What you should know about Turbodiesels

South African motorists were rather late to arrive at the performance/economy party that is the modern turbodiesel engine.

What does your car say about you?

The vehicle you drive could have a direct baring on your personality. Take a look...

Lewis gets inked, a drifting Renault... Top 12 videos of the week

2016-10-21 14:14

INTO THE LEAD: Kevin Eriksson made a daring pass that took him into the lead of the race. Image: YouTube


Watch as this police car burns beyond recognition along a British highway. It's not clear what caused the BMW 530d to set on fire.

Cape Town - From a Durban law enforcer to Lewis Hamilton being covered in paint, our list of top videos is a colourful affair!

In the land down under, also knows as Australia, one motorist had the shock of his life when, whilst driving through peak traffic, a snake suddenly appeared from under his bonnet.

The ironic part: as kid the man used to catch snakes for fun!

Honda's Civic Type R was launched in South Africa earlier this year, but already the Japanese automaker is testing its successor at the Nurburgring. If the hype is to be believed, then this car will be much more intense than the current Type R...

Sticking to the race track, one marshal took it upon himself to not only entertain the racers, but also - inadvertently - the millions of YouTubers who saw his bizarre yet fascinating dancing moves.

But the video that made the biggest waves all around the world was that of Kevin Eriksson at the conclusion of the FIA world rallycross championship. Eriksson pulled off a daring move that saw him drift around the outside of his competitors and into the lead of the race.

He won the race and ultimately the championship.

Check out our top videos: 

1. WATCH: Megane RS goes drifting at 'Ring

The driver of this Megane RS was captured putting the Renault hot hatch through its paces at the Nurburgring.

Click here to watch the full video.

Image: YouTube

2. This dancing track marshal is how YOU should live life

We should all have the energy, enthusiasm and dancing skills of this Japanese marshal spotted at the Fuji 6-hour race during the World Endurance Championship.

Click here to watch the full video.

3. WATCH: Huge slithering snake pops up on moving car

If you're afraid of things that slither, this clip might make you squeamish; a huge snake was captured slithering on a car's bonnet in traffic.

Click here to watch the full video.

4. WATCH: Cop car catches fire, burns to a crisp

Watch as this police car burns beyond recognition along a British highway. It's not clear what caused the BMW 530d to set on fire.

Click here to watch the full video.

4. WATCH: Distracted driver causes three-car crash

We see it in traffic everyday - more and more drivers are distracted by their smartphones. Dash-cam footage from Australia shows an inattentive driver causing mayhem.

Click here to watch the full video.

6. EVERYONE is talking about this outrageous World Rallycross pass

Watch newly-crowned World Rallycross champion Kevin Eriksson pull off arguably the best move seen in motorsport at the first corner of the event in Germany. Words cannot do this pass justice!

Click here to watch the full video.

7. 'Please shut up now!' This Durban policewoman takes no nonsense

If you're driving an unlicenced, unroadworthy vehicle in SA it's best not to argue with the police. Watch as this driver films an altercation with a policewoman in Durban.

Click here to read the full story.

9. WATCH: Next Honda Civic Type R testing at the 'Ring

The next-generation Honda Civic Type R has been spotted undergoing testing at the Nurburgring. Though heavily camouflaged, there is no denying its identity.

Click here to watch the full video.

10. #LewisGetsInked: Hamilton gets covered in tons of paint!

If you're not a fan of F1 ace Lewis Hamilton you might like this; The Mercedes driver gets inked with 400 litres of paint in this epic video!

Click here to watch the full video.

11. WATCH: Tesla drives itself through urban streets, finds parking spot 

Tesla announced that all its models currently in production would be rolled-out with autonomous technology. Watch this Tesla drive through urban streets and park itself using the automaker's Full Self-Driving Hardware.

Click here to watch the full clip 

12. #FlashbackFriday: Clarkson, Hammond, May speak on why they love South Africa

With anticipation for Jeremy Clarkson's new show, The Grand Tour, reaching fever pitch, co-host Richard Hammond released a nostalgic clip of why the motoring stars love South Africa. 

Click here to watch the full clip 

Read more on:    mercedes  |  honda  |  lewis hamilton  |  cape town  |  motorsport  |  review  |  video  |  f1  |  new models

Inside Wheels24

'The world has gone mad' - Would a ban on new petrol, diesel cars work in SA?

'The cost would be prohibitive', 'The world has gone mad', 'Government can't even get the Toyota Hi-Ace off our roads'... We asked readers whether a proposed ban on new petrol and diesel cars would work in SA.

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