Welcome to automotive First Class. This GLS63 AMG is top drawer stuff, an exuberant show of wealth peppered with every imaginable gadget and unimaginable levels of power.
Like it or not, our automotive world has moved in a distinct direction. Once everyone in Namibia (actually, southern Africa) had figured out how practical a modern SUV can be, there was no stopping its proliferation. Although the performance-SUV is nothing new, I recently tested this exciting newcomer from Alfa…
NamWheels was recently invited by Maserati – for the first time ever – to the launch of their latest model. Alas, the international premiere of the MC20 was a huge online affair available for everyone. Here’s a not-so exclusive summary of what we saw.
Vir vele stedelike inwoners is daar nie veel aanloklikheid rakende bakkies nie… en met goeie rede. Behalwe vir die duursame V6 bakkie hier en daar, is die natuur van hierdie tipe voertuig onprakties vir die stad. Breed, harde vering en ‘n tekort aan ‘n kattebak is maar net sekere van die probleme. Tot onlangs is die bakkie (of die “pickup” in Engels) gesien as ‘n voertuig vir die plaas en werkverrigting. Die klem word ergter hier geplaas op ‘tot onlangs’…
The fishtailing monster
Today I am writing to you from a secluded mountain cabin, mostly to avoid anyone bringing me another highly-strung, low-slung, high-power, low-profile tarmac monster. You see, I’ve just had a string of test cars which would fit perfectly into a top-trumps card pack – spearheaded by this Mercedes-AMG C63S Coupé.
Bellissima! We drive Alfa’s gorgeous new Giulia.
South Africans and Namibians have both had a long-lasting love affair with Alfa Romeo’s delectable Giulia. The passionate relationship (for Alfisti, at least) started 55 years ago when the original Giulia, the Tipo 105 Berlina, and its subsequent sub-types became the first Alfa model range to be built in South Africa in substantial numbers.
The almighty acceleration
The name Mercedes-Benz has always stood for luxurious automobiles and within their own pecking order, the letters “SL” tend to crown most price lists. Although slightly removed from the original abbreviation (Sporty and Light), there are few cars on the market with an illustrious heritage like the Mercedes SL.
The satin sledgehammers
A recent purchase by one of our staff members has spurred us on to finally delve into the history of certain performance cars. But don’t worry – we shall use this opportunity to cover other brands, genres and eras as well. In fact, why don’t you drop us a line and tell us which car’s history you’d like to see?
The better opulence
No sooner had the ink dried on my S65 and S63 AMG Coupé reviews and someone pitched up at my house with this S500 Coupé. Now; I’m not the sportiest person on the planet but I believe that getting three in a row – especially the only three models available – is called a hat trick or something.