March 2021

Cover stories
DRIVE: Maserati MC20. We grab an early drive in the new Maserati MC20, the V6 supercar that rebirths the Trident brand.
EPIC DRIVE: Audi Q7 45TDI quattro Tiptronic vs. MercedesBenz GLE400d Coupé 4Matic 9G-tronic. Two fresh-faced, high-riding SUVs trade blows in the drivetrain, design and tech departments. To the Roggeveld Mountains we go to pick a winner.
TEST: Volkswagen Amarok 3,0 V6 TDI Double Cab 4Motion vs. Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 Double Cab 4×4 Legend RS vs. Ford Ranger Thunder 2,0 BiT 4×4 10 AT. They represent the pinnacles of the one-tonne pickup landscape; who is peaking and who’s over the hill?
TEST: Subaru Forester 2,5i Sport ES Lineartronic CVT. Now available with trendy Sport trim and larger engine, the Subaru Forester takes aim at the local crossover segment with added aggression.
FEATURE: Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2. After close to three years of waiting and planning, we drove a fully restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE from Johannesburg down to the Cape.

Also in this issue
TECH:  Feature: CVTs explained. Is latest-generation continuously variable transmission (CVT) the boon in effi ciency we’re told it is? We investigate.
SPEED: Feature: Romain Grosjean’s big crash. Romain Grosjean’s crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix was one of the most horrifying accidents in the past 30 years. We break it down moment by moment.
DRIVE: Hyundai Creta 1,4T Executive DCT. Boasting an audacious makeover fit for Korea’s latest K-pop sensation, we sit back, relax and sample Hyundai’s new turbocharged Creta.
INSIGHT: Hennessey F5. Designed from the ground up to break records, Hennessey’s F5 is the antithesis of the everyday hypercar.
FEATURE: Suzuki LJ50. How do you fit everything you require for off-roading into something the size of a postage stamp? Suzuki had the answer, 50 years ago.

 
 

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