FEATURE: We drive the first-ever Aston MArtin SUV. There’s a lot riding on the success of the DBX. Thankfully, it’s a fabulous first stab at an SUV.
TEST: Porsche 911 GT3 RS PDK. With feet firmly planted in Porsche’s motorsport past and its nose cresting the final apex of the 991.2’s impressive track record, the GT3 RS is as much timebomb as it is time capsule.
DRIVE: Ferrari Roma. On the surface a soft-edged GT, Ferrari’s new Roma has an intoxicating duality of character.
CONSUMER: Feature: buy a cheapie with confidence. Online searches for cars at R50 000 have increased threefold. Follow these tips when you consider a car in this price point.
TEST: Audi Q8 45 TDI Quattro Tiptronic vs. BMW X6 M50d xDrive Steptronic vs. Range Rover Sport SDV8 HSE Dynamic. Two premium coupé-crossovers take on a familiar, boxier favourite.
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FEATURE: Private collection: Ford fixated. We visit one of South Africa’s most meticulous Ford collections in the coastal town of Hermanus.
CONSUMER: Case study: used boutique city slickers. Know how much you can spend on a car but haven’t made up your mind which one to buy?
TEST: Mini One 3-door Hatch Steptronic. Simplest is best, right? In the case of the Mini One, that maxim might not apply.
TECH: Feature: how to make a quick car quicker. We investigate what it took to develop the latest longtail McLaren from the already blisteringly quick 720S.
SPEED: Feature: speed copying. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but in F1 that could land you a hefty fine…