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.

249km/h Lamborghini driver in court

2005-07-18 22:42

Carina van Wyk

This was what East Rand speed fiend Emmanuel Jackson, 48, said at the Germiston magistrate's court, after being caught doing 249km/h in his gold Lamborghini on Sunday on the N2 South near Edenvale.

Jackson appeared in court on a charge of reckless and negligent driving. The case was postponed to September 9.

Earlier, Jackson clocked 300km/h at Kyalami in the same gold-coloured car.

Jackson owns four Lamborghinis and he and his attorney, Nick Xenophontos, arrived at the court in a brand-new white C55 AMG Mercedes.

Gary Ronald, spokesperson of the Automobile Association, said accidents occurred regularly near the Linksfield off-ramp on the section of the road where Jackson was caught.

"Driving at that speed on a public road is absolutely reckless. You are driving twice as fast as other motorists."

Ronald said the speed difference between trucks and cars already increased the chances of an accident.

"Add to that a maniac driving at 249km/h and you have a recipe for disaster.

"Someone who drives that fast does not deserve to drive on public roads."


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