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Your motoring wrap: 5 major stories you should read

2016-07-29 18:00

MERC'S NEW C63 COUPE: Wheels24's Sean Parker drove the latest iteration of the Mercedes-AMG C63 this week. Image: Wheels24

Cape Town – The final week in July 2016 brought forth a number of articles, all touching on various aspects of the South African motoring industry.

From turbo- and superchargers to driving the manic Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe around Zwartkops, here are the five stories we think you can't miss.

1. Gugu Zulu laid to rest

The South African motoring fraternity is still reeling after Gugu Zulu’s sudden and tragic passing. His funeral was held on July 28 in Johannesburg and had many in attendance, and those watching on TV, fighting to hold back the tears. 

Wheels24 covered the funeral as it happened. Click here to read the full story.

2. The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe needs to be unleashed on SA roads

Staying in Joburg, Wheels24’s Sean Parker attended the local launch of Merc’s new C63 AMG Coupe. Parker said of the car: “The electric steering felt communicative enough and the car’s playfulness is as clear as Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s ill management.”

Click here to read the full story.


3. Snow, rain, tornado: Your bad-weather driving guide for SA

Perhaps the biggest news of the week, alongside Gugu Zulu’s funeral, was South Africa being hit by some serious natural disasters. Snow, rain and tornadoes: here is a full bad-weather driving guide. Click here to read the full story.

4. Bad driving in SA: 4 clips that reveal reckless drivers

Wheels24 reader Dewald Luce sent us four videos he captured on his vehicle’s dash-cam. From taxi's jumping red lights to a Ford Fiesta performing an extremely dangerous overtake, check out Luce’s shocking clips! Click here to read the full story.

Special mention: Car tech guide: How super- and turbochargers work

Australian-based Tyroola explains how super- and turbochargers work, as well as what the differences are between the two forced-induction devices. Click here to read the full story.


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