It’s that time of the year again where we evaluate which is the best performance car. For the 2022 edition, we truly have a mixed bag of competitors that range from rally-inspired hot hatches to luxurious SUVs.
For this year’s Performance Shootout we took to the road from Cape Town up the R62 to Oudtshoorn and then back down to Queberga. Once at the coast, we subjected each car to rigorous performance and track testing before deliberating on which challenger deserves the highly esteemed title.
In this issue we also have a thrilling drive in the all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe. How does the recipe of BMW’s award-winning B58 engine mated with all-wheel-drive translate in the M2’s performance understudy? We head to Bavaria for our first taste.
Arguably the most anticipated crossover to arrive in South Africa is the all-new and locally built Toyota Corolla Cross. We get behind the wheel of the 1,8 Hybrid XR CVT and see whether this newcomer has what it takes to disrupt the game. Toyota is making a play for a sizeable chunk of the compact SUV market – and the time could be right for a hybrid.
The United States represents a brave new world of racing for SA’s Jordan Pepper. After claiming the championship in his debut season, the sky’s the limit. We go in-depth into the accomplished star’s successful career.
All this and more in the January 2022 issue of CAR, on shelves now!