CAR magazine tasks track test ace Deon Joubert to evaluate the market’s most desirable super saloons at Port Shepstone’s Dezzi Raceway for the January 2014 Performance issue.
Widely regarded as the most beautiful saloon that has ever rolled off a production line, the DB-9 based Aston Martin Rapide S blends sublime styling with 410 kW of silky 6,0-litre V12 power.
Without a doubt the most powerful E-Class model that Sindelfingen has ever put into production, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S sounds as mean as it looks. Turn up the volume and listen to the 430 kW twin-turbocharged 5,5-litre V8 in full voice.
Even though the Jaguar XF range is well into the second half of its model life, it still captures the imaginations of car lovers round the globe, especially in R guise, or in this case, the hardcore R-S model with 405 kW on tap. Get ready for a Jaguar XFR-S sound check, in 3, 2, 1… Now press play.
Although the Bentley Continental GT V8 is the picture of sophistication and class, its 4,0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 is anything but timid. Have a listen:
Producing 412 kW and 680 N.m of torque, the provocatively-styled BMW M6 Gran Coupe has the performance potential to match the BMW’s head-turning looks. Listen to the 4,4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 burst to life…
Since the Ford Fiesta supermini range received a facelift earlier this year, aficionados were eagerly anticipating the return of the Ford Fiesta ST hot hatch…. Read more →
As opposed to its naturally-aspirated 2,0-litre engined successor, which had a six-speed manual transmission, the RenaultSport Clio 200 EDC features a turbocharged 1,6-litre four pot… Read more →
The Peugeot 208 is eye-catching, well-specced and offers the most torque (275 N.m) from the current crop of supermini hot hatches. It sounds pretty rorty too…
Powered by a 1,4-litre four cylinder that is both turbocharged and supercharged, the Volkswagen Polo GTI is the yuppie’s choice in the supermini hot hatch… Read more →