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Your motoring wrap: 8 great stories

2016-08-08 07:48

8 MUST-READ STORIES: Headed by the Merc G63 AMG 6x6, these are the stories that you should not miss. Image: YouTube

Cape Town - With the second week of August 2016 drawing to a close, we list the top eight stories of the week that you simply can't miss.

From a mother taking her kids on a road trip to the Karoo to the Wheels24 team reminiscing about driving one of only 20 BMW M5's, this has been a properly good week.

Other stories that made the cut include cars that will curb your midlife-crisis cravings, as well as a bus that floats on national roads! But the most hilarious story goes to the man who saw a R13-million Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6. His reaction is priceless!

1 'What is this?!' - SA driver's brilliant reaction to spotting a Merc 6x6

When this South African motorist spotted an extremely rare Merc G63 6x6 driving through the streets of Stellenbosch just outside Cape Town, he almost lost it completely. All he could say was "WHAT IS THIS?! WHAT IS THIS?!" His confusion, shock and amazement went together with some harsh language, but given the rarity of what he's seen we suppose he could be forgiven. Click here to read the full story.

2 Roadtrip Review: Caddying on with kids through the Karoo

Ane Theron decided it would be a good idea to show her kids a bit of South Africa. Armed with the Volkswagen Caddy, Theron and her offspring set off on their journey through one of SA's driest, yet beautiful, landscapes. And all the while the Caddy soldiered on. In partnership with AutoTraderClick here to read the full story.

3 Fitting tribute? We drive BMW's R1.9-million M5 Pure Metal in SA

There's a reason the BMW M5 is one of the most complete cars ever made and this special edition 'Pure Metal' model underlined it to great effect. Powerful and a real handful when you're not careful, but an absolute joy to drive. Click here to read the full story.

4 Roadsters, cabrios and hot hatches: Top 5 midlife-crisis cars

Feeling young? Feeling daring? Why not consider getting one of these cars to fight those midlife-crisis blues. The options in this list cover a wide spectrum of cars, but will no doubt have you feeling like a 25-year-old again. In partnership with AutoTrader Click here to read the full story.

They actually built one! Elevated bus rides above traffic

The Chinese are an interesting bunch. In a good way. Case in point: they've built a floating bus! This electric people carrier can replace 40 standard buses and carry a mammoth amount of 300 people. But the science behind it all totally blew us away. Click here to read the full story

6 15 surprising ways to clean your car!

Remember when you bought your car for the first time? That showroom shine and new-car smell... If your car, over the years, lost some of that shine, we list a number of ways you can recapture it and make your car look as good as new. Click here to read the full story.

7 Vehicle sales: Top-selling cars, bakkies in SA

The economy is really pressing at the moment. And despite the slightly positive effects Brexit has had on the South African rand, SA's motorists are struggling to acquire brand new cars. And it showed in July 2016's sales figures. However, the sales month did deliver a shocker... Click here to read the full story.

8 DJ Fresh meets the 'American Pony': Old vs. New

DJ Fresh, renowned South African dj, drives around in two of Ford's legendary Mustangs: one from 1967 and the other a 2016 model. With 60 years between these two cars, this has got to be the biggest time-hop in the shortest period of time! In partnership with AutoTraderClick here to read the full story.

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