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Jaguar to finish off a legend

Jaguar is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most successful marques in its motoring history – and possibly their most well-known model was the E-Type. Launched in 1961 at the Geneva motor show, the E-Type stunned the world with its striking looks, racing heritage and remarkable affordability. It was a car that left rivals Aston Martin and […]

Land Rover introduces an invisible car

4×4-ists among you will know exactly what I’m talking about when I say that sometimes it’d be great to have eyes on the front bumper. There’s nothing more nerve-racking than passing over the pointy bit of a steep, rocky incline not knowing what lies in wait on the other side. What I didn’t realise though […]

DB5-inspired David Brown Speedback Revealed

I’ve recently spent a large amount of time watching Downton Abbey, a British drama series set during the reign of King George V. Incidentally this coincides with the rise of the motor vehicle as a common means of transport for the wealthy. During an episode in the first season it dawned on me that in […]

No Blow for the BRZ

The Subaru BRZ (and by nature of its composition, the Toyota 86) has been marvelled across the motoring world for its exceptional handling, poise and balance. However if there is one thing that most BRZ owners would agree upon, it’s that they could do with a little more oomph under the right foot. There’s been […]

Open Source Hits the Vehicle Market

Open source; it’s the buzz word of the 21st century’s IT world thanks to a little green robot that appears on the screen of 80% of the world’s smart-phones. The concept is simple; open source promotes universal access via free license to a product’s design or blueprint and encourages ongoing development by anyone willing to […]

Twingo at Geneva

Some of our more aged readers will probably remember the Fiat 850 TC, arguably the most well-known rear-engined, rear drive hatch-back ever made; thanks in no small part to an Italian tuning company called Abarth, who breathed so much fire into the little 850’s motor that the bonnet needed to be permanently propped open for […]

Top 5 Most Disappointing Manufacturers

Now I know, measuring “most disappointing” isn’t exactly an exact science with set criteria. But let’s face it, we all love a good list and what better way to bring in the new year with a nice juicy obscure one. So here we go, the 5 manufacturers DriveRSA is consistently being disappointed by… 5. Peugeot […]

Car of the Year 2014

Wednesday 19 February played host to the 2014 Car of the Year announcement ceremony at a packed Sandton Convention Centre, where the nine finalists lined up side by side in anticipation of the big announcement. Given the result of the 2013 competition, where the Porsche Boxster took a surprising victory, there was an uneasy sense […]

Mustang Scheduled for SA

The 2014 edition of the JIMS saw Chevrolet showcase the highly impressive Camaro muscle car, and we hoped that it was an indication of Chevy bringing these to our shores soon. Whilst Chevrolet’s plans on this are still undetermined, Ford has taken a very progressive step to satisfying the South African car market’s need for […]

Subaru WRX Sti

Subaru WRX STi debuts in Detroit

Detroit’s 2014 motor show has played host to the reveal of the all new Subaru WRX STi – based largely on the WRX that was introduced last year – it’s a four-door, all-wheel drive, rally-bred monster with flared arches and the legendary 225kW 2.5 litre turbo charged boxer motor for fire power. I’m still disappointed […]

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