25.9.2020 03:34 pm
Limited edition model the fastest front-wheel-drive hot hatch we’ve ever tested.
Volkswagen South Africa has unleashed a last hurrah of their ever popular Mk 7.5 GTI onto the South African buying public. And in a clever marketing move, they have numbered them and only made 300 of these TCR models available for purchase.
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
RC F really plays to the Lexus inconspicuous mantra from a styling perspective
Now, there is no easy way to put this topic on the table, but I must, it’s my job. It’s the ‘’P word’’.
Automatic it is quicker off the line compared to the manual.