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MIGUEL da Silva clinched the titles in and all three races in the challenge. He crucial South African racing 2007 R59 995
both the GP125 and the CBR150 racing was rewarded with a watch and R1 000 races. “He circuit after having
classes (series, club and regional), fight- for his efforts. also took part in been involved in the
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ing off rivals to secure the most points His mother, Erica da Silva, said he is the CBR150 chal- sport for only a YOUNG MIGUEL RACING TO VICTORY
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at the Adria Raceway in Italy recently, secure sponsorship. “Although Miguel will
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riders on the first day of selection. quite expensive, but he needs to make earnest, Amandio has
Although he just missed out on being the change to move up in the racing decided to take a break
chosen for the team, this talented rider world.” from racing to concentrate
is making waves on the South African She added that Miguel’s older on his schoolwork,” she said.
racing circuit after having been involved brother, Amandio, also excelled in his • For more information. or
in the sport for only a short time. racing this year after coming third in if you would like to help, con-
In addition to his championship wins, the Powersport category — this despite tact Erica da Silva at
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SA champs crowned at Killarney
WESBANK SUPER SERIES: Dramatic racing in final round of 2008 championship
A STRING of South African champi-
onships were settled in dramatic
circumstances at the final round of
the WesBank Super Series on Satur-
him and was relegated to fifth place.
The win was given to Gavin
Cronjé (Jonah Finance FVW) who,
instead of trailing Morgado by two
points, found himself four points
Graeme Nathan put the finishing ahead of his arch rival. Stephen
touches to the Bridgestone Produc- (Terry Moss/Southern Sun FVW)
tion Car overall and Class T champi- then turned in two impeccable dri-
onships without having to resort to ves to take his win tally to three for
any last-minute heroics, but in the the season, and upstage the two title
Class A category of the Bridgestone contenders.
series, the Engen VW Cup and For- Morgado took second place ahead
mula Volkswagen championships of Cronjé and going on to the final
there was high drama.
Johan Fourie clinched the Class A
race the gap between the pair was
still four points in Cronjé’s favour.
Also inside this issue of Witness Motoring…
championship with two second Race two saw Stephen finish ahead
places that lifted him clear of rivals of Wesley Orr (Sam Racing/Global
Anthony Taylor (Afrox BMW 330i), PHOTO: QUICKPIC FVW) and Morgado with Cronjé
Michael Stephen (Xtreme Team Audi Graeme Nathan is the overall 2008 Bridgestone Production Cars champion. down in sixth place after a clash
A4) and Leeroy Poulter in the Sasol with Morgado that saw him spin out
Nissan 350Z. on lap six.
Former champion Poulter won Stephen, on the last lap, went off the way with a fourth and a second giv- the running for most of the season. That provisionally gave Cronjé
the opening heat to see the Sasol circuit when a front tyre deflated. ing him the overall and Class T A fourth contender, local driver the title by a single point. Cronjé
Nissan team bow out of the Bridge- Fourie’s second place behind Wat- titles. Miguel Pasqualli (Xtreme Team VW was then docked a place for his part
stone series on a high note. Fourie son-Smith, was enough to give him The old adage that it isn’t over Polo), was ruled out of contention in in the Morgado incident — and that
and Stephen kept their champi- the title, with Melville Priest finish- until the fat lady sings again proved midweek on medical advice. left the pair locked together with
onship hopes alive by taking the ing third ahead of Poulter and Tay- to be true in the Engen VW Cup. A The fledgling Formula Volkswa- 149 points apiece.
other podium places. lor. second and a win saw Jared Mor- gen series, which this year had The championship was decided in
Outgoing champion Shaun Wat- The Class T wins were shared by timer (Emerald Lounge VW Polo) national challenge status, also pro- favour of Cronjé on a count out. His NISSAN GT-R: A STYLISH GORDON HALL REPORTS ON ABSA OFF-ROAD
son-Smith, in the second Xtreme
Team Audi, romped away with heat
Gary Formato (Ford Racing Nando’s
Ford Focus) and Gary van Heerden
overcome an 11-point deficit to
sneak the title from under the noses
vided plenty of tension. In a dra-
matic prerace development Cris-
nine wins to Morgado’s eight during
the course of the season was the
3 CAR OF THE YEAR 5 THE NEW RENAULT KOLEOS 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT
two with Fourie and Stephen in the Webcom/Soviet Opel OPC. of Mathew Hodges (PG Glass VW tiano Morgado (Morgado Plant clincher, with the Kyalami decision
involved in a huge dice for second Nathan, in the Indy Oil/Kaye-Eddie Polo) and Gennaro Bonafede (Fer- FVW) had a first heat win last time crucial to the outcome.
and third. That ended when Seat Cupra, stayed out of harms odo/Champion VW Polo) who made out at Kyalami taken away from — Witness Reporter. •Editorial: Estelle Sinkins 033 355 1282 or firstname.lastname@example.org •Advertising: Cathy 033 355 1241/083 292 5934 or email@example.com
Venter wins Porsche class NISSAN: OFF-ROAD FOCUS FOR 2009
TOBY Venter (pictured) clinched top hon- a great pace with a field of 50 cars left in his TWO incident-packed races at Killarney in
ours in the Pro Tour Altech Porsche Unlim- wake. But on lap eight of 12 disaster struck. Cape Town marked the final round of the
ited Class at Kyalami last weekend. Lobb, in his Ferrari F43O, had a nasty com- 2008 Bridgestone Production Car Cham-
Only four points separated the top three ing together with the single seater Shelby pionship and the swan song of the fac-
drivers going into the race, so there was no Can-Am of Bryant van der Merwe, who had tory Sasol Nissan 350Z team of Leeroy
margin for error. In the first heat, Venter held travelled from Durban to participate in the Poulter and Tschops Sipuka.
top spot on the starting challenge. Debris was strewn all over the pit Poulter, champion in 2006, won race
grid. His finely tuned straight. one from pole position and was fourth in
Porsche 911 type The problem was compounded by heavy the reverse-grid race two, finishing the
993 GT2R roared rain which forced more and more cars off season in second place overall behind
past the apprecia- the track and, eventually, in the interest of new champion Johan Fourie (Audi).
tive crowds who safety, the race was red-flagged. The drivers It was announced last week that Nis-
had come to see then had an anxious wait as the points were san Motorsport would be concentrating PHOTO: QUICKPIC
super-cars like the tallied. When the results were finally on national championship off-road racing Nissan Motorsport cars pictured in the 2008 VOLVO VXC90 2008 VOLVO C30 T5 2004 M/ BENZ SLK 2008 VOLVO XC 70 2006 VOLVO S40 2005 VOLVO S40 T5 2003 VOLVO S60 2008 VOLVO S40 2005 VOLVO S40
Porsche, Ferrari and announced, Venter was crowned champion in 2009 and so the appearance of the pits at Killarney. D5 7-SEAT 21 000 km, Black 28 000 km, Electric 3,2 A/T 2,0i A/T 2,4T D5 A/T 2,4i
16 000 km, Silver Sapphire Silver, 6 yr, 120 000 km 12 000 km, Willow Green 51 000 km, Electric Silver 97 000 km, Silver 110 000 km Ash Gold 3 000 km, Titanium Grey 92 000 km, White
Lotus do battle. of the 2008 Championship series. blue-and-yellow Sasol-backed Nissans in R485 000 R245 000 R355 000 R385 000 R145 000 R129 950 R285 000 R135 000
In the second He ended the season with 193 points, just class A at Killarney took on special sig- team-mate Duncan Vos taking the final
heat, Ven- two ahead of Barry Nel in his class C nificance. chequered flag in their Nissan Primeras.
ter led Porsche 944 TC. Third place overall went to It was at this same circuit that the De Villiers was the overall champion that
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SCRAMBLING: WET, MUDDY 2008 FINALS
Team South Africa MASTERLY MERC DESCRIPTION
COLOUR MILAGE PRICE
in 10th place
08 TRIBECA 3.6R SPORTSHIFT HARVEST GOLD 486KM R489950.00
08 OUTBACK 3.0R SPORTSHIFT PEARL WHITE 52KM R335000.00
CAR BUYING: When (and if) you start looking for wheels 08 OUTBACK 2.5I MAN TOPAZ GOLD 1200KM R276950.00
08 LEGACY 2.5 GT SPORTSHIFT SEDAN URBAN GREY 2456KM R299950.00
in the R650K-plus sector of the car market, there’s 08 LEGACY 2.0R SEDAN MAN
06 LEGACY 3.0R AUTO SEDAN
RACE: A1GP World Cup of Motorsport really little point looking further than a Mercedes- 08 FORESTER 2.5 XT PREMIUM AUTO
08 FORESTER 2.5XT MAN
NEW PORT BLUE
A1 TEAM South Africa is in points in Chengdu. I really
Benz CLS model, says DAVE FALL 08 FORESTER 2.5 XS AUTO
08 FORESTER 2.5 X AUTO
POINTS & STANDINGS 08 FORESTER 2.5X MAN SATIN WHITE 3698KM R262950.00
Malaysia this weekend to enjoy the Sepang circuit. It
join the 20-plus nations con- has fast, sweeping corners MAYBE in the next life I’ll be blessed Spending R337 500 on a car is one 08 FORESTER 2.5XT MAN (PREVIOUS SHAPE) PURE WHITE 1471KM R269950.00
testing the third round of the 1. Malaysia 28 and wide straights, and I with having pots of money to buy thing, but rather spend R675 000 on THANK YOU 08 FORESTER 2.5 XT AUTO (PREVIOUS SHAPE) LIGHT GREY METALIC 19KM R285950.00
2008/09 season of the A1GP 2. Ireland and France 23 think you will see the full that dream car. Still, thankfully for this CLS350 and you get far more 08 IMPREZA 2.5 STI 6 SPEED MAN WORLD RALLY BLUE 969KM R429950.00
World Cup of Motorsport at 4. New Zealand and Netherlands 20 potential of the new Ferrari- car companies, there are people still than twice the value of the “lesser” Dear Dave, 08 IMPREZA 2.0R HATCH MAN SATIN WHITE 1158KM R212950.00
the ultra-modern Sepang 6. Portugal 18 engined cars,” he added. around fortunate enough to be able wheels. Thank you for including your 07 IMPREZA 2.0R HATCH AUTO WORLD RALLY BLUE 9869KM R192950.00
International Circuit 60 km 7. Switzerland 17 Sepang International Cir- to write out a cheque with little fear Full leather upholstery is to be e-mail address and especially 08 IMPREZA 1.5R HATCH MAN STEEL SILVER 13905KM R134950.00
south of Kuala Lumpur. 8. Great Britain 16 cuit is a clockwise 5,54-km of it ever being returned. Buyers who found everywhere, as is the very for your articles which I always
Adrian Zaugg and 9. Australia 13 circuit featuring 15 turns want to own a truly luxurious poshest carpeting. But that is only enjoy immensely. IMPORTER DEMOS
Vulindlela are currently joint 10. South Africa and Monaco 9 and eight straights and is Mercedes-Benz being a case in point. half the picture. There’s the innova- It’s great to read articles by 08 TRIBECA 3.6R SPORTSHIFT PLATINIUM SILVER 6033KM R419950.00
10th with Monaco in the located 60 km south of Kuala I’ve just spent a few hours driving tive keyless-go access system, for someone with a background 08 TRIBECA 3.0R SPORTSHIFT PLATINIUM SILVER 69KM R359950.00
points standings after the Lumpur, Malaysia. Designed one of the face-lifted CLS350 models instance. Keep the fob in your pocket knowledge of the car industry 08 FORESTER 2.5 X AUTO STEEL SILVER 189KM R229950.00
first two rounds. South Africa “Sepang provides us with by German Herman Tilke, it from this top German manufacturer. for safety’s sake, walk up to the vehi- who allows articles on modern
08 FORESTER 2.5 X MAN STEEL SILVER 13569KM R204950.00
comes off a fifth place in the a new opportunity to get is widely regarded as a In the interests of being just a little cle and enter. It’s as easy as that. machines to enjoy reference
sprint race in the previous back to the front and the benchmark for grand prix bit conservative towards saving fuel Put your foot on the brake pedal, from a broad historical base, as
07 IMPREZA 2.5 WRX HATCH PEARL WHITE 16982KM R215950.00
round in Chengdu, China, team will be using all its venues. — and appease the local tree hug- double check the vehicle is in park all cars have a heritage, not
two weeks ago and ninth in combined skills and knowl- The circuit can accommo- gers — under the bonnet is to be and press the button on top of the unlike a bloodline, often show- SUBARU FORESTER SPECIAL
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piece of plastic debris competitive this weekend. tors with 30 000 alone in the that amply propels the car. hardly know the motor has in fact or aesthetics that stretch back EVER COMES FIRST
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front wing and affected the board if we are to challenge grandstand. this: the CLS is one of the very few, and lights that come to life in front of Some modern cars that 08 FORESTER 2.5 X MAN PURE WHITE 37485KM R185000.00
car’s handling before it could for a top-five finish to the Final practice and qualify- genuine four-door coupés made. you that precheck all is well. have grown out of amalgama- 08 FORESTER 2.5 X MAN EVERGREEN METALIC 38589KM R185000.00
be removed in one of the two season.” ing for the sprint and feature Exclusivity is guaranteed. It is clev- Why a seven-speed gearbox, I hear tions of several manufacturers 08 FORESTER 2.5 X MAN PURE WHITE 36219KM R185000.00
PHOTO: SUPPLIED scheduled pit stops. Zaugg, with three A1GP races will take place on Sat- erly understated, but somehow mas- you ask. Well, regular readers of Wit- will yield characteristics of one 08 FORESTER 2.5 X MAN SOLDPURE WHITE 36419KM R185000.00
The final harescramble of the year was held at Mid-Illovu recently, with the current “Once again, Adrian and race wins under his belt (he urday with the two races terly in appearance. What CLS cus- ness Motoring may have come across of the early brands, just like a 07 FORESTER 2.5 X AUTO NEW PORT BLUE 34520KM R175000.00
South African Enduro Champion, Altus de Wet, winning the 200 cc class in very wet Vulindlela proved to be one won the season-opening scheduled to run on Sunday tomers can secretly boast is in fact all the word “seamless” when talking child might have “great aunt 07 FORESTER 2.5 X MAN PREMIUM SILVER 40532KM R175000.00
and muddy conditions against his team-mate, Craig Stone. De Wet is sponsored by of the quickest combinations sprint race in the Nether- at 11 am and 3 pm local the elegant design and dynamics of a about modern transmissions. Imag- Gertrude’s ears”. 07 FORESTER 2.5 X MAN PURE WHITE 37505KM R175000.00
ECS, Natro Freight, Alfie Cox Racing and Leatt Brace. in practice, but we were lands in 2006 and 2007, and time, respectively. coupé but with all the functionality ine the five spaces between a six- Audi, originally a staid but
07 FORESTER 2.5 X MAN NEW PORT BLUE 40233KM R175000.00
unable to translate this into the feature race in Australia Saturday’s qualifying will that a sedan is able to offer. speed gearbox redivided up some pretty luxurious car in the thir-
the kind of grid position that last year), is confident ahead be broadcast live on SABC 3 Four years into its life cycle (half- more and I think you get the picture. ties, is in its latter version, quite
STIRLING MOSS’S SISTER DIES provides the platform for a of this race weekend. from 8-10 am and Sunday’s way, that is) the CLS is arguably a You can even drive the car in manual quirky (odd number of pistons
FIAT STILL TO podium result,” said Mike
Carroll, general manager of
“We have a very fast car
and with a bit more luck we
sprint and feature races
will be broadcast from
classic in the making. Every attention
has been paid to detail such as the
mode if you like, but to be quite hon-
est, why bother.
in the seventies, front-wheel
drive with N-S motor align-
05 FORESTER 2.5 XSEC MAN
06 FORESTER 2.5 XS MAN
SPONSOR YAMAHA OBITUARY: PAT MOSS A1 Team South Africa. could have scored a lot more 8-10.30 am. — WR wood cappings on the doors through There’s an alphabet soup of ment, etc), which was obvi- 05 FORESTER 2.5 XS AUTO PREMIUM SILVER 75129KM R157950.00
PAT Moss, the sister of Sir Stirling Moss, died to the dashboard lovingly handmade acronyms to be found to keep the car ously influenced by the Auto 04 FORESTER 2.5 XT MAN PREMIUM SILVER 122535KM R120950.00
FIAT Automobiles SA will continues a few days ago in the United Kingdom. Aged in chestnut timber. going in the direction that you intend Union genes. 03 FORESTER 2.5 XT AUTO PURE WHITE 175698KM R99950.00
its sponsorship of the Fiat Yamaha
MotoGP team, for the next two
73, she became one of Britain’s leading
horsewomen and one of the world’s greatest SA’s Orr wins Can-Am champs It doesn’t just have a sound system
it is part and parcel of the new
without fear of skidding or ever los-
ing control of the car. Yes, there is a
Ferrari grew from an agricul-
tural tractor heritage, if I am
03 FORESTER 2.5 X MAN PURE WHITE 207927KM R89950.00
years — 2009 to 2010 — of the female rally drivers. telematic generation that Mercedes- whole raft of optional extras avail- not mistaken, and if it is one of SUBARU OUTBACK
world MotoGP class championship. She was taught to drive at the age of 11 by Benz has come up with, along with able, but one I would recommend your four pure racing heritage THE FOLLOWING SUBARU OUTBACKS COME WITH A FULL MAINTENANCE PLAN OF A FURTHER 3 YEARS
Team rider Valentino Rossi won Stirling. She enjoyed factory drives with the THE battle of the two A1GP them off into the gravel trap logical menu navigation, a keypad for goes by the name of Distronic which marques, then Lamborghini OR 60000KM OVER AND ABOVE CURRENT MILAGE
the world driver’s title, the young major teams of the day winning the Women’s drivers who squared up in and retirement. Rui Campos entering telephone numbers and is fitted to the front of the car to should be another, as 06 OUTBACK 2.5I MAN PURE WHITE 82695KM R182950.00
Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo won the Rally Championship on five occasions, the the final round of the 2008 … the two cars went on to win the race from radio frequencies, an MP3 compati- ensure that the road ahead is clear. Lamborghini also grew from a
05 OUTBACK 3.0R SPORTSHIFT CHAMPAGNE GOLD 97658KM R179950.00
title for the best newcomer of the Monte Carlo Rally eight times and her first Execuline Shelby Can-Am touched Ruan Pretorius and Jennifer ble CD and DVD player, as well as Garden City Pietermaritzburg are similar background.
05 OUTBACK 2.5I AUTO SATIN WHITE 72569KM R179950.00
year and the Fiat Yamaha Team big rally victory, the Tulip Rally, in 1962. championship at Kyalami on sending both of Murray. Bluetooth interface capable of estab- the people to talk to. Thank you once again.
won the 2008 team championship. She was married to Swedish rally driver Saturday was won by South Orr was credited with the lishing a wireless connection Prices: CLS 350 — R675 000; CLS Glenn Read (via e-mail) 05 OUTBACK 2.5I MAN PURE WHITE 76958KM R174950.00
them off into the 05 OUTBACK 3.0R SPORTSHIFT PURE WHITE 106362KM R169950.00
Lorenzo Sistino, managing direc- Erik Carlsson. In later life, she travelled the African Wesleigh Orr. fastest lap of the race and between a cellphone and the vehi- 500 — R825 000; CLS 63 AMG—
tor of Fiat Automobiles, said: “We world, kept horses and never seemed to While the second round of
gravel trap and Bleekemolen the third fastest cle’s hands-free system. R1 098 000. 05 OUTBACK 2.5I MAN CHAMPAGNE GOLD 95687KM R169950.00
are pleased that we are able to slow down — recently collecting a speeding the 2008/09 A1GP World Cup retirement … after Campos, which put Orr 05 OUTBACK 2.5I MAN PURE WHITE 106968KM R164950.00
continue with this partnership for ticket while towing a horsebox. of Motorsport was taking in eighth place on the 06 OUTBACK 2.5I AUTO PREMIUM SILVER 136956KM R157950.00
the next two seasons. She is survived by her husband and place at Chengdu Interna- engined series. reverse grid and Bleeke- 03 OUTBACK 3.0R SPORTSHIFT SATIN WHITE 88696KM R147950.00
“Our Yamaha sponsorship is an daughter. tional Circuit in the Sechuan Bleekemolen made his molen sixth. 03 OUTBACK 2.5I AUTO DARK GREEN METALIC 129734KM R89950.00
asset in our brand strategy that Stirling still takes an active part in motor province of China, A1 Team Kyalami debut in a DK Bleekemolen was third
takes us closer to young people.” related motors, spending time in South South Africa’s Orr and A1 Woodcraft Shelby Can-Am on ahead of Orr at the end of SUBARU IMPREZA
— Witness Reporter. Africa whenever the opportunity permits. Team Netherlands’ Jeroen loan from SAM Racing’s Lee lap one, with Orr passing the 06 IMPREZA 2.0R SEDAN MAN PREMIUM SILVER 39834KM R142950.00
He is now 79 years old. Bleekemolen were enjoying Philips, Orr’s manager, and Hollander on lap two and 06 IMPREZA 2.0R SEDAN AUTO PREMIUM SILVER 52694KM R139950.00
— Dave Fall. their own mini international immediately showed his going on to win the nine-lap 05 IMPREZA 2.5 RS SEDAN MAN OBSIDIAN BLACK 56933KM R127950.00
at the Midrand Grand Prix class by taking pole position race by a comfortable mar-
circuit. for Saturday’s first race. But gin of 17,76 seconds over
MOTORSPORT DIARY OF EVENTS Bleekemolen, a winner in this was only after Orr’s Murray. Bleekemolen pitted
the A1GP series, shares the qualifying session was cur- with a punctured tyre on lap 02 RANGE ROVER 4.6 VOGUE AUTO DARK GREEN METALIC 96594KM R199950.00
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS production, 50cc, YBR 125, 600cc, WESTERN CAPE REGIONS driving duties for his country tailed after three laps by a two and rejoined the race at 06 CHRYSLER VOYAGER 2.8 CRD SE AUTO SILVER 83695KM R169950.00
NORTHERN REGIONS botts, breakfast run, CBR150, November 22: with compatriot and former broken side shaft. the back of the field, working 06 NISSAN X TRAIL 2.5 SEL 4X4 SILVER 52290KM R166950.00
November 21-22: classic, powersport, superbikes, • Motorcross Quads at Melkbos starting F1 driver Robert Doornbos Orr, guesting in an Execu- his way up to 16th and a lap 02 AUDI A4 2.5 TDI AVANT MULTITRONIC QUATTRO MAROON 64968KM R149950.00
• RFS Magalies 400 Off-road Challenge SV650. Organised by SCC — MRC. at 8 am. Classes: CVT, junior and and it was the latter’s turn to line Shelby Can-Am, was down at the finish. 03 CHRYSLER GRAND VOYAGER 3.3 LTD AUTO DARK GREY METALIC 85692KM R149950.00
— round eight of the 2008 Absa South Phone Carol van den Berg at senior sportsman, pro 450, women, take the wheel in China. quickest at this stage by half “This was an important 02 LANDROVER DISCOVERY TD5 AUTO SILVER 120120KM R114950.00
African National Off-road Car Racing 011 253 4160. Responsible MSA sport seniors, pro-open. Organised by The 26-year-old Hollander a second and was heading day for Wesleigh,” said 07 HYUNDAI GETZ 1.4 HS SILVER 31271KM R102950.00
Championship and round eight of the co-ordinator: Maria Buys — Western Province ATV Club. Phone made the most of his week- for pole position. Philips. “It was a golden 06 HYUNDAI GETZ 1.6 HS WHITE 69568KM R89950.00
2008 Northern Regions Off-road Car firstname.lastname@example.org Alana Geerdts at 083 715 6454 or end off international duty to Orr started the first race opportunity for him to show PHOTO: QUICKPIC
04 PEUGEOT 206 2.0 TURBO DEISEL BLUE 92369KM R81570.00
Racing Championship. Organised by NORTHERN REGIONS 082 780 4890. Responsible MSA pay a visit to South Africa from sixth on the grid and what he could do in the com- 00 VOLVO S80 T6 AUTO SILVER 129616KM R64950.00
the Four Wheel Drive Club of SA. November 22: sport co-ordinator: Lorraine Kriel — and use the Shelby Can-Am had caught polesitter Bleeke- pany of one of the top drivers 95 MERCEDES C220 AUTO WHITE 137135KM R49950.00
Phone Skean Drummond at
082 301 8432 or Margaret Sommer
• Nine-Hour Revival invitation race at
Kyalami starting at 9 am. Classes:
• Karting at Killarney starting at
races to get to know the
Kyalami circuit before the
molen by lap three. As the
pair exited Kyalami’s turn
in A1GP. He was unlucky not
to qualify on pole for the first NISSAN GT-R: A CAR OF THE YEAR 02 POLO PLAYA 1.6
99 V W GOLF 4 1.6
at 082 495 8573. Responsible MSA pre-1966 and similar to periods E and 8.30 am. Classes: GP junior, power South African round of the three (Nashua) on lap four race.
sport co-ordinator: Jeanne Venter — F, pre-1977 nine-hour cars and similar stocks, 125 mini max, 125 max A1GP series in February. and headed for turn four “Wesleigh was clearly the THE 2009 Nissan GT-R was named United States. Now we know what reason only — to go fast — and it
email@example.com to periods GR to H2, pre-1986 nine- challenge/masters, 125 max 175. Orr (20), did duty as A1 (Sunset), Orr made a move quickest car on the circuit 2009 Automobile of the Year by we’ve been missing. does.” www.subarupietermaritzburg.co.za
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS hour cars and similar to periods I to Organised by Western Province Motor Team South Africa’s rookie on the inside of the Hollan- and I have no doubt he America’s Automobile Magazine. “What we love about the GT-R is The Automobile Magazine 2009
FREE STATE J. Organised by Sports Car Club of Club/Karting. Phone Michelle Londt driver in the 2007/08 season der. would have gone on to win The magazine’s president and that it refuses to compromise. It is Automobile of the Year award pre-
November 22: SA. Responsible MSA sport at 021 557 2844. Responsible MSA and is hoping to make a Bleekemolen turned into this race as he did the editor-in-chief, Jean Jennings, said: not comfortable, it is not trying to sentation took place yesterday dur-
• Circuit Motorcycle at Phakisa starting co-ordinator: Maria Buys — sport co-ordinator: Lorraine Kriel — return in this year’s fourth the corner and the two cars second one.” “For decades, previous versions of make friends and it is not trying to ing the Los Angeles Auto Show.
at 10 am. Classes: 125 racing firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com season of the unique Ferrari- touched, sending both of — Witness Reporter. the GT-R were not exported to the influence people. It exists for one — Witness Reporter.
4 Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Witness MOTORING
Performance essential SA VEHICLE SALES
SALES in all segments of the new
AUTO INDUSTRY: Recovery predicted from early 2009 vehicle market registered sub-
stantial falls compared with the
corresponding month last year.
The National Association of
LEADERS in South Africa’s automo- distribution, training and uplift- Automobile Manufacturers of
tive industry are optimistic that ment. “The industry is battling to South Africa (Naamsa) attributed
local factories will escape most of find engineers and fitters and turn- the fall to higher than average
the damage caused by the United ers. The association will, therefore, new vehicle price increases in
States’s credit crunch, with growth focus on training to meet the skills recent months and “the extraordi-
forecasted from as early as the shortage, pooling its skills, facilities nary loss of confidence in global
middle of 2009. and knowledge to ensure trainees financial markets”, which had also
Speaking at the annual meeting receive the best accredited training impacted negatively on business
of the National Association of Auto- in the market,” he said. and consumer confidence in
motive Component and Allied Man- “Apart from training, the new South Africa.
ufacturers, (NAACAM), held association will continue to educate Aggregate new vehicle sales,
recently at the Johannesburg Inter- end users about original brands, reported through Naamsa, at
national Motor Show, Barlow Mani- but will now also extend its efforts 38 143 units had registered a
lal, chief executive officer of the to lobby government and liaise decline of 16 426 units or 30,1%
Automotive Industry Development with manufacturers on standards compared with the 54 569 vehi-
Centre, said that while South to promote efficiencies in the sup- cles sold during October last year.
Africa’s manufacturers are experi- ply chain through co-operation.” Aggregate Naamsa sales for the
encing turbulent times, perfor- Perry is also bullish about 2009, first 10 months of 2008 were 19%
mance remains the local industry’s especially as a drop in new vehicle lower than the sales recorded
best protector. sales locally benefits parts suppli- during the corresponding 10
Manilal took the long view, andf ers. “I expect parts revenue to months in 2007.
advised manufacturers not to grow by nine percent in 2009,” he Overall, out of the total Naamsa
panic, predicting that the interna- said. “The declining rand, however, reported industry sales of 38 143
tional economic storm would pass bodes well for the local manufac- vehicles, 77% or 29 370 units rep-
within 18 months. turers. Our clients can now restock resented dealer/retail sales,
Nico Vermeulen, director of the PHOTO: ERIK FORSTER and the weaker currency has 10,4% represented sales to the
National Association of Automobile Executive director of NAACAM, Roger Pitot, gave an overview on already helped us to be fairly suc- car rental industry, 7,4% sales to
Manufacturers in SA (Naamsa) the future of component manufacturers in South Africa. cessful in attracting foreign invest- the government and 5,2% into
believes that difficult times are ment at our plants in Port Eliza- industry’s corporate fleets.
likely to continue for the next six to beth, from where we export heat Sales of vehicles in the medium
nine months, with the domestic of 10% to 15%, which still projects rate as SA (Pty) Ltd,” said Pitot. shields, and in Pinetown, where we and heavy truck/bus segments of
market starting to improve from a respectable tally of 240 000 vehi- He said suppliers’ success make bearings.” the industry had also registered
the second quarter of 2009. cles exported in 2009,” he said. depends on collaboration at all lev- Perry predicted that interest sharp falls during October and at
“The global economic crisis is On the local market, Vermeulen els with the original equipment rates should ease to 12,5%, in time 815 units and 1 867 units, respec-
likely to have some impact on the believes South Africa’s inflation and manufacturers, with government for the elections during the first tively, had recorded a massive
demand for export vehicles, but interest cycles are close to peaking. and NGOs, with unions and labour quarter, with inflation stabilising at decline of 675 units or 45,3%, in
based on the expected growth in Roger Pitot, executive director of force and with the providers of between eight percent and 10%. the case of medium commercials,
emerging markets and taking into NAACAM, advised local manufac- logistics, finance, and power. “Even if South Africa’s economy and 415 units or 18,2%, in the
account that we export vehicles to turers to collaborate to survive dur- Malcolm Perry, managing direc- grows at only 4,5% during 2009, case of heavy trucks and buses —
over 70 markets, our risk is well ing and prosper after the prevailing tor for Federal Mogul After Market we will still have a very competitive compared with the corresponding
diversified. We, therefore, expect conditions. “I believe now more SA, said his organisation’s main economy,” Perry said. month last year.
relatively modest volume declines than ever that we need to collabo- focus will be on manufacturing and — Witness Reporter. The only source of encourage-
ment during October revolved
around the industry’s new vehicle
GENERAL MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA: ‘DON’T PANIC’ exports which had maintained
strong upward momentum —
some 28 041 new vehicles had
IT’S difficult to say exactly how showed a profit of $500 million in GMSA’s service voluntarily, bring- North America is doing every- been exported. This represented
General Motors South Africa the third quarter, reported Pat ing about a significant reduction thing in its power to become as an improvement of 10 814 vehi-
(GMSA) will be affected by GM’s Morrissey, GM’s chief director for in costs. cost-effective as possible and by cles or 62,8% compared with the
North American crisis because communications in the LAAM Morrissey pointed out that 2010 cutbacks will effect savings 17 227 vehicles exported during
the company and its products region. GMSA has also pro- South Africa remains one of of $13 billion. October last year.
have worldwide connections. gressed well towards becoming GM’s key growth markets and no But the problem will be how On a year-to-date basis export
South Africa falls within GM’s more cost-effective and competi- changes in South African product quickly the U.S. economic crisis sales reflected an impressive
LAAM (Latin America, Africa and tive. By the end of this year about programmes are envisaged. He unfolds. For that reason GM, like year-on-year improvement of
the Middle East) division, which 1 000 people will have left said there is no reason for GMSA other major motor industry play- 71,4%. Vehicle exports for 2008
employees ers, has asked the U.S. govern- were projected to reach over
or clients to ment for assistance, says Morris- 280 000 units. — Witness Reporter.
panic. GM sey. — Fin24.
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8 Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Witness MOTORING Witness MOTORING Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5
Winner takes it all Four-by-four outside, Renault inside
SECOND SUCCESSIVE WIN
JEAN—PIERRE Damseaux and
Andre Vermeulen (Team Total
Evolution Toyota RunX) scored
their second successive win in
‘CROSSOVER’ SUV: GORDON HALL reports on the new Renault Koleos
the Namibian Motor Sport Fed-
eration’s Total Tara Rally on OFF ROAD: Only a few points separate leading drivers
In the process, Damseaux ONLY a year or so ago, a “crossover” was a conditions, drive is purely to the front wheels. off-road course near Pretoria
equalled the record set by his street car with an extra 50 millimetres of The All-Mode 4x4 system determines the and would probably serve
father Serge of being the only ground clearance, that made it a bit easier to required torque split when traction loss starts the adventure needs
South African driver to have tackle the gravel road to Cousin Hennie’s occurring. It also integrates with Renault’s of 90% of week-
won this popular and tough farm. active safety systems, adjusting torque split to end bush-
event twice. For Vermeulen, it In today’s Renault-speak, however, a counter under- or oversteer. whackers.
was his third success as a co- “crossover” is a gentlemanly SUV fitted with The Koleos can be locked in two-wheel
driver in the last four years. all the modcons, yet underpinned by some drive mode if required, while a 4x4 lock mode
At the end of the three-day fairly serious off-road equipment. Imagine provides optimum grip when traction is com-
660-km event, the South khakis and combat boots with jacket and tie. promised, such as on loose gravel or sand.
Africans were 25 minutes The Koleos range fits this description. On the road, the first sensation is that,
ahead of the second-placed Styled and fitted by Renault, with platform unlike most other SUVs, there is no feeling of
Namibian pair of Dick Cornelis- and All Mode 4x4-i straight from the new height- and clearance-induced wobbliness.
sen and Cindi Weinrebe (Toy- X-Trail courtesy of alliance partners Nissan, While obviously not the ultimate 4x4, the
ota Corolla). Third were Richard the newcomer is built at the state of the art Koleos acquitted itself well on the De Wildt
and Marko Himmel (Toyota Renault Samsung factory in Busan, Korea.
Corolla), a further eight min- With a refined exterior that fits in equally
utes in arrears. well at both country club and at aqua classes
— Witness Reporter. (Renault privately admit that the previous
Megane-based crossover did encounter some
FORMULA One driver Rubens
Barrichello and Indy Racing
League’s Tony Kanaan led their
team to victory on Sunday in
masculine resistance to its looks), the Koleos
is a well appointed, roomy and practical peo-
ple mover that should go down well with
both Joseph and Joanne Public alike.
A key example is the split-opening,
clamshell-design tailgate. The upper part can
be opened separately when space is limited,
while still allowing items of up to a metre
the Granja Viana 500 kart race Three drivers are in line to win the overall and premier SP Class championship with only four points GRANDSTAND FINISH long to be loaded. Full access to the cargo
in Brazil. separating Neil Woolridge (pictured above) in the Ford Racing Ranger and Sasol Nissan Navara pair Hannes space is provided when the lower half is also
The winning Barrichello Rac- Grobler (pictured below) and Duncan Vos. folded down.
ing team, which also included PHOTOS: QUICKPIC THERE will be a grandstand Other practical features include modular
former F1 driver Luciano Burti, finish to the Special Vehicle seating arrangements with its 60:40 split
needed nearly 11 hours to IT will be a case of winner takes all from their final scores. ver title chase. Category Championship at the rear bench seat, which can be folded down
complete the 800-kilometre in the Production Car category at Out of the picture in the driver’s “It is a fluid situation but once RFS Magalies 400. from the boot. When folded, it provides a
event at the Granja Viana track the final event of the Absa Off-road championship are Mark Cronjé in again demonstrates the competitive Three crews are in line to completely flat cargo floor, with a luggage
in South America’s biggest city. Championship, the RFS Magalies the factory Castrol Toyota Hilux and nature of off-road racing in this take the overall and Class A capacity of 1 380 litres (450 litres with the
The Massa Blausiegel team 400, on November 21 and 22. Chris Visser in the privateer Castrol country,” said Motorsport SA Off championships. Current lead- seats in place).
with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa,
runner-up to McLaren’s Lewis
Hamilton in this year’s F1 sea-
Following the recent Toyota
Dealer 400 in Mpumalanga, three
drivers are in line to win the overall
Toyota Hilux. But they, along with
the likes of Anthony Taylor/Robin
Houghton (Castrol Toyota Hilux) and
Road Car Racing Commission presi-
dent Richard Schilling. “It has set
the scene for a fantastic final race
ers Karl-Heinz and Quinton
Sullwald (Sullwald Racing BAT)
have a slender lead over
Koleos Prices retention net with
- Radio/CD/MP3 - Electric Windows - Airbags from
son, finished third after endur-
ing mechanical problems early
and premier SP Class championship
with four points separating Neil
Hugo and Jaap de Bruyn (Micaren
Exel Toyota Hilux) could influence
with huge pressure on those in the
Shameer Variawa and
Siegfried Rousseau (Total • Koleos 2.5 4x2 Dynamique
hooks, a front pas-
senger seat that - Central Locking - Airconditioning - Power Steering R1 599pm*
*Terms & conditions apply* Pictures for illustration purposes only .
in the race, which started on Woolridge in the Ford Racing the final outcome of the overall and In Class D brothers Henri and Motorsport Porter) with Ter- Manual R270 000. folds down to form 2004 Getz 1.3, 2008 Atos 1.1 GLS, 2007 Getz 1.4 HS,
Saturday. A team of local dri- Ranger and Sasol Nissan Navara SP Class championships. Maurice Zermatten, in the Ryobi ence Marsh and Pieter Groe- • Koleos 2.5 4x4 Dynamique a table or to allow Silver, A/C Available with A/C, E/W, C/L
vers was second. pair Hannes Grobler and Duncan In the co-driver battle Skjoldham- Nissan Hardbody, have all but newald also in the running in Manual R285 000. extra-long items to Service Plan Just Arrived,
It was Barrichello’s record Vos. In the co-driver championships mer (121) leads Mohr (118) by three clinched the championship. They the Regent Racing BAT. • Koleos 2.5 4x4 Dynamique be loaded and the
eighth victory at the Granja it is a straight fight between Kenny points. And, depending on the Mag- could also be forced to drop a result The top of the championship Premium CVT R330 000. ski trap in the rear
Viana 500. The Brazilian drove Skjoldhammer, who sits alongside alies results, Skjoldhammer may but have a handy lead over Coetzee table is further complicated by • Koleos 2.0 dCi 4x4 bench seat, are
for Honda in F1 this season, Woolridge, and Juan Mohr, who also have to drop one result from Labuscagne/Johan Gerber (Rayson- the Sullwald’s having a 100% Dynamique Premium further refine-
but is yet to secure a ride for partners Grobler. They are sepa- his final tally. ics Nissan Hardbody) and Ramon finish record this season. Manual R345 000. ments.
R69 995 R69 995
R 104 995
next year. — Sapa-AP. rated by only three points. Anomalies in points allocations in and Maret Bezuidenhout (Team Depending on the results of All Renault Koleos models Buyers have a 2008 Hyundai Bakkie 2.6 Dropside
2006 Getz 1.5 CRDi, 2007 Accent 1.6 GLS Auto
In the overall championship Wool- overall and class results paint a Barberspan Toyota Hilux) who are the RFS Magalies 400, they are supplied with a standard choice of two Full House, A/C, P/S, E/W, C/L, Diesel With
ridge has 121 points, Grobler 118 slightly different picture in the SP fighting over second place. could be made to drop one three-year/100 000 km power plants. The 27 000km, Black Low kms R7 000
and Vos 117. Just to make it more Class. Here Grobler leads Vos and Veterans Jannie Visser and Joks score from their final tally. warranty and a five-year/ TR25 Euro four- Worth of
MULLER CLAIMS TITLE interesting, Woolridge and Vos have Woolridge, with only three points le Roux, in the Team Barberspan The situation is just as tight 60 000 km service plan. Also compliant petrol Extra’s
100% finish records this season and, between the trio in the driver cham- Toyota Hilux, have also all but made in the Class A championship. included is a 24-hour engine is a 2,5-
YVAN Muller of France claimed depending on the RFS Magalies 400 pionship with Mohr leading Skjold- sure of the Class E championship. Here the Sullwald’s also lead roadside assistance and litre four-cylinder
his first World Touring Car
Championship title after finish-
race, may have to drop one result hammer by two points in the co-dri- Rookie Dewald van Breda (Potch
Plastics Toyota Hilux) and reigning
security plan. DOHC unit deliver-
ing 126 kW at
R 104 995 R129 990 2 AVAILABLE R149 000
ing third in the first race at the champion Jack Peckham (Ford Rac- because of anomalies in points 6 000 r/min and 2008 Elantra 1.6 GLE, 2006 Sonata A/T, 2006 Tucson 2.0 CRDi 4x4,
Macau Grand Prix on Sunday. ing Ranger) lie second and third in allocation for overall and class 226 Nm at 4 4000 r/min. Full House, Demo 2006 Sonata M/T, Reduced To
2 Available Full House Sell
Seat driver Muller, who the driver stakes. results, the position is much The MR9 turbodiesel engine is a second-
entered the race with a 14- Among the co-drivers it is closer. tighter. In the overall champi- generation common-rail design of 1 995 CC
point advantage over Italian Here two points separate Johann du onship the top three crews are capacity with four valves per cylinder. Maxi-
Gabriele Tarquini, was running Toit, who sits alongside Van Breda, separated by 24 points. mum output is 127 kW at 4 000 r/min, while
fifth at Macau before moving and Lucio Santoro, who shares the In the Class A title race, how- maximum torque of 360 Nm is achieved at from
ahead and scoring enough Ford Ranger with Peckham. ever, the spread is 17 points. 2 000 r/min. It is also Euro four compliant.
R 159 995 R165 995 from
R 175 995
points to clinch this year’s title. The RFS Magalies 400 is a new Championships are also still The Koleos is offered in both all-wheel
2007 Trajet 2.7 V6, Tucson 4x2’s 2008 Terracan 3.5 V6 Auto,
Chevrolet driver Alain Menu event on the Absa Off-road Champi- up for grabs in classes B and P drive and front-wheel drive versions. The 7 Seater, 6 Available 4x4 Full House,
of Switzerland won the race onship calendar and will be based and there will be pressure on 4x4 line-up consists of two petrol models — Also 2006 2.0 Also 2005
ahead of 2007 champion Andy at the Tarlton International crews at the RFS Magalies 400. six-speed manual, or five-speed CVT and a CDRi Available
Priaulx of Britain in a BMW, Raceway on the outskirts of — Witness Reporter. six-speed manual diesel derivative. The 27 000kms
while Tarquini finished seventh. Krugersdorp. — Witness Reporter. Koleos 4x2 is only available with the petrol
“I was thinking four laps to engine and six-speed manual gearbox. from
the end, when will the bad luck Performance and fuel economy in equiva- R179 995 R219 995 5 Yr/ 150 000kms Warranty,
3Yr/60 000kms M/Plan R259 995
come,” said Muller, whose title
hopes were dashed here last OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP COMMUNITY TO HOST CHRISTMAS PARTY lent manual and CVT versions is practically
identical. Zero to 100 km/h comes up in the Range Price incl. VAT **Int. Rate Deposit Instalments Per Month Final Payment* Total Cost
year when he suffered lower nine-second range, with maximum GETZ 1.4 HS R 98 000 Prime R 9 800 72 R1 599 R 34 300 R160 368
mechanical problems. “But THE Absa Off-road Championship alies 400 which will be run on South African champion Buks our particular focus this year will speeds in the mid-190s, while combined **Prime Rate = 15.5% as at 2008/09/01
finally we did it.” community will this year celebrate November 21 and November 22. Carolin. “I am hoping the fact that be on raising funds that will go cycle fuel consumption is just under 10 l/100 * Monthly insurance costs and service fees of R57 excluded. Final payment includes VAT and initiation fees. HYUNDAI FINANCIAL SERVICES is an Authorised Financial Services Provider
Chevrolet’s Rob Huff of its 20th year as host to a charity The event is the final Absa Off- the RFS Magalies 400 ends at towards building a frail-care cen- kilometres for both versions. The diesel
Britain won the second WTCC Christmas day party to raise funds road Championship race of the Tarlton the day before our func- tre at Sunfield Homes.” engine’s combined cycle consumption is a Visit www.hyundai.co.za to book a test drive.
race after three leaders for Sunfield Homes and Gateway year. tion will attract additional support Sunfield Homes caters for peo- claimed 7,9 l/100 kilometres.
crashed on the final two laps, Village. “We have had incredible sup- from off-road teams. ple suffering from Down Syn- The 4x4 drive train automatically distrib-
while Muller placed second The party will be held o Novem- port from the off-road community “The Christmas day party is drome, while Gateway Village utes torque between the front and rear axles PIETERMARITZBURG: 198 GREYLING STREET TEL: (033) 345-6030
ahead of Priaulx. — Sapa-AP. ber 23 at the Tarlton International for nearly two decade,” said chief being organised in conjunction caters for those with brain dam- via an electronic coupler, according to trac- Shaun Hoepfl, Sally-Ann Boshoff, Pat Caruth, Ryland Salzwedel, Melanie Govender
Raceway, venue for the RFS Mag- organiser and multiple former with the Rotary Merlins Club and age. — Witness Reporter. tion requirements. In normal on-road
6 Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Witness MOTORING Witness MOTORING Wednesday, November 19, 2008 7
Celebrating with styles Meet future Peugeot REVENGE OF THE SUV
LAND ROVER: Still going strong after six decades COMPETITION: Single-seater concept car wins MOTORING AROUND
THE morning had been chaotic, battling to breathe. Its lights were
THE fifth Peugeot design competi- the driving pleasure of a saloon, spot. The Ego’s agility is unequalled the children were whining about glowing with a demonic glare.
ESTELLE SINKINS while the SVX 90 Soft-Top tops the tion closed with the opening of the while retaining the functionalities as the vehicle is manoeuvred and going to school and the dog had She tried to speed up and get
range at R417 000. Paris Motor Show last month. vital to the combination of these its speed controlled with a joystick. vomited on the new carpet. It was out of the way but just as she did
LAND Rover, fresh from celebrating its To celebrate the brand’s Land Rover’s final offering was the This edition, the theme of which two transport modes. The Oxo is a 100% electric vehi- a Monday. By the time she got on the bakkie lurched into the lane in
60th birthday, used the recent Johan- 60th anniversary, Land LRX Concept. With its more compact was “Imagine the Peugeot of the Accessible, tough and extremely cle. Its big major innovation lies in the highway, Sue was ready to front of her. All those children —
nesburg International Motor Show to Rover has brought out size, lighter weight and sustainability- future World Megalopolis”, met simple, the Peugeot RD concept is its articulation since the “X” sys- murder someone. what if it stopped suddenly? She
show off the past, the present and the the SVX special edition. focussed technologies it addresses the with resounding success, with over perfectly adapted to the environ- tem allows it to reduce its size con- She had an appointment in had to brake but the SUV from
future. Filling those roles, respectively, needs of a changing world. 2 500 projects submitted and par- ment of the future megalopolis siderably when parking, as well as 45 minutes and the traffic was hell was almost upon her.
were the limited edition Defender able Defenders of all time, with only “The LRX concept delivers the pow- ticipants of 95 different nationali- with complex mobility constraints. during driving, for example, crawling along. Finally, there was She couldn’t see in as the win-
SVX, Range Rover Autobiography, and 1 800 units produced worldwide. erful message that we are as serious ties. The Peugeot Ego vehicle is through narrow streets. With its a clear road ahead and she put- dows were tinted dark and all she
the LRX concept. “The Defender SVX looks very dif- about sustainability as we are confi- First prize went to Peugeot RD designed for serenity. It is accessi- highly creative wheel system, this some distance between herself could see were the lights flash-
The Range Rover Autobiography ferent to a spartan 1948 Land Rover, dent about the continuing relevance by Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar ( 25), ble, sturdy and easy to use. Its concept car can move sideways. and the chugging trucks. This ing, and all she could hear was
symbolises the absolute pinnacle of but it’s still an essentially practical and desirability of our vehicles,” says from Colombia; second was Peu- weight, equivalent to one quarter Another innovation is the use of was good. It looked as if she the sound of shouting. She
quality, style and sophistication. Under vehicle that will enable you to go Popham. “LRX is unmistakably Land geot Ego by Emre Yazici( 45), of of a traditional saloon, means it a “Peugeot phone” console that might make her meeting after all. slowed down a fraction, giving
the hood is a 4,2-litre supercharged almost anywhere,” says Phil Popham, Rover in design and capability, but it Turkey, with Oxo by Lou Ke (22), of can be 100% electrically powered. allows the driver to control the Suddenly there was a huge the bakkie enough time to get
V8 engine that produces 291 kW of Land Rover’s managing director. carries those essentials into a segment China, third. The car is driven by changing vehicle manually or in automatic. sports utility vehicle (SUV) out of the way, and then she
power and 560 Nm of torque. It is “The new and much more refined where the brand has never been The Peugeot RD concept, which the rotation speed of the wheels, — Witness Reporter. behind her. It had appeared out turned her attention to the SUV.
available in two other drivetrains — diesel engine introduced earlier this before, and with a proposed level of functions mainly through an inge- each of which is independent so of nowhere and was flashing its She managed to get into the
the 3,6-litre TDV8 turbodiesel and the year has been a great success with efficiency that would make it one of nious articulation process, has the car can make U-turns on the lights, and someone was shout- left lane, between two alarmed
4,4-litre V8 petrol. customers, and for those who want the cleanest vehicles in its class. impeccable road-holding proper- ing at her. She couldn’t hear what truck drivers and let it pass. Then
To celebrate the brand’s 60th the ultimate Defender, we thought “It is Land Rover’s way of affirming ties, as well as the ability to thread they were saying but it didn’t look she slotted in behind it and pro-
anniversary, Land Rover has brought that the SVX special edition would be the brand’s responsible approach to its way easily through urban good and she could see a fist ceeded to tailgate, hooting,
out the SVX special edition. With an ideal way to mark Land Rover’s future product development. At this AUDI: NEW MODELS TAKE traffic. and a rude sign. shouting abuse and driving dan-
metallic black paintwork, the 60th birthday.” stage, LRX is purely a concept, Fitted with an environ- Sue felt herself start to gerously close to its bumpers.
Defender SVX will be available in 90 The SVX will be offered here in all designed to help us develop our think- BRAND TO NEW TERRITORY mentally friendly electric panic. She was already doing Now she could see more of the
soft-top and station wagon versions. three variants, with pricing starting at ing as well as gauge customer reac- engine, this single-seater 140km/h, and there was a occupants, who looked terrified
The special-edition SVX is expected to 370 000 for the SVX 90 Hard Top. The tion — but this feels like a hugely concept car has a driving PHOTO: QUICKPIC string of trucks in the left lane as they tried to get away. She
be one of the rarest and most desir- SVX 110 CSW retails for R410 000, exciting direction to take.” ESTELLE SINKINS position that gives a new and a bakkie full of children in the caught a glimpse of herself in the
feeling of freedom with its The Peugeot RD concept, right lane — she had nowhere to mirror. She looked quite mad. No
AUDI unveiled the TTS, S3 Sportback, RS6 and the Q5 dur- panoramic view, vocal driving which functions mainly go. The SUV was so close now it wonder they looked so scared.
ing its media presentation at the Johannesburg International assistance and a head-up dis- through an ingenious was almost touching her bumper. Too bad, thought Sue, revving her
Motor Show recently. play system that gives all the articulation process, has Her hands were sweating on engine. You asked for this. I also
The exciting Q5 performance SUV launches the brand into information needed for safe impeccable road-holding the steering wheel and her heart have an SUV and I know how to
new territory, combining the dynamism of a sports sedan journeys. It combines the sensa- properties, as well as the ability to was pounding so loudly she was use it.
with the highly variable interior and versatile options that tions of a three-wheel scooter with thread its way easily through urban traffic.
make it ideal for leisure and family oriented use.
Although boasting the lineage of the mighty Q7, the
dimensions of the Q5 indicate that this is a SUV of all-new
proportions. Measuring 4,63 metres long and 1,88 metres
wide, the Q5 is just 1,65 metres high, making it sportier than
any of its competitors.
The top-line model on display at JIMS 2008 was the
3.0 TDI, credited with an impressive 176 kW of power at
Your shoulders just
became a lot lighter
4 000 rpm. This is sufficient to propel the V6 model,
equipped with the latest seven-speed S-Tronic transmission,
from 0-100 km/h in 6,5 seconds and on to a top speed of
225 km/h. This new softroader will go on sale in March 2009,
with the 3,0-litre TDI/7-speed automatic version expected to
start at R400 000.
The RS6 has a 5,0-litre twin-turbocharged V10, providing
426 kW of power at 6 250 rpm. What this means is the RS6
No deposit. Fixed interest rates
does the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4,5 seconds, and scorches
from 0-200 km/h in 14,9 seconds. Top speed is governed at Features Include:
250 km/h. • CD Player
Designed to appeal to young and dynamic customers, the
TTS uses the TT as its base. It boasts a fundamentally re- • ABS with EBD
engineered and uprated version of the lauded 2.0 TFSI direct • Air Conditioning
injection petrol engine, and power is delivered to the quattro
all-wheel drive system via a super-fast six-speed S-Tronic
• Driver and Passenger Airbags
PHOTOS: ESTELLE SINKINS Direct Shift Gearbox, enabling the TT to launch from zero to
The Range Rover Autobiography symbolises the absolute pinnacle of quality, style and sophistication. Under the 100 km/h in 5,4 seconds. Pricing of the Audi TTS starts at
hood is a 4,2-litre supercharged V8 engine that produces 291 kW of power and 560 Nm of torque. R527 500 for the coupé version and R563 000 for the
The unveiling of the five-door S3 Sportback model ushers
in an updated design for the range, which filters through to
all A3 models. Compared with the existing model, the latest Best imported car in Japan and best selling car in
design incorporates more expressive styling, while the
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