May 2016

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Steve Smith

I had only heard about it and seen it flassh past a few times, but had never driven it. Most of the CAR team had, and spoke of it in hushed, almost reverential tones ... staring in...

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Cover stories

M2 Meets 1m BMW Salute

Does the new BMW M2 have what it takes to live up to the legend of its predecessor. Does it need to?

SCOOP DRIVE Renault Kadjar West Coast road trip

We experience Renault’s latest compact SUV/crossover on the Cape’s scenic West Coast

FIRST LOOK AT Aston Martin DB11 Audi R8 Spyder New Honda Civic

Hailed by its maker as “the most powerful, efficient and dynamically gifted DB model” in the firm’s 103-year history, the DB11 marks the first step into a bold second century of exciting new models

Jag XF 25t vs Lexus GS200t

As alternatives to the German Trio, the new XF and revised GS are excellent choices in this continually shrinking segment

Audi A4 2,0t FSI Sport S Tronic vs. BMW 320i Steptronic vs. Mercedes-Benz C200 7G-Tronic

Clash of the Teutons Audi’s A4 returns refreshed and ready to take
on its compact-exec countrymen

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DRIVE: Maserati Levante Diesel

It’s been a long time coming, but Maserati’s first SUV is finally ready to show its hand. Does the Porsche
Cayenne have cause for concern?

TEST: Birkin S3 180 XS

Can a locally built Lotus 7 tribute thrill despite the basic vehicle being decades old?

BUY: Used car: Nissan NP200 (2009 to present)

In a small market segment, the NP200 asserts itself with its big-heartedness

SPEED: Four races that shaped motorsport

These events pioneered modern motor racing

INSIGHT: Cool stuff: Lego cars

Lego’s Technic series, each set with a pull-back motor, makes the ideal father-son project

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