Cars Thu, 25 Jul 2024 12:36:29 +0200 | The One-of-one Bmw M5 Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance Heads To Auction. The BMW M5 story began in 1984 when the E28 M5 was introduced at the Amsterdam Motor Show after BMW's M division decided to take the luxury 5 Series sedan and infuse it with performance genes. The result was the world's fastest production sedan at the time and under the hood was a normally aspirated 3.5-litre inline-6 with 210 kW. It could hit 100 km/h in just over 6.5 seconds. The 2nd-generation ... Wed, 24 Jul 2024 17:21:50 +0200 | It's Porsche Ibérica's 40th Anniversary - So The Limited Number Cuarenta Edition Was Created. To mark its 40th anniversary, the subsidiary Porsche Ibérica has unveiled the Cuarenta Edition. It features a unique combination of exterior and interior colours and finishes, as well as exclusive logos inspired by Iberian history and culture. The creation of this 911 edition brought together experts from the market Porsche Ibérica, Style Porsche and the Sonderwunsch Team in Zuffenhausen. In 198... Mon, 22 Jul 2024 16:07:56 +0200 | The Polestar 6 Was Revealed At Goodwood - And It's Awesome! A while back now, Volvo created Polestar intending to enhance its presence in the high-performance automotive segment and to spearhead its push into electrification. While the name is relatively new, Polestar actually began as a racing team, founded by Jan “Flash” Nilsson in 1996 under the name Flash Engineering which competed in the Swedish Touring Car Championship. In 2005, Christian Dahl ac... Sun, 21 Jul 2024 11:25:17 +0200 | Audi's Popular A4 Is Now Called The A5 And There's Some New Ones. I’ve always thought the Audi A5 range was a bit of an odd one in the lineup, it was so close to the A4 range that choosing between the two is likely to come down to the best financial deal as opposed to which looks better and offers the most features. The press release also updates us on the A5 as a model with a bit of a confusing paragraph that reads: “Audi is opening the next chapter in its ... Wed, 17 Jul 2024 14:12:00 +0200 | The All-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado - Awesome! In the world of iconic rugged vehicles, the Toyota Land Cruiser is an institution, a beacon of reliability and endurance and in the long history of the nameplate, Land Cruisers have helped build countries and infrastructure around the globe. The story begins in the early 1950s when Japan was being rebuilt, Toyota was commissioned by the U.S. Military to build a vehicle similar to the Willys Jeep. ... Wed, 17 Jul 2024 11:27:25 +0200 | Ford's Iconic Capri Returns - And It's Nothing Like Before. The Ford Capri - a wonderfully British attempt to make Brits (and also Saffers) all feel like they could afford a slice of the American Dream without selling their souls or, more accurately, their kidneys. Imagine an old-school Mustang, but one that prefers a cup of tea over a shot of bourbon. The Capri was essentially the car equivalent of James Bond ordering a Martini in a humble pub, shaken not... Sat, 13 Jul 2024 09:16:42 +0200 | The Modern Interpretation Of The Iconic Renault 5, The Alpine A290, Debuts At Fos. In a symphony of heritage and innovation, Alpine is rolling into the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2024, and it's bringing a brilliant and interesting lineup that spans the golden days of motorsport to the cutting-edge future of electric performance. First on the docket is the UK dynamic debut of the Alpine A290 – the brand’s first foray into the electric sports car arena. This isn’t just anoth... Mon, 08 Jul 2024 15:32:54 +0200 | The Raf-caterham Seven: A Helicopter-inspired Marvel. If I asked you to name a vehicle that's been around for over fifty years, has barely changed its design, and is as nimble as a cat on a hot tin roof, what would you say? A Caterham Seven, right? Wrong. Meet the Puma HC2 helicopter. And no, I'm not mad. You see, Caterham and the Royal Air Force have concocted something utterly bonkers. They've taken the skin, the guts, and the soul of a retired Pum... Mon, 08 Jul 2024 13:29:18 +0200 | The Latest Pagani Huayra Is The Epitome Of Hypercars - This One's Manual! In the world of hypercars, there are a few names that evoke a sense of awe and reverence and amongst the top of these, Pagani Automobili stands out as a symbol of sheer passion, engineering brilliance, and artistic mastery. The journey of Pagani is not just about building fast cars; it’s a saga of one man's dream, relentless pursuit of perfection, and the creation of automotive masterpieces that... Thu, 04 Jul 2024 15:19:23 +0200 | The Kimera K39 Is A Further Evolution Of The Amazing Group B-inspired Cars It wasn’t too long ago that the Kimera 037 was revealed to the world, and it was an instant hit even though most people would never see one of these cars in the metal. The Kimera 037 was built as a tribute car to celebrate the infamous Lancia Stradale 037 Group B rally car from the early 80s. The original Lancia 037 is quite rare these days because there were just over 200 units created for homo... Fri, 28 Jun 2024 10:08:34 +0200 | The All-new Bentley Continental Gt Speed Sets New Grand Tourer Standards. It’s quite interesting how among British carmakers, there are quite a few known for their top-quality coachbuilding skills and cars known for supreme luxury. Having British roots, it’s pretty cool when talking kak around a braai, as long as the conversation stays with cars and doesn't shift to politics and history. It’s always hard to choose which of the luxury carmakers from the UK has the ... Thu, 27 Jun 2024 15:06:52 +0200 | Volkswagen's Hottest Hatchback Has Arrived With 245 Kw - The Golf 8.5 R Black Edition Is A Stunner! If you’re anything like me, you have an unhealthy obsession with hot hatches. Actually, it’s not even a hot hatch thing, it’s more of a hatchback thing. While there are all sorts of wants and needs in the world of automobiles, for this here SXdrv chap a hatchback is the perfect shape for a car. It’s also why a host of SUVs appeal a lot, they’re like beefed-up hatchbacks. I find that most... Thu, 27 Jun 2024 09:00:45 +0200 | The All-new Bmw M5 Is Here And Its Packing 535 Kw With 1,000 Nm! I always look forward to news about the BMW M5 because it’s my favourite M of the bunch. There are a few reasons for this, starting back in the early 2000s, and all those reasons are in the form of the E39 BMW M5. I was in my early 20s, and being a car guy meant an M-badged car with a growling normally aspirated V8 was something dreams were made of. Someone I knew bought one in the mid-2000s, he... Wed, 26 Jun 2024 17:37:23 +0200 | The Aston Martin Variant Is A Track-focused 745 Hp Twin-turbocharged V12 With A 6-speed Manual Transmission! Aston Martin has always been guilty of making stunning cars, the more modern among them having a brutish, imposing presence. It doesn’t matter which model you look at, the design architecture is unmistakable, unless you’re talking about the latest car to be revealed. If we had first seen the images with the badge removed, we’d be hard-pressed to tell you exactly what car we were looking at. ... Wed, 26 Jun 2024 16:17:14 +0200 | The Bugatti Tourbillon Arrives In All Of Its Normally Aspirated 1,800 Hp Glory. 20 years ago when my Mk4 GTi was the pinnacle of automotive excellence, Bugatti released the Veyron. It was the birth of a new segment of car - the hypercar - and it was admittedly a bit better than my turbocharged 20-valve 4-banger. The Veyron was wide, long and low and had a design that was so far removed from what everyone else was making at the time, but it was the underpinnings and the powerp... Fri, 21 Jun 2024 12:40:23 +0200 | The Cannonball Run Movie And The Lamborghini Countach Lp 400 S Celebrate A Milestone Anniversary. In 1981 when the cult classic film The Cannonball Run was released, this here writer was just 3 years old, but weirdly I remember the movie. I’m not sure if I watched it when I was 3, or if I saw it a few years later, I don’t have any family left that can tell me. What I do know is that I watched the movie multiple times and it started a fascination with cars and speed. The movie stood the tes... Fri, 21 Jun 2024 11:06:08 +0200 | The All-electric Audi E-tron Gt Quattro Is Now Available As The Rs E-tron Gt Performance - Yes Please! The Audi e-tron GT quattro was released in 2021 and it was a car that set new standards in series production electric sportscars. The car has it all, strikingly good looks, that typical Audi build quality, and power. Lots and lots of power. The car impressed local motoring journos so much that it ended up as a finalist in the next year’s Car of the Year competition with the Guild of Mobility Jou... Wed, 19 Jun 2024 15:24:01 +0200 | Bmw's X3 Suv Enters Its 4th Generation - And It Looks Great. G45 Ftw! It was a good 25 years ago that BMW entered the luxury SUV market with the BMW X5. It was a large and imposing thing and everyone loved it. It was a little too big for some though, especially those coming from a lower, smaller sedan. A mere four years later the BMW X3 was introduced to the automotive world, and it was basically a scaled-down version of the X5 and this meant it opened ownership of ... Wed, 19 Jun 2024 12:13:22 +0200 | The Much-loved Toyota Hilux Is Now Available In An Awesome Gr-s Iii-spec. Here in South Africa, bakkies are as much of a way of life as braaivleis and rugby. I’ve always liked how these fast lane behemoths look but I’ve never wanted one in my own driveway. I absolutely despise them on the roads because bakkie drivers seem to like hoofing it down the highway in the fast lane pushing everyone driving slower out of the way. That’s how I feel about them when I’m cru... Wed, 19 Jun 2024 11:37:51 +0200 | The New Bmw ///m2 Has Arrived As A 353 Kw, 600 Nm Rwd Manual Package. Some cars have been so good over the years that they’ve ended up as benchmarks for other cars in the same class. In many cases, the benchmark car wears an ///M badge and hails from the performance side of the German automaker, BMW. You can buy any performance car you want, and someone in your group of friends will ask you how it fares against an M3. The M3 has always been the main one, but in re... Thu, 13 Jun 2024 14:58:12 +0200 | The controversial "its only a 2.0-litre" C63 S E Performance Powerhouse launched locally When Mercedes-AMG announced the latest incarnation of its hugely popular C63 S sedan, fans were as happy as expected, until they found out the clever men in white coats decided to drop that iconic roaring V8 lump in favour of a turbocharged 4-pot. To add insult to injury, the setup was made hybrid. While that’s the way the industry is going there are plenty out there who think electric power is ... Wed, 12 Jun 2024 08:36:15 +0200 | The Lancia Ypsilon Rally 4 Hf Brings Back Old School Racing Memories. Lancia is one of those Italian car brands that everyone has heard of but actually knows nothing about. Thoroughbred car guys over 40, when you say the word Lancia there are immediate flashbacks to Group B rally highlights that always included the iconic Lancia Sratos doing proper rally things. An equally well-known car from this automaker is the Lancia Delta HF Integrale which competed in Group A ... Tue, 11 Jun 2024 10:03:52 +0200 | The All-new Bmw 1 Series (f70) Is Here With Another Complete Design Change. BMW was a little late to the hatchback wars, well compared to the regular automakers anyway. There were a few older BMWs with a rear hatch, but it was only really around 2005 when the 1 Series was launched with a nice and raspy normally aspirated 3.0 litre inline 6 that performance car buyers started taking note. Since then only a few of the newer generations sported a rear hatch, but the styling ... Thu, 06 Jun 2024 10:35:05 +0200 | Bmw Has Updated The Large-nostril M3 - Both The Sedan And Touring - And We Want One. When we first saw pics of the BMW M3 sedan with that oversized kidney grille, we thought it was an April Fool’s joke, except the reveal of the car wasn’t in April. The new design was so left field that it had the world’s motoring press and fanatics divided, but luckily the design was only meant for the M Performace models and the regular, more sedate 3 Series styling would carry on as before... Tue, 04 Jun 2024 10:30:37 +0200 | The Mk8 (.5) Golf Gti Clubsport Is The Most Powerful Fwd Gti Ever And We Must Have One. In the world of the Volkswagen GTi, there have been plenty special edition models over the years. For some, it’s hard to pick a favourite, but having driven in some kind of Volkswagen since getting my driver’s licence back in the day, this here SXdrv scribe has a list of the coolest GTis he’d like to see parked in his driveway one day. I’ve had a Mk1 GTi before, and it was one of the most ... Sat, 01 Jun 2024 15:00:39 +0200 | The Bugatti Chiron L'ultime Is The 500th Made And Ends The Chiron's Life Cycle. The Bugatti Chiron hit the market in 2016 and was set to be limited to just 500 units, but it seems that a bunch of these are limited edition one-off builds counted under the total production run. So what you see here is the final, final and absolutely last Chiron to be built. Or so they say. It’s been dubbed as L’Ultime, and even if French ain’t your language, you can make out that it trans... Sat, 01 Jun 2024 12:15:36 +0200 | The Bwm 3 Series Has Been Updated, Including The Touring In Regular And M Guise. For nearly 50 years now, BMW’s 3 Series has been the bread-and-butter model for the automaker, and it continually improved upon making it the car of choice for private buyers and company fleets. The character of the current-generation BMW 3 Series was introduced in 2022 in the areas of design, powertrain, digitalisation and equipment and is now being followed up with a fresh batch of updates tha... Fri, 31 May 2024 15:18:05 +0200 | The New Bmw M4 Gt3 Evo Is Pure Track-prepped Automotive Porn. When you’re lucky enough to have the funds and means to buy a racecar at the manufacturer level, there are a few amazing options from various automakers, but the chaps from BMW M seem to be leaders who set the bar. BMW M Motorsport created the BMW M4 GT3 to be able to compete in GT class racing around the world, the car conformed to all the necessary safety and power rules making it a brilliant ... Thu, 30 May 2024 11:13:44 +0200 | The New Porsche 911 Carrera Gts Is A Hybrid, We'll Still Take One. Porsche is life. Before this here SXdrv writer shuffles off this mortal coil, he will own a Porsche. The way new car prices are going, and even previously-loved Porsche prices, the closest to owning one will be a 1:18 scale model. Anyhoo, the main model for the Porsche brand, the 911, has just been given a comprehensive makeover that sees improvements carried out in every aspect of the car. The th... Wed, 29 May 2024 11:15:11 +0200 | The Bmw Concept Skytop Is An Open-top Roadster Of The Future That Sorta Looks Like A 2019 M6 From The Rear With its BMW Concept Skytop design study, the BMW Group again brought an, as they say, exceptionally elegant, one-of-a-kind car to this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este that was held over the same weekend as the Monaco Grand Prix. This annual beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles is held on the picturesque shores of Lake Como in Northern Italy. The super-stylish open-top tw... Tue, 28 May 2024 16:51:51 +0200 | The Carlex Design G-falcon Is The Most Customised G63 Amg On The Planet - And It's Mind-blowing! In the modern world of automotives, computers and machines and even AI have started to make sure that some special jobs have been on the decline, especially those skills that have taken years to perfect, the ones that are done by hand. The folks at Carlex Design based in Czechowice-Dziedzice, on the southern side of Poland, have people on their payroll who can lay claim to being the best at what t... Tue, 28 May 2024 15:23:54 +0200 | The Iconic Audi Rs4 Is 25 Years Old, So There's A Limited Edition Anniversary Model. Also, It's Now Rs 4 With A Space. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the RS 4, Audi is launching a special celebratory model, the Audi RS 4 Avant edition 25 years - That’s a mouthful of a name and we’re lucky Audi uses that weird model designation or the whole back-end of the wagon would have the name from one side to the other. The RS 4 is the performance flagship of Audi’s A-series cars and this special model stands out ... Tue, 28 May 2024 12:39:19 +0200 | One-off Bugattis Are Where It's At - This 55 1 Of 1 Is Simply Superb. The Type 55 Super Sport was a marvel of motorsport inspiration and it boasted a 2.3-litre inline 8-cylinder engine derived from the formidable Type 51 racer of the time. What set it apart, however, was the sought-after two-seater roadster body of Jean Bugatti’s design. As Bugatti's inaugural Super Sport, the Type 55 not only marked the foundation of a new category but also served as the blueprin... Fri, 24 May 2024 12:06:26 +0200 | Hennessey Performance Puts The Mustang Dark Horse Into The 10s. Texas-based Hennessey Performance has to be one of the coolest and most American aftermarket tuners in existence. If you check out any of the cars they wave their modifying wand at, the end result is always the same - ridiculous amounts of power with mind-blowing performance. If there’s a modern muscle car out there that needs any sort of power upgrade, or even a visual makeover, the Hennessey c... Thu, 23 May 2024 10:45:58 +0200 | The Concept Mercedes-amg Purespeed Is A Roofless, Windscreenless, Futuristic Roadster. The new Mercedes‑AMG PureSpeed concept is one of the highlights in the run-up to the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. The folk from Mercedes-Benz say the radical design of an open, 2-seater performance car without a roof or windscreen is a tribute to the world of motor racing. The concept car shares a preview of the first model in the highly limited Mercedes-Benz Mythos series. The world premiere of the Co... Thu, 23 May 2024 08:43:54 +0200 | There's A New Mini John Cooper Works - And It Debuts At The 24 Hours Of Nürburgring. The collaboration between John Cooper Works and Mini has been around as long as I can remember, and I’m old as balls now. John Cooper was a legendary British car designer and builder, famous for his involvement in the creation and design of Formula One cars that went on to win championships in the 1950s and 1960s. His expertise in creating small, agile, and powerful cars made him an ideal partne... Mon, 20 May 2024 10:16:44 +0200 | Jaguar's Super-stylish F-pace - Now In 90th Anniversary Edition And Svr Specs. Jaguar is celebrating 90 years of pioneering design, performance and innovation as it approaches an all-electric future, with a new special edition of one of its most successful vehicles – the F-PACE luxury performance SUV. Marking the final model of the F-PACE, 90th Anniversary Edition (available on all models except SVR) features subtle badging, with R-Dynamic exterior cues and a choice of opt... Fri, 17 May 2024 14:11:05 +0200 | The Quadrifoglio Super Sport Is The Perfect Turbocharged Italian. “A milestone for all Alfisti, the new Super Sport is the ultimate expression of Quadrifoglio, represented by extremely limited volumes and bespoke design cues,” said Larry Dominique, SVP, head of Alfa Romeo North America. “While we look forward to the future of the four-leaf clover with the amazing performance benefits of electrification, the twin-turbo V-6 Super Sport is a fitting final cha... Fri, 17 May 2024 13:06:34 +0200 | Iconic Coachbuilders Morgan And Pininfarina Collab Results In Midsummer - A Sublime Limited-number Roadster. This Morgan special project, Midsummer demonstrates the flexibility of Morgan's design whilst simultaneously showcasing the rare craft skill of the artisans who hand form every element of the distinctive body. Midsummer is based on Morgan’s latest CX-Generation Bonded Aluminium Platform and features a six-cylinder turbocharged engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. The collaboration betw... Fri, 17 May 2024 11:37:25 +0200 | The Bmw Xm Mystique Allure Is A Weird Way To Spend A Lot Of Money - Rich People Are Odd. Glittering movie premieres, stars gracing the red carpet and a high-performance vehicle that looks like nothing else: this is the #Cannes Film Festival and yesterday it hosted the world premiere of the #BMW XM Mystique Allure. This one-off creation is based on the first high-performance sports car from #BMW M GmbH powered by the #M HYBRID drive system. Blending progressive luxury with extravagant ... Fri, 17 May 2024 10:23:53 +0200 | The Volkswagen Mk8 Gti Has Been Refreshed - Now With 195 Kw And Ai. Volkswagen has started pre-sales of the new, updated, refreshed and more powerful Golf GTI and by all accounts, it's a great update. Volkswagen has made significant improvements to the Golf, with a new infotainment system, new software, new design and new drives. Pre-sales of the most iconic vehicle in this model series are now starting: get ready for the new edition of the Golf GTI – the origin... Tue, 14 May 2024 18:43:33 +0200 | There's A New U-turn Drag Race - This One Stars The Bmw M2 And The Nissan Z Nizmo. We’re fans of cool and awesome things here at SXdrv, which is why we subscribe to the Edmunds Cars channel over on the YouTube. The team does things differently from the rest when it comes to testing cars. The vast majority of motoring review sites and channels either get a car to test and review and pit it against the clock over a predetermined distance. Other channels get a pair of cars, usual... Sat, 11 May 2024 08:48:17 +0200 | The New Bentley Batur Convertible Is Possibly The Most Amazing Modern Coachbuilt Car From Mulliner. Bentley Motors is one of those brands that exudes luxury and opulence, over the course of many years, the company has cemented itself as being able to build the best of the best cars. Any series production Bentley you come across is just about perfect, every single facet of one is tailored to surround the occupants with the absolute best in materials and components that are a level above the rest.... Wed, 08 May 2024 14:36:14 +0200 | There's A New V12 Ferrari - The All-new Ferrari 12cilindri - And It's An Impressive Beast. There’s a new Ferrari for those who follow the Prancing Horse brand from Italy. This new creation is called the Ferrari 12Cilindri, and it’s not electric or even hybrid-powered. The 12Cilindri is powered by a good old petrol-powered engine, and that alone should give it more appeal to those who buy these things. It will likely be the last of the petrol-only powerplants seen in a car like this.... Wed, 08 May 2024 13:44:58 +0200 | The All-new Bmw M4 Cs Is Here - Lighter, More Powerful, Faster - And It Looks Freaking Awesome! The big daddy of the BMW M4 range is here, the all-new and absolutely fantastic BMW M4 CS. This new variation on the hugely popular BMW M4 takes the car to the next level and incorporates all the technologies and tricks available from BMW M Performance to create a special flagship edition that ticks all the boxes you could want to be ticked for a dedicated performance model. While the regular BMW ... Wed, 08 May 2024 11:52:12 +0200 | The Iconic Mercedes-benz Geländewagen Revealed As An All-electric Off-road Beast. The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is an iconic car in the company’s portfolio and has been since the 1970s. G-Wagon is short for Geländewagen, which in turn is German for ‘cross-country vehicle’. As with a few off-roaders that have appeared over the years, the G-Wagon was initially conceived as a military-use vehicle and it was developed in collaboration with Austrian company Steyr-Daimler-Puch. Th... Fri, 26 Apr 2024 11:14:30 +0200 | Audi Updates The Q7 And Q8 Tfsi E Quattro And Now It's The Coolest Premium Plug-in Suv There Is. SUVs are one of those cars we love to hate. We’ve sort of always been against them because the rise of SUVs has meant automakers have put more attention into the category which meant less attention on sedans and hatchbacks. But on the other hand, we like them when they’re big and beautiful and fast, especially the fast part. One of the best in our books, well a few of the best, come from the A... Thu, 25 Apr 2024 17:42:08 +0200 | The 2025 Porsche Cayenne Gts Now Has 368 Kw On Tap From A Tweaked Twin-turbocharged 4.0 Litre V8. The Porsche Cayenne was one of the first SUVs to come from a manufacturer that specialised in sportscars and supercars, over the last 22 years it’s been one of the most popular choices for those with the means to afford one. The GTS has always been a top choice in the lineup, and it’s just been updated for 2025. With GTS standing for Gran Turismo Sport, you can expect these German SUVs to be a... Mon, 22 Apr 2024 11:57:23 +0200 | Alfa Romeo Launched It's First Hybrid Suv, The Milano, But Italy Isn't A Fan... There’s nothing quite like an all-new Alfa Romeo, especially when it looks this good. You can check posts on various online forums about the reliability of Alfa Romeo cars from classic to new having questionable reliability, but while there are people with that line of thinking, there’s no denying just how good-looking they are. The all-new Alfa Romeo Milano looks stunning, and with it being t... Sun, 14 Apr 2024 11:36:34 +0200 | In True Lamborghini Style, The Italian Automaker Created A Special Edition Revuelto To Celebrate A Lamborghini Event. The Lamborghini Revuelto is the Italian automaker’s raucous entry into the world of hybrid-electric supercars, and it’s an engineering and technical marvel. Besides the superb Lamborghini styling, the Revuelto features an all-new hybrid-assisted that will lead the company’s way into the future. The powerplant, dubbed the L545, in the Revuelto may be a hybrid but at the serious end of things ... Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:17:15 +0200 | The Ford Focus St Edition Keeps The Hot Hatch Alive - But It's Not For Sa. The Ford Focus ST was culled from the South African market back in 2019, and it’s a damn pity because it was actually quite a popular choice for those in the hot hatch phase of their lives. All sorts of excuses were given as to why it wasn’t coming to SA anymore, but none of them made sense to fans of the iconic nameplate. This here SXdrv writer has always been a fan of them since the very fir... Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:29:55 +0200 | The Lamborghini Huracán's Final Hurrah - The Huracán Stj - Ends Off A Successful 10-year Production Run. Lamborghini’s Huracán is easily the Italian automaker’s most popular supercar they’ve made. Since it was launched way back in 2014 there have been quite a few variations and updates to keep it competitive in the highly-competitive market segment it plays in. Being the supercar of choice for some of the most popular YouTube channels and celebrities has also helped the car’s popularity. Whe... Wed, 10 Apr 2024 17:59:01 +0200 | The Bentayga S Black Edition Is How All Luxury Suvs Should Look. The Bentley Bentayga has been around for nearly ten years now, it was a surprise release from the British luxury automaker. While the world was starting to lap up SUVs, some of the major players were still a little hesitant but Bentley dropped the Bentayga on the world and proved that you can have all the luxury of a Bentley added into an SUV, and even give it some decent power. Bentley has always... Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:24:35 +0200 | The Mansory P9lm Evo 900 Cabrio Is A Lot To Take In, But It Has 900 Hp, So There's That. Mansory is a world-famous aftermarket concern that’s capable of some of the most amazing work in the automotive world, but these guys have a somewhat weird reputation. While the work they do is absolutely brilliant, the styling is often a hit or a miss. The company is known for going over the top with some of its builds, but the level of the extremes differs from car to car. Some cars are vastly... Wed, 10 Apr 2024 13:30:36 +0200 | The New Audi S3 Has New Styling And A 235 Kw Turbocharged 4-pot - Nice. In the extensive Audi lineup, we have a few personal favourites, and if we remove the R8 from the equation because it’s no longer available, the next car of choice would be one of the automaker’s hatchbacks. The first prize is obviously the RS3 as that’s the top dog of the lot, possibly even the best hatchback from any automaker, but just one step down on the model ladder is the S3. Without ... Tue, 09 Apr 2024 12:07:25 +0200 | Corvette's Hybrid Eray Takes On The Mclaren 750s In An Edmunds U-turn Drag Race. Place Your Bets. We’re fans of weird and different things here at SXdrv, which is why we subscribe to the Edmunds Cars channel over on YouTube. They do things differently from the rest, especially when it comes to testing cars. The vast majority of motoring review sites and channels either get a car to test and review and pit it against the clock over a predetermined distance. Other channels get a pair of cars, ... Mon, 08 Apr 2024 16:40:51 +0200 | Carwow's 4-way Drag Race Features The Turbocharged Ferrari 296, Mclaren 750s And 911 Vs The N/a Huracán Performante. We’re fans of the content produced over at Carwow. Mat Watson and the crew not only get their hands on the weirdest and best combinations of cars to pit against each other over various distances, but the videos answer loads of the silly questions that motoring enthusiasts come up with. Most channels that review cars do the usual stuff, but Carwow puts cars together that aren’t really in the sa... Fri, 05 Apr 2024 16:23:25 +0200 | Mclaren’s Halo Hypercar, The Senna, Is A Beast Of A Machine - Chris Harris Examines. The McLaren Senna is one of the best, if not the best, creation to come out of the UK firm’s Woking factory. It’s not a new car, it was first released back in 2019, but it was ahead of its time and is still regarded by many as the best of all modern McLarens, and being named after a beloved Formula One driver added to its appeal. There’s an unofficial trio of McLarens referred to as the Ulti... Tue, 02 Apr 2024 11:34:41 +0200 | The New Volkswagen Id.3 Gtx Is Basically An Ev Version Of The Clubsport. We Like! The all-new Volkswagen ID.3 GTX is the top-of-the-range option in the company’s ID.3 model line and the addition of the letters GTX means it’s a more performance-orientated offering. It also means performance hatchbacks from Volkswagen will never be the same. This model signifies that the transition from petrol-powered to electric-powered cars is almost complete and that means the Golf GTi and... Mon, 25 Mar 2024 14:34:22 +0200 | The Latest Bmw Vision Has Been Revealed - The Neue Klasse X - An All-electric, Futuristic Sav. The latest motoring segment that’s on fire worldwide is that of the SAV, or Sports Activity Vehicle. It’s an evolution of the SUV, aimed more at those with an active lifestyle and so the end result is basically an SUV with more power than sense and a host of features that make life easier. The latest SAV release comes from BMW, and it’s not your run-of-the-mill creation, the new Neue Klasse ... Mon, 25 Mar 2024 09:59:24 +0200 | The All-new Audi Q6 E-tron Is A Premium All-electric Suv That Has It All. The all-new Audi Q6 has just been released and will be in the hands of buyers in a month or so. It’s a large and imposing SUV that has all of Audi’s current design architecture in play, but it’s all been tweaked and updated to reveal an amazing-looking premium SUV. With so many SUVs on offer from all manufacturers and even a whole range under the Audi banner, it will surely make things hard ... Fri, 22 Mar 2024 09:39:53 +0200 | The All-new Mercedes-amg Gt 43 Coupé Is A Turbocharged 2.0 4-pot With 310 Kw. A few years ago when turbocharged 4-cylinders started getting more powerful, seeing figures over the 200 kW mark was something that bordered on astounding. For a top brand like Mercedes-AMG, that was playground power. The technicians in white coats started doing amazing things with their own 2.0-litre powerplants and it wasn’t too long before we saw them cranking out power northwards of 300 kW. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2024 14:36:20 +0200 | Introducing The Brabus 930, A Comprehensively Tweaked Mercedes-amg S 63 E Performance With, You Guessed It, 930 Hp. When we spot a Mercedes wearing BRABUS badges, it makes us smile for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it means that someone decided that all the awesomeness packed into a Mercedes simply isn’t enough and sought more from a world-renowned aftermarket tuner. And secondly, because we know that the person in question clearly has standards as high as their income. We’re talking about the full BRABUS t... Tue, 19 Mar 2024 11:17:00 +0200 | The 2025 Nissan Gt-r Was Just Released For The Jdm Marking A 15-year Model Run. BMW has that saying about M being the most powerful letter in the world, but to fans of Japanese cars, it’s three letters that mean more - GT-R. In the last 50 years, this trio of letters has garnered legions of fans around the world, many of whom will likely never own a GT-R, such is the power the letters convey. Thanks to Nissan, the GT-R has become one of the most iconic nameplates in the wor... Mon, 18 Mar 2024 15:40:20 +0200 | The Facelifted Audi A3 (8y) Has Arrived With 3 Variations - And It Looks Great! The popular Audi A3 Sportback and Sedan are back with a bang after a sleek model upgrade that now sees the car wear a hexagonal, frameless Singleframe grille up front, flaunting a fresh new structure that's both wider and flatter. Combined with new beefy angular side air intakes, it's a clear indication of these compact models' sporty DNA and it is a good sign that when the RS3 variant pops up, th... Wed, 13 Mar 2024 11:31:55 +0200 | The All-new Mercedes-amg E 53 Has Arrived With Up To 450 Kw Of Hybrid Power. The basis for the E 53 HYBRID 4MATIC+ powerplant is the turbocharged AMG 3.0-litre in-line six rated at 330 kW, 10 kW up on the previous model thanks to a new twin-scroll turbocharger with higher boost pressure, newly programmed software, an additional front cooler, and a wheel arch cooler. The electric component is an electric motor rated at 120 kW integrated into the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transm... Tue, 12 Mar 2024 10:00:52 +0200 | Oppenheimer Reigns Supreme At Oscars 2024 With 13 nominations in total, Oppenheimer walked away with winning several of the big awards of the evening at the 2024 Academy Awards.The evening was hosted by comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.It was Kimmel’s second time in a row presenting the ceremony and his fourth time doing so.The acclaimed movie, which follows the life of J. Robert Op... Mon, 11 Mar 2024 20:37:07 +0200 | The Techart Gtstreet R Touring Is The Perfect Aftermarket Evolution Of The 911 Turbo S The Porsche 911 Turbo is arguably one of the world’s most sought-after and tuned sportscars on the planet, and when you talk about the companies that have made a name for themselves tuning the cars, TECHART is undoubtedly at the forefront. The cars they choose to tune see improvements to every single aspect, from the exterior looks to a bespoke interior and in many cases, some tasteful engine mo... Mon, 11 Mar 2024 09:17:52 +0200 | This Black-on-black Super Sport Commemorating The Type 50s Has To Be The World's Best-looking Chiron To Date. Bugatti has always made amazing cars that not only perform great but also have the most beautiful lines and curves. Most of the classics have an amazing racing-related story or roots dating back to a specific event. One such classic is the Type 50S dating back to the early 1930s. The road-going Type 50S was fitted with a new supercharged 5.0-litre inline 8-cylinder with a dual overhead camshaft th... Tue, 27 Feb 2024 19:04:20 +0200 | Aston Martin's New Vantage Gt4 Added To Line-up Of New Gt Racers. We’re massive fans of production-based GT racecars here at SXdrv because they’re pretty much what the old Group N racecars of days gone by are, but of course on a whole other level and spec to keep up with today’s modern standards. Ok, they’re not the same same, but you get the point. Production-based racecars use the standard production car as the base, and after a team of race engineers ... Tue, 27 Feb 2024 17:38:52 +0200 | Mclaren's Latest Incarnation Of The Artura Spider And Coupe Has Arrived. The new McLaren Artura Spider is the company’s first-ever convertible that utilises a high-performance hybrid powertrain, and it’s the second generation of the Artura so it features significant power upgrades with improved performance and even better driver engagement. The addition of a retractable hard-top that opens or closes in just 11 seconds provides a full convertible experience, making ... Tue, 27 Feb 2024 13:53:39 +0200 | The Stunning 1,117 Kw Bugatti Bolide Spotted Wet-weather Testing. The Bugatti Bolide is a purpose-built track-focused hypercar that takes everything amazing from the likes of the Chiron and combines it with a lightweight and aerodynamic body. Powering the hypercar for the track is an 8.0 litre, quad-turbocharged W16 that generates 1,177 kW with 1,600 Nm of torque. The whole package is a lightweight setup of just 1,450 kg and can generate nearly 3 tons of downfor... Tue, 27 Feb 2024 08:14:30 +0200 | Massive Vintage Car Collection Discovered In a barn estimated to be the size of at least three tennis courts, South Africa’s biggest car collection is hidden under a cloud of dust.The collection was once owned by avid vintage car collector Louis Coetzer. He died tragically when he was killed in a car accident alongside his wife in 2020.Since then, his children have struggled to maintain the upkeeping of the cars and have subsequently as... Thu, 22 Feb 2024 18:15:26 +0200 | The Brabus Rocket 1000 Is A Mercedes-amg Gt 63 S E Performance On Steroids + Vat. BRABUS and Mercedes-Benz go together like white on rice. BRABUS is known around the world for its association with Mercedes-Benz, and so when you see a BRABUS badge replacing the OEM Mercedes-AMG badge, you just know some quality fiddling has taken place. Not only in the looks department but also under the hood. A full BRABUS package means a car that looks better than the original, which is not ea... Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:34:58 +0200 | The Volvo P1800 Cyan Gt Is The Swedish Restomod The World Needs. In the world of aftermarket tuning, restomods have become big business. There are a few reasons for this, well in our opinion anyway. One of the main reasons that we think they do so well is that these classic cars sparked a light in kids when they were first released. Being a kid when some of these classic cars were new obviously meant that buying a car was not possible. The classic cars that mad... Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:25:16 +0200 | The New Limited Edition A 45 S 4matic+ In Green Hell Magno Paint Is A R300k Option. The latest incarnation of the world’s most powerful hot hatch has been around for about a year or so now, and it can be had with an amazing amount of factory options. As it is, the A 45 S 4MATIC+ has a price tag that matches the power output, it’s the most expensive of its kind too. That hasn’t stopped fanatics from buying them though, an afternoon drive through Sandton will reveal a decent ... Thu, 15 Feb 2024 08:29:34 +0200 | The Abarth 695 75 Anniversario Is A Compact Limited Edition Hatchback With A Sharp Sting In Its Turbocharged Tail. As Abarth approaches its 75th anniversary, enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate the celebration of this significant milestone for the iconic Scorpion brand. This commemoration invites enthusiasts to delve into the illustrious history of Abarth, a journey marked by records, victories, and a relentless pursuit of innovation. In homage to its rich heritage, Abarth introduces the exclusive Abarth ... Wed, 14 Feb 2024 10:29:36 +0200 | The Pagani Huayra R Evo Is The Open-top Hypercar From Your Dreams. In 2021, for the launch of the Huayra R, Pagani Automobili announced the beginning of the new Arte In Pista program, a calendar of personalized events allowing owners of the new model, alongside those of the Zonda R and Zonda Revolución, to take it to its highest levels of performance. The essence of Arte in Pista consists of non-competitive track events at the most prestigious FIA circuits in th... Mon, 12 Feb 2024 10:06:50 +0200 | There's A New Aston Martin Vantage - And It's Awesome! The Aston Martin Vantage can be traced back to 1950, the nameplate was first used to denote an uprated engine package for the race-proven DB2. The first time Vantage was applied as a model designation was in 1964, when a high-performance Vantage-badged version of the DB5 became the new flagship of the range, and a standalone Vantage was introduced in the early 1970s. The cars are the culmination o... Mon, 12 Feb 2024 07:56:13 +0200 | Bmw 5 Series Touring I5 M60 Xdrive Is The All-electric Wagon You Want. The new sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Touring is more progressive than ever, featuring numerous digital innovations, pioneering systems for automated driving and parking, increased sustainability throughout the entire product life cycle and, for the first time, an all-electric drive in the form of the BMW i5 Touring. The new BMW 5 Series Touring is a sophisticated all-rounder for everyday d... Fri, 09 Feb 2024 10:15:39 +0200 | The New Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is A 700 Kw Ev Beast! Porsche has given the Taycan a particularly extensive update. The new versions have more power, more range, accelerate quicker and charge faster with greater stability. Style Porsche has also sharpened the design and more strongly differentiated the Turbo models. All Taycan versions feature an even more extensive standard equipment list and come with the latest generation of the Porsche Driver Exp... Thu, 08 Feb 2024 10:04:28 +0200 | The Pure Impulse Edition Bmw Z4 M40 Has A Manual Transmission To Make It Cooler. The Pure Impulse Edition BMW Z4 M40 has beefy roadster proportions with M-specific design features; two seats and a soft-top roof; a free-revving twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder in-line engine and power at the rear wheels - and a new key attraction is the addition of a manual gearbox. The history of roadsters from BMW is closely intertwined with a passion for sporty driving pleasure and plentiful suc... Tue, 06 Feb 2024 18:00:35 +0200 | The Audi Rs 6 Avant Gt Is The Wagon The World Needs! The idea of the Audi RS 6 Avant GT1 goes back to the apprentice project RS 6 GTO concept from 2020. Twelve apprentices learning to work as bodywork and vehicle construction mechanics, automotive mechanics, automotive painters, and tooling mechanics worked on the project for six months with the support of Audi Design. They took most of their inspiration from the legendary Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO r... Tue, 06 Feb 2024 16:36:44 +0200 | These New Wrc-inspired Special-edition Gr Yaris Are Just About Perfect. The updated GR Yaris was only recently revealed, and in true Toyota fashion, there’s already a pair of amazing limited-edition tribute cars out there. These new cars don’t have anything more under the hood, both still employ the latest incarnation of the compact turbocharged 1.6 litre 3-cylinder that’s rated at an almost unbelievable 224 kW with 400 Nm of torque. A few years back you’d nev... Fri, 26 Jan 2024 12:31:12 +0200 | Porsche Launches Its Second All-electric Model In The Form Of The All-new Macan Turbo It’s mad to think that the Porsche Macan is now 10 years old, and as it happens, that’s just the right amount of time to pass for the second generation to be launched. That’s what you see here, the all-new Porsche Macan and it’s available in a couple of trims, the Macan 4 and the Turbo. Here at SXdrv we only care about the fastest range-topping model, the Turbo. We can’t be the only ones... Fri, 26 Jan 2024 09:11:19 +0200 | The Ferrari 296 Gtb By Mansory Ain't Half Bad! The Ferrari 296 GTB is quite a special car for the folk at Ferrari. It was the first proper series production car from the Italian automaker to use a hybrid powerplant. Many purists were upset because that new-fangled battery electric technology was messing with the age-old tradition of high-revving petrol-guzzling engines, but as soon as the car was released and it became clear that the filter do... Thu, 25 Jan 2024 18:37:57 +0200 | The Mk8.5 Gti Is Has Arrived 50 Years After The Original Mk1 Was Released. Time flies these days and there’s evidence in loads of things, including what you see here, a mid-life facelift for the Mk8 Golf. While some people in SA are still getting their pre-facelift Mk8 R models, the facelift has arrived. The timing of the release of this new facelifted version of the world’s most popular hatchback coincides with the model line’s 50th anniversary. The first series-p... Wed, 24 Jan 2024 11:27:03 +0200 | 2024 Oscar Nominations Announced The nominations for this year’s Oscars have been announced. If the nominations are anything to go by, it should be a good night for Oppenheimer. The movie by Christopher Nolan has been nominated for 13 categories, including the coveted best picture. Oppenheimer paints the portrait of the man behind the invention of the atomic bomb and has started awards season with a bang. Poor Things has ma... Tue, 23 Jan 2024 21:54:42 +0200 | This Supercharged Hellcat-powered 6x6 Humvee Is So Insane People Thought It Was Cgi! In the world of customisation, the crew from Gas Monkey Garage pull off some properly amazing builds. Some are better than others, but that’s just because of personal taste. Some cars I love, others don’t like at all, and visa versa. To say that Richard Rawlings and his crew have an appreciation for proper builds is an understatement, so you must know that when they showcase someone else’s b... Tue, 23 Jan 2024 08:55:08 +0200 | The Mustang Mach-e In Eruption Green With The Bronze Appearance Package Is A Proper Looker! When the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT was first revealed, Mustang fanatics the world over were more than a little upset. The world’s best-selling sportscar has millions of fans the world over, and to at least 90% of them, a Mustang must have a 5.0-litre V8 under the hood for it to be a real Mustang. Many even have issues with the Mustangs on offer with the smaller powerplants like the turbocharged 2.4... Fri, 19 Jan 2024 09:34:14 +0200 | Updated Gr Yaris Now In Automatic With Gr Corolla Power. Over the many years in this game, I’ve been lucky enough to drive loads of amazing cars from various manufacturers, and the all-around best was hands down the Toyota GR Yaris. It ticked all the right boxes for me; compact hatchback, turbocharged, all-wheel drive, manual transmission and brilliant bang for buck. In OEM form, the car is massively competent on circuits, and on gravel roads, it show... Mon, 15 Jan 2024 13:30:12 +0200 | The Limited Number Audi Q8 E-tron Edition Dakar Is The Spec We Want. The Audi Q8 e-tron is the German automaker’s range-topping SUV, it’s the culmination of all the best things the company can create. Besides the powerplant, the car is in every way besides the aesthetics a Lamborghini Urus which is why it appeals to the people with the funds to own one. Larney types like that often don’t like to be stared at, and the Q8 turns heads but doesn’t break necks. ... Thu, 04 Jan 2024 11:33:57 +0200 | Manhart's New Mh5 900 Is A 1 Of 5 F90 M5 Competition With 683 Kw. We’re fans of MANHART here at SXdrv, the German aftermarket tuner has some of the best upgrades available for a whole host of modern cars. When MANHART decided to turn its attention to a car, the list of mods and changes ranges from mild bits and pieces to a complete makeover. Whenever you see a fully sorted MANHART build, you know that it’s going to cost a rather pretty penny and that makes s... Thu, 04 Jan 2024 09:53:33 +0200 | Radford's Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Car Is A Beast, And Now You Can Buy One. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the world’s most prestigious motorsport events. The race to the clouds brings out the best of the best from many of the world’s automakers and tuning houses in an attempt to secure a class win, and if all goes to plan, an overall win. Many cars are specially tuned for hillclimbs, and so they have uprated powerplants, bespoke suspension setups a... Wed, 20 Dec 2023 12:21:47 +0200 | The New Mercedes-amg Sl 63 S E Performance Is A Stunning 600 Kw Droptop. Boss. Mercedes-AMG has released the new range-topper for the new SL series, the rather freaking stunning SL 63 S E Performance, it has to be one of the best AMG models we’ve seen in 2023. “The SL has always been an icon in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio. The latest version of the legendary roadster transfers this status into the future. First and foremost is the new SL 63 S E Performance, which, with i... Wed, 13 Dec 2023 13:55:32 +0200 | Bugatti Chiron Super Sport ‘57 One Of One - A Bespoke Build If You Have A 10-zero Bank Account. The Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic is now nearly 90 years old and is still widely regarded as the most valuable and exclusive automobile in the world. One Bugatti client is clearly a top fan, as evidenced by what you see here, a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport that was fully customised to be a one-of-one homage to the Type 57. The customer, who is now 70 years old once got up close with one and it had suc... Tue, 12 Dec 2023 11:19:26 +0200 | Alpine Cars Expands The A110 Range - Only In France. The original Alpine A110 was quite the iconic sportscar, it was first seen in 1963 and was manufactured until 1977. It was compact, lightweight and could be thrown around like a red-headed stepchild. Those original versions cost a pretty penny these days, but they’re still seen on track in classic car classes more than holding their own. In 2017, Alpine Cars went through a massive revival and th... Tue, 12 Dec 2023 08:57:08 +0200 | The All-new Mercedes-amg Cle 53 Is Here, And The 6-pot Powerplant Is Back. It seems like there’s a new performance Mercedes-Benz every other month, and December is no different with the release of the all-new and pretty damn wicked Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe. The new C63 AMG was received with mixed reviews thanks to the decision to drop that iconic 6-cylinder powerplant for a 4-cylinder with a hybrid setup. While the C63 is the top dog of the range, this CLE 53 ... Wed, 06 Dec 2023 12:46:13 +0200 | Nissan To Build Two More Evs Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has announced that will pump just over R26 million into tis British plant. The idea behind the funds is to build two new electric vehicles.This comes at an ideal time for Britain as the country is desperate for foreign investments.Both Nissan’s Qashqai and Juke models are currently produced in England and now their electric counterparts will also be manufactured ... Sun, 03 Dec 2023 09:20:31 +0200 | Now This Is A Performance Test! 0-150 Mph-0 Isn't For The Weak. YouTube is filled with performance tests for all manner of cars. If you’re a car enthusiast and your YouTube algorithms are in sync with what you like, you should have some or other test popping up in your feed on a daily basis, at the very least. These tests are put together by various YouTube channels, motoring journalists or publications, and they take place in quite a few formats, the most p... Tue, 28 Nov 2023 10:45:48 +0200