Car's latest issue: January 2018

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Steve Smith

G, T, R, and S. When it comes to cars, these four le ers have only ever meant one thing: performance. From the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C GT that started the trend,...

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2018 Performance shootout - Power & Glory

The January issue is a proud tradition
that dates back to the Eighties. It has morphed over the years, but Performance Shootout’s purpose remains steadfast: to evaluate the best new performance cars available in South Africa ... and maybe add in a joker, or two. As we have done for the last nine years, the 2018 edition involved a road trip, plus straight-line testing and hot laps with our resident track ace, Deon Joubert, at Dezzi Raceway on the KZN South Coast.

DRIVEN: Porsche 911 GT2 RS

We drive the fastest, most focused and fiercest 911 yet. Meet the mighty 911 GT2 RS

TESTED: Mercedes- AMG GT R

AMG has harnessed its recent track success into one of its most race-inspired cars to date

DRIVE: Lamborghini Huracán Performante

There’s nothing like the challenge of a Nürburgring lap record to unleash the true potential of a car such as the Lamborghini Huracán

TEST: Audi TT RS vs Jag F-Type 2,0

Although similarly priced, these fresh contenders are entirely different takes on the front-engined coupé concept

Also in this issue

INSIGHT: Honda Sports EV Concept

Hot on the heels of the lauded little Urban EV Concept hatchback unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show comes this lower and sleeker EV coupé seen at the recent Tokyo show.

TECH: Feature: crash testing (finally) arrives in SA

Global NCAP, together with the AA, has launched “safer cars For Africa”, a new crash-test initiative sold here

BUY: Feature: radiator springs

What are your options when your temperature gauge hits red?

SPEED: FIA RX feature: rough and tumble

In motorsport, two cars into one corner does not work but in world Rallycross, five into one somehow does, time and again

COLUMN: Time for DRS to depart by Maurice Hamilton

For racing’s sake, this artificial push-to-pass system needs to be binned

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