February 2017

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Editor's note

Steve Smith

Sixty years. Few magazines boast that kind of longevity. Ours is a medium that’s often dictated by the ebb and flow of consumer tastes and trends, with many magazines shining bri...

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Birthday issue, 60 years

For six decades, CAR has seen off all comers to remain the top automotive magazine in South Africa. Thanks to an unwavering commitment to our core editorial principles and the ongoing support of South Africa’s countless car fans, we have endured to witness significant changes in both the motoring industry and the media landscape. Indulge us as we proudly reflect on the last 60 years.

Mercedes-AMG GT R

It recorded a scorching lap time of 07:10,9 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. AMG clearly isn’t playing for fools when it says the GT R is its most focused product yet

Lexus LC500

Certainly the most striking Lexus since the LFA supercar, can the LC500 deliver excitement, too?

Abarth 124 Spider

An all-new Spider from Italy is always something to get excited about ... even if it isn’t really Italian

Land Rover Discovery TD6 HSE

The fifth-generation Discovery oozes upmarket appeal, but can it still play rough?

Also in this issue

FEATURE: Porsche ice driving

What's more fun than a beach holiday? A winter drive with a Porsche in Finland

The key guy: Kevin Heunis

Ford Motor Company Of SA’s Operations Manager

DRIVE: BMW 740e iPerformance

Following the X5 version, the 740e is BMW’s second plug-in hybrid in our market and ushers in the iPerformance sub-brand

TEST: Opel Mokka X 1,4T Enjoy AT

Updated to include a classier cabin, the Mokka continues to carve its own path in the ever-popular crossover segment

SPEED: F1 feature: the 2017 rules changes

The new regulations will reduce lap times by between four and five seconds, but speed may not necessarily mean spectacle

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