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Computer says GO!

In the age of computer simulations, do we still need to physically test cars? We investigate if it is possible to predict the 400 m acceleration time of an Audi RS4 ...
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EV Special: Yokohama leads the way

In a world where resources dwindle and carbon emissions must be curbed, Nissan and the city of Yokohama have come up with “smart city” mobility solutions Loadshedding. It’s a dreaded word ...
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Engines: David vs. Goliath

SUSPEND your disbelief and imagine a 463 kW Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG lining up against a 92 kW Ford Fiesta 1,0 EcoBoost at the lights in an unlikely drag race. The outcome would be ...
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Reducing a vehicle’s wind resistance

Reducing a vehicle’s wind resistance to aid performance and efficiency has never been more important. Read more... ...
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Dip your car in rubber with Liquidwraps – Consumer Feature

Transform the look of your car in a day with a wrap … and when you become bored, peel off the skin and start again. SOUTH Africa has a flourishing car ...
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Technical – Energy Games: 24 Hours of Le Mans

In motorsport, efficiency has become as important as outright speed. We attended the 24 Hours of Le Mans to investigate the impact of the new LMP1 regulations on Audi’s challenge “Save ...
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Tyre Talk – Consumer Feature

THE writing on the side of your tyre or tyres tells you a lot about what they’re capable of and how they influence the driving dynamics of your vehicle. This is ...
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Windscreen Repair – Consumer Feature

With stones flying in all directions, windscreen damage is an everyday occurrence - sometimes it can be fixed without replacing the entire screen... ...
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Understanding Airbags

THE first airbag patents were filed back in 1951 and published two years later by engineers Walter Linderer (from Germany) and John Hetrick (from the US). The world had to wait ...
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Dry-clean your engine

Water and modern electronics do not mix. Is there a safer way to clean your car’s engine? ...
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Why your car needs gears

The gear count in modern cars continues to rise. We look at why cars need gears in the first place. ...
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Evolution of the Species: Electric Powertrains

EFFICIENT powertrains are the future. A 2,0-litre engine powering a large, luxury SUV may have been unthinkable a couple of years ago, but that’s exactly what I experienced when I recently ...
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