‘n Brullende, 331kW / 529Nm, 10-spoed monster vir onder R1 miljoen? Ja, jy het reg gelees. Die Ford Mustang 5.0 liter v8 GT word tans in Suider Afrika vir net R915 800 verkoop. In vergelyking met die kompetisie, mag hierdie dalk net ‘n winskoop wees.
Finally. NamWheels got to drive a Mustang…
Text: Franco Theron and Junaid Samodien
Since the dawn of the 19th century, motorsport has always existed due to two key factors. Through the decades, these factors have either worked together very closely and successfully or either against one another, proving unsustainable for the sport. These two factors speak to the needs of the spectators as well as the big manufacturers (brands). The following article will analyse the movement of the motorsport world into different directions, perhaps towards an imbalance between the two factors.
The silver medalist
Spare a thought for the runner-up, that poor soul who came second. Like those athletes who return from the Olympics with a toothy smile and a silver medal dangling around their neck; or the chap who got five numbers right in the lotto. Now spare a thought for my latest test car, the Peugeot 308 GT.
The ridiculous treat
It’s early afternoon sometime in the late eighties and a young teenage version of the author is sitting on a Windhoek sidewalk near his school waiting for a parental pick-up. Suddenly a big white Mercedes roars into sight, stops at a nearby junction and disappears again with howling tyres and booming V8 thunder.
The important question
‘n Huis se prys. Not only did my most recent test car grab the crown for the priciest car I’ve ever driven, it also sparked furious debates about the unsavory question of price and value. Three million bucks is what the brand-new S65 AMG Coupé will cost you, without options of course.
The tasty presence
Cars come in all shapes and sizes but, more importantly, with wildly differing applications or purposes. Some are cheap, some are fast, others are rugged and a handful are fast ‘n flashy. You get few that do it all and even fewer that do it well so I’m always happy to review a car with limited applications.
The local mix
Previous, current and prospective Citi Golf owners should pay extra attention today as I’ve just tested the modern equivalent of their favourite urban runabout. That’s right; if you had/have/want that nippy little number from three decades ago, there’s now a fresher alternative.
The sensible Scooby
What wonderfully changing weather we’ve had recently, hopefully spring will grace us with an extended presence before the agony of summer sets in. Yes, you may safely assume that I dislike summer and yes, you may safely assume that I am waffling severely.
The pleasant surprise
Prepare to be surprised in a pleasant way, especially if you aren’t familiar with the latest GT version of the Subaru Legacy. This mid-size sedan never really made a big impression on me right up to the minute that I set eyes on our burgundy metallic test mule with its taught body panels and where-can-I-buy-those 18-inch mag wheels.