The CAR team stopped off in Durban to measure the power output at the wheels of five of our Shootout cars on the same day.
It takes skill to coordinate a 13 supercar cover shoot, but CAR’s photography team made sure it all went down without a hitch. Watch what goes on behind the scenes at CAR’s 2012 Performance Shootout cover shoot.
Watch as Deon Joubert takes the fastest car in the Shootout around Kyalami racetrack. It’s as close to a pukka formula racing car as you’ll ever get.
With the Aventador in the sick bay, Lamborghini sent us a previous Shootout winner and there’s nothing quite like the sight and sound of this beauty attacking the track.
Our hot hatch contingent not only did track duty at Kyalami but also drifted and weaved about a tight gymkhana course to see which lightweight was fleetest of foot.
The twin-turbo 5,5-litre unit at the heart of the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG still packs a stupendous wallop – and it sounds sublime as it blasts down the main straight of the Kyalami circuit in Midrand!
Has the adoption of a turbocharged 5,5-litre V8 over a normally-aspirated 6,2-litre V8 muffled this big AMG’s deep, burbling exhaust note in any way? Press play to find out for yourself…
Sporting modifications courtesy of Citroën’s racing team, the DS3 Racing kicks out 152 kW and 275 N.m and it sounds just wild enough to make would-be robot racers reluctant to challenge you to a dice!
Packing 250 kW from its 2,5-litre turbocharged engine, the Audi RS3 Sportback proved the perfect foil to the BMW 1 Series M Coupe – and it sounded pretty good too!
This snub-tailed sports Mini caused quite a stir on the Shootout – thanks partly to its striking appearance and the raspy beat of its turbocharged 1,6-litre engine…