Supercar Drive Days

Sprint Review: Honda Civic Type R   

One crazy car with wings ‘n fins, lots of information in short paragraphs. 

What you need to know: The old Type R is dead, long live the new Type R! When Honda shocked the world with crazy turbo power in their new hot Civic, they did so (locally) with the spaceship hatchback body. Now though, for reasons I’m not sure about, they’ve killed that model off in favour of this sedan / fastback car.

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Padtoets: 2018 Honda Jazz Sport

Oorambisie vir Honda

Honda het onlangs die nuwe Civic Type R (FK8) tesame met die nuwe Jazz 1.5 Sport (voorheen bekend as die Dynamic) by die Dezzi resies baan in Durban geloods. Terwyl die Civic Type R ons asems weggeslaan het met ‘n kombinasie van uitstekende ingeneurswese en geweldige pret, het die Honda Jazz Sport ons met ‘n effense kopkrap-situasie gelos.

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Padtoets: 2018 Honda Civic Type R

‘n Geruime tydjie terug het ons die splinternuwe Honda Type-R om die Dezzi resies baan in Kwazulu-Natal geneem. Hierdie baan is spesifiek gekies om die uitblinker-kwaliteite van die nuwe Type-R ten toon te stel. Dis is in lang en kort draaie waar hierdie voorwiel aangedrewe absoluut fenominaal is. Dié keer het ons die Type-R gekry om dit vir ‘n week as ‘n “familie” en “werks” voertuig te gebruik.

Gedurende hierdie week het ons iets beleef soos nog nooit vantevore…

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Top 5: Cars of the Year 2016

So here’s something different. Each year we list our favourite new cars which were launched over the last 12 months but this time around, instead of us telling you which ones we liked, our Facebook page invited YOU to vote your favourite new ride of 2016.

The list of candidates was chosen from the launches we attended or vehicles we thought were brilliant newcomers and worthy of being included in this line-up.

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Tested: 2016 Honda Civic Type R

The big power

The motoring industry often develops its own names for certain genres of automobiles. Softroaders, MPV’s, Sports Sedans all denominate a category of car but none is more revered than the fabled Hot Hatch. After spending a week with Honda’s new Civic Type-R, I’d like to propose a rethink of that classification.

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Bekendstelling: Honda Civic Type R

Honda se nuwe Blits!

In hierdie tye van besparing en kommer oor skadelike gasse kan mens wonder of daar nog ‘n aanvraag is vir opgewarmde sportiewe luikrugmodelle wat gebou is vir spoed eerder as ekonomie. Maar as jy na die lys van aanbiedings op die mark kyk is daar nogal heelwat. Die bekendste is seker Volkswagen se Golf GTI wat al lank met ons is. Dan is daar ook die Opel Astra OPC en die Renault Megane RS en later in 2016 kom die Ford Focus ST.

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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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Tested: Volkswagen Polo GTi DSG

The everyday talents

There are always reasons someone buys a car. These can range from the basic need to connect the first two letters of the alphabet to the more sensible desire for a safe, reliable and efficient mode of transport. Then there are the purely hedonistic purchases – entertaining cars like the new Volkswagen Polo GTi.

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List: (affordable) High-rev Monsters

The fizzy champions

I’ll let you into a little secret. There’s a get-out-of-jail-free card which I will allow any car to pull no matter how terrible it may be. It’s not red paint, it’s not Xenon lights, nor is it a gigantic sound system or two-tone sports seats. Those do count for something but they can’t compete with high revs.

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