Tested: 2018 Audi TT RS  

The hot gospel

Did you know that the Ford Focus is the best-handling hatchback (“…in the world”), American cars can’t go around corners, every petrolhead needs to own an Alfa and the Nürburgring is 21km long? If you believe any of this, and that an Audi TT is only for air hostesses, then you suffer from something I call “Clarksonitis”.

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Sprint Review: 2017 Renault Clio RS200 Lux

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: Renault’s fourth-generation Clio arrived with new technology, great prices and fantastic looks – its fame was short-lived though because it hit a few wobblies with quality and servicing. RS stands for “RenaultSport” and is the hot-hatch model for battling Polo and 208 GTi’s.

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Launched: Alfa Romeo Giulia

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.

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Bekendstelling: 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Klas

Mercedes-Benz stel sy nuutse veranderinge aan die generasie A-klas bekend

Die nuwe generasie A-klas het in September 2012 sy intrede in die mark gemaak.  As gevolg van die groot sukses wat hierdie model wêreldwyd bereik het is produksie vanaf Rastatt in Augustus 2013 na Valmet Automotive Sales in Finland uitgebrei.  In Brittanje het verkope verlede jaar met 46% en in die groeiende mark in China met meer as 50% gestyg alhoewel die meeste verkope nog steeds in Duitsland is.

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Top 5: Sound Systems  

Today we are counting down the list of thee most impressive sound systems we’ve ever heard in a car. Please note that this excludes any aftermarket SPL monster installs because our friend Jonas with his speaker-drenched Citi Golf Designa would knock everyone off this page and make you deaf.

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Tested: Renault Clio RS

The party

It’s not every day that I get to test a car that I instantly take a liking to. The new Renault Clio RS, on the other hand, is exactly the sort of car that I love getting my hands on. There’s so much appeal in this little hot hatch – from its spunky shape, sporty lines, fantastic, strange angles and eye-catchingly bright metallic yellow paintwork to its slick interior, with trendy red trim and shiny finishes. I couldn’t wait to drive it.

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Tested: Audi RS Q3

The sneaky smiles

Germans. They don’t just rule on the football pitch but also enjoy picking a good fight on the Autobahn. Often accused of having started the horsepower wars, all three major brands have become experts at building very, very naughty cars. And showing that they’ve also got a sense of humour is the RS Q3.

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Five-cylinder engines

The fantastic five

A gruff, off-beat sound usually accompanied by a whistling turbo charger can only mean one thing: five cylinders. With even numbers being the preferred stencil for engine manufacturing, the five-pot is just as quirky and potentially unbalanced as those little three-cylinders.

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Tested: 2012 Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy

The epic bruiser

Dear owner of the white Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy. In case you didn’t know this, your car started life as a press demonstrator for local media. I’ve just had my turn and assure you that I didn’t torture it any more than absolutely necessary.

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