6.11.2020 08:00 am
Road test times as close as power outputs of 150 kW vs 157 kW would suggest.
Remember the Toyota television ad where the school boys were bragging about their dads’ Hilux bakkies? It finished with one of them proudly proclaiming that his dad’s Hilux was “tougherer” than the others. With so many bakkies operating exclusively between homes, offices, schools and malls, school yard debates over whose bakkie is “fasterer” are actually more relevant than their toughness.
I-Pace’s electrifying speed will convince many petrolheads to embrace the future.
Producing road test results that are better than claimed, Volkswagen’s junior hot hatch goes out and does what it does best.
Bavarian GT slays supercars in our high performance road test.
Just stomp on the accelerator and life begins to pass you by in a hurry.
The fly in the diesel ointment though is that pesky, better priced 330i.
What we have here is Hyundai’s first attempt at a proper, mass produced, performance hot hatch. And they got it spot on, but will it sell in South Africa?
This is a BMW M Performance car and therefore it is expected to hustle. And that it does, but does it ever feel “really” fast? No.
M340i xDrive jumps off the line without a hint of drama and hits 100 km/h in a mere 4.64 sec, quicker than it took you to activate launch control.
Once on boost, it starts to haul and comes back at the competition.
The extra 20 kW and 35 Nm offered by the software upgrade is real fun to have under the right foot.
This 2 200 kg full-house, full-sized, four-door machine gets to 100 km/h in a mere 3.5 sec, the quarter mile (400 m) in just 11.5 sec at over 200 km/h.
Being on the Highveld and using 95 octane petrol instead of something more at home in an aeroplane always contribute when comparing the numbers we achieve at Gerotek to those manufacturers claim
It’s not just fast in a straight line, but it really can get through the twisties too.
They are never going to carve up the Nurburgring and drill the Germans into submission