be a grim topic for an advice article, but motorists being caught up in [...]

By | 2018-05-23T07:21:07+00:00 May 18th, 2018|News|

Tips to Avoid becoming a Victim of Road Rage

Road rage is becoming an increasing concern in South Africa, in addition to ‘aggressive driving and other hazardous driving behaviours’. On a monthly basis, you will find a video making its rounds on social media of an attack on another driver. But there are plenty incidents that are taking place on a daily basis that are not going viral. Internationally, road rage and aggressive driving are perceived to be a massive problem. Road rage embodies an assortment of aggressive behaviours such as screaming/yelling/ shouting, and also using items and/or weapons to inflict harm to another driver of a vehicle. Tense [...]

By | 2018-05-07T11:33:21+00:00 May 7th, 2018|News|

Mercedes-Benz X-Class – South Africa prices

Pricing for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie has been released in South Africa, which has been in effect as of the 1st of April 2018. Mercedes-Benz X-Class Equipment lines MBSA also confirmed two design and equipment lines:  The first is the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Progressive. This gives the rugged bakkie some extra styling and comfort functions making it prestigious for private or dual use. The second is the high-end line X-Class Power. This is for buyers who find styling, performance and comfort equally important. This variant is suitable for urban environments as well as for sports and leisure activities that go off-road. Also, it has [...]

By | 2018-05-03T11:48:29+00:00 April 24th, 2018|ICE Cars, News|

Motorists can learn from the Facebook hack

Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of questioning by the US Congress on user security and privacy invasions and he has since been summoned to testify to EU lawmakers. With the acceleration of connected vehicles and the data they will collect, here's what motorists can learn from this unfolding story. Connectivity has revolutionised the world and the automotive industry has happily joined the party. A host of benefits are associated with this trend including better, tailor-made product offerings for drivers such as streaming digital radio and enhanced navigation systems with improved ways of avoiding congestion. Connected-car technologies will [...]

By | 2018-04-18T17:39:23+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Car Technology, News|

Waymo Self-Driving Tech Not to Blame

Following a recent fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X, John Krafcik, the CEO of Waymo says their technology is not to blame. (Image above: Emergency personnel work at the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, California [KTVU via Associated Press]) According to Bloomberg, who cited Krafcik as saying, that self-driving technology isn't to blame for the fatal crash of a Tesla (TSLA) Model X as Tesla's autopilot system requires a human driver to remain alert and regularly handle the wheel, while fully autonomous technology requires no human input. [...]

By | 2018-04-11T14:27:43+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Car Technology, EV's, News, Self Driving|

2018 World Car Awards

The annual World Car Awards, aka WCOTY (World Car Of The Year), has been running for 14 years. It is seen as the most prestigious awards, on a global scale, in the automobile industry. It is essentially like the Oscars of motoring. 2018 World Car of the Year Anders Gustafsson at the 2018 World Car Awards ceremony at the Javits Center in Manhattan, NY March 28, 2018. CREDIT: Kevin Hagen for The World Car Awards The three finalists in the running for the World Car Of The Year title was the Mazda CX-5, the Range Rover Velar and [...]

By | 2018-04-09T10:41:29+00:00 April 9th, 2018|News|

PAL-V Liberty – First production road and air-legal flying car revealed

A Dutch company called PAL-V has just revealed the world’s first production flying car, PAL-V Liberty, at the 2018 Geneva motor show. The PAL-V Liberty comes a year before the first examples arrive on roads, or should I say skies. PAL-V claims the Liberty is completely compliant with current/existing regulations and says it represents a “pivotal time in aviation and mobility history”. The three-wheeled PAL-V Liberty flying car is equipped with a 74 kW (99bhp) driving engine and a 147 kW (197 bhp) Rotax powered flying engine. It can be ordered for around £425,000, that’s roughly around R7 million. There’s [...]

By | 2018-03-16T14:37:47+00:00 March 16th, 2018|News|

Biggest reveals of Geneva Motor Show

Every year it’s probably said that this show was the most tech-heavy, but each year we keep advancing even further. The first day at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show was explosive, Twitter was buzzing with all the latest reveals and displays. There’s still a significant presence of the ICE (internal combustion engine) supercars and 1,000+ horsepower hypercars. In addition, there was also the next wave of battery and electric-powered vehicles. Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin continue to amaze crowds with pistons and petrol. However, Geneva 2018 also saw a strong presence of more efficient machines such as turbine [...]

By | 2018-03-08T21:48:32+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Car Technology, EV's, ICE Cars, News|