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New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Quickest R8 yet for JIMS

2011-08-18 18:21

ONE IN 333: One of Audi's R8 GT's, the lightest, fastest and most powerful R8 yet, will be at the Johannesburg international auto show in October.

Although on seven units are headed to South Africa – all of which have been pre-sold – local fans of Audi’s hardcore R8 GT will soon have the opportunity to grab a picture.

The limited edition R8 GT is scheduled to be one of the centerpieces on the Audi stand at the Johannesburg international auto show.

The global production figure for the special sports car is set at 333 units, and the seven allocated to South Africa come with a R2 620 000 price tag.

LIGHTER, MORE POWERFUL


Output on Audi’s 5.2-litre V10 engine has been boosted to 412kW for this Audi and it’s capable of hitting a top speed of 320kph.

The vehicle’s mass has been trimmed by 100kg, largely by using carbon fibre components, for even more head-snapping performance. Quattro permanent all-wheel drive is standard.

For more details on the fastest production V10 R8, click here.

The Johannesburg auto show takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from October 6-16, 2011.

Full list of 2011 JIMS reports.
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