4.8.2020 07:15 am
Bavarian GT slays supercars in our high performance road test.
I attended the BMW X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition media launch a few weeks ago at the Zwartkops Raceway, and as a pleasant little surprise, BMW brought out their new M8 Competition Coupe and I was lucky enough to catch a lap around the track in it.
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.
Switch it to Dynamic mode as part of the five mode Drive Select system, the TT S becomes an animal.
The crowd actually almost crawled over the adjacent car to get a glimpse of the Supra.
This is the third instalment of our time with our long-term Ford Ranger Wildtrak and this week it is all about the new powertrain and drivetrain technology under the skin.
On my way back from Gerotek after testing this week, I spent way too much time thinking of terrible reality TV shows in trying to come up with a clever way to explain new car launches to you.
The question of what makes a moniker great will undoubtedly involve a number of factors and answers. Whether it is reliability, quirkiness or performance, there will always be a connotation, good or bad, to a certain name that will be remembered for years to come.
BMW’s initial foray into the then-growing luxury SUV segment with the X5 20 years ago was of course a watershed moment for the automaker and one which turned out to be a resounding success after wide-scale criticism.