How to buy a classic motorcycle in SA?

'There are a few things you need to consider,’ writes bike guru Dries Van der Walt.

Top family cars in SA

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post has gone from a 'SpeedQueen' to a supermom. Check out her list of top family cars.

Porsche adds to all-wheel tally

2011-05-16 06:48

GTS + 4: All-wheel drive derivatives of Porsche's 911 GTS are now available.

Porsche is widening the top end of its 911 model line by adding all-wheel drive derivatives of the 911 Carrera 4 GTS.

That means the new Coupé and Cabriolet additions will combine the Carrera GTS’s 300kW of power but add the reassurance that usually accompanies all-wheel drive, thanks to Porsche Traction Management (PTM). A limited-slip differential is standard.

The Carrera 4 GTS models are powered by the standard 3.8-litre, six-cylinder seen in the “regular” GTS with its 300kW at 7300rpm and 420Nm on tap from 1500rpm.


When on the attack, the Carrera 4 GTS Coupe covers the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.6 seconds, the Cabriolet takes 4.8. A six-speed manual transmission is standard though Porsche’s very desirable (but very unpronounceable) Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, or seven-speed PDK, is an option.

The visual differences between the Carrera 4 and the rear-wheel drive GTS include the name detail on the doors and rear lid, the reflective stripe between the tail lights and the black 19-inch RS Spyder wheels.

Other features include the Sport Design front apron with black spoiler lip and special black side skirts and the black Alcantara covering on several of the cabin surfaces.

The Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet will be available in South Africa from August, 2011.

Inside Wheels24

Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy auto – understated and smart new hatch

When it comes to the mid-size hatchback choice, there are a few default choices, a few bland ones… and some often overlooked cars. The Opel Astra hatch is an example of the latter, writes David Swanepoel. - Sponsored

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.