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VW reveals first all-electric race car built to conquer Pikes Peak

After teasing us with series of silhouettes and flashy renders, Volkswagen has finally whipped the covers off its first all-electric race car, the I.D. R Pikes Peak...

By Nick Lavars 1 day ago

Toyota building mini Nurburgring in Japan

Briefly the world's largest car company during Volkswagen's dieselgate emissions scandal revelations, Toyota is working harder than ever to reclaim the top spot it covets so greatly, and the latest news from Japan indicates that it is investing heavily to do so...

By Mike Hanlon 27 Mar 2018

#GIMS2018: Concept Car of the Year goes to Mazda

This year's Geneva International Motor Show saw Mazda's Vision Coupe win the Concept Car of the Year title at the Car Design Night Geneva...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

Joystick-driven recumbent ebike gets street-legal for Kickstarter

Handlebars seem about as important as wheels in bike design, but Swiss inventor Yvan Forclaz has done away with them in favour of a mode of control you're more likely to associate with aircraft or video games - a joystick...

By Michael Irving 5 Mar 2018

Alfa Romeo, Honda reveal new Formula 1 cars

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team recently unveiled its new challenger, the C37, while Honda and partner Scuderia Toro Rosso, revealed their new Formula 1 car, the STR13...

2 Mar 2018

Could a virtual driver beat a real one?

The meteoric rise of e-sports has put digital athletes and traditional athletes on a collision course. Honda recently set out to find out whether a virtual driver could beat a real one in a mixed-reality race between pro driver and pro gamer...

22 Feb 2018

Mpumalanga 400 gets ready for Dullstroom

Round one of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) opens on 16 and 17 March 2018 in Dullstroom (the highest town in the country) with Mpumalanga 400 - a new event on the calendar...

19 Feb 2018

WEC dates change so Alonso can compete

NEWSWATCH: The organisers of the World Endurance Championship has moved the event to enable McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso to compete for Toyota in every round...

13 Feb 2018

Fernando Alonso to compete in Le Mans 24 Hours, WEC

McLaren F1 driver Fernando Alonso, fresh from racing at the Daytona 24 Hours, will be competing in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours...

By Hadlee Simons 6 Feb 2018

Engen Polo Cup racing car is the sixth-generation Polo GTI

This year, for the first time in the Engen Polo Cup's 22 year history, the 24 competitors will compete for the championship in the sixth-generation Polo GTI...

29 Jan 2018

Autosport International to showcase cutting-edge motorsport technology

The 2018 World Rally Championship is set to launch at Autosport International next week. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history...

4 Jan 2018

Dakar legend enters 28th consecutive Dakar Rally

Cooper Tire 4x4 ambassador, Xavi Foj, who was honoured with Dakar legend status earlier this year, is preparing to enter his 28th consecutive Dakar Rally...

22 Dec 2017

The Volvo Ocean Race - a media machine

We attended to the Volvo Ocean 65 Practice Race, the in-port manoeuvres designed to give participants of the The Volvo Ocean Race a practice run...

By Terry Levin 12 Dec 2017

Highlights of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East

At the 100th race of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Dubai Autodrome as part of the UAE National Day series, South Africa's Saul Hack finished second rookie and tenth overall...

12 Dec 2017

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