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.

AP brake kit for Aston DB9

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Some artistically illustrative drawings of the new

Some artistically illustrative drawings of the new Caparo DB9 brake system – though hardly believe it was designed with anything other than AutoCAD.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Aston Martin
Model DB9
Engine 6-litre V12
Power 331kW @ 6 000r/min
Torque 570Nm @ 5 000r/min
Transmission Six-speed
Zero To Hundred 5.2 seconds
Top Speed 300km/h
Fuel Tank 80km
Fuel Consumption 18l/100km
Weight 1 700kg
Aston Martin DB9. Achingly beautiful. Heavy too. Now you can ensure it slows with epic resolve every time.

Are you fortunate enough to be the owner of one of the most strikingly beautiful automotive creations of our time, the Aston Martin DB9?

Track day brake fade keeping you awake?

Then you would want it to have the stopping power to ensure you never had any cosmetic damage from being unable to slow in a short enough distance to miss any rogue bokkies who wander across the road.

At 1 700kg the DB9 is hardly a lightweight, and though the standard ABS boosted 355/330mm front and rear discs are good, British supercar manufacturer Caparo can now offer the DB9 owners even greater decelerative peace of mind.

Manic stopping power from a mad manufacturer

Besides their insane T1 supercar, the Caparo group is a specialised engineering firm and have AP braking in their design portfolio too. Drawing on the illustrious 80 year history of brake design AP has at its disposal, Caparo could now offer DB9 owners a revised brake system for their cars – especially those keen on track days.

Dimensionally the rear 330mm discs remains, yet the front 355mm item is replaced by a 378mm disc; whilst both front and rear discs are clamped by four-pot callipers specially machined from a single casting of aluminium – ensuring a high degree of material purity.

Managing heat build-up is essential to enhance decelerative performance. The use of a blend of exotic materials (read trade secret) in the disc construction has enabled Caparo to reduce heat build-up by 18%, pedal effort by 30% and cut braking distance by an impressive 24%.

The DB9 Caparo brake kit retails for £2540 in the UK, and is just the thing for those who like to pay no mind to designated track day braking markers.


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